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Adobe FrameMaker: Variable Highlighting

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Variables are a FrameMaker productivity feature that is hidden to those who read our finished documentation. Users add variables to automate content updates and to insert content that changes from page to page. We’ve always had the ability to highlight our variables while we are working—we could create a […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: Variables

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker FrameMaker offers two types of variables: System variables and user variables. Variables are used to add content to our documentation that we know is going to change. Once you add variables to a document, you can edit the variable definition and it will be FrameMaker’s job —not […]

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Adobe FrameMaker 10: Why Should I Care About the New Background Color?

by Barb Binder Throughout my entire FrameMaker training career, I’ve only been asked once how to electronically highlight text in FrameMaker. (That FrameMaker couldn’t do it at that time proved to be a deal breaker, and that client decided to switch to InDesign.) Because of this one incident, I was keenly aware when Adobe added background […]

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