Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced Adobe FrameMaker 7.2, its enterprise authoring and publishing software. FrameMaker 7.2 software’s Unstructured to Structured Migration Guide details the considerations and the steps required to adopt an XML workflow. The built-in conversion tools that give structure to documents now retain character and paragraph styles. New structured templates give authors an instant starting point for documents. Templates include a sample application of Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). FrameMaker 7.2 adds XML Schema support in addition to its support of Document Type Definitions (DTDs). There is also new support for XSL Transformations (XSLT). Authors can use the new Multiple Undo feature to reverse edits such as Change Font and Import File. The History Palette lets authors view recent changes and undo multiple edits with a single click. Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 for Windows and Solaris is expected to be available in September in English, French and German languages through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe store. Adobe FrameMaker 7.2, desktop version, for Windows has an estimated street price of US$799 for the full version and US$199 for the upgrade. On Solaris, the full version (personal edition) has an estimated street price of US$1,329 and US$279 for the upgrade. FrameMaker Server has an estimated street price of US$7,999. http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker
Idiom Technologies, Inc. (Idiom) announced its intent to deliver support for Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 software. The new release of FrameMaker incorporates support for DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture). DITA is an XML-based architecture for authoring, producing and delivering readable information as discrete topics. By incorporating DITA support into Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 software, authoring teams can take advantage of the benefits of standards-based, single-source publishing across all their documentation work.
Ektron, Inc. unveiled a new integrated Site Replication tool that expands options for publishing changes on dynamic Web sites managed by Ektron CMS400.NET. Ektron CMS400.NET’s Site Replication feature allows organizations to automate the movement of site changes from a staging to a production (or live) server. Staged changes can be automatically synchronized with the live site, helping ensure failsafe security and quality assurance. The whole process of mirroring, or synchronizing, a Web site is done through the Ektron CMS400.NET user interface. Organizations can leverage this new feature as part of Ektron’s Web content management infrastructure and also for the integrated document management functionality recently added to Ektron CMS400.NET. Ektron’s Site Replication feature also supports load-balancing for dynamic, high-traffic Web sites that require multiple servers to handle high- volume traffic. A Web site can be mirrored automatically over several Web servers. http://www.ektron.com/