DITA-FMx User Guide

FrameMaker 7.2 Installation Requirements

If installing on FrameMaker 7.2 and other DITA support is installed, you will need to disable that DITA support.

If 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 existing client plugins. If you’re new to DITA authoring or haven’t installed either of these plugins (DITA-FMx 0.02 is fine), proceed to Run the Installer Application.

In order to eliminate any possible conflicts with previous versions of the DITA authoring plugins, check the following:

  • Verify that there are no “ditafm” or “ditafmx” plugin DLLs in the FrameMaker/fminit/Plugins folder (or any subfolders). Files to look for are: ditafm.dll, ditafm_app_72.dll, fm-ditabook.dll, ditafmx_72.dll, and ditafmx_app_72.dll. If any of these files are found, move them to a backup location outside of the Plugins folder.

    This only applies to files in the “Plugins” folder; files found in the \fminit\ditafm folder can be left alone.

    Important: Do not rename the DLLs or move them to a sub-folder of the Plugins folder. You must completely move them to an alternate location. If the files exist (under any name) within or below the Plugins folder, FrameMaker will still load them.
  • Open the maker.ini file and locate the APIClients section. Look for lines that start with “ditafm” or “ditafm_app” and delete or comment them out (by adding a semicolon at the start of the line). Lines that start with “ditafmx” or “ditafmx_app” will be updated by the installer and do not need to be commented out.

  • If you have been using an earlier version of DITA-FMx, you may want to backup the FrameMaker\DITA-FMx folder. This is not required, but the installer will overwrite any like-named files in the FrameMaker\DITA-FMx folder during the installation process. You do not need to back up any existing structure applications, the installer will not modify the structapps.fm file or any structure applications.

You may now proceed to Run the Installer Application.