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Adobe FrameMaker: Splitting One Table into Multiple Tables

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe FrameMaker This question just came in from one of my past Adobe FrameMaker students: I have a table with many rows and I want to split it into 5 tables. Not changing content. Just want to break it up. Say, take a 50-row table and break it into […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Copy a Paragraph Format to All Chapters in a Book

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe FrameMaker Updated: Mar 17, 2015 This question came in yesterday: How do I get a paragraph tag that is present in one .fm file (and its corresponding paragraph catalog) to appear in all the .fm files and paragraph catalogs within the same book? Of course there is a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 11: My Wish List

by Barb Binder Adobe FrameMaker, we have been BFFs for a long time. You have provided a steady source of training income over the past 20 years (remember when I used to teach 5-day FrameMaker classes three weeks out of every four, for months on end?). And you are still my one and only for laying […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Fixed Spacing and Anchored Frames within Tables

by Barb Binder This question was posed yesterday by a past Rocky Mountain Training FrameMaker 9 student: Last fall … you taught me a great way to handle the placement of many graphics in a very short time, by building a table, importing the image, and using Esc m p to shrink-wrap the image in its […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding an Image in Front of a Paragraph

by Barb Binder This question came in yesterday from a former Advanced FrameMaker student: I’d like to insert a graphic each time my document is going to reference a “Note.”  How do you suggest I do this? Just insert the graphic each time? That would work, but here’s what I’d do: Add the graphic to the […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Rely on System Fonts Only, Do Not Use Document Fonts

by Barb Binder Picture this: you’ve finished up a project using FrameMaker (or InDesign, PageMaker, Word, Publisher) and all you have left to do is create a PDF. Sounds simple. You’ve done it before and you know what to do. But your work comes to a screeching halt when this error message appears on your screen: […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Creating PDFs

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated Nov 5, 2016 This should be so easy, right? And usually it is, but I just received this inquiry from a former Adobe FrameMaker 9/10 student: I am sorry to bother you, but I have a quick question. I have FrameMaker 10, so does my co-worker.  I […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Start Chapters on the Next Available Page

by Barb Binder Almost everyone I work with likes to start their new chapters on right-hand pages, and frequently ask me how to make that happen. However, there are some projects where it’s desirable to start each new chapter on the next available page, regardless of whether it’s a right- or a left-hand page. One of […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Understanding Paragraph Indents

by Barb Binder Indents in Adobe FrameMaker are pretty straightforward. When you decide that you would like to add indents to a paragraph (i.e., a block quote), you simply select that paragraph and enter your First, Left and/or Right indent values into the first column of the Basic property sheet in the Paragraph Designer. As a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Adding Object Attributes to Images

by Barb Binder These days, all of our PDF documents really should be 508 compliant. This includes adding text descriptions to images so that someone using a screen reader to accommodate a visual disability can hear a description of what an image contains. These descriptions can be added in Acrobat (Standard or Professional) via View > […]

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