New Adobe FrameMaker XML Author and FrameMaker 12 seamlessly integrate with the XDocs CCMS

Bluestream Database Software Corp—a provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions—is pleased to announce the out-of-the-box integration of Adobe FrameMaker 12 and of the new Adobe FrameMaker XML Author with Bluestream’s XDocs CCMS.

This integration is accomplished through the DITA-FMx plugin and XDocs FMx connector, both from Leximation, Inc., who have been providing integration between XDocs and FrameMaker since FrameMaker version 7.2.
 The integration of Adobe FrameMaker XML Author now allows for seamless interaction between the FrameMaker authoring environment and the XDocs repository.  FrameMaker users can now easily browse content in the repository, check in and check out resources, create and update resources, and more—all directly from within the FrameMaker authoring environment and while maintaining the integrity of all links in the content and maintaining the integrity of content versions.

Adobe FrameMaker 12 and FrameMaker XML Author users can now enjoy the benefits of Adobe’s new XML/DITA and DTD supported authoring and publishing tools along with the full benefits of the XDocs CCMS end-to-end content creation, management, localization, and publishing solutions; and XDocs users can enjoy the popular FrameMaker and XML Author products now fully integrated and with XML/DITA and DTD support.
“Many of our customers use FrameMaker along with Bluestream XDOCS CCMS, and we are glad that both FrameMaker 12 and the new FM XML Author product are now fully integrated with XDOCS CCMS,” said Kapil Verma, Senior Product Manager for Adobe Technical Communications Products. “We hope that this integrated authoring and content management solution will provide a seamless workflow for our customers and will be welcomed.”

Bluestream’s Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing, says,
“We feel that Adobe’s FrameMaker XML Author is the answer to the wider DITA adoption overall, and we are very optimistic. This will bridge the gap between unstructured content and DITA.”

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

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About Bluestream

Bluestream’s flagship product XDocs is an out-of-the-box, DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) that deploys in hours rather than weeks, is easy to use, and streamlines the content creation process.  XDocs’ flexible licensing and optional modules allow for dexterous end-to-end content creation, management, translation, and publishing.

XDocs customers range from Fortune 100 organizations seeking complex cross-departmental DITA solutions to small businesses containing single author documentation teams.  Bluestream has been in business since 1997.

About Leximation

Leximation, Inc. has been providing tools and solutions for print and online publishing since 2004. Located in San Rafael, California, Leximation supports clients worldwide.

Leximation is a respected developer of popular FrameMaker plugins such as DITA-FMx and BookVars. They also offer custom FrameMaker to DITA conversions, and other types of DITA and FrameMaker development. Leximation can assist with online Help and EPUB creation as well as many other types of custom development for the techcomm and publishing industries. Leximation excels at distilling the essence of the problem, and providing targeted solutions.

Bluestream Media Contact

Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing
nenadf@bluestream.com

Bluestream Database Software Corp.

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