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Sep 29, 2017

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Looking for advice/resources/suggestions on how a guy would go about producing an interactive encyclopedia or technical manual ap from framemaker files for all devices.

I'm imagining an interactive interface that would organize the sections graphically rather than your standard layout.  For example, for a repair manual all the sections could be organized or housed within a graphic image of the product that would allow the user to touch/click on some part of that product and up would come that section of the manual.

Years ago I had done something along this line in Flash, but this strictly for laptop and not all that robust.  Was no where near the volume of material that I'd be looking at now.

Was thinking about doing the same thing in Adobe Animate, which is basically HTML5 Flash, loading up Html files produced by Framemaker whenever anyone clicks on them, but wasn't sure if this was the right product for the job.

Is there another approach I should be looking at?

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Interactive content advice

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Looking for advice/resources/suggestions on how a guy would go about producing an interactive encyclopedia or technical manual ap from framemaker files for all devices.

I'm imagining an interactive interface that would organize the sections graphically rather than your standard layout.  For example, for a repair manual all the sections could be organized or housed within a graphic image of the product that would allow the user to touch/click on some part of that product and up would come that section of the manual.

Years ago I had done something along this line in Flash, but this strictly for laptop and not all that robust.  Was no where near the volume of material that I'd be looking at now.

Was thinking about doing the same thing in Adobe Animate, which is basically HTML5 Flash, loading up Html files produced by Framemaker whenever anyone clicks on them, but wasn't sure if this was the right product for the job.

Is there another approach I should be looking at?

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Oct 02, 2017

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Stick with FrameMaker for the content, and use the Publish pod to produce the app. (I've grossly simplified that explaination, but it's your easiest way to do what you describe with Fm content)

You can easily create hotspots on top of graphics directly within Fm that will allow the visual nav you're describing in PDF, HTML5, or app output.

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