Re: [Framers] Framemaker Training

2016-02-01 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
I know a couple of people who've used the Lynda.com course and found it very helpful. -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+richard.combs=polycom@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rebecca Officer Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 2:01 PM To:

Re: [Framers] Compiling books on to a CD/DVD

2016-01-14 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Good idea. It's been quite a while since I played with PDF portfolios, but if I recall correctly, that lets the readers search across all the portfolio components. At least when they're using Adobe Reader. From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Reng, Dr.

RE: FM12 Crashes on File Open - Need Answer FAST

2015-06-19 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
“Divide and conquer” is always a good troubleshooting strategy in such cases. Cut the MIF file in half and save each half as FM. Theoretically, one of the FM files will crash and the other won’t, narrowing down the location of the problem. Repeat the process as necessary to isolate the problem

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-18 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
OK, this thread has veered in multiple directions, and the key point that Fred and I tried to make may have gotten lost, partly because as Fred pointed out, we tend to misuse the term resolution. So let's banish that term. Don't think about resolution and don't do anything resolution-related to

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-18 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
We’re talking about screen captures. Typical monitors display 96 pixels per inch, so you’re not “creating” something at 300 dpi. And you never want or need to downsample a screen capture. I’ll repeat myself just one more time. Ignore “resolution.” Just look at the pixel dimensions of your

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-17 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
have a nice, sharp 6 wide screen shot in your doc. From: Tim Pann [mailto:tp...@telecomsys.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:30 PM To: Combs, Richard (CW); framers Subject: RE: Importing clear, sharp images OK this is very interesting. I was under the assumption that you should keep

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-17 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Don't resize your screen captures! Save as PNG exactly as captured. When you import them into FM, specify the appropriate DPI setting to make them the size you want on the page. From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Tim Pann Sent:

RE: Apply a page master style to a para format.

2015-05-15 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Yes. Select Format Page Layout Apply Master Pages. This creates a new reference page named MasterPageMaps. Go to it, and you'll see a master page mapping table with no entries. In the Paragraph Tag Name column, enter ChapterTitle. In the appropriate master page column (right or left), enter

RE: What FM plugin suite give the most bang?

2015-04-23 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Ditto! From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rick Quatro Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:12 PM To: 'framers' Subject: RE: What FM plugin suite give the most bang? Yes, they make good stuff. I recommend their products. From:

RE: Did I miss the FM12.0.4 Update Announcement?

2015-02-27 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Hmm. Then it made a liar out of the FM10 help, too. Maybe that “rasterization” language was left over from earlier releases… From: Lin Sims [mailto:ljsims...@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:16 AM To: Combs, Richard (CW) Cc: Davis, David; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re

RE: Did I miss the FM12.0.4 Update Announcement?

2015-02-27 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
Oh, wait – I missed your previous message. So I’m guessing it’s reimporting that you tried unsuccessfully, and then it worked the second time. From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Combs, Richard (CW) Sent: Friday, February 27

RE: Did I miss the FM12.0.4 Update Announcement?

2015-02-27 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
If what the FM10 help says is correct, this is because FM10 apparently didn’t import the graphics in native SVG format (emphasis added): When importing a Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG), the SVG Import dialog box allows the user to select the rasterization quality of the image. By increasing

RE: Frame vs. Flare for My Needs

2015-02-25 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
I'll second that. Mif2Go produces decent Word output right out of the box, and you can customize it to a fare-thee-well. BTW, hi everybody. I'm working again, and back on the list. Richard From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of

RE: Welcome back! (Was: RE: Frame vs. Flare for My Needs)

2015-02-25 Thread Combs, Richard (CW)
by return email or telephone (503) 657-3010 immediately, and delete or destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation. From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Combs, Richard (CW) Sent

RE: Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Alastair Dent wrote: I'm using something like your suggested workflow. The downside of it is that pasting into the pre-formatted frame doesn't work well. Even if the scratch icon bitmap is selected, pasting doesn't replace it. Selecting the frame and pasting results in the bitmap appearing

RE: mapping table mystery--or is it misery?

