Adobe Systems Incorporated has made available as a public beta for the Windows platform two new Application Packs for Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 software, Adobe's authoring and publishing software. The two new beta Application Packs, available at no charge, can provide enterprises and developers with support for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and S1000D specifications for creating technical publications, documentation, and other resources.
The new FrameMaker 7.2 beta Application Packs for DITA and S1000D are designed to enable customers and developers to harness FrameMaker 7.2 for authoring, publishing, and developing XML content using DITA and S1000D. DITA defines an XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing information in print and on the web. The Technical Publications Specification Maintenance Group (TPSMG) manages S1000D, a specification traditionally used in defense and aviation that is designed to reduce unnecessary content rework and maintenance. The public beta for the FrameMaker 7.2 Application packs for Microsoft Windows is available for free download from the Adobe Labs website.