Run the Installer Application

The DITA-FMx installer application is provided in a ZIP archive. As part of the installation process, the installer modifies the maker.ini file. If you feel it is necessary, you may want to make a backup of this file before running the installer. If you are installing an update, see Reinstalling DITA-FMx.

Note: There is no Uninstall application provided; because most of the installation is done manually, it would be misleading to provide an uninstaller. To remove DITA-FMx, just delete the DITA-FMx folder and remove the “ditafmx” lines from the maker.ini file.

Extract the executable from the archive and run it. The installer extracts and copies the required files to the FrameMaker\DITA-FMx folder.

The following files are installed:

After extracting the new files, the installer updates the APIClients section of the maker.ini file with references to the plugin DLLs. The following lines are added:

ditafmx=Standard, ditafmx, DITA-FMx\ditafmx_80.dll, structured 
ditafmx_app=Standard, ditafmx_app, DITA-FMx\ditafmx_80_app.dll, structured 
ditafmx_book=Standard, ditafmx_book, DITA-FMx\ditafmx_80_book.dll, structured

FM7.2 OnlyIf you are upgrading from the Adobe DITA App Pack or from the first beta version of DITA-FMx (v.0.01), you may need to modify the maker.ini file or disable the client plugins. If you are see console errors when starting FrameMaker, make sure you have addressed the issues described in Before Running the Installer - FM7.2.

Once the installation has completed, you need to set up the structure applications before you can create and edit DITA files. Continue to Installing the Structure Applications.

If you want to disable any of the plugin clients, comment out the ditafmx, ditafmx_app, or ditafmx_book entries in the APIClients section of the maker.ini file.