Dave,

If you want to create forms and other things in Frame for output to PDF,
check out Shlomo Perets' Microtypes website. His TimeSavers tools  insert
postscript code into Frame files to do things like create dynamic forms.

http://microtype.com/showcase.html

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM, David Artman <da...@davidartman.com> wrote:

>    You can use Acrobat Pro to append a PDF file to another PDF file, in
>    whole or in part, and (IIRC) at any location using Document > Insert
>    Pages.
>
>    Yes, this adds a step (or more!) to workflow. Yes, the inserted PDF
>    will have its own footers, etc; and thus, you might have to do some
>    fancy footwork with page numbering in the two source files to get it
>    all to align. Yes, any other autonumbering will be similarly
>    problematic, requiring you to force it to start with a specific value
>    (e.g., n=25). But you'll have a PDF "in" another PDF.
>
>    As for "is [it] recommended", I think it's a good practice if you get
>    content from a business partner, legal, or some other entity that would
>    not want you to have any chance of editing it. (Hmm... but such a
>    locked-down PDF might not be appendable, in part or in whole, to
>    another one? And you can always use Advanced Text Tools on unlocked
>    PDFs, so maybe this use case ISN'T a good one! You'd probably have to
>    insert into FrameMaker as full-page "images" if locked down.)
>
>    OK, another use case is a PDF created in another editor, for example a
>    dynamic form made in LiveCycle Designer. VERY hard to do such things in
>    FrameMaker, but easy in LCD. I've never tried that workflow, but it
>    seems kosher.
>
>    Finally, you could have an 'example' PDF that is a sample of output
>    resulting from a process that is documented in the earlier PDF. That
>    would avoid you having to setup several master pages in the same book
>    to show the variations. OR, if you are, say, making a training manual
>    for using your publishing environment, and you want to show a sample of
>    all the output types, but Help won't append: make the Help output save
>    as PDF and then append tot he "how to" main PDF:
>
>    * How To Run Output (1 PDF with 'internal style')
>
>    ** PDF Output Example (1 PDF of single-sourced sample book with
>    'external style')
>
>    ** Help Output Example (1 PDF of single-sourced sample book rendered as
>    Help then exported/saved as PDF)
>
>    ** (etc.)
>
>    So, sure! It's recommended in cases where sourcing everything in
>    FrameMaker is impossible, too time consuming, or a poor content-reuse
>    scenario. Hope this helps;
>
>    David
>
>    -------- Original Message --------
>    Subject: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file
>    From: lklane64 <[1]lklan...@gmail.com>
>    Date: Fri, March 17, 2017 9:35 am
>    To: [2]framers@lists.frameusers.com
>    I was wondering if anyone answered the question about adding PDFs to a
>    FM book file.  Does anyone know if this is possible or even
>    recommended?
>    Thanks in advance,Laura
>
> References
>
>    1. mailto:lklan...@gmail.com
>    2. mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com
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