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FM 2015 Documentation for unstructured to structured conversion tables

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Jun 29, 2015

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During one of the presentations for the latest FM I am sure that there was a statement that more features had been added to the functions of the tables. The help files with FM2015 are pretty poor. I have something from FM9 (A Mekon training course notes document) but need up to date definitive information.

Any pointers will be most gratefully received

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FM 2015 Documentation for unstructured to structured conversion tables

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During one of the presentations for the latest FM I am sure that there was a statement that more features had been added to the functions of the tables. The help files with FM2015 are pretty poor. I have something from FM9 (A Mekon training course notes document) but need up to date definitive information.

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Jul 14, 2015

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You might want to have a look at the Structured Application Developer Reference guide (FrameMaker 2012 version) http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/2015/StructuredDev/Structure_Dev_Reference.pdf

This  contains a pretty good set of building blocks for creating a conversion table. Generally there is some tidy up required afterwards, but a lot of the heavy lifting is done.

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Jul 15, 2015

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The FrameMaker Learn & Support page has reference links that you need, including the PDF for the Structured Application Developer Guide. On page 80 under Working with legacy documents, there is a general procedure for constructing a conversion table to apply structure to an unstructured document.

However, there's a training video that you would find useful. In the list of Adobe Online Seminars, refer to parts 1 & 2 of Unstrucutred to XML Workflow E-Seminar (see below):

  • Part 1: Analyzing Your Unstructured Document - Preprocess Steps
  • Part 2: Creating a FrameMaker Conversion Table - Part 1
  • Part 3: Creating a FrameMaker Conversion Table - Part 2
  • Part 4: Element Definition Document (EDD) - Home Grown or a Standard Structure
  • Part 5: Creating your Structured Template from an Unstructured One
  • Part 6: Structured Applications and What is Necessary / How to Create
  • Part 7: Save as XML, Now What?

Unfortunately, the seminar videos appear to have been removed recently (within the past two months). A quick search turned up Tom Aldous' blog with a reference to the videos, but the repository for those videos is again the Adobe Online Seminars (linked above).

I'll try sending an e-mail to Tom Aldous and request that the videos be re-posted.

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Thank you both for replying to my original post. I have looked at the referenced document but to be honest I see very little different between that and one I have that references FM7. However I will study this in more detail.

I send an email to Tom to see if the seminars can be re-instated.

Again, thanks a lot.

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Martyn

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