DITA 1.3 support [NEW]
Now get out-of-the-box support for DITA 1.3 topic types, including topic, task, concept, reference, glossentry, glossgroup, DITA, and the new troubleshooting, learningObjectMap and learningGroupMap.
Enhanced Structure view [ENHANCED]
Work more easily with your XML structure. Enjoy a larger work area by collapsing elements and attributes for entire sub-trees. Get a visual indication of the element in focus and validity of a drop.
Simplified XML authoring [NEW]
Now subject matter experts and casual authors can create valid XML without worrying about XML complexities. Work faster with a simplified user interface, a form-like easy-to-fill authoring experience, and the ability to insert objects easily using Quick Element toolbar or by importing from other sources such as Word and HTML pages.
Customized environments for simplified XML authoring [NEW]
Set up simplified XML authoring environments to make XML authoring even easier for subject matter experts and casual authors. Set up easy-to-fill form-like templates, assemble your own Quick Element toolbar, and configure FrameMaker to work only in this environment.
Improved support for inline MathML equations [ENHANCED]
Easily create inline MathML equations within FrameMaker (2015 release) thanks to native integration with MathFlow Structure and Style editors from Design Science. Equations inherit paragraph properties, such as fonts and background color, and are now exported as high-quality vector graphics in the published output.
Enhanced Quick Element toolbar [ENHANCED]
Insert content even more easily with the enhanced, always-enabled Quick Element toolbar. The toolbar automatically identifies the next valid location if the inserted object is invalid at the current location.
Comprehensive S1000D support [NEW]
Now experience the full power of S1000D thanks to native integration with Mekon Eclipse. Use key features and data modules such as Descriptive, Procedural, and IPD, from within FrameMaker (2015 release), at no extra cost, and other features as a free trial for 30 days.
Faster EDD customization process [NEW]
Reduce EDD customization time from hours to minutes by using the script included with FrameMaker (2015 release), which automatically changes the element definition in all the relevant places in the DITA 1.2 EDD hierarchy.
DITAVAL support in DITA-OT publishing [NEW]
Leverage out-of-the-box support for DITA OT to seamlessly publish content in various formats, including PDF, HTML, Microsoft HTML Help (.CHM) and Java Help. Use the free OASIS DITA-OT plug-in to carry out DITAVAL-based filtering while publishing.
Comprehensive DITA 1.2 support [ENHANCED]
Create customized information models by automatically generating DITA 1.2 elements, such as titles, TOC, indexes, page rounding, and numbering. Easily publish DITA maps. Work with graphic objects more easily with the support for scale and align attributes.
DITA maps preview, including nested maps [ENHANCED]
Now easily preview content in DITA maps, including nested DITA maps, by opening topics individually or all at once. Edit the topic by double-clicking the expanded topic content.
Bidirectional language support [NEW]
Enjoy support for RTL languages, Arabic and Hebrew, also. Work with RTL and left-to-right (LTR) content in the same document or book. Control the direction of objects such as paras and tables using the new direction property. Benefit from language-specific features such as ligature and diacritic support.
Bidirectional content flipping [NEW]
Easily work with documents translated into Arabic or Hebrew. Reduce DTP work with the new direction property. Set up the document and flip it—all inherited objects will also change direction. Optionally, flip individual objects, such as paras, tables, images, lists, and neutral characters such as parenthesis.
Bidirectional language publishing [NEW]
Publish documents with bidirectional content, including XML/DITA content, from within FrameMaker (2015 release) in multiple formats: PDF, HTML5, WebHelp, CHM, EPUB, KF8, MOBI, and mobile apps. Optionally flip the HTML5 layout or use the new RTL WebHelp skin so that the navigation pane appears on the right for RTL content.
Mobile app output [NEW]
Ensure wider distribution and consumption of content with a simplified mobile app generation workflow and native integration with Adobe PhoneGap Build*. Easily publish your content as mobile apps for iOS and Android with just one click.
Personalized dynamic content [NEW]
*Generating apps with PhoneGap Build requires purchasing a PhoneGap Build license.
Empower users to find relevant content faster in the document, TOC, index, and glossary. Leverage existing conditional tags and expressions to enable end users to dynamically filter content in the final HTML5 output, thereby delivering personalized help experiences.
