Many structured FrameMaker (and FrameMaker+SGML) projects require several similar EDDs. Element definitions from the variant EDDs may need to be imported into numerous templates. The Reusable EDD Manager is a FrameMaker plug-in that allows the developer to store all variations of an EDD in one primary file (called a reusable EDD) and some supporting files. A configuration file lists the variant EDDs and the templates that use each one. With a single command, the developer can update all variant EDDs and all their templates.
The Reusable EDD Manager is offered jointly by Text Structure Consulting, Inc., and Tassos Anastasiou. Versions for both FrameMaker 7.0 and FrameMaker+SGML 6.0 are available.
Contact Text Structure Consulting, Inc., for more information.