Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Lin Sims
Oh, this looks VERY useful. Thanks for this. Also to Klaus for keeping a copy around. On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: > This might help, though it sounds like maybe there's a bug in FM. > > http://www.daube.ch/docu/files/FrameLaTeXTemplate.pdf > >

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Robert Lauriston
This might help, though it sounds like maybe there's a bug in FM. http://www.daube.ch/docu/files/FrameLaTeXTemplate.pdf How about rendering the Word formula to PDF and inserting that as an image? On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Lin Sims wrote: > Can't get a new tool.

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
Has anyone mentioned structure in this discussion? I don't mean structured vs. unstructured, I mean documentation design. Documentation can be basically sound, but rendered unusable by poor information design and/or lack of suitable navigation tools. This problem becomes geometrically worse as

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Lin Sims
It is an estimated value hat over a W matrix. I think I'll grab a screenshot, assuming our corporate style standards allow, and I believe they do. On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 4:28 PM, William Saylor wrote: > Alan, > I feel your pain. If you have to do this a lot

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I totally agree with Alan! LaTeX is unsurpassed in this math and "formula" capability - highly general purpose. You can easily create the entire math "text' and formulas you need - with a little bit of a learning curve - and then create a PDF of that for use elsewhere. Z > -Original

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread William Saylor
Alan, I feel your pain. If you have to do this a lot MathType is not very expensive and easy to use in FM (either OLE or MathML). IMHO it is becoming the most widely used equation editor for hundreds of applications. I assume you are adding the "estimated value" hat over a W

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Nancy Allison
Even if SMEs cooperate and tech writers are employed to do the work, these things can cause failure: 1. An inability to understand writing for an end user. I am still seeing writers dump every piece of technical information they receive into lengthy descriptions, but fail to shape

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
Thanks...though not applicable here. This is for internal documentation for inhouse systems. No product is being sold and no involvement with marketing or sales.. John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY

[Framers] FrameMaker 2015 Publish Expert

2016-05-20 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Framers, I have a client developing some manuals in FrameMaker 2015. They want to use the Publish command to output responsive HTML 5. I have played with it a bit and it looks like it is using inline styles. It looks like there is a way to configure it to use classes with an external style

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Lin Sims
I'd say that the biggest problem is having managers and SMEs who consider documentation to be of little or no importance compared to their "real" work, so their responsibility to provide information or answer questions or perform reviews is ignored or skimped on. On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 3:35 PM,

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Alan Litchfield
My preference is to use TeX/LaTeX to produce a pdf of the equation. To be honest, I never really had a lot of joy with Frame's equation editor and the output from TeX is far superior to most other tools. You can make your learning curve shallower by using one of the many online LaTeX equation

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Lin Sims
Can't get a new tool. Can't get a new font, either. I did try the diacritical marks on the Equation palette, that was the "too small and too high". I also tried using FrameMaker's Character Palette; that was the "too small, so close it got lost in the rest of the actual character." I _believe_

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
I've never seen a documentation project fail because it had 10 bullets in it. :-) John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
Internal documentation ...no competitors. John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Robert Lauriston
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Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Liz Fraley
What are the risks if you have inadequate or missing documentation? Legally. How do your docs stack up against your competitors -- that's the first question a forensic documentation expert will ask if you end up in court. On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 9:48 AM, wrote: > >

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Fred Ridder
Aren't bullet points subject to the "universal" 7 +/-2 rule? If so, 10 bullets would be doomed to failure. But John's original list would be OK at 8 bullets. ;^) -FR From: Framers on behalf of

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Fred Ridder
Umm, what you say about Word's equation editor is not entirely accurate. Microsoft used to use a reduced version of MathType as Word's built in equation editor; but as of Word 2007, the default equation editor is a brand-new tool, developed in-house by Microsoft. The old MathType-based editor

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
I don't have control of the agenda. John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Etzel, Gary
I think you should pose the question as "What causes documentation to succeed?" Present the issue in a positive light, not a negative one. For example: - Employing trained, dedicated technical communicators. - Involving technical documentation from the first day of the project. - Clearly

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Craig W. Johnson
The unicode code for combining (i.e. zero-width) circumflex is hex 0302, and it should follow the character it appears above. If you don't have a unicode entry method handy, using Frame's replace function - "W" with "W\u0302" - will get you the code, BUT, you need the circumflex to be declared

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread John Sgammato
And there's the Miracle of Compound Interest - every time you add a new title, you then have to maintain it from version to version, so the workload grows even if the department doesn't. On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Catherine Woods wrote: > Documentation creep - like

[Framers] Odd conditional text behaviour with two monitors

2016-05-20 Thread Keith Soltys
I’m using FrameMaker 10 on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC with two identical 23” monitors. My primary monitor is on the right. Generally I keep most of my tabs and pods on the main monitor, but on the current document it seemed easier to move some of them to the secondary monitory. I just spent 10

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread Catherine Woods
Documentation creep - like every 4 months project management "thinks" up another document (or decides that original docs should be split into x) and expects the one assigned writer to pick it up Buy-in from project management on the documentation to be written that "don't change over time"

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
Thanks, Peter...but between you and me, I've never experienced a failed documentation project because 10 bullets was used. :-). John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
These are the bullets that will be discussed later. John X Posada SR AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | Global Risk Analytics | HSBC North America Holdings Inc 330 Madison Ave., NY NY __ Phone Int: 212-525-5483 Ext:

Re: [Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread John Sgammato
Starting with your first bullet, I'd ask what is she supposed to accomplish? Is this defending your job? The department? Looking for ways to improve? Maybe it's a rhetorical question and her audience already knows what they want to hear. Also, IMO bullet points invite argument. It's better to

[Framers] What causes documentation to fail

2016-05-20 Thread john . x . posada
Hi, guys...by end of today, I need to present to my manager a few bullet points for a presentation she is doing on Monday. The subject is: "What Causes Documentation to Fail" I've started with a few points: Not writing to a well-understood target audience Including too little or too much

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Patrick Edwards
I'm an idiot who didn't read for comprehension, you said you already tried that, apologies. Patrick >>> "Patrick Edwards" 5/20/2016 11:20 AM >>> That sounds like "latin capital letter w with circumflex": Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W WITH CIRCUMFLEX'

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Patrick Edwards
That sounds like "latin capital letter w with circumflex": Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W WITH CIRCUMFLEX' (U+0174) http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/0174/index.htm Just use the character palette to insert this character using a typeface containing this glyph, such as

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread M Lee
Hi Lin Monique, If you are creating an equation using the Equations Editor, you can add the "hat" as a diacritical mark to an equation entity. Hope this helps. Martha On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Monique Semp wrote: > One of my engineers gave me a Word

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Monique Semp
One of my engineers gave me a Word document that has an equation I need to reproduce in Frame. One of the letters in that equation is a capital W with what Word describes as a "hat". Essentially, it look like a left angle bracket rotated 90 degrees to point up that has been placed over the W. It

[Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Lin Sims
One of my engineers gave me a Word document that has an equation I need to reproduce in Frame. One of the letters in that equation is a capital W with what Word describes as a "hat". Essentially, it look like a left angle bracket rotated 90 degrees to point up that has been placed over the W. It