2013-09-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Karen Robbins wrote: How can a paragraph tag that doesn't exist get into the book HTML mapping table? After revising an existing book and preparing for HTML output, I was checking the book HTML mapping table when I noticed an entry for a paragraph tag that is completely alien to anything

Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Alastair Dent wrote: > I'm using something like your suggested workflow. > > The downside of it is that pasting into the pre-formatted frame doesn't work > well. Even if the scratch icon bitmap is selected, pasting doesn't replace it. > Selecting the frame and pasting results in the bitmap

mapping table mystery--or is it misery?

2013-09-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Karen Robbins wrote: > How can a paragraph tag that doesn't exist get into the book HTML mapping > table? > After revising an existing book and preparing for HTML output, I was checking > the book HTML mapping table when I noticed an entry for a paragraph tag that > is completely alien to

RE: Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Combs, Richard
Alastair Dent wrote: I need to be able to quickly insert graphics (button icons) into instructions. I've had a brief go at this and it seems needlessly complex Paste graphic Select frame, chance to 'anchor at insertion point'. I still end up with a button icon floating too high. What

Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Combs, Richard
Alastair Dent wrote: > I need to be able to quickly insert graphics (button icons) into instructions. > > I've had a brief go at this and it seems needlessly complex > Paste graphic > Select frame, chance to 'anchor at insertion point'. > > I still end up with a button icon floating too high. >

RE: Updating TOC Wipes Formatting

2013-08-27 Thread Combs, Richard
Lin Sims wrote: Click View Reference Pages Find the reference page labeled TOC. It'll probably have something there already with paragraph tag labels such as Heading1TOC. Use the paragraph designer to format your heading_styleTOC tags on this page. Fred, Lin, and Stuart have pretty well

Updating TOC Wipes Formatting

2013-08-27 Thread Combs, Richard
Lin Sims wrote: > Click View > Reference Pages > Find the reference page labeled TOC. It'll probably have something there > already with paragraph tag labels such as Heading1TOC. > Use the paragraph designer to format your TOC tags on this > page. Fred, Lin, and Stuart have pretty well covered

RE: Unwanted items in the TOC

2013-08-15 Thread Combs, Richard
Thomas Scalise wrote: I am working in Frame 11.0.0.380 on WIN 7. I have three unwanted items in my TOC. They appear on the TOC reference page and they are: $paratext $pagenum $paratext $pagenum $paratext $pagenum The first one is a ContentsTitleTOC. The second one is a LOFTitleTOC.

Unwanted items in the TOC

2013-08-15 Thread Combs, Richard
Thomas Scalise wrote: > I am working in Frame 11.0.0.380 on WIN 7. > > I have three unwanted items in my TOC. They appear on the TOC reference page > and they are: > > <$paratext> <$pagenum> > <$paratext> <$pagenum> > <$paratext> <$pagenum> > > The first one is a ContentsTitleTOC. > The second

RE: Take the Adobe Tech Comm Survey

2013-08-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Karen Robbins wrote: A browser-based survey only works on one platform? Please! :-) --Karen On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Shmuel Wolfson wrote: It worked fine for me with Firefox under Windows 7. We don't know what it works on and what it doesn't work on. I don't think any of the

Take the Adobe Tech Comm Survey

2013-08-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Karen Robbins wrote: > A browser-based survey only works on one platform? Please! :-) > > --Karen > On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Shmuel Wolfson wrote: > It worked fine for me with Firefox under Windows 7. We don't know what it works on and what it doesn't work on. I don't think any of the

RE: FM 8: Lost my footnote separator line

2013-07-26 Thread Combs, Richard
VLM TechSubs wrote: Did this request come through to the group? I would greatly appreciate any ideas and help. :) It didn't because you sent it from a different email address than the one subscribed to the list. Thanks, Elchanan From: Elchanan [mailto:elcha...@pathofhealth.org] snip

