Re: [Framers] [ANN] TC Camp is this Saturday!

2019-04-24 Thread Scott Prentice
I think registration is actually right on track. It's always a bit slow, then spikes in the last few days. That's one of the hard things about planning for TC Camp, but seems consistent, year after year, so you just get used to it! We've got a lot of cool stuff planned, and the new venue with

[Framers] [ANN] TC Camp is this Saturday!

2019-04-24 Thread Scott Prentice
Framers... If you're in the San Francisco bay area, and will be around this weekend, you might consider joining us at TC Camp (the techcomm unconference) at San Jose State University on Saturday! The day starts with a 2-hour workshop .. some are $40, but the Adobe workshop with Matt

Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap?

2019-04-16 Thread Scott Prentice
he replies. Rick -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap? Hi Lynne... Nope .. anything other than a referenced image will be ignored. DITA doesn't sup

Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap?

2019-04-16 Thread Scott Prentice
the desired space? Also, can you create the aframe with all desired objects in another document and paste it where it's needed?     --Lynne On 4/16/2019 10:09 AM, Scott Prentice wrote: While it would seem that you can use DITA as the model for a structured FM binary file, it's really not a

Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap?

2019-04-16 Thread Scott Prentice
Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:01 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap? Hi Rick... This is standard operation when editing DITA files. Does it not happen for you as well? There is no "setting&

Re: [Framers] Automatic shrinkwrap?

2019-04-16 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... This is standard operation when editing DITA files. Does it not happen for you as well? There is no "setting" it's just the way it works. The rationale for this is that there's no "frame" element in DITA, just "image" .. so the anchored frame should track to the size of the image,

Re: [Framers] Limit on number of files in a book?

2019-03-20 Thread Scott Prentice
On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 12:54 PM Scott Prentice wrote: If there is a hard limit, it's way more than 68. I've seen books with hundreds of items, and way before FM12. It sounds like this is more likely a memory corruption issue and it's just become evident when interacting with a large scrolling lis

Re: [Framers] Limit on number of files in a book?

2019-03-20 Thread Scott Prentice
If there is a hard limit, it's way more than 68. I've seen books with hundreds of items, and way before FM12. It sounds like this is more likely a memory corruption issue and it's just become evident when interacting with a large scrolling list. Cheers, ...scott On 3/20/19 9:47 AM, Lin Sims

Re: [Framers] Compatability with FM11 non-structured files

2019-02-11 Thread Scott Prentice
I'm going to create an application that kicks FM's butt and as part of it, can ingest FM files. What do I know. Thanks everyone -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+john.x.posada=us.hsbc@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019

Re: [Framers] Compatability with FM11 non-structured files

2019-02-11 Thread Scott Prentice
This isn't an unusual request (to migrate to another tool) .. but typically when someone is a "FM user" with FM files, they would have FrameMaker available to export to a neutral format. FM isn't used by enough people to warrant creating a separate application for migration. ...scott On

Re: [Framers] wash via mif?

2019-01-11 Thread Scott Prentice
If you’re using 64-bit FM 2019, you won’t be able to load older (32-bit) DLLs. They need to be recompiled as 64-bit to work with this version of FM. ...scott Sent from my phone. Please excuse any typos or unexpected brevity. > On Jan 11, 2019, at 6:25 AM, Crety, Christiane > wrote: > > Hi

Re: [Framers] Space being removed in structured output

2018-12-11 Thread Scott Prentice
This is a tricky subject, and one that's been debated for years (not just related to FM). This particular situation isn't a bug (and DITA-FMx would handle it the same way) .. according to the XML specification[1], it's valid for XML processors to strip leading and trailing whitespace from text

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker to DITA xrefs

2018-12-10 Thread Scott Prentice
p instead of converting them to automatically to . Rick -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 12:09 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] FrameMaker to DITA xrefs Hi Rick... Are you using the default FM DITA structure

