FrameMaker is software from the US-based company Adobe for Desktop Text Processing and Publishing. This program can write and edit large and complex documents. In fact, this program is designed to make it easy for professional writers. FrameMaker was added to Adobe products when Frame Technology was acquired by Adobe. After that, Adobe added SGML support to the software to date, which also supports xml format. In 2004, Macintosh’s support for the software was discontinued in accordance with company policies. FrameMaker has two approaches to documentation, one is structured and the other is non-structured and free.
Structural mode applies to documents that are bound by a set of standards and specific formats, such as the pharmaceutical industry, which translate and standardize is one of the essential requirements for rational communication between products. In structured mode it uses concepts like SGML and XML and the author deals with EDDs or Element Definition Document – a special mode of DTD specific to this program. EDD
Defines the overall format of the document with significant units such as xml tags and based on the content of each document this EDD will have its own structure. Features or metadata can also be added to components that allow filtering of content in output processes (in cases such as print output or web-based display). The author can view the terms and content in a tree-like structure extracted from the context grammar. FrameMaker is not structured in the foregoing, and author paragraphs can be written without any logical structure, and all tags, topics, and document formatting are at the author’s full discretion.