Hello fellow Frame users, This is my first post to the list; I joined yesterday. I've been using Frame for about two years, but I only recently started a job where I'm a lone writer, in charge of all documentation for my organization. Previously, I've been using Frame, but my supervisor was the one who created/updated all templates, formats, etc., so I didn't really learn to use a lot of Frame's features.
I'm excited to be on this list and to learn from your collective experience. Today I come with two questions. First: is there a way to use an external formats document similar to a CSS style sheet using unstructured Frame? I have four books that I'm developing concurrently. The average book has 6 chapters, so I've got a good number of individual .fm documents I'm working with. As I go, I'm encountering new format needs. I modify the format accordingly, but then I have to import that document's formats into all the other documents I'm working with. I'd like to know if Frame has an external formats document that can be referenced, such that formats changed in that document are automatically reflected across all documents that link to that formats doc. Does that make sense? Do you know any way to make Frame do this? (I'm stuck with Frame 7.0 for now.) Second: When you build a TOC, is there a way to get Frame to insert a tab between the heading text and the page number? I'm having to do this manually every time I build the book files (which is daily, because I'm making my in-process work available to our internal developers and support people). I'm just sure there must be some place where I can tell Frame that I want a tab between the heading text and the page number. I just can't find it. Any help available? Thanks. I look forward to participating in the Framers online community. Paul Pehrson Midvale, UT