Adobe FrameMaker Outputs XML

Adobe FrameMaker Now Supports Word '97 Files and Easy Creation of Web-Ready Documents

Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 and FrameMaker+SGML now output to XML, Import Word 97 Files and Support Placed PDF

SAN JOSE, California. October 14, 1998.

Adobe Systems just made it easier to publish large documents for both print and the Web. Ideal for publishing long and complex documents such as product manuals or technical documentation, Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 and FrameMaker+SGML 5.5 software now supports the ability to export documents to XML, easy import of Word '97 files, and the ability to place Adobe PDF files within a FrameMaker document.

Create Web-Ready Documents

The ability to export to the Extensible Markup Language (XML), the next generation standard for Web content, allows customers to create and publish searchable content to the Web. For example, a customer could export content from FrameMaker 5.5.6 to create electronic product manuals that could be searched or sorted by product feature, part number or price. Because XML is designed to make electronic content easier to search, reuse and exchange with other applications, it gives FrameMaker customers a more effective way to publish critical information within large documents.

Import Text and Graphics

Adobe FrameMaker's filter architecture has been updated to enable customers to more easily reuse content. Customers can now import text from Microsoft Word '97 documents and place Adobe PDF files as graphic elements of a FrameMaker document.

ODMA Support

FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML also support the Open Document Management API (ODMA), an industry standard API used with Document Management Systems (DMS). ODMA enables Adobe to provide FrameMaker users with a solution to manage structured documents while reducing the cost of integration to a DMS. FrameMaker 5.5.6 will ship with a plug-in that will provide a connection to an ODMA compliant DMS, allowing FrameMaker users to check-in, check-out and search documents.

Pricing Availability

FrameMaker 5.5.6, which now includes support for XML, Microsoft Word 97 and placed PDF, is available today. The suggested retail price in the U.S. and Canada is $895 for the Macintosh and Windows platforms, $1495 for the personal Unix edition and $2595 for the shared Unix edition. For more information call 800-685-4586, contact your local Adobe authorized reseller or visit the following Web page on Adobe's Web site,

About Adobe FrameMaker

Adobe FrameMaker software is Adobe's document authoring and publishing solution that combines word processing, page layout, graphics, color features and on-line distribution capabilities in a single package. The software is designed to help companies improve efficiency and productivity while creating critical business and technical documents that are typically hundreds to thousands of pages long. FrameMaker helps enhance collaboration across workgroups, automates authoring and publishing tasks, and enables simultaneous publishing to print and on-line formats. It supports global publishing including documents with text in multiple languages.

Adobe FrameMaker+SGML 5.5 software provides all the features and benefits of FrameMaker 5.5 plus a complete authoring and publishing solution for customers with SGML requirements. Because FrameMaker+SGML provides an easy-to-use, WYSIWYG environment, users can create SGML content without having to be SGML experts. Other key features include context sensitive editing, interactive structure view, powerful word processing features, graphics support, automated page numbering and support for Japanese SGML requirements.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Based in San Jose, California, Adobe Systems Incorporated develops and supports publishing solutions for the information age. For more information, see Adobe's web site at

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