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Adobe FrameMaker: Master page basics

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Adobe FrameMaker offers three sets of pages: body pages, master pages and reference pages. Body pages display the content that is seen by the reader and are typically numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Body pages make up the bulk of a FrameMaker document. Master pages hold […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: How to create a list of effective pages

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 A List of Effective pages (aka LEP or LOEP) is a list of every page in a document along with the current revision number and the date of each page’s revision. This is a common requirement for many of our FrameMaker students, and not a particularly […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for chapters

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 FrameMaker makes it easy to track (and reference) the page count of a single chapter. FrameMaker comes with a Page Count variable that makes it easy to set up running heads with page numbers that look like this: 1 of 6, 2 of […]

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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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Adobe FrameMaker: Smart Running Heads

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 One of the FrameMaker features I rely on heavily for my technical documents is the use of “live” headers and footers. Once I get them set up, they will automatically pull text off of my page into the running heads (AKA headers and footers) […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: When Chapter Titles are Too Long for a Running Head

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 In my ideal world, authors would always write short, concise headings. In real life, some heads are so long they look like bold, multi-line paragraphs. When I need to pull lengthy chapter titles and section heads into a running head, the trouble begins. My […]

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