New HTML5 layout [NEW]
Deliver a personalized content consumption experience. Configure search to appear on the content or topic panes, and show context and breadcrumbs in the results. Easily show or hide widgets, such as glossary and TOC. Convert the layout to right-to-left languages just by changing one property.
Custom fonts in EPUB files [NEW]
Embed custom fonts in your EPUB files and ensure that your users see text exactly as you intended, whether or not they have the font installed on their device.
Attractive customizable WebHelp skins [NEW]
Note: You must have distribution rights for the embedded font.
Give your WebHelp content a new look by changing its skin. Choose from a wide variety of skins from the WebHelp gallery. Customize your WebHelp skins by changing button labels, fonts, background color, search boxes, and more.
Reference page image publishing [NEW]
Publish reference pages content such as images, headers and footers, and logos, in all output formats supported by FrameMaker (2015 release).
SVG support in HTML5 output [NEW]
Effortlessly ensure that your images always look good regardless of the screen size of the device on which they are being viewed, because FrameMaker (2015 release) embeds the entire SVG code in the final HTML5 output.
Reuse of Adobe RoboHelp style mappings [NEW]
Work more efficiently by reusing style mappings that you have already configured in RoboHelp or Adobe Technical Communication Suite in the native publishing workflow of Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release).
Reusable publishing elements [NEW]
Reuse elements easily with the enhanced multidevice publishing settings file. Create elements, such as HTML5 layouts, WebHelp skins, CSS, and HTML page templates, just once, and import or export them for use across different settings files.
HTML page template support [NEW]
Configure mini-TOCs, breadcrumbs, and headers and footers just once and apply your settings easily to all outputs using the new HTML page template support.
Smoother import of Microsoft Word files [ENHANCED]
Map styles while importing Word documents into FrameMaker, or create new ones automatically from the imported styles. Bring in Word formatting and inline Word styles. Configure settings just once and reuse them across your Word documents.
Miniature Table of Contents (mini TOC) [NEW]
Make long documents more readable and easier to navigate with mini TOCs. Just select the styles to generate the mini TOC, insert and format it as you wish, and update with a single click. Mini TOCs will appear in all supported output formats.
Conditional table columns [NEW]
Now make columns conditional, and show or hide columns based on conditions, just as you do with rows.
Enhanced visual conditional indicators [ENHANCED]
Easily identify which conditions have been applied to various types of content, such as images, tables, graphics, and anchored frames, with consistent formatting. Use conditional tag formatting rules to easily identify conditional content in your document.
Conditional text at the book level [ENHANCED]
Eliminate the tedium of applying conditions or expressions to individual chapters in books by applying them to the entire book directly while updating the book in the same operation.
Share projects easily with colleagues, subject matter experts, and translators. Create a self-contained package of your documents, books or DITA maps. The packager includes all dependent files, such as referenced files and images, and configuration files.
Improved usability in tables [ENHANCED]
Work more efficiently in tables. Navigate the table cells using the arrow keys. Add a row by pressing TAB in the bottom right cell. Drag and drop rows and columns.
Automatic insertion of table continuation variables [NEW]
Handle large, multipage tables more easily with table continuation and table sheet variables that you can insert when adding a table. You can also apply these variables to existing tables and to several tables at one time.
Enhanced pod support [ENHANCED]
Work more efficiently with pods. Colored boundaries allow you to quickly identify pods. Eliminate searching for pods because they open in the same location that you closed them. Specify colors using integer RGB values instead of percentages in the color definition pod.
Smart filters in pods [NEW]
Eliminate endless scrolling through long lists in pods with smart filtering. Easily find the relevant item in the paragraph, character, and table designers by typing in the text box. The list dynamically filters content to display relevant options.
Enhanced UI [ENHANCED]
Work more efficiently with a number of UI enhancements. Resize commonly used pods, such as cross references, conditional text, insert tables, and TOC. Easily drag and drop files to open, even while dragging onto pods.
Improved FrameMaker and Adobe Experience Manager connector [ENHANCED]
Enjoy significant improvement in performance while carrying out frequently used operations, such as checkin and checkout, thanks to an enhanced connector between FrameMaker (2015 release) and Adobe Experience Manager CMS.
More out-of-the-box table styles [ENHANCED]
Enhance your tables and make them more readable with a wide range of out-of-the-box Table styles. Apply shading to table cells and fill them with solid colors.