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker to DITA xrefs

2018-12-10 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... Are you using the default FM DITA structure apps? Does your app definition include the reference to the default import/export client? On export, that client should create a proper from the (hence, the drop rule). If you remove this client from the app, you should get elements

Re: [Framers] Arbortext v Frame

2018-11-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Are you working with XML files in FM or structured FM files? Arbortext is an XML editor, FM can edit XML directly or it can work with structured FM files .. it's not clear which you're using. If you're using XML, you could, in theory author those files in Arbortext, without much effort. If

[Framers] ANN: TC Camp Workshop Survey

2018-10-26 Thread Scott Prentice
to camp, and want to learn more, check out the video on our home page (scroll down a bit) ..     http://tccamp.org I look forward to seeing you at camp! Thanks, Scott Prentice CEO, TC Camp, Inc. ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send

Re: [Framers] $STRUCTDIR equivalent for user-specific structapps folder?

2018-10-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Very cool .. thanks Bernard (and Adobe)!   :-) On 10/18/18 3:14 PM, Alan Houser wrote: Thank you, Bernard. That works! Thanks also to Scott Prentice for his viable alternative! -Alan On 10/18/18 5:20 PM, Bernard Aschwanden wrote: Just did something similar. We used the <$FMuserdir>

Re: [Framers] $STRUCTDIR equivalent for user-specific structapps folder?

2018-10-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Alan... Sadly, no .. not that I'm aware of. I've been requesting this for a while now, would be really nice to have a $USERDIR (or some such variable). Instead, I use a hard-coded path to "c:\fmapps" .. then have people install custom apps to that location. Would be really happy if

Re: [Framers] ePub

2018-10-15 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Doug... I assume you're using the EPUB export in FM? The FM version will affect the output significantly, newer versions much better than older. As Rick points out, the formatting is controlled by CSS. There are many reasons that formatting in your source may now end up as expected in the

Re: [Framers] FM2019 - 32/64-bit?

2018-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
) is installed. If that's the case, does it matter which version of FM you create the script in? Does the 32-bit version have different command words and variables or syntax from the 64-bit? NB: Not a scripter of any sort, haven't looked to see. On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 4:20 PM Scott Prentice wrote

Re: [Framers] FM2019 - 32/64-bit?

2018-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
. Hopefully this is a temporary problem... Ian Ian Proudfoot iTP-X Bembridge Isle of Wight 07793 324581 On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 6:48 PM +0100, "Scott Prentice" wrote: FM2019 is available as 32-bit and 64-bit. That forum post is talking about FM201

Re: [Framers] FM2019 - 32/64-bit?

2018-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
24, 2018 at 10:06 AM, Scott Prentice wrote: If/when you upgrade to FM2019 (or beyond), would any of you be using the 32-bit version? As a plugin developer, I'm thinking that I'll only support 64-bit FM. Is there a reason to support both? Yes, I've heard that some people will need to run 32-bit FM

[Framers] FM2019 - 32/64-bit?

2018-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
If/when you upgrade to FM2019 (or beyond), would any of you be using the 32-bit version? As a plugin developer, I'm thinking that I'll only support 64-bit FM. Is there a reason to support both? Yes, I've heard that some people will need to run 32-bit FM due to legacy applications .. are there

Re: [Framers] Single Doctype, Multiple Applications

2018-07-31 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... In DITA-FMx, the way I handle that is with a feature I call "component templates." Each top-level topicref (or topicref-based element) in the root map becomes a chapter in the book that's generated from the map. Each of these topicrefs can have an outputclass value assigned that

Re: [Framers] Starting DITA 1.2

2018-06-27 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi C2... That's a big question. Not one that can be answered properly via email. First .. read up on basic DITA concepts. Don't focus on what you want to do with it and how you can change it. Learn the fundamentals of DITA and structured authoring in FrameMaker. Here are a couple places to