FM 8: Lost my footnote separator line

2013-07-26 Thread Combs, Richard
VLM TechSubs wrote: > Did this request come through to the group? I would greatly appreciate any > ideas and help. :) It didn't because you sent it from a different email address than the one subscribed to the list. > Thanks, > Elchanan > > From: Elchanan [mailto:Elchanan at

RE: TOC has incorrect page numbers

2013-07-24 Thread Combs, Richard
David Millis wrote: This morning I discovered that the page numbering that is showing in my TOC is incorrect. The numbers are correct for a couple of chapters and at the beginning of the 3rd chapter. Then, in the middle of the 3rd chapter, the numbers are off by a page (should be 32 and is

RE: Do not use the Courier(r) font when Adobe Type Manager(r) is turned off

2013-07-24 Thread Combs, Richard
Davis, David wrote: Not wanting to bombard the list with minutiae, but there are some quite odd things buried in the Frame help files that look like they've been there since the 1990s - E.g. in Home / Using FrameMaker 11 / Templates and Page Layout / Formats Fonts I found this little

TOC has incorrect page numbers

2013-07-24 Thread Combs, Richard
David Millis wrote: > This morning I discovered that the page numbering that is showing in my TOC is > incorrect. The numbers are correct for a couple of chapters and at the > beginning of the 3rd chapter. Then, in the middle of the 3rd chapter, the > numbers are off by a page (should be 32 and

"Do not use the Courier(r) font when Adobe Type Manager(r) is turned off"

2013-07-24 Thread Combs, Richard
Davis, David wrote: > Not wanting to bombard the list with minutiae, but there are some quite odd > things buried in the Frame help files that look like they've been there since > the 1990s - > E.g. in "Home / Using FrameMaker 11 / Templates and Page Layout / Formats > > Fonts" I found this

RE: Can't enter alpha character in text

2013-07-19 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: The table that contains the ANSI 097 - lower-case alpha mapping is in the section titled Symbol and ZapfDingbats character sets and the lower-case alpha character and character name are in the column of the table headed Symbol set: graphic and name. What this tells you is

Can't enter alpha character in text

2013-07-19 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: > The table that contains the ANSI 097 <-> lower-case alpha mapping is in the > section titled "Symbol and ZapfDingbats character sets" and the lower-case > alpha character and character name are in the column of the table headed > "Symbol set: graphic and name". What this

RE: OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Combs, Richard
John Posada wrote: Off list. Aside from it is interesting to a small subset, its just plain boring now. You think that's boring? The logical next topic is: Should the debate about whether the CC discussion belongs off-list or on-list be off-list or on-list? ;-) Richard G. Combs Senior

OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Combs, Richard
John Posada wrote: > Off list. Aside from it is interesting to a small subset, its just plain > boring now. You think that's boring? The logical next topic is: Should the debate about whether the CC discussion belongs off-list or on-list be off-list or on-list? ;-) Richard G. Combs Senior

OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Combs, Richard
Alan Litchfield wrote: > Actually Richard... > On 19/07/13 8:41 AM, Combs, Richard wrote: > John Posada wrote: > > Off list. Aside from it is interesting to a small subset, its just plain > boring now. > > You think that's boring? The logical next topic is: Should th

RE: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-17 Thread Combs, Richard
David Creamer wrote: If you already own a perpetual license version, you don't have to stop using it. But if you start out as a renter, you do. And if you own a perpetual license, such as CS6, and then rent CC as your new upgrade path, when you stop paying, there's a good chance that

Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-17 Thread Combs, Richard
David Creamer wrote: > > If you already own a perpetual license version, you don't have to stop > > using it. But if you start out as a renter, you do. And if you own a > > perpetual license, such as CS6, and then rent CC as your new upgrade > > path, when you stop paying, there's a good chance

