1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 4, 2012 10:26 AM by Arnis Gubins

    FM - PDF Conversions Programatically

    Ramesh Babu K Level 1
      Hi All , We are going for upgrade of  Frame maker 8 which is on unix system  to FM 10 or 11. We are using Framemaker mainly for renditions, i.e to convert the fm documents to PDF. To convert fm document to PDF we are using the below mentioned command line utility available in FM 8.(on unix). /opt/app/frame8.0/bin/fmprint -i -p Sample.fm.fmtpl Sample.fm Currently the the fm file which need to converted to PDF and the FM 8(installed) are available on the same unix system ,so we were able to initiate/use the command line utility of FM 8. The rendition of the FM to PDF is On -Demand.( We are not running any batch activities/ bulk renditions).We are rendering the document as soon as the document  is available. As we upgrade the FM to newer versions which would be installed on the Windows machine as Frame maker 10 or 11 will not support unix plat form, so can you please let us know which option is better to use i.e we want to convert fm file to PDF using java program without any manual intevention . we came to know that about FDK and extend scripts but we are very new to those !! could you please any one can provide us ways and provide us sample codes/scripts to convert FM file to PDF !! and please let us know which one is better client / server version to do this .