Re: [Framers] Problem while converting Ditamap to Book

2018-06-26 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Vinay... The screenshots you provide don't really help in the understanding of how you've set up those files and what the differences may be. If the elements and attributes are the same as other "container nodes," it should convert in the same way, but if the properties differ, that may

Re: [Framers] XML Requirements

2018-06-13 Thread Scott Prentice
HTML is XHTML, and *if* you're willing to define just how the elements are used, you can create a structure application that will work. It's not perfect, but it is possible. Cheers, Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 On 6/13/18 2:36 PM, cuc tu wrote: Hello

Re: [Framers] Preventing Filtered DITA Content from Showing in Output

2018-05-21 Thread Scott Prentice
tro@lists.frameusers.com> On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:35 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Preventing Filtered DITA Content from Showing in Output Rick... I forget the name, and can't check right now .. but in your structure application defi

Re: [Framers] Preventing Filtered DITA Content from Showing in Output

2018-05-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Rick... I forget the name, and can't check right now .. but in your structure application definition is a node that controls how PIs are handled. They can be "included" or "excluded" on read and/or write. I think the default FM apps are to allow PIs to round-trip. If you switch this around,

Re: [Framers] Extendscript: Suppress console logging (FM 2017)?

2017-11-22 Thread Scott Prentice
As far as I know, you can't suppress the console logging. Would be really nice to be able to assign certain "levels" to types console messages and then offer an option to the end user as to which ones they want to see. (As well as providing programmatic control over the logging and display of

Re: [Framers] FM 2017 bugs(?)

2017-11-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Style" -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+gayle.moore=gov.bc...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 15:13 To: 'Framers' Subject: [Framers] FM 2017 bugs(?) Hi... I must admit that I haven't actively been using FM 2017

[Framers] FM 2017 bugs(?)

2017-11-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... I must admit that I haven't actively been using FM 2017 much since it came out .. just some random testing. But I'm trying to use it now, and have run into two problems that I'm hoping are just me missing something. 1) In the Paragraph and Character designers, there used to be the ..

[Framers] [ANN] TC Camp!

2017-11-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Just wanted to let you know that registration is open for TC Camp in Santa Clara, CA, on January 26-27, 2018. It's going to be another great event! Starting off on Friday, Jan. 26 with the all-day API doc workshop .. Documenting RESTful APIs Using Swagger and the Open API Specification,

Re: [Framers] Static image to video feature

2017-11-15 Thread Scott Prentice
In theory .. EPUB .. can be this single file format that would be a good container for videos. But no publishing tools will do a decent job at it, so you'd have to hand code. :-o ...scott On 11/15/17 2:17 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: I think the only supported embedded format is MP4.

Re: [Framers] Old FrameMaker books?

2017-10-02 Thread Scott Prentice
started creating the documentation the Index started going downhill, when compared to the original Frame issued books. The original Index was actual usefulI wouldn't part with mine unless I had to. On Monday, October 2, 2017 1:54 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com> wrote: Hi... I

[Framers] Old FrameMaker books?

2017-10-02 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... I hate to pitch (recycle) this stuff if it's of any use to anyone. User Guides for FM 7.0, FM 6.0, FM+SGML 6.0, and FM 5.5. All basically new and some still in plastic. Contact me off list if you'd like any or all of these. Cheers, ...scott

Re: [Framers] Mapping Styles in FrameMaker

2017-07-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Gillian... You're probably best off creating a custom ExtendScript that maps the old names to new names. You'd import the new template, then run the script. You could run it on the book, so it processes all files at once. You could even set up the script to import the template. This

Re: [Framers] Inserting element in FrameMaker 2015 XML Author mode (Author View)

2017-07-11 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Linda... That popup only displays when you're in an element that can't have another of the same elements as the next element (following sibling). When you're testing on different computers are you testing in the exact same situation? Pressing ENTER at the end of a will just give you

Re: [Framers] Tool for importing selected variables

2017-06-28 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Tammy... BookVars lets you define a list of variable definitions (user and/or system) in an external file (INI) and import those variables into a book or individual files. You can create the INI file manually or by exporting variable definitions from a selected file ..