RE: A query regarding $paranum

2013-07-12 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert CH Shell wrote: Here is the PGF: V:Video: $volnum: $chapnum: n+:~ Here is the caption: every element respected Video: 4: 3:2:~The Company hospital Here is the result in the generated list of videos: Video: 4: 1: 2:~ The Company hospital..1879

A query regarding <$paranum>

2013-07-12 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert CH Shell wrote: > Here is the PGF: > > V:Video: <$volnum>: <$chapnum>: :~ > > Here is the caption: every element respected > > Video: 4: 3:2:~The Company hospital > > Here is the result in the generated list of videos: > > Video: 4: 1: 2:~ The Company

RE: Converting Older Frame Files to Frame 10: Cannot Lock File Error Message

2013-06-11 Thread Combs, Richard
todd.bers...@teradyne.com wrote: I just received a batch of 200+ FrameMaker 4, 5.5, and 6 files that I need to get into Frame 10 and then convert into Word and PDF. However, when I try to open them in either Frame 7 or Frame 10, I get the following error message: Cannot lock this file for

RE: FM10 FM9

2013-06-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert Lauriston wrote: Can FM9 open FM10 files directly, or do you need to save as .mif from FM10? Neither. :-) FM10 can save as FM9 files; no need to go through MIF. Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 -- rgcombs AT

Converting Older Frame Files to Frame 10: Cannot Lock File Error Message

2013-06-11 Thread Combs, Richard
todd.bersley at teradyne.com wrote: > I just received a batch of 200+ FrameMaker 4, 5.5, and 6 files that I need to > get into Frame 10 and then convert into Word and PDF. However, when I try to > open them in either Frame 7 or Frame 10, I get the following error message: > "Cannot lock this file

FM10 > FM9

2013-06-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert Lauriston wrote: > Can FM9 open FM10 files directly, or do you need to save as .mif from FM10? Neither. :-) FM10 can save as FM9 files; no need to go through MIF. Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 -- rgcombs AT

RE: Another FrameMaker 11 Bug

2013-06-10 Thread Combs, Richard
Rick Quatro wrote: 1) Create a new, double-sided document. 2) Go to the two master pages and add Current Page # variables so you can keep track of the body pages. 3) Add some dummy content so the document has at least 3 pages. 4) Go to page 2 and add a small text frame in the top margin of

Another FrameMaker 11 Bug

2013-06-10 Thread Combs, Richard
Rick Quatro wrote: > 1) Create a new, double-sided document. > 2) Go to the two master pages and add Current Page # variables so you can > keep track of the body pages. > 3) Add some dummy content so the document has at least 3 pages. > 4) Go to page 2 and add a small text frame in the top margin

RE: Feature Request - Print to File Warning

2013-05-28 Thread Combs, Richard
Shmuel Wolfson wrote: When I print to file (which I do when I make a PDF) then I later change to a different printer to print out a hard copy, the preference of Print to File remains unless I clear the checkbox. This is very annoying. I end up printing things to the office printer and

RE: Feature Request - Print to File Warning

2013-05-28 Thread Combs, Richard
Craig Ede wrote: There are times when quite specific Distiller job options are required by clients who may be providing the resulting PDF to service bureaus, etc. This makes printing from .ps files more desirable than simple direct printing to PDF. In the Print Book dialog box, click PDF

Feature Request - Print to File Warning

2013-05-28 Thread Combs, Richard
Shmuel Wolfson wrote: > When I print to file (which I do when I make a PDF) then I later change > to a different printer to print out a hard copy, the preference of Print > to File remains unless I clear the checkbox. This is very annoying. I > end up printing things to the office printer and

Feature Request - Print to File Warning

2013-05-28 Thread Combs, Richard
Craig Ede wrote: > There are times when quite specific Distiller job options are required by > clients who may be providing the resulting PDF to service bureaus, etc. This > makes printing from .ps files more desirable than simple direct printing to > PDF. In the Print Book dialog box, click PDF

