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1. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Paul Grigg)
2. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Spreadbury, David)
3. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Beck, Charles)
4. Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Doug)
5. Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Bill Swallow)
6. RE: FM "cannot find file" message (Phil Heron)
7. Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (John Posada)
8. Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Bill Swallow)
9. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Spreadbury, David)
10. Re: FM "cannot find file" message (Art Campbell)
11. Structured Table (Indents) from SGML structtired/tagged data
(Richard Doll)
12. Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Stuart Rogers)
13. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (Joe Malin)
14. RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0 (John Posada)
15. Deja Vu?? Was: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
(Diane Gaskill)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:05:52 +0300
From: "Paul Grigg" 

Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: , 
Message-ID: <200607170705.k6H75rRk017134 at michael.checkpoint.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"

Hi,

Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using the SAVE AS PDF function
over printing to a postscript file and then distilling?

Thanks, Paul 






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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:07:55 -0500
From: "Spreadbury, David" 
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "Paul Grigg" 
, ,

Message-ID:
<23C49E970389F047BF74F32972845AAA01B7765C at 
USDTEX1.tellabs-west.tellabsinc.net>

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

There are numerous articles and threads on this subject in the archives,
if they are working this morning.

But, in a nutshell, Save As PDF is problematic in all versions of
FrameMaker. You may, or may not, experience problems. Using Print to
File and then Distilling eliminates all of these problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces+david.spreadbury=tellabs....@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces+david.spreadbury=tellabs.com at lists.frameusers.co
m] On Behalf Of Paul Grigg
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 2:06 AM
To: framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

Hi,

Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using the SAVE AS PDF function
over printing to a postscript file and then distilling?

Thanks, Paul 
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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:17:49 -0400
From: "Beck, Charles" 
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "Spreadbury, David" , "Paul Grigg"

, ,

Message-ID:
<6577742F9F71C1498F29D69F24C6DDC6022770E7 at us-atl-mx03.infor.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

You don't even need to "Print to file" if you use an Adobe printer
driver when printing to PDF. In versions 7.x, the printer driver is
"Adobe PDF." (I forget just now which one it is in version 6.x--"Acrobat
Distiller", maybe?) 

When you do it this way (making sure to *clear* the "Print to file"
check box), you don't have to later look up the file and distill it. The
print process prompts you for a PDF file name, and then proceeds to
print and distill to PDF wherever you tell it to put the output. 

I've never had a problem doing it this way in Frame 6 or 7--though I
*have* had problems "saving as PDF".

HTH,
Chuck


Chuck Beck | Sr. Information Developer | Infor Global Solutions, Inc. |
Office: 614-523-7302 | Charles.Beck at infor.com 


-----Original Message-----
To: Paul Grigg; framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

But, in a nutshell, Save As PDF is problematic in all versions of
FrameMaker. You may, or may not, experience problems. Using Print to
File and then Distilling eliminates all of these problems.

-----Original Message-----
To: framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

Hi,

Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using the SAVE AS PDF function
over printing to a postscript file and then distilling?

Thanks, Paul
============================================================


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:07:12 -0500
From: Doug 
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: framers at omsys.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID:
<5b7f194e0607170807t4ea26c8p769a79fcb3427c9c at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Now that we use Frame 7 we've never had problems with Saving as PDF.

--Doug

> But, in a nutshell, Save As PDF is problematic in all versions of
> FrameMaker. You may, or may not, experience problems. Using Print to
> File and then Distilling eliminates all of these problems.


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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:28:54 -0400
From: "Bill Swallow" 
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "Spreadbury, David" 
Cc: framers at omsys.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID:
<375e3cb30607170828g4ade7d62v40ac42fb04437aa0 at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

> But, in a nutshell, Save As PDF is problematic in all versions of
> FrameMaker. You may, or may not, experience problems. Using Print to
> File and then Distilling eliminates all of these problems.

I have not had issues since 7.0. I believe it to be finally fixed. But
yes, 6.x and earlier was problemmatic and best to print to file.