Re: [Framers] Search for text + tag?

2017-06-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Karen... The only way I can think of to do this would be via scripting of some kind .. ExtendScript, FrameScript, or FDK (or Perl, Python, etc. on a MIF file). If you don't find a reasonable solution, my FM2DITA plugin may have an undocumented feature that could let you do this. If it's a

Re: [Framers] Para tag "As Is" property?

2017-06-12 Thread Scott Prentice
Thanks. That was my understanding, but wanted to confirm that I wasn't missing something. ...scott On 6/12/17 3:10 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: I don't think Adobe ever implemented document-level paragraph property defaults. On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Scott Prentice wrote: The FDK

Re: [Framers] Para tag "As Is" property?

2017-06-12 Thread Scott Prentice
overrides default. On 6/12/17 2:29 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: What underlying properties? On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com> wrote: Thanks Alan. I hadn't thought of using the para designer to apply properties to multiple tags. That does explain the poss

Re: [Framers] Para tag "As Is" property?

2017-06-12 Thread Scott Prentice
es unchanged. Alas, however, if you select a single paragraph, set the paragraph designer to "as-is", change any property, and apply the change, all paragraph properties in the designer revert to the settings of the selected paragraph. -Alan On 6/12/17 4:34 PM, Scott Prentice wrote

Re: [Framers] Para tag "As Is" property?

2017-06-12 Thread Scott Prentice
on wrote: What happens if you select the property you want to set to As Is and press Shift-F8? On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com> wrote: Hi... As far as I can tell, there's no way to assign "As Is" to a para tag property definition. You can

[Framers] Para tag "As Is" property?

2017-06-12 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... As far as I can tell, there's no way to assign "As Is" to a para tag property definition. You can do it for char tags (and conditions), but even though "As Is" is a valid option in many of the para tag properties, there's no way to actually assign this value. Yes? I've seen this value

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17?

2017-05-02 Thread Scott Prentice
ent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:21 AM To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software.; Scott Prentice Subject: Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17? XSLT wouldn't be trivial but it's doable by mere mortals. Scott (or anyone): What would be the reason to

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17?

2017-05-01 Thread Scott Prentice
into something useful. Cheers, ...scott On 5/1/17 5:38 PM, Rick Quatro wrote: I think Scott Prentice was developing a MIF to XML converter. To me, that would give the most options for conversions to some of the other formats. Scott, is your converter still available? Thanks. Rick Quatro Carmen

Re: [Framers] using variables

2017-03-20 Thread Scott Prentice
Yes .. by definition, a single variable in a single file cannot have more than one value based on its location in the document (unless it's a special variable like $curpagenum). However, you could create a script or plugin that could process a file to create different variables or strings from

Re: [Framers] Font Size in Index Marker Pod (FRMAKER-2451)

2017-03-20 Thread Scott Prentice
actually looks a little more "editing-friendly." -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+rick=rickquatro@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:46 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Font Siz

Re: [Framers] Font Size in Index Marker Pod (FRMAKER-2451)

2017-03-20 Thread Scott Prentice
Interesting. On my 15" screen, here's what I see .. http://leximation.com/outbox/fm13-14-marker-dialog.png Since both pods/panels/dialogs are resizable, I've made them both as small as possible. The FM2017 text is slightly taller but narrower. Perhaps the text size or font changes with

Re: [Framers] OT: ISP recommendations?

2017-03-03 Thread Scott Prentice
I've used LunarPages (https://lunarpages.com) for years (15?) with multiple sites/accounts and have had no complaints or significant problems. Good pricing/options/support. ...scott On 3/3/17 4:02 AM, D L Reynolds wrote: For about a decade I’ve used HostGator as my ISP and was satisfied

Re: [Framers] database access from Extendscript?

