I design and develop templates for FrameMaker. These are standard designs which are premade and usable for whatever purpose you have in mind. I could need some input, however, as to what you would look for if you were to purchase a premade design.
Would you look for design aspects like page size, colors and typography or would you look for content/function aspects like User Guide, Instructions, Study book? Or would you look for a content standards like medical/medico/airplane/etc.?
And what would you need to make certain that you are on the right track? A sample User Guide in the design or samples showing all the paragraph designs and building block functions?
Please take a look at these pdf's where I try to communicate the design of a template. Would that be sufficient to communicate the intentions of that specific design? ....
Each layout probably needs 3 set of objects:
Thanks for answering me. I am not able to find a download link for the files you mention?
There are no download links. Those are hypothetical names only. Such template.fm/pdf files as I have are not shareable.
And none of my suggestion addresses the question of industry or general topic. Some of those will want structure too.
aha - thanks. Got it. And I agree.
I have mostly been unsure about how big the need is for templates which will allow the user to be within certain industry standards like the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745, the EN IEC/IEEE 82079-1.
re: …unsure about how big the need is for templates which will allow the user to be within certain industry standards…
That would require some market research I couldn't even guess at. I'm also wondering how to scope the customer expectations and effort.
Obvious expectations include workflow targets (print, PDF, eBook, HTML/XML), page sizes, page layouts, organization, ToC/LoEP/LOF/Glossary/IDX/etc., numbering, xref conventions, and default typefaces. These are likely already on your to-do list.
But based on my last foray into a specific market (ag machinery, plus a subset using a hazmat chem), you may also need to invest in a bunch of Standards (many not free), to pick up insurance carrier standards, industry standards, common regional standards, national standards, international standards, target market(s) standards, signal color definitions, iconography, boilerplate admonishments/art, expected phraseology, regulation declarations/cites, etc.
And of course the whole package would pre-encoded to support translation for the growing Elbonian market.