RE: How to set up a Running H/F to call a paratag from a previous file

2013-05-23 Thread Combs, Richard
Carol J. Elkins wrote: The Running H/F in my master page calls for a paratag like this: Running H/F 2 $paratext[H2 SubTitle] I have child pages (each a separate file) that use that same master page, but because they are child pages, they don't have their own [H2 Sub Title] paratag

How to set up a Running H/F to call a paratag from a previous file

2013-05-23 Thread Combs, Richard
Carol J. Elkins wrote: > The Running H/F in my master page calls for a paratag like this: > > > I have child pages (each a separate file) that use that same master > page, but because they are child pages, they don't have their own [H2 > Sub Title] paratag anywhere in the file. I want that

RE: OT: Acrobat printing bug with logical page numbers

2013-05-06 Thread Combs, Richard
Helen Borrie wrote: At 02:17 a.m. 7/05/2013, Rick Quatro wrote: I have a PDF file set up with logical page numbering. If I want to print page 7-10 and type this in the Pages field, Acrobat prints physical pages 7 through 10 from the PDF file instead of logical page 7-10. I tried it in

OT: Acrobat printing bug with logical page numbers

2013-05-06 Thread Combs, Richard
Helen Borrie wrote: > At 02:17 a.m. 7/05/2013, Rick Quatro wrote: > >I have a PDF file set up with logical page numbering. If I want to print > >page 7-10 and type this in the Pages field, Acrobat prints physical pages 7 > >through 10 from the PDF file instead of logical page 7-10. I tried it in

RE: Variables based on paragraph tags at the book level?

2013-04-29 Thread Combs, Richard
Jason Nichols wrote: For example, it'd be nice if I could define – in the footer of each chapter in a book – the Running H/F variables to pull in the document title, product name, and version number based on what appears on the book's title page (based on paragraph tags that are used only in

Variables based on paragraph tags at the book level?

2013-04-29 Thread Combs, Richard
Jason Nichols wrote: > For example, it'd be nice if I could define ? in the footer of each > chapter in a book ? the Running H/F variables to pull in the document > title, product name, and version number based on what appears on the > book's title page (based on paragraph tags that are used only

RE: jpg images

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert Lauriston wrote: JPEG with the highest quality setting is fine for most screen shots, though I usually see smaller files from PNG or GIF. And a butter knife works fine as a screwdriver if the blade fits the slot well. But it's not what you should use if a screwdriver is available. :-)

RE: Generated list of variables

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
gr...@hedgewizard.net wrote: Is there a way to generate a list of variables used in a book? I don't see anything in the native functionality. It could be done with a script (FrameScript or ExtendScript). For a file, you could save it as MIF, open that in a text editor, and pull out the

RE: Generated list of variables

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
files, you could import the variables from each book file into a temporary Should have said: from each file in the book Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 -- rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-903-6372 --

jpg images

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert Lauriston wrote: > JPEG with the highest quality setting is fine for most screen shots, > though I usually see smaller files from PNG or GIF. And a butter knife works fine as a screwdriver if the blade fits the slot well. But it's not what you should use if a screwdriver is available.

Generated list of variables

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
grant at hedgewizard.net wrote: > Is there a way to generate a list of variables used in a book? > I don't see anything in the native functionality. It could be done with a script (FrameScript or ExtendScript). For a file, you could save it as MIF, open that in a text editor, and pull out the

Generated list of variables

2013-04-25 Thread Combs, Richard
> files, you could import the variables from each book file into a temporary Should have said: "from each file in the book" Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 -- rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-903-6372 --

RE: Framers: What good uses are Pods ?

2013-04-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Jeremy H. Griffith wrote: On Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:35:44 -0700, Maxwell Hoffmann mhoff...@adobe.com wrote: For instance, pre V9, index markers could only be viewed one at a time in a modal marker dialogue that froze the screen. That's just not true. The marker dialog has always been

Framers: What good uses are Pods ?

