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


Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc at> 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

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