On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security) <David.Chinell at ge.com> wrote: > Hi: > > I posted awhile ago asking about the learning curve for FrameMaker. I'm > starting to train myself with O'Keefe's book and Classroom in a Book. > > But one thing about the page display in FrameMaker's workspace really > distracts me -- it's the way the left and bottom edges of the page seem > to run into the ruler area without demarcation. I'm just used to seeing > a little gray between the edge of the page and the window features. > > Is there any way to establish that?
Hi, David: FrameMaker doesn't use the pasteboard metaphor that's common in page-layout applications. When you print or convert to PDF, you can specify how the document appears on the standard-size paper. When the FM page size is larger than the document area, you can add crop marks to help visualize the working area, or you can create a simulated pasteboard border area on your master-pages. You can specify the color of the border to be non-printing. Depending on your final output and your preferences, one of these suggestions may work for you: * Use File > New > Custom, to define a larger page than you need in a new document. Set the margins to give the "live area" of the size and position you'd want on a standard page. * Format > Page Layout > Page Size to redefine the page size of an existing document. Reposition the main and header/footer text frames to suit your needs. * Create two templates - one with the standard no-pasteboard layout, and one with the oversize fake pasteboard layout, and import one or the other into your current document. You'll find plenty of information on importing formats, templates, master pages, crop marks, margin settings, header text frames, non-printing color, etc. in FM's online Help, and in Google searches. HTH Regards, Peter __________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices