One of the little-known FrameMaker facts is that you can "hyperlink" from a cross-reference in a "template text frame" aka "master-page dummy frame" to an external document, with Ctrl+Alt+Click, just as on a document body page. Use this method to store more template documentation than fits into one frame; another benefit is that you can store all the template documentation and tutorials in one location.
Regards, Peter _______________________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc at hotmail.com> wrote: > > Karene Millar asked: > > > > I am responsible for maintaining the templates at my current company > > and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on the best place to > > store the template version. Ideas are: in a variable or perhaps on a > > reference page. > > > > To be clear - I have a version number and date associated with the > > template so when you have a document you can look at it and identify > > the template version/date to see if it is using the latest templates. > > My own preference is to document templates in the dummy body text > frame on the master pages. Anything that is contained in the body frame > on a master page does not appear on the body pages, ever; only the > "background" (e.g. header and footer) frames of the master pages > hold content that actually appears on the body pages. > > One advantage to putting the template meta-data on a master page > is that it's much easier to find it there (particurly if you put it on one > of the default master pages) than to have to find the right reference > pages. And unlike a variable, you have *lots* of room to describe the > template (e.g. what has been changed/added since the last version) > and even show examples as well as identifying the template version > by number and/or date. > > -Fred Ridder