Webinar roundup: Going global with FrameMaker

During my 15 years in the translation industry, I learned a lot about how seemingly small things can magnify project costs when FrameMaker documents are translated into other languages. To this end, AdobeTCS recently held 2 webinars that addressed different aspects of optimizing both FrameMaker content and post-translation review. Even if you are not yet using FrameMaker, you can benefit from many of the principles shared in both of these recorded webinars.

Optimizing unstructured FrameMaker content for localization

This webinar was not comprehensive, by any means; there are literally dozens of issues and document artifacts that can affect translation. You may click here to view “Session 2) Optimizing unstructured FrameMaker documents for translation/localization.” Highlights of recommended practices include:

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Session 1) Using PDF Collaborative Review with FrameMaker for In-Country-Review (ICR)

In this webinar, our guest was Judith Soloduk of ENLASO, who covered the many layers of strategies to achieve effective final review of translation by qualified staff within your target language country. On the surface this sounds much simpler than it is in reality. One of the chief challenges is locating (a) qualifed staff (b) who have the right professional background and (c) who actually have time or bandwidth to accomplish the review in a timely manner.

You may view the recording by clicking here, which includes a lively demonstration of two people using collaborative PDF review simulateously on the same file saved to Acrobat.com. Not only are the two reviewers able to see one another’s comments, when the review cycle is closed, the documents author can import all PDF annotations and comments directly into the source FrameMaker 11 files. The “review” workspace can then be used to locate each comment and/or annotation and either accept or reject it.

Have your own hands-on with FrameMaker 11 and decide how you can use it

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 includes FrameMaker 11, which is an excellent authoring solution and also a versatile structured editor for DITA/XML. The possibilities with these new tools are as limitless as the profiles of our existing and potential customers. To discover how you can use FrameMaker, download a trial copy of FrameMaker 11 today. After having your own hands-on, you may decide in favor of the best bargain of all, obtaining a cloud subscription to the entire Tech Comm Suite 4, which includes RoboHelp 10, Captivate 6 and other products in addition to FrameMaker 11.