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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding Bleeds and Trim Lines

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker A question came up today about how to set up a graphic that bleeds off the side of page in FrameMaker. It’s not intuitive, but it can be done. In the image below, I added a banner to the left side of the page. The paper size is 6″ x […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Numbered Headings, Continued

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Today in class, a question came up on numbering headings and paragraphs. I directed my students to this earlier post, which explains how to number chapters and headings. It was good start, but they also wanted to number tables and figures, which I had totally overlooked. Take a […]

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Adobe Acrobat: Splitting a PDF using Bookmarks

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Acrobat This question came up in a FrameMaker class recently: my student needed to provide a single PDF for a large project, and then break it into smaller sections for posting online. FrameMaker has a checkbox for this function and that solved her issue. But then it came […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Smoother Import of Word Files with Style Mapping

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker We have been able to import Word documents into FrameMaker files for as long as I can remember, but with FrameMaker 2015 the process has been dramatically improved. Now when you import a Word document (.doc file is recommended) into FrameMaker, you will be presented with a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Create a List of Effective Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated on: Mar 17, 2016 A List of Effective pages (aka LEP or LOEP) is a list of every page in a document along with the current revision number and the date of each page’s revision. This is a common requirement for many of our FrameMaker students, and not a particularly […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Controlling Space Above Tables

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Mar 17, 2016 From a past Rocky Mountain Training student: Hi Barb! Can you help me with something? How do I reduce the space between the image and the table? Thanks for any help you can offer. I’m stuck! I see a few options to reduce the space […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: GREP to Replace Hyphens with En Dashes

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Nov 16, 2016 FrameMaker 12  supports GREP Find/Change, but I tend to forget about it because it’s not prominently featured in the Find/Change dialog box. One of my major headaches in a FrameMaker layout job is updating hyphens to en dashes between ranges of numbers, as outlined in this […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Assign a Caution Label to a Paragraph Tag

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker From a recent Rocky Mountain Training FrameMaker 11/12 student: Hey Barb, The FrameMaker training you provided me at the end of September has been a huge help—I think I’ve learned more about Frame than I ever imagined. I’ve also been blessed with a very talented co-worker who’s a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Creating a Simple Glossary for a Book

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker FrameMaker is a master at generating lists. You can quickly create a chronologic list of headings with page numbers (AKA a table of contents), or a chronologic list of TableTitles (AKA a list of tables) or an alphabetized list like an index. A glossary list is just an […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Footnotes Breaking Across Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker One of my regular FrameMaker layout jobs is chock full-o-footnotes. I know from polling many FrameMaker students over many years that most FrameMaker users don’t use very many footnotes, if any. Wish that was true for me, but it isn’t, and that’s why I still hold out hope […]

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