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Category: Adobe FrameMaker

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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Adobe FrameMaker: Custom Dashes

By Barb Binder I don’t need dashed lines very often in FrameMaker, but when I do, sometimes I need something different than the standard fare found in the Dashed Line Options dialog box (you can display this dialog box by clicking the set Dashed Line Pattern button on the Drawing Toolbar). If you’d like to […]

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FrameMaker vs InDesign

By Barb Binder You’ve been producing publications in Word for years, but are finding that your files are just getting too complicated and difficult to handle. You are ready to make the move to a professional page layout program and turn to Adobe Systems, the world leader in publications software. Adobe offers two programs specifically […]

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