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FrameMaker Tools

Custom FrameMaker plugins currently offered by Leximation. Most of these tools are available for download on a trial basis so you can evaluate their usefulness before you buy. Just download an install the tool then request a Trial authorization code. These tools are available as an individual license or a site license (for details, see Licensing Information).

AutoFM - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
     Allows automation of FrameMaker for document assembly, processing, pagination, and printing. Driven by an easy to maintain XML-based scripting language.
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12,13 (v.1.0.05)
  • pricing: $350.00 (individual); $5250.00 (site)
    AutoInsertIcon - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Adds images to structured documents based on element and attribute specification. Intended for use in a publishing workflow for XML files.
  • WIN FM:8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.1.06)
  • pricing: $35.00 (individual); $525.00 (site)
    BogusTools - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         This is a bogus tool for testing purposes
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.00)
  • pricing: $1.23 (individual); $4.56 (site)
    BookVars - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Manage FrameMaker variables at the "book" level. Define multiple variable groups and easily switch between them by updating the variables in all files. Allows you to sync up the variable definitions in all files and/or delete unused variables.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.10)
  • WIN FM:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.2.04)
  • pricing: $45.00 (individual); $675.00 (site)
    BookXRefs - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Manage FrameMaker cross-references at the "book" level. Define multiple xref groups and easily switch between them by updating the xrefs in all files. Allows you to sync up the xref definitions in all files and/or delete unused xrefs.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.03)
  • pricing: $35.00 (individual); $525.00 (site)
    CheckFileStatus - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Notifies you when opening a read-only file.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.01)
  • pricing: FREE!
    ComboBook - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Generate a new book file that contains all of the non-generated files from all open book files. Also build a new book from a list of files.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.01)
  • pricing: FREE!
    DITA-FMx - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         A set of plugins and structure applications that let you create and edit DITA XML files in FrameMaker. Provides extended DITA authoring and publishing features.
  • WIN FM:7,8 (v.1.00.28)
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.1.18)
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.2.0.09)
  • pricing: $235.00 (individual); $3525.00 (site)
    ExtraCharFormat - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Allows you to set the "OffsetVertical" and OffsetHorizontal" character style properties (which are not available through the Character Designer).
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.0.01)
  • pricing: FREE!
    FileTools - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Provides additional commands to make it easier to import, export, convert, and process files in FrameMaker. This plugin also includes the ability to read and write MIFML files from structured or unstructured files.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.02)
  • pricing: $35.00 (individual); $525.00 (site)
    FM2DITA - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Provides numerous tools that assist with the conversion from unstructured FrameMaker files to DITA XML.
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.1.07)
  • pricing: $750.00 (individual); $2250.00 (site)
    FM2Pages - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Exports an FM file to an Apple Pages file.
  • WIN FM:8,9,10 (v.0.0)
  • pricing: FREE!
    FMx-Auto - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Unlocks the API in DITA-FMx to allow automated DITA publishing. Includes the AutoFM plugin as one option for automated processing.
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.1.02)
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12,13 (v.2.0.01)
  • pricing:
    Desktop-250 - $450.00 (individual); $6750.00 (site)
    Desktop-Unlimited - $1200.00 (individual); $18000.00 (site)
    Server - $5000.00 (server)
    IniSwitcher - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Lets you switch between values in an INI file by selecting a command in FrameMaker. Particularly useful for switching between DITA-FMx and FM8-DITA, but works with any INI file.
  • WIN FM:8 (v.1.01)
  • pricing: FREE!
    ListShortcuts - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Generates a list of the command shortcuts currently available in your FrameMaker installation.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.01)
  • pricing: FREE!
    MarkerTools - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Useful commands for working with markers (index or others) in FrameMaker. Enhanced marker dialog; search for both marker type and text; marker expand/collapse; marker export/import; marker variables and building blocks.
  • WIN FM:6,7 (v.1.03)
  • pricing: $55.00 (individual); $825.00 (site)
    MIFML-Converter [ info/download
         Command line utility to convert MIF files to MIFML and MIFML files to MIF. A MIFML file is an XML representation of a MIF file.
  • WIN (v.1.00)
  • pricing: FREE!
    MiniToc - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Generates lists of links (mini TOCs) in structured FM files based on various parameters.
  • WIN FM:8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.1.04)
  • pricing: $35.00 (individual); $525.00 (site)
    MyHelp - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Customize the Help menu in FrameMaker by adding menu items that open your Help files, PDFs, or other documents. Also enables context sensitive linking from elements and styles in your document.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.02)
  • pricing: FREE!
    PropertyMapper - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Globally updates properties in FM files making it easier to produce localized content without maintaining multiple sets of templates.
  • WIN FM:8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 (v.1.06)
  • pricing: $350.00 (individual); $1750.00 (site)
    RestoreWindows - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Restores the window location, zoom factor, and view settings of opened documents along with the show/hide state of frequently used tool windows.
  • WIN FM:5,6,7 (v.1.00)
  • pricing: $12.00 (individual); $180.00 (site)
    StructureSnippets - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download/buy
         Manage reusable structured content by saving snippet templates that can be inserted as needed.
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.05)
  • pricing: $55.00 (individual); $825.00 (site)
    XDocsFMx - FrameMaker Plugin [ info/download
         Provides a seamless integration between DITA-FMx and XDocs 2.x XML CMS.
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10 (v.1.1.02)
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12 (v.1.2.02)
  • WIN FM:7,8,9,10,11,12,13 (v.2.0.01)
  • WIN FM:8,9 (v.1.0.00)
  • pricing: FREE!

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