Stefan, Thanks for this overview.
While working for Air Atlanta Icelandic I had some use for point pages when working with certain manuals, technical manuals and you had some deletions or additions of contents to print and send. Later, working with a different type of manuals where the staff could not be trusted to insert such pages correctly, or not at all, I went for total updates and reissues in pdf or printed as books (bound in some way or another). I agree that the need for it today is limited, but still I think it should not be removed. Kind regards, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson retired (mostly) On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:20 AM, Stefan Gentz <ge...@adobe.com> wrote: > Hi Framers, > > Klaus Daube reminded me a few days ago, that there are some "secret" > features in FrameMaker, that are still present in the product today, but > are no longer in the UI nor documented, especially "Freeze pagination" and > "Open Heroic". I'm currently going through them and discuss them with the > product managers and documentation team. > > So, one of these "secret features" is "Freeze pagination": It's still > present in FM 2017 and can be accessed with Esc-p-z. > > For those who do not know the feature: Let's say you have a 100-page > document with one text flow. On the master page you have a footer with a > page count variable (<$curpagenum>). Now you can "freeze pagination" which > will disconnect all text frames (that is, you get 100 disconnected pages > with a Text Flow "A"). Now you can add new disconnected pages between other > pages (called "point pages"). Or if you are at the end of a page and add > new content, a new page is added right next to the current page with a > connect text frame to the previous page. The page number will show a "point > page number" (e.g. when you add pages after page 7, they will be numbered > as 7.1, 7.2 etc.). > The idea of this feature back in the days was to create "revision pages" > ("point pages"). > > That said, I understand how the feature works, but in more than 20 years I > have never used it myself (never had a use case for it) nor met anyone ever > using it and all people I have asked in the last days who know this feature > told me the same (never had a use case). > > My question to you: > - Has anyone ever used this feature when it was still present in the UI > many versions back? > - Is anyone still using it? > - What is the use case scenario that you can think of where it still might > be useful? > > Your feedback will help us to have a new look at this feature and discuss > what to do with it (bring it back to the UI and document it or keep it > hidden or maybe even remove it). > > Looking forward to your feedback, > Stefan Gentz > Adobe Worldwide TechComm Evangelist > > _______________________________________________ > > 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 > _______________________________________________ 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