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Facing issue while converting DITAMAP to PDF in FM 2017

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Sep 22, 2019

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Hi,

 

I have created a DITAMAP and now I want to save it as PDF with the formats and customizations as per my organisation defined templates.

To achieve this I have already replaced the default ditabase.template.fm file with customized ditabase.template.fm file at the below path.

"Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2017\Structure\xml\DITA\outputTemplates"

While saving the DITAMAP as pdf I am able to achieve the desired output. The requirement that is not met here is that I am not able to generate a Title page, TOC and Index with this option. 

Can anyone please suggest to me what steps shall I follow to have these files also in my pdf output that too with my customized templates.

Please note that currently I am using save as PDF option from File menu while using ditaval file also.

 

Thanks.

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Facing issue while converting DITAMAP to PDF in FM 2017

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Hi,

 

I have created a DITAMAP and now I want to save it as PDF with the formats and customizations as per my organisation defined templates.

To achieve this I have already replaced the default ditabase.template.fm file with customized ditabase.template.fm file at the below path.

"Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2017\Structure\xml\DITA\outputTemplates"

While saving the DITAMAP as pdf I am able to achieve the desired output. The requirement that is not met here is that I am not able to generate a Title page, TOC and Index with this option. 

Can anyone please suggest to me what steps shall I follow to have these files also in my pdf output that too with my customized templates.

Please note that currently I am using save as PDF option from File menu while using ditaval file also.

 

Thanks.

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Sep 23, 2019

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Hi,
I am not sure by which route you are publishing your pdf,

  • In the composite route, FM doesn't generate TOC,  List of figures, etc.
    • You can use single  "ditabase.template.fm "for the whole pdf generation
  • In Book route, You would need seprate templates for title, TOC, List of figure etc 
    • We have simplified this and integrated all these settings in Publish settings in FrameMaker 2019 version.
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So, You would need seprate templates for TOC, Title page etc 

-Pulkit

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Sep 23, 2019

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Hi Pulkit 

Thanks for reply
Actually we are using FM2017 Can we achieved this in FM2017 version?


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Manish

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Sep 23, 2019

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No Manish , It is available in FM2019 (64 and 32bit).

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But You can anyway do things manually in earlier versions as well , You can download FM2019 trial in the meanwhile

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 23, 2019

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Fm 2017 and earlier versions used a more complex system of INI files for conversion and output. I highly recommend you check out a trial of Fm 2019 to compare the new options available.

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