If by a dynamic form you're talking about a PDF form that can be filled in and saved, then yes, it can. There's a plugin for forms call Forms Assistant. Fillable fields, drop-down selection, radio buttons, check marks, the works. I took one of his courses years ago, and the order form was a PDF he made using Frame and TimeSavers. It was very slick.
On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM, David Artman <da...@davidartman.com> wrote: > Oh, yes, I'm well aware of MicroType TimeSavers. I do not think they > will do dynamic forms, though. > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file > From: Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com> > Date: Mon, March 20, 2017 4:18 pm > To: "An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software." > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 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 <lklan...@gmail.com> > > Date: Fri, March 17, 2017 9:35 am > > To: email@example.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:firstname.lastname@example.org > > _______________________________________________ > > > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > > > Send messages to email@example.com > > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/ > > framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/ > > listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > > > -- > Lin Sims > _______________________________________________ > This message is from the Framers mailing list > Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at > http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at > http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > > References > > 1. mailto:ljsims...@gmail.com > 2. mailto:email@example.com > 3. http://microtype.com/showcase.html > 4. mailto:da...@davidartman.com > 5. mailto:lklan...@gmail.com > 6. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > 7. mailto:lklan...@gmail.com > 8. mailto:email@example.com > 9. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > 10. http://www.frameusers.com/ > 11. http://www.mail-archive.com/ > 12. http://40lists.frameusers.com/ > 13. http://lists.frameusers.com/ > 14. http://framers-frameusers.com/ > 15. mailto:listad...@frameusers.com > 16. mailto:email@example.com > 17. http://www.frameusers.com/ > 18. http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com > 19. http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > 20. mailto:listad...@frameusers.com > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/ > framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/ > listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > -- Lin Sims _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to email@example.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com