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Adobe FrameMaker: But I Don’t Want a Plain Round Bullet

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Feb 23, 2017 [Author’s Note: to watch a video on defining custom bullets in Adobe FrameMaker 11, check out FrameMaker for Word: Custom Bullets on Adobe TV] Bullets live in the Numbering Properties of the Paragraph Designer. If you are willing to use a plain, round bullet • you […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to Restart a Numbered List

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated Oct 20, 2016 FrameMaker offers us two ways to restart numbered lists in our documents: a manual technique and an automatic option. Restarting a List Manually Let’s start by examining the manual option, which is built into the Paragraph Catalog of all new FrameMaker documents.  If you […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Deleting Empty Pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Dec 20, 2016 For those of you transitioning to FrameMaker from Microsoft Word, the empty pages left at the end of a document can be bothersome. The first rule to learn is that the single fastest way to delete empty pages is to save your document. When […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Custom Table Rules

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Dec 3, 2016 Ever wondered how to edit the rules listed in Table Designer? When you are designing a new table format, or refining an existing one, you need to make decisions about how the ruling lines should look in your tables. When you go to […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Why Can’t I Edit my Document?

by Barb Binder Updated for FrameMaker 2015 on May 3, 2016 FrameMaker has had a view-only option for as long as I can remember. Long before most of us began using Acrobat for view-only file distribution, a product called FrameViewer was available to address that need for early FrameMaker users. The idea was that you could […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: More on Reference Pages

by Barb Binder In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: What are Reference Pages?, I talked a bit about the most basic reference page, called Reference. In a new default document, when you chose View > Reference Pages, you land on a page that looks like the one below, and you learned about the purpose of the top two frames. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: What are Reference Pages?

by Barb Binder FrameMaker  offers three types of pages: Body, Master and Reference. Body pages are where you will do most of your work. This is where you flow your text and place pictures. Master pages are for the repeating elements: the headers, footers, logos–items you want to appear on every page and in the same position. […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: A Few Favorite Timesavers

by Barb Binder Over the past 20+ years, I’ve worked primarily as a computer trainer, but try to set aside between 20-25% of my time for production work. This gives me a chance to get out of the classroom and relax, but also to learn what it’s like for my students to actually work in their […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Dictionary-Style Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 If you are creating reference materials like a dictionary, glossary or telephone directory, you may be called on to produce “live” running heads, but with a twist. FrameMaker’s Running H/F 1 variables are all set to go gather paragraphs from a document and display […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Even Smarter Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: June 10, 2020 In a previous post, Adobe FrameMaker: Smart Running Heads, I covered creating smart running heads (using variables for “live” running heads that pull data off the page). These are great for your readers because they can tell at a glance what chapter and/or section […]

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