2013-04-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Jeremy H. Griffith wrote: > On Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:35:44 -0700, Maxwell Hoffmann > > wrote: > > >For instance, pre V9, index markers could only be viewed one > >at a time in a modal marker dialogue that froze the screen. > > That's just not true. The marker dialog has always been > modeless,

RE: Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Combs, Richard
Keith Soltys wrote: I'm surprised upgrading the RAM made any difference. I thought 32-bit Windows only recognizes 4 GB maximum (actually, I think it's something like 3.2 GB). That's correct. But if the PC is using integrated graphics instead of a separate graphics card, a gigabyte or more of

RE: Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Combs, Richard
Jeremy H. Griffith wrote: On Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:51:26 -0700, Dov Isaacs isa...@adobe.com wrote: Now if you are on Windows 64-bit, even though FrameMaker is a 32-bit application, performance may significantly improve with additional memory simply because FrameMaker is not competing for

Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Combs, Richard
Keith Soltys wrote: > I'm surprised upgrading the RAM made any difference. I thought 32-bit Windows > only recognizes 4 GB maximum (actually, I think it's something like 3.2 GB). That's correct. But if the PC is using integrated graphics instead of a separate graphics card, a gigabyte or more

Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Combs, Richard
Jeremy H. Griffith wrote: > On Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:51:26 -0700, Dov Isaacs > > wrote: > > >Now if you are on Windows 64-bit, even though FrameMaker > >is a 32-bit application, performance may significantly > >improve with additional memory simply because FrameMaker > >is not competing for real

RE: global master page changes

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Timothy DeWees wrote: I have a document that changes very frequently, sometimes every month. The client likes to have a version in the header, such as March 2013 Version, April 2013 Version, etc.  Is there a way to globally revise all of my master pages in the book from say March to April in

RE: master page not applying

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
David Blanchard wrote: I am using framemaker 10 and i created a first page for unstructured documents. The body pages use side heading, the first page does not. 1. Created a master page called first. (It doesnot contain side headings). 2. Applied the master page by going to FormatPage

RE: global master page changes

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Matt Sullivan wrote: Perhaps the most elegant way to use the variables method is to save the definitions as a MIF fragment and eliminate any chance of mucking anything else in your files. I refer to Using MIF Fragments to Update Catalog Settings on p. 581 of my book whenever I need to do

global master page changes

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Timothy DeWees wrote: > I have a document that changes very frequently, sometimes every month. The > client likes to have a "version" in the header, such as "March 2013 Version", > "April 2013 Version," etc.? Is there a way to globally revise all of my master > pages in the book from say March to

master page not applying

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
David Blanchard wrote: > I am using framemaker 10 and i created a first page for unstructured > documents. The body pages use side heading, the first page does not. > 1. Created a master page called first. (It doesnot contain side headings). > 2. Applied the master page by going to Format>Page

global master page changes

2013-03-25 Thread Combs, Richard
Matt Sullivan wrote: > Perhaps the most elegant way to use the variables method is to save the > definitions as a MIF fragment and eliminate any chance of mucking anything > else in your files. > > I refer to "Using MIF Fragments to Update Catalog Settings" on p. 581 of my > book whenever I

RE: Paragraph Formats Alternate Reality

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
Nancy Allison wrote: I'm using FM 10 on a Windows 7 system. I am trying to change the body text of a document from TimesNewRoman to Arial. I have tried two methods: 1. Selected another file with the correct formats and used Import. I have done this at least 10,000 times in the past

RE: Keyboard shortcut for frame anchoring position?

