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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Structured FrameMaker and DocBook XSL Example Projects Updated

Thanks for thinking of me. The PDF did come though, but it seems it 
also went to the entire mailing list too. You probably didn't want that. 

The document from Scriptorium is too basic to help. At this point, I need a 
tutorial in the FDK+struct.lib so that I can write a replacement for the 
custom client Adobe ships with FrameMaker (docbook.dll), but I'm not sure 
that would be a wise investment in time. 

To the best of my knowledge, there is no open-source spirit of sharing in the
FrameMaker community when it comes to C code for custom clients. I
understand that consultants charge very high prices for structured
FrameMaker custom clients. I'm a Java programmer, actually a tech writer, and 
I'm not really that good with C. If I had a tutorial on writing custom 
clients and a handful of examples, then I'd be on my way.  But who knows? I 
might teach myself if I have nothing better to do.

Good luck to you,

Steve Whitlatch

On Thursday 24 February 2005 10:13 pm, you wrote:
> Hi -
> I don't know if this attachement will come through - but there is a PDF
> from Scriptorium that could help
> Thanks,
> Sarah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Whitlatch [mailto:swhitlat@getnet.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 5:28 AM
> To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [docbook-apps] Structured FrameMaker and DocBook XSL Example
> Projects Updated
> Hello Everyone,
> I've updated my two downloadable DocBook XML example projects.
> The one formatted with DocBook XSL has a few bugs corrected, uses the
> 4.4 DTD, and is formatted using version 1.67-2 of the DocBook XSL
> stylesheets. I thank the experts on this list for their help and
> patience.
> The structured FrameMaker project is updated from FrameMaker 7.0 to
> FrameMaker 7.1. It includes an expanded discussion of using structured
> FrameMaker with DocBook XML and some new auto-formatting features for
> tables, graphics, and xrefs.
> Both projects are downloadable from:
> http://www.getnet.net/~swhitlat/DocBook/docbook_section.html
> The DocBook XSL project's README is its customization layer. It contains
> comments and instructions. This project is probably interesting only to
> new users of DocBook XSL:
> http://www.getnet.net/~swhitlat/DocBook/XSL_Project_XSL.html
> I think that the structured FrameMaker project is close to as good as I
> can make it without writing my own "custom client" using the FrameMaker
> Developer Kit and the FrameMaker structure API. Within the limitations
> of the docbook.dll that ships with FrameMaker 7.1, pretty much
> everything that can be automated is now automated. The README for the
> FrameMaker project is at:
> http://www.getnet.net/~swhitlat/DocBook/Frame_Project_Readme.html
> I'm open to suggestions and corrections.
> Steve Whitlatch
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