Introducing 2015 release of FrameMaker!

Hello Framers,

Today, I have some exciting news to share with you! It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the new version of Adobe’s Technical Communication Suite (2015 release). As part of the suite, we released new versions of FrameMaker (FM) line of products as well.

Yes, you read it right! It is not FrameMaker 13 but rather FrameMaker (2015 release). The version numbering has been changed for all Adobe Tech Communication products to reflect the year of the release rather than a sequential number. No more guessing when a certain release came out 🙂

Read on for more details to learn what is new in this release of FrameMaker. If you are looking for more information on RoboHelp (2015 release), please read another post here.

Serve a global audience with Right to left languages (RTL) support


Now, you can create and publish content in Arabic and Hebrew with FrameMaker (2015 release) and serve a growing market in these regions. Not just that, you can also work with bi-directional content i.e. you can have both left-to-right (LTR) as well as right-to-left (RTL) content in the same document and even in the same paragraph! Some highlights of the feature

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Publish for mobile devices, now with generating mobile apps


FM (2015 release) is your single stop for all your multichannel, multi-device publishing needs. You can publish your content in FM for multiple screens in 7 different formats besides PDF.

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Work faster, accomplish more


FrameMaker 2015 release comes with a host of new functionality/enhancements intended to boost your productivity and to empower you to do more with content. Some of these include

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Collaborate more effectively


Now, you have even more powerful features to collaborate with SMEs on content creation.

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Best-in-class XML authoring, now simplified for SMEs


Now, enjoy an even more powerful XML/DITA authoring support in FM and FMXA 2015 release.

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Dynamic Content Personalization by end users


Now, you can empower your end users to “personalize the content, dynamically” while they are viewing it, without having to publish multiple copies of your content. You (as the writer) control the parameters of personalization while end users use these in real time.

Enjoy a “rock-solid” product

Enjoy several UI and UX enhancements to FrameMaker including

In addition to the FrameMaker 2015 release, we also simultaneously launched FrameMaker XML Author (2015 release) and FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release). Several of the features I have outlined on XML and multi-device publishing are relevant for FMXA and FMPS products. For more detailed information, please visit the homepages by clicking on the links above.

Additional Resources

If you are interested in learning more about the new release, here are some resources.

I held a live webinar on June 16th with many product/feature demos. If you missed this session, here is the link to view the RECORDING:

PRODUCT LAUNCH: What’s new in FrameMaker (2015 Release)

Hope you will find many of these features/enhancements useful for your specific needs and that you will enjoy working with this new release and get more out of the product. Please do keep your feedback coming, as it really helps us improve our products. We really appreciate it!

Lastly, please help us spread the word about the new release and the live webinar in your network. Here are some ready tweets for you to use