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: It's a nice enough video, but I fail to see how it's of any real assistance to someone who is using an older version of FrameMaker, such as the original poster (or me, for that matter...). Well, it might help make a case for upgrading. I have to modify object properties X

RE: FrameMaker 8 Table subheads

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
George, Brenda wrote: I am working with Structured FrameMaker 8. I need to redesign a table so that the rows in the table that display subheads are formatted differently from the table header. snip I am thinking that I can create the subhead 30% blue bar by creating a graphic on the

Paragraph Formats Alternate Reality

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
Nancy Allison wrote: > I'm using FM 10 on a Windows 7 system. > > I am trying to change the body text of a document from TimesNewRoman to Arial. > > I have tried two methods: > > 1. Selected another file with the correct formats and used Import. I have done > this at least 10,000 times in the

Keyboard shortcut for frame anchoring position?

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: > It's a nice enough video, but I fail to see how it's of any real assistance to > someone who is using an older version of FrameMaker, such as the original > poster (or me, for that matter...). Well, it might help make a case for upgrading. "I have to modify object

FrameMaker 8 Table subheads

2013-03-21 Thread Combs, Richard
George, Brenda wrote: > I am working with Structured FrameMaker 8. I need to redesign a table so that > the rows in the table that display subheads are formatted differently from the > table header. > > I am thinking that I can create the subhead 30% blue bar by creating a graphic > on the

RE: Need to get my FM11 styles under control

2013-03-20 Thread Combs, Richard
Alan T Litchfield wrote: Paragraph Tools is good value for money. You should also use Character Tools for those pesky unused character styles and formats. Alan On 20/03/13 3:00 PM, Rick Quatro wrote: Hi John, My FindChangeFormats plugin does one format at a time. It doesn't

Need to get my FM11 styles under control

2013-03-20 Thread Combs, Richard
Alan T Litchfield wrote: > Paragraph Tools is good value for money. You should also use Character > Tools for those pesky unused character styles and formats. > > Alan > > On 20/03/13 3:00 PM, Rick Quatro wrote: > > Hi John, > > > > My FindChangeFormats plugin does one format at a time. It

RE: Cursor key navigation in tables - and another thing (graphic frame placement)

2013-03-18 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: Umm, I think I indicated that in my previous message. To designate modifier keys in a KeySequence string:  - Shift key is +  - Ctrl key is ^  - Atl key is ~ AFAIK, FrameMaker does not support any use of the Windows key. I don't know of any way to specify the Windows

Cursor key navigation in tables - and another thing (graphic frame placement)

2013-03-18 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: > Umm, I think I indicated that in my previous message. To designate modifier > keys in a KeySequence string: > ?- Shift key is + > ?- Ctrl key is ^ > ?- Atl key is ~ > > AFAIK, FrameMaker does not support any use of the Windows key. I don't know of any way to specify the

RE: a complex Find Replace?

2013-03-16 Thread Combs, Richard
John Sgammato wrote: Do you know if FM11 unstructured can Find and Replace with a condition? I have FrameScript but I have neither the time nor the skill to write a script and test it (I have to check this in on Sunday night.) Jeez, I wish the server didn't hold messages and spit them out at

a complex Find & Replace?

2013-03-16 Thread Combs, Richard
John Sgammato wrote: > Do you know if FM11 unstructured can Find and Replace with a condition? > I have FrameScript but I have neither the time nor the skill to write a script > and test it (I have to check this in on Sunday night.) Jeez, I wish the server didn't hold messages and spit them out

RE: Cursor key navigation in tables

2013-03-15 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: Can someone enlighten me whether the cursor keys can be made to work inside tables, and if so how to make that happen? My mouse hand and arm will be eternally grateful. The key sequences Matt found in FM 5 training materials apparently ceased working prior to FM 7.2. My

Cursor key navigation in tables

2013-03-15 Thread Combs, Richard
Fred Ridder wrote: > Can someone enlighten me whether the cursor keys can be made to work inside > tables, and if so how to make that happen? My mouse hand and arm will be > eternally grateful. The key sequences Matt found in FM 5 training materials apparently ceased working prior to FM 7.2. My