-- 
Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
http://techcommdood.blogspot.com


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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 16:29:11 +0100
From: "Phil Heron" 

Subject: RE: FM "cannot find file" message
To: "framers" 
Cc: Brian Wesley Simmons 
Message-ID:
<12B7F2402998674E89AC7643173C46AD0306B4A6 at mx-har-coda3.coda.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I had a few problems with FM file associations recently when I removed
my old FM7.0 version. I had both FM 7.0 and FM7.2 installed and
double-clicking a FM file opened it in FM7.0.

Once I removed FM7.0 I could no longer open my FM files from Explorer.

To rectify this, I used the fmreg.txt file in the FrameMaker home
directory to update the registry. You can open this file to see what it
does and to read the instructions for using it. (In short, at a Windows
command prompt, change to the FrameMaker program directory and type
"FrameMaker -reg" (without the quotes).

Phil Heron
Technical Writer - CODA
www.coda.com

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-framers at omsys.com [mailto:owner-fram...@omsys.com] On Behalf
Of Brian Wesley Simmons
Sent: 17 July 2006 13:32
To: framers at frameusers.com; framers at omsys.com
Subject: FM "cannot find file" message

Howdy, folks. I like to double-click on my FM files to open both the app
and the file. That's just how I like to work. Last week I had a PC crash
and had to rebuild my disk, load apps back on, etc. I'm running FM
7.1p114 on Win XP Pro. After getting my apps back on the hard drive, I
now find that whenever I double-click on an FM file, even when FM is
already open, I get a message like the following:

Cannot find the file named Z:\Release.
Make sure that the file exists.

Now, Z is a mapped drive. The full path is \\rubble\tech pubs\Release
Notes\Release-Notes-production\Release-Notes-7.2.1\filename.

What appears in the Win Explorer address bar is Z:\Release
Notes\Release-Notes-production\Release-Notes-7.2.1\filename.

I know someone is going to say, "Eek! Spaces in directory names! How
low-class can you be?" Yeah, fine, I'm low-class. The issue is that
heretofore, this action has always worked. I have never before gotten
this error message. I have always been able to double-click a file in
just such a directory structure, and FM has opened it without complaint.

I want it to do so again. Changing the directory structure to eliminate
spaces in names is not an option.

Any ideas why FM is now biffing this simple little task? And how I can
make it go back to business as usual?

thanks, bws


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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 08:33:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Posada 
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: Bill Swallow , "Spreadbury, David"

Cc: framers at omsys.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID: <20060717153358.23958.qmail at web35410.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

We're on 7.1 and 7.2. Out policy is to use Save As -> PDF. We have 10
writers maintaining almost 100 books doing it this way and we don't
have any problems with Save As -> PDF. 

> > But, in a nutshell, Save As PDF is problematic in all versions
> > of FrameMaker. You may, or may not, experience problems. Using
> > Print to File and then Distilling eliminates all of these
> > problems.
> 
> I have not had issues since 7.0. I believe it to be finally 
> fixed. But yes, 6.x and earlier was problemmatic and best to 
> print to file.


John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never 
actually known what the question is."


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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:35:45 -0400
From: "Bill Swallow" 
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "John Posada" 
Cc: framers at omsys.com, "Spreadbury, David"
, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID:
<375e3cb30607170835x44b37ea0m5852bf71a5a39c6a at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

We have a similar docs payload, and have custom job options that we
just load and run on save-as. Laziness has its benefits. :-)

On 7/17/06, John Posada wrote:
> We're on 7.1 and 7.2. Out policy is to use Save As -> PDF. We have 10
> writers maintaining almost 100 books doing it this way and we don't
> have any problems with Save As -> PDF.

-- 
Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
http://techcommdood.blogspot.com


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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:46:03 -0500
From: "Spreadbury, David" 
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "Bill Swallow" , "John Posada"

Cc: framers at omsys.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID:
<23C49E970389F047BF74F32972845AAA01B776D2 at 
USDTEX1.tellabs-west.tellabsinc.net>

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I never said it didn't work, only that it was problematic. Your mileage
may vary (YMMV) on the use of Save As PDF.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommd...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 10:36 AM
To: John Posada
Cc: Spreadbury, David; framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

We have a similar docs payload, and have custom job options that we
just load and run on save-as. Laziness has its benefits. :-)

On 7/17/06, John Posada wrote:
> We're on 7.1 and 7.2. Out policy is to use Save As -> PDF. We have 10
> writers maintaining almost 100 books doing it this way and we don't
> have any problems with Save As -> PDF.
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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:46:42 -0400
From: "Art Campbell" 
Subject: Re: FM "cannot find file" message
To: "Brian Wesley Simmons" 
Cc: framers at frameusers.com, framers at omsys.com
Message-ID:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

If I was going to guess, from the limited amount of info....

