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Step 15: Export to HTML

(1) Map Elements to HTML 1

You can directly export to HTML (similar functionalities as in standard F+S, i.e. you can map SGML elements to HTML tags). See Menu: File->Utilities->HTML Setup. Map the elements.

(2) Map Elements to HTML 2

Then you can read some documentation and edit directly the Reference Pages (there you can define sub-page generation and such). Not very flexible editing rules, but somewhat acceptable (since you can catch up a bit with CSS).

Menu: View->Reference Pages

(3) Get simple HTML Links going

This is one important thing that must do. In standard FrameMaker you can define external links by using Markers (e.g. via the Special->Hypertext or Special->Marker Windows). You mark some text with a special character tag and then enter "message URL ....." (read the doc please). Well this will not work in Frame+SGML ( unless there is some configuration, read/write etc. stuff to do I did not understand ). Again: bad bad documentation.

Anyhow, here is my solution just for HTML (nothing for PDF !) : In your DTD define a A Tag ( or do something with XLINK, have to think about this ). Then edit the Reference Page like this (provided you got a simple <a href=""></a> kind of element.

FrameMaker         XML ItemSource Item        ElementE:A                N            N         NA:Href             hrefA:Name             name

This solution is half-baked, because PDF will not have links ... Help me please !

(4) Fix the CSS a bit

Needs configuring plus CSS post editing. This is really important if you work for a business, because your HTML will really look ugly. I used standard Framemaker a lot to write slides for my teaching and it can be quite productive (see: ) Note that the HTML CSS is NOT the same as the XML CSS, so do NOT put the files in the same directory ....