I have written a bunch of these since ExtendScript was added to FrameMaker. I have also written ExtendScript scripts for InDesign. I have found that most of the requests I get are somewhat unique for each workflow, so these end up being custom scripts anyway. Adobe has written some free ones and put them on their Tech Comm blog, but their quality is not always the best. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
I thought I'd ressurect this thread, as I'm looking for a script that will automate this workflow:
1. open a FrameMaker 10 book file (MS Windows 7)
2. save it as a PDF to a \PDFs folder
3. close it (without changing/saving the contents)
4. Repeat the above about 40 times with other book files
I've not done any scripting for years, but I'm happy to edit a script to insert the path to the source FM files, and target PDF folder , etc.
I am trying to avoid having to spend a lot of time learning scripting to control FM10.
Does anyone know if a script that does this is available off the shelf?
Hi Paul, I don't have anything ready-made, but I could write something for you. Contact me offlist and I will give you a quote: rick at frameexpert dot com. Thank you very much. -Rick
Thanks Rick, will do.