Automation solutions for technical publishing professionals
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Get more done in less time
Carmen Publishing Inc. specializes in FrameMaker and InDesign automation for technical writers and publishers. We use FrameScript and ExtendScript to automate tedious, error-prone tasks and streamline work-flows. We have over 20 years of experience helping clients produce more in less time.
Are you interested in learning about ExtendScript, Adobe's language for automating FrameMaker? Check out Rick Quatro's automation blog at http://frameautomation.com.
Make this the year you get your documentation over to vendor-neutral XML. If you are using FrameMaker, Structured FrameMaker is a great way to transition your content to the XML world. Contact me for a free overview of Structured FrameMaker.
XML to InDesign workflows
Do you have XML data but require a more graphic- and color-friendly application for your output? InDesign is a great application but has limited XML support. Our workflows overcome these limitations, giving you automated, format-rich InDesign documents from your XML data.
tekReader for FrameMaker documents
Quickly get your FrameMaker technical publications to desktops, tablets, and phones using Eglootech's tekReader. tekReader uses an HTML5 structured application to get your content from FrameMaker to the web without complicated post-processing. Content is hosted in the cloud and can be customized with your branding using standards-based HTML5 and CSS. See samples at tekReader.eglootech.com and contact me for a personalized demo.
InDesign data-driven publishing with EasyCatalog
EasyCatalog is a fantastic InDesign plugin for getting data-driven content to print, PDF, and the web. If you have content in databases, spreadsheets, or XML files and you need them published, you should take a look at EasyCatalog. EasyCatalog maintains a link between the content and InDesign so you can quickly update your documents when the data changes. EasyCatalog is perfect for price lists, directories, catalogs, and any other data-driven publication. Contact me for a demo today.
"Simply put, Rick Quatro is a magician. We initially spoke when I was seeking assistance with a database publishing project I thought required structured FrameMaker. Rick considered the requirements, determined there was a simpler solution, and delivered a working prototype — all in less than 24 hours! Rick automated the layout and formatting of XML data into roughly 600 pages of publication-ready tables. A process that last year took weeks to accomplish can now be completed in less than two minutes. Like I said: magic. In addition to top-notch technical skills, Rick is also a joy to work with: personable, responsive, patient. I look forward to working with him again. And again."
— Donna Reynolds, Semicool Communications
A full range of custom automation solutions using FrameScript and ExtendScript
Structured FrameMaker support including conversions
Catalogs, directories, and price lists with EasyCatalog
Data-driven publishing from Excel, databases, and XML
Automation with ExtendScript scripts
Structured FrameMaker training
Remote FrameScript and ExtendScript training and support
Integration with FrameMaker and InDesign
"Who says you can only pick two: high quality, fast service, reasonable price? Carmen Publishing provides all three. Rick has never disappointed us."