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Adobe FrameMaker: Importing PDF Comments (Part IV in the Editing Series)

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 26, 2020 “We have engineers who like to do their own editing. Can I export the text out of FrameMaker into Word so that they can edit their own documents?” This was a question posed by a student in one of my Advanced Adobe FrameMaker […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Keeping track of table sheets

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 Tables that span multiple pages are no fun to lay out, but they come up regularly in many technical publications. Two little known features that are available to help our readers figure out where they are in a multi-sheet table are the Table […]

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Adobe CS, CC & TCS Applications: The Importance of Custom Workspaces

by Barb Binder [Author’s Note: to watch a video on using workspaces in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Workspaces on Adobe TV] When my husband tells me I’m special, it’s not exactly a compliment. He doesn’t mean it as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; he means I’m a little like […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Shading Behind a Paragraph

by Barb Binder This question comes up in class every now and then. In the past (meaning FrameMaker 9 and earlier), the answer was always a single-cell table. For FrameMaker 10, you may be able to simply add a background color behind the paragraph, or perhaps you will still choose a single-cell table. Which one is […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Removing bold from page numbers in a table of contents

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 I like mixing bold headings in my table of contents with regular weight text, but I don’t like the bold leaders and page numbers that go with it: I just think it looks awkward. My preference is to leave all of the generated […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Create a Mini-TOC for Individual Chapters

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated on Jan 10, 2018 Note: This post refers to a manual Mini-TOC. Beginning in FrameMaker 2015, Adobe added an automatic mini-TOC feature which is significantly easier to work with. For more information on the new Mini-TOC, see Adobe FrameMaker Online Help. Most advanced FrameMaker users know how […]

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Adobe FrameMaker & Adobe InDesign: English International vs English US

by Barb Binder In two recent online classes, one FrameMaker 9/10 and the other InDesign CS5, I noticed that one of my students had inadvertently installed the International English version of their software. The FrameMaker installation was subtle. We didn’t notice it until we got to our spell-check exercise and we watched as FrameMaker flagged “color” […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Adding a Landscape Page to a Portrait Document

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 Sometimes life gives us very, very wide tables. I always try to squeeze them into my portrait pages. However, sometimes there are just too many columns to fit, and unless I’m going to set the type to a minuscule size, it’s never going to […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Conditional Text and Table Titles

by Barb Binder Conditional text is a wonderful feature in Adobe FrameMaker. By creating condition tags, we can set up multiple versions of a document within a single file. For example, we might need to deliver documentation in several languages. The images might be the same for all versions, but the language changes according to its […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: FrameMaker Alert Boxes

by Barb Binder FrameMaker has a long history of alerting us to various problems in our documents. We have alert boxes that pop up when we: Open a document with unavailable fonts, Open a document that was saved using an earlier version of FrameMaker, Open a document that contains one or more unresolved cross-references, or We […]

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