for the advice, everyone, but with the help of Klaus
Mueller, I got the shortcut keys I’m looking for. Here’s a
copy of part of the email he sent me:
you can find the default shortcuts for FM commands in the
files "\fminit\configui\cmds.cfg" or
shortcuts for those 2 commands are (in English FM versions):
• Rotate 90 Degrees Clockwise: Esc g+
• Rotate 90 Degrees Counterclockwise: Esc g-
Page Clockwise: Esc pO
Page Counterclockwise: Esc po
got a FrameScript script called “Report Commands” that
generates a list of shortcut definitions for whatever
FrameMaker you have installed, so if you have custom ones,
it’ll list those, too.
tried the rotate page ones and they work.
Heiko Haida [mailto:i...@heiko-haida.de]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:35 PM
To: Fei Min Lorente; Framers
Subject: RE: Shortcut keys for rotate
are probably right with presuming that there is no way to
apply the "rotate page" command to more that just the actual
I could not find any hint about this.
course you could: Remap the command to a different, shorter
shortcut. Or: Add the command to a menu.
All this would not solve your problem, I think.
One way would be to write a short program (e.g. with
framescript or with Extendscript) that lets you enter the
relevant pages and either rotates them this way or back.
(Unfortunately I am no help in writing this tool.)
I thing the best approach is to work with a rotated master
page, as was already mentioned:
should define one new master page with landscape orientation
and a main text frame in it in the appropriate size, in a
comfortable view for editing. It is not necessary to add
headers and footers unless these were also continuous
textflows. Nor is it necessary to create different left and
right pages, as you would only use the page temporariliy.
you are obviously working with structured applications, this
new page should be applied to your template, so that it
becomes available in each document that you generate.
done, you can apply the master page to the page range where
the index is located with a single command (in the master
page menu). Then you would edit the content. The you would
reapply the master pages that are intended to be used here.
Probably you have to distinguish between right and left
pages, so this time you would need two actions to get back
to the original format.
Other solutions are:
-- You could use a screen that can be rotated... I have one,
but with a configuration like this (screen rotated, content
editable but not *really* rotated), it takes some skill to
move the cursor, either with a mouse or with the arrow
Or you could use the landscape orientation page as a
for your index pages and not the 8x11 inch portrait master
Depending on what the purpose is, you may then e.g. simply
rotate the pages in the final PDF as the very last step.
This would also be helpful for reviewing the content
meanwhile in the PDF. In Acrobat, the rotation is only one
single command for a page range.
H. Haida, Berlin
Oh, I see the confusion. Okay, I have an 8.5 x 11 book, so all the pages are the same size. For this appendix, the first couple of pages and the last page are normal portrait. The tables in between these pages are rotated so that the top is always at the left and the bottom is always at the right, but the header and footer are still at the top and bottom edges (short sides of the page). The master pages are applied by a structured master page map which triggers on an attribute value.
If there is a quick, easily reversible way to rotate all the pages so I can edit them, then rotate them all back, I'd be okay with that too. They are contiguous. But I tried selecting all the pages and it only lets me highlight one at a time. Maybe messing with the master page is the best option?
From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:32 PM
To: Fei Min Lorente; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Shortcut keys for rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise
Maybe I don't understand what you're trying to do. I thought you meant landscape pages.
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Fei Min Lorente <feimin.lore...@onsemi.com> wrote:
did. So they're showing up sideways, but I can't edit
them that way. Do you mean unrotate the master pages and
apply them temporarily so I can edit? Fei Min
-----Original Message----- From:
On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston Sent: Tuesday, October 15,
2013 3:36 PM To: Fei Min Lorente;
Subject: Re: Shortcut keys for rotate
clockwise/counter-clockwise Instead of manually rotating
pages, you should define a rotated master page.