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Adobe FrameMaker: The Table Continuation Variable

By Barb Binder Multi-page tables are a regular part of my life. When a user opens up to the middle of a table, how are they supposed to know that they are not at the beginning? With a Table Continuation variable, that’s how! Want to give it a try? Navigate to the first page of […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Reusing a TOC or Index

By Barb Binder Do you work on a number of projects in Adobe FrameMaker that look similar to each other? A wonderful feature in FrameMaker is the File > Import > Formats command, which allows you to quickly import all of your formatting commands from one document to another, or even from one document to […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Create a PDF with Crop Marks

By Barb Binder Updated May 6, 2016 A frequent question I hear from my FrameMaker students is ¨How do you create a PDF from FrameMaker that includes crop marks?” Create a document that is smaller than the paper you will be printing on. For example, create a 7 in x 9 in page, with the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Need Repeating Heading Rows?

By Barb Binder When I import tables into FrameMaker, they usually look as if they have a heading row, but the row doesn’t repeat when the table flows onto a 2nd or 3rd page. This is because my authors like to pre-format their tables, and part of that is making the top row look different […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Just for Fun

By Barb Binder Are you always waiting around for a big print job to process, while tapping your foot and feeling frustrated? Maybe customizing the progress bar colors will help. Note: Before attempting the following steps, please make a back-up copy of the maker.ini file in case you need to restore it later. Open C:\Program […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing Table Overrides

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 6, 2019 My authors prepare their tables in Word or Excel. They frequently take the time to format them and make them look pretty, and then I import them into FrameMaker. FrameMaker will maintain most of the formatting upon import, but that’s rarely my goal. I […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Anchor Management

By Barb Binder FrameMaker uses two types of anchors: table anchors and figure anchors. These thick, upside down Ts appear at your cursor position when you insert a table or an anchored frame. FrameMaker uses them to anchor the object to the text so that they can move automatically with the text as you edit […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The Function Key Shortcuts

By Barb Binder I’m a big fan of FrameMaker’s unique Esc key shortcuts. I’m all about using the keyboard to get my work done in a timely manner, but I know that many of my students really find the three-key shortcuts both cumbersome and overwhelming. How about trying some function key shortcuts? Here’s a quick […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Pasting Text from Microsoft Word

By Barb Binder This is one of my all-time favorite tips because it’s something I have to deal with on a regular basis. (Note: this has changed in FrameMaker 10. To learn about pasting text from a Word doc into FrameMaker 10, please read Adobe FrameMaker 10: New and Improved Cut & Paste from Word.) […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Refining the Type Size List

By Barb Binder Do you have some favorite FrameMaker type sizes that you use all the time? Are they listed in the picture below? The sizes listed in the picture above are the default type sizes listed in FrameMaker’s Paragraph and Character Designers. If your favorite choices are listed, great! If not, you have to […]

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