I'd guess that the rebuilt system was pointing z: to \\rubble rather than
\\rubble\techpubs\

Have you confirmed the paths? And while you're at it, the permissions?

Art

On 7/17/06, Brian Wesley Simmons wrote:
> Howdy, folks. I like to double-click on my FM files to open both the app
> and the file. That's just how I like to work. Last week I had a PC crash
> and had to rebuild my disk, load apps back on, etc. I'm running FM
> 7.1p114 on Win XP Pro. After getting my apps back on the hard drive, I
> now find that whenever I double-click on an FM file, even when FM is
> already open, I get a message like the following:
>
> Cannot find the file named Z:\Release.
> Make sure that the file exists.
>
> Now, Z is a mapped drive. The full path is \\rubble\tech pubs\Release
> Notes\Release-Notes-production\Release-Notes-7.2.1\filename.
>
> What appears in the Win Explorer address bar is Z:\Release
> Notes\Release-Notes-production\Release-Notes-7.2.1\filename.
>
> I know someone is going to say, "Eek! Spaces in directory names! How
> low-class can you be?" Yeah, fine, I'm low-class. The issue is that
> heretofore, this action has always worked. I have never before gotten
> this error message. I have always been able to double-click a file in
> just such a directory structure, and FM has opened it without complaint.
>
> I want it to do so again. Changing the directory structure to eliminate
> spaces in names is not an option.
>
> Any ideas why FM is now biffing this simple little task? And how I can
> make it go back to business as usual?
>
> thanks, bws
>
>
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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:56:58 -0400
From: "Richard Doll" 
Subject: Structured Table (Indents) from SGML structtired/tagged data
To: "framers" 
Message-ID: <001901c6a9c2$0535f690$0300a8c0 at graphic8hzh5b1>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Is there a solution other than Rick's Table Cleaner???

Hardware: Dell 340 Workstation
OpSys: Win2K
AppWare: Frame 7.0, Acrobat 5.+, Illus 10, PShop 7.0, MSWord, MSVisualBasic
6.+

Table style change: Catalog with "new" table style . . .!!! Tables now
Left Indensted 18pts from column boundary!!!
Problem: Table positioned with correct indent; BUT, now extend 18pts past
the right column boundary???

My actions:
saved new table style with new name.into new template
saved new table style in new named edd
imported new edd into new template
added new "application" into the SGML conversion file
manually checked table style in new template, its exactly correct

Current project is about 1000pp having about 7500 tables and 4000 images . .
. HELP!!!

I do not mind using Rick's Table Cleaner . . . just concerned if/or what
I've incorrectly done or not done.

best to all,

dick doll
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Message: 12
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 13:03:37 -0400
From: Stuart Rogers 
Subject: Re: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: Paul Grigg 

Cc: framers at omsys.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com
Message-ID: <44BBC2E9.20909 at phoenix-geophysics.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Paul Grigg wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using the SAVE AS PDF function
> over printing to a postscript file and then distilling?


In FM 6, yup, a lot of disadvantages; somewhat fewer in later versions. 
See http://www.microtype.com/FM_bugs.html
for the full story.

If you install Setprint from Sundorne
http://www.sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm
you can set up Distiller (or Adobe PDF or whatever your version of it is 
called) as the default printer within FM, while leaving your regular h/w 
printer as the default in other applications. Then you can simply print 
your FM docs to PDF.


-- 
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Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

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Message: 13
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:31:38 -0700
From: "Joe Malin" 
Subject: RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0
To: "Paul Grigg" 
, ,

Message-ID:
<144FACB355C4F7469CE7D9B7E51E327F02054D17 at tuvoxex.tuvox.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"


Dunno, but I have been using the Adobe PDF driver + write to file +

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