FrameMaker already does have an "outline" view, but you need to be using structured FrameMaker to get it. In unstructured FrameMaker, there is absolutely no difference between a Heading1 and a Heading2, or a Heading2 and a Note. You may have it all organized in your mind, but FrameMaker knows nothing about that. It's all just a bunch of different paragraph formats with different fonts and colors. To turn that into an outline, you need to define the relationships between one paragraph and other, in a way that FrameMaker can understand. That's basically what structured FrameMaker is all about. Once you do that, and you've spent some time working in FrameMaker's Structure View window, you'll never want to go back.
Hope that helps, Gary -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Donlad W. Spencer Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 1:47 PM To: Framers (E-mail) Subject: Outline Framer Folks: As I develop my personally written book in FrameMaker 7.2, especially since I have learned to create hot key macros in the customization files, there is only one thing about MS Word that I miss - Outline View. The ability to reduce the book to an outline and manipulate that outline is most convenient, and good old solid FrameMaker offers nothing like that, except the ability to change chapter positions within a book. Has anybody ever written a 3rd party program that offers something akin to Outline View? Would be nice. ~ Don Spencer donandjudy1 at earthlink.net beamwardpublications at earthlink.net www.doortrix.com This e-mail, and any attachments are strictly confidential and intended for the addressee(s) only. The content may also contain legal, professional or other privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately, by return of email, and then delete the e-mail and any attachments. You should not disclose, copy or take any action in reliance on this transmission. Please ensure you have adequate virus protection before you open or detach any documents from this transmission. Advantica, Inc. is a company incorporated in Delaware with its headquarters at 600 Bent Creek Blvd., Suite 100, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 U.S.A. Advantica Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company No. 3294136 and registered office at Holywell Park, New Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3GR, United Kingdom. ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System. For more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email ______________________________________________________________________