RE: FrameMaker 11: change mnemonic shortcut

2013-03-14 Thread Combs, Richard
Yves Barbion wrote: In Frame 11, the mnemonic shortcut ALT+v+m is used for two menu commands: View Element Boundaries as Tags and View Master Pages (actually ALT+v+m+m. This seems to have changed compare to previous versions, which had ALT+v+l to view the element boundaries. ALT+v+l is now

FrameMaker 11: change mnemonic shortcut

2013-03-14 Thread Combs, Richard
Yves Barbion wrote: > In Frame 11, the mnemonic shortcut ALT+v+m is used for two menu commands: View > > Element Boundaries as Tags and View Master Pages (actually ALT+v+m+m. This > seems to have changed compare to previous versions, which had ALT+v+l to view > the element boundaries. ALT+v+l is

FrameMaker 11: change mnemonic shortcut

2013-03-14 Thread Combs, Richard
Mueller, Klaus wrote: > Hello Richard and Yves, > > >> I want to use ALT+v+l again to view the element boundaries > > > $FMHOME\fminit\configui\cmds.cfg > > How is pretty straightforward -- edit the KeySequence. > > The "Alt" shortcut cannot be adjusted by editing the "KeySequence" entry. >

RE: Straight-through numbering in FM book

2013-03-13 Thread Combs, Richard
Nancy Allison wrote: I've switched from chapter numbering to straight-through numbering in a FrameMaker document. I'm using FM 10 in a Win 7 environment. Dropping the Chapnum from the page number setup on the master pages was the easy part. Here is what I haven't been able to do:

RE: is there a way to show Index markers inline in the text

2013-03-13 Thread Combs, Richard
john.x.pos...@us.hsbc.com wrote: Hi, guys...I need to rework index markers. is there a way of showing the actual index marker inline with the text instead of just the little upside down T? Index Tools Professional from SiliconPrairieSoftware.com can do that. Richard G. Combs Senior

Straight-through numbering in FM book

2013-03-13 Thread Combs, Richard
Nancy Allison wrote: > I've switched from chapter numbering to straight-through numbering in a > FrameMaker document. I'm using FM 10 in a Win 7 environment. > > Dropping the from the page number setup on the master pages was the > easy part. Here is what I haven't been able to do: > >

is there a way to show Index markers inline in the text

2013-03-13 Thread Combs, Richard
john.x.posada at us.hsbc.com wrote: > Hi, guys...I need to rework index markers. is there a way of showing the > actual index marker inline with the text instead of just the little upside > down T? Index Tools Professional from SiliconPrairieSoftware.com can do that. Richard G. Combs Senior

RE: 5. Frame 11 catastrophe, framers Digest, Vol 89, Issue 10

2013-03-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Mike Wickham wrote: This example demonstrates that Frame needs to use a standard format. I suggest EPUB... EPUB? Yeesh. I do books for print. The typography in EPUB is horrible. There's no letterpacing in justified text. You get big, fat word spaces instead-- and rivers of white. EPUB

5. Frame 11 catastrophe, framers Digest, Vol 89, Issue 10

2013-03-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Mike Wickham wrote: > > This example demonstrates that Frame needs to use a standard format. I > suggest EPUB... > > EPUB? Yeesh. I do books for print. The typography in EPUB is horrible. There's > no letterpacing in justified text. You get big, fat word spaces instead-- and > rivers of white.

RE: Does a FrameMaker Reader/Viewer exist?

2013-03-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Anderson, Ben wrote: There used to be a product called FrameViewer that functioned much like Adobe Reader, but for Frame files (obviously). It was a LONG time ago when I used it (Frame v. 2 or 3). Not sure if it, or a comparable product is still available. You might contact Adobe and

Does a FrameMaker Reader/Viewer exist?

2013-03-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Anderson, Ben wrote: > There used to be a product called FrameViewer that functioned much like Adobe > Reader, but for Frame files (obviously). > > It was a LONG time ago when I used it (Frame v. 2 or 3). Not sure if it, or a > comparable product is still available. You might contact Adobe and

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