"Carl Sarelius" wrote:
Hi, Does anyone in this forum have experience using Epic Editor with S1000D schema or DTDs? I've been tasked to do an eval of Epic Editor (rather quickly) but first I have to learn how to use it. We are about to collaborate with a client to update their aviation manuals. They use Arbortext Epic Editor (version unk) and we use Framemaker 7.2. We are in two minds: there is some thought that we should get Epic while there is other thought that we stick with Framemaker, as long as we can get their DTDs. I've gone through the tutorial and looked at the templates that come packaged with Epic. I've tried to plunge straight in and import/use an S1000D DTD but I can't find/don't understand how Epic does it (beside the fact that when I clicked on Import in the menu, I was told I didn't have the licence - there's a way to make money!) I know how to do this in Frame but I want to give Epic a chance. Could someone please advise me or point me in the right direction to where I can get the info. Help appreciated. Cheers Carl Sarelius Technical Author
We have a product for S1000D specifically designed to work with Editor and the PTC Common Source Database. Have you contacted PTC sales for a demo of the solution? Thanks...
I would not attempt to do S1000D in FrameMaker. In order to get the S1000D DTDs to work with FrameMaker, you'll need to create an S1000D EDD (the FrameMaker proprietary programming language). Even DITA doesn't work without an external, additional plug-in. Arbortext Editor supports the DTDs (XML and SGML) natively.