XML to FrameMaker - FDK API

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Dec 29, 2015 Dec 29, 2015

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Do we have any FDK API to convert XML to FrameMaker ? Do we have any alternative solutions?

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Dec 29, 2015 Dec 29, 2015

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You can do this without an API client by creating a FrameMaker Structured Application. The process will depend on the complexity of the XML and how you want to format it in FrameMaker. You can also use an API client to import XML into FrameMaker. Or you can use ExtendScript (built into FrameMaker 10 and higher) or FrameScript (a third-party FrameMaker plugin from framescript.com). If you want to discuss this offlist, please contact me. If you can show me what you want to do, I can give you some suggestions. Thanks. rick at frameexpert dot com.

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Thanks much for your reply. I have created structured application and i assume sr_convert() function in structured application will convert the xml to framemaker. Please correct me if i am not correct.Please let me know API which calls this structured application.

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You could also look at using the freebie Miramo Personal Edition tool (see: www.miramo.com) to convert the XML content to FM files using either XSLT or their own macro pre-processor. It is a database publishing tool, but will work with any XML input and let's you apply FM formatting to the content as it is processed. An approach not that dissimilar to creating a structured applicaton that Rick mentions, but gives you a lot more flexibility. It all really depens upon what your intended output is and if you need to maintain the FM files between releases.

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Thanks much for your reply. We are trying to achieve it using API/structured application.

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