Well, to make F8 and F9 work you have to keep the Character Designer
resp. Paragraph Designer closed -- that is what you would recommend
to authors, don't you?
With FM8.0p266 I found Ctrl+1 and Ctrl+2 to be working as expected,
but to be able to use Ctrl+3 (Change Element) you need to have the
Element window closed.
Ctrl+4/5/6 are used to apply some/remove some/remove all conditions
from a text, and they seem to be not affected, maybe because there is
no non-modal associated window available.
At least there are work-arounds...
Am 02.12.2007 um 17:20 schrieb Alan Houser:
> The FrameMaker 8 keyboard shortcut issue is particularly frustrating.
> It's not just F9; it's all of the ctrl/F[0-9] shortcuts (element
> operations, conditional text, variables, character and paragraph
> formats). Using these shortcuts can dramatically improve a writer's
> productivity using FrameMaker, and minimize reliance on the mouse.
> In FM8, the shortcuts "time out", at an apparently random interval.
> Often the shortcut time-out is almost immediate. These keyboard
> shortcuts are nearly unusable in FM8.
> I would also be interested in hearing whether anybody does _not_
> experience this problem with FrameMaker 8, or if there is a work-
> Diane Gaskill wrote:
>> Hi Greg,
>> Yes, it was free. :-) But they did not fix everything. I still have
>> problems with my F9 key when trying to use keyboard shortcuts.
>> the tag list
>> does not stay in the field as it should. This is real problem
>> because I
>> rely on the shortcuts for all kinds of things. Not being able to
>> use th F9
>> key is a real productivity slowdown.
Michael M?ller-Hillebrand: Dokumentations-Technologien
Adobe Certified Expert, FrameMaker