Adobe FrameMaker 10: Repeat the Last Operation
by Barb Binder
Here’s another simple, yet powerful feature that is new in FrameMaker 10. If you pull down the Edit menu and start reading from the top, you’ll find Undo, Redo, History and then new Repeat command. Its job is simply to repeat your last activity. This includes:
- Typing text
- Applying a character format
- Applying a paragraph format
- Insertng a graphic object (i.e., Arc, Ellipse, Group, Inset, Line, Math, Polygon, Polyline, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, TextFrame, TextLine, and Unanchored Frame).
- Inserting a table
- Setting Object Properties
- Setting text properties (i.e., Plain, Bold, Italic, Underline)
- Inserting a footnote
- Inserting anAnchored Frame
- Applying a condition tag
The two items I care most about personally are applying character and paragraph formats. When I’m tagging a long document, I’d much rather tag the first Heading1 for example, and then just tap F6 (that’s the Function key shortcut for Edit > Repeat) to tag the remaining Heading1s. Being able to repeat Object Properties on multiple frames is a close second.
How do you use the Repeat command? I’d love to hear from you.
NOTE: There are a variety of activities that you can perform that will stop the Repeat function in its tracks. Visit http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/WS5E81D232-85E8-40c3-8ECC-F9483A2976C3.html#WSd5e89bb44d752f2f-462788af12c78f43df9-8000 for the complete list.