How to use Ditaval Filtering in FrameMaker?

Adobe FrameMaker 9 allows to use Ditaval based filtering of content while producing following output from a DITA Map:

For using the Ditaval filtering with FrameMaker, first create a ditaval file specifying the filtering criteria and then select this ditaval file while producing the output.

While creating the PDF, FrameMaker Book (with FM Components) or Composite document from a DITA Map, following shall be done to use Ditaval filtering:


For Print Output, user has the option to enable/disable Ditaval filtering feature using the ‘PromptForDitaval’ option in ditafm.ini file. Set ‘PromptForDitaval =1’ to enable this feature. When enabled, the ‘Choose DitaVal File’ dialog shall appear whenever the user invokes print command for a DITA Map.

Following is a demonstration for ‘Using DITAVAL Filtering while generating PDF output from a DITA Map’:

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Please let me know your comments and suggestions.

Tarun Garg, FrameMaker Engineering