FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 1: Resources

In the coming weeks, you will see a series of blogs that will have something to do with “converting to structure.” Why? By popular demand: this is one of the most sought-after areas of expertise in our field. I frequently have webinar attendees or conference members ask for more resources and materials in this area.

Thankfully, here at Adobe Technical Communication, we have already posted hours of useful content on our webinar platform. Unfortunately, the seminar titles chosen at scheduling time don’t always hint at the powerful bits of advice skill shared therein.

This first blog touches on some resources we have posted over the last couple of months that you will find highly useful in your search for the means to painlessly migrate your legacy content into Intelligent Content: XML and DITA.

Incidentally, you can get a really good grounding in the justification for migrating to XML/DITA, and also how Adobe FrameMaker specifically addresses the journey by reviewing “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to XML Authoring.” You can download a PDF version of this white paper by clicking on the “Download Whitepaper” button on, as indicated in the screen capture to the right.

View how-to steps in setting up a structured XML FrameMaker solution

Early this summer, FrameMaker maven, Chris Despopoulos, delivered a tremendous session on FrameMaker and XML in a dynamic session that was heavy on practical demos with real-world files. You may view the recording of this webinar by clicking on the title: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to XML Authoring, Part 1.”

The following list comprises “MINUTE MARKERS” to indicate how far into the recording you must advance to see specific points and features.

[Post edited on Nov 22, 2017, by Stefan Gentz]