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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: Adding a Trademark symbol to a variable

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 From a recent Rocky Mountain Training FrameMaker student: I took your FrameMaker class at the beginning of the year. I have a question about variables that hopefully you can help with. I need to make a variable that contains a trademark symbol, but I can’t […]

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Adobe InDesign: Left-Aligned Currency Symbols with Right-Aligned Numbers

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign From a recent Rocky Mountain Training InDesign student: Are you familiar with formatting columns of numbers in Excel?  You can line up currency numbers in a format called “accounting” that lines them up by decimal AND ALSO left aligns all of the dollar signs.   In InDesign tables, […]

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Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for books

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 In a previous post (Adobe FrameMaker: The page count variable for chapters), we learned how to track and reference the page count of a single chapter. But what about trying to keep track of the last page of a multi-chapter book? That question […]

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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: 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 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: 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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Adobe FrameMaker: The table continuation variable

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 23, 2020 Multi-page tables are a regular part of my life. When a user opens up to the middle of a table, how are they supposed to know that they are not at the beginning? With a Table Continuation variable, that’s how! In any version […]

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