I am evaluating the trial version of Fm11 and FrameScript 5.2 (Elmsft) to generate PDFs using a Batch.bat file. I am able to generate stand alone PDFs with FM11. Now, I have created a Batch.bat file which calls BooksToPDF.fso and a filelist.txt, which contains the list of .book files. This script should work to generate PDFs. This is not working, the script is unable to open FM11 trial version, error message reads: "unable to connect to FrameMaker-open FrameMaker manually". Can anyone help?
Is there any other way to generate multiple PDFs in one go with Fm11.
FrameScript comes with an executable called RunEslBatch.exe that is used to launch FrameMaker when it is not running. It gets installed inside the Windows folder along with an INI (ESLBatch.ini) where you have to set your path to FrameMaker.
If you want to just create PDFs from FM via the command line, then using one of the available FM batch utilities might be an easier route.
DZbatcher at: http://www.miramo.com/english/overview/download.html
runfm as part of mif2go and is fully functional in the mif2go demo. See: http://mif2go.com/xhtml/runfm_0002_363understandingrunfmcommandlinesyntax.htm#Rz134x44547