DITA-FMx User Guide

Initializing DITA-FMx

Request your authorization code and verify that everything is set up properly.

After you’ve run the DITA-FMx installer and set up the structure applications, there are a couple things that you may need to do before you’re ready to use DITA-FMx.

If you are new to DITA-FMx or are reinstalling from scratch, you’ll need to request an authorization code. For a 30-day trial authorization code, choose the DITA-FMx > Unregistered. Try Now? menu item. Follow the on-screen instructions and enter your email address on leximation.com. Your trial authorization code will be sent to the email address you provide. If your trial authorization code has expired and you need more time, just contact us by email and we’ll be happy to provide an extension.

If you’ve purchased DITA-FMx, your permanent authorization code is available in your Tool Administration area on leximation.com. Just log on to leximation.com, then click the “Tool Administration” link in the lower left of any page. On this page you should see an entry for DITA-FMx with a “request auth code” link. Click that link and your auth code will be sent to the email address registered to your leximation.com account.

Once you get your authorization code (trial or permanent), select the DITA-FMx > Enter Authorization Code menu item and provide the information requested. This should unlock the items in the DITA-FMx menu.

Note: If installing DITA-FMx 1.1.11 or earlier on Windows Vista or 7, you must run FrameMaker “As Administrator” when entering the authorization code. Once the authorization code has been set, you should no longer need to run FrameMaker As Administrator. With DITA-FMx 1.1.12, this is no longer necessary.

Now you should verify that the proper structure applications are selected in the DITA Options dialog. Choose DITA-FMx > DITA Options. The Topic, Map, and Book applications should list those that you want to use. If you’re using the default DITA-FMx applications that would be DITA-FMx-Topic-1.1, DITA-FMx-Map-1.1, and DITA-FMx-Book-1.1. If these applications aren’t available in the drop-lists, you should go back and review the Installing the Structure Applications topic; if these applications have been properly installed, their names should be available in the drop-lists in the Options dialog.

You may also want to set other options at this time. Use the Help button in the Options dialog to read about the many options available in DITA-FMx.