2017-02-27 Thread Scott Prentice
+rick=rickquatro@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:30 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] database access from Extendscript? Hmm. You can connect to ODBC through the FDK .. could probably expose that to an ExtendScript call

Re: [Framers] database access from Extendscript?

2017-02-27 Thread Scott Prentice
Hmm. You can connect to ODBC through the FDK .. could probably expose that to an ExtendScript call. Of course, if you're going to do part of it in FDK, you might as well do all of it there. I wonder if it's possible to make Ajax calls from ExtendScript .. probably not. But if that was

Re: [Framers] Table Title gets dropped on save as xml

2017-02-15 Thread Scott Prentice
s+rick=rickquatro@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:47 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Table Title gets dropped on save as xml Hmm .. strange. Just a stretch, but is the default for the table's format set to &qu

Re: [Framers] Conditional and Shared Text - Determining Percentages

2017-02-15 Thread Scott Prentice
conditions showing depending on how she sets the display. On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Scott Prentice wrote: Alison... Since no one else jumped on this with a "good" solution .. here's my hack option. 1) Set the conditional state (hide/show) to show all (or whatever is one state of conten

Re: [Framers] Conditional and Shared Text - Determining Percentages

2017-02-15 Thread Scott Prentice
Alison... Since no one else jumped on this with a "good" solution .. here's my hack option. 1) Set the conditional state (hide/show) to show all (or whatever is one state of content you want to measure). 2) Run the .. File > Utilities > Document Reports > Character Count .. command. Note

Re: [Framers] Table Title gets dropped on save as xml

2017-02-15 Thread Scott Prentice
m: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+rick=rickquatro@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:02 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Table Title gets dropped on save as xml Rick... Is your in a location that makes it a valid &q

Re: [Framers] Table Title gets dropped on save as xml

2017-02-15 Thread Scott Prentice
Rick... Is your in a location that makes it a valid "table title" from the FM perspective? That is .. it's actually in the FM table object structure, not like a DITA table where the is outside the table object's structure? I've seen this cause strangeness when you call it a "table title"

Re: [Framers] Up for discussion: changing Framers' default Reply-To behavior

2017-01-26 Thread Scott Prentice
Interesting. I'm sure we'll get used to whatever the default is, but an observation .. in my email client, Thunderbird, I have the option to "Reply" which goes to the sender, and "Reply List" which goes to the list. Apparently that's not a common feature? It's been so long since I've used

Re: [Framers] xref from FM file created by DITA-FMx to unstructured Frame?

2016-11-22 Thread Scott Prentice
ting as well as I'd like to be. On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com <mailto:s...@leximation.com>> wrote: Ah .. so aren't they "DITA" files rather than FM files? If they are DITA files and are in the same ditamap which is built i

Re: [Framers] xref from FM file created by DITA-FMx to unstructured Frame?

2016-11-22 Thread Scott Prentice
it before, I'd simply forgotten I had to do this down on the server. It's been a stressful couple of weeks, and my brain went to la-la land. On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:05 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com <mailto:s...@leximation.com>> wrote: Linking an xref (of fm-xref) to

Re: [Framers] xref from FM file created by DITA-FMx to unstructured Frame?

2016-11-22 Thread Scott Prentice
FYI .. no, not possible (in a meaningful way) to create an xref from a DITA file to an unstructured FM file. In theory you could create an "external" xref to the FM file, but the best you could hope for would be that it would open the FM file in FM when the link was clicked (and likely that

Re: [Framers] How to save .tmp file when saving XML

2016-10-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... I was never aware of a maker.ini setting to control this .. bummer it doesn't work. I have structure apps that generate a book and FM files from XML, and after a file has been created I'm prompted to overwrite the existing files. If you don't click anything in that message, and

Re: [Framers] Feature comparison list Framemaker 9 vs. FrameMaker 2015

2016-10-10 Thread Scott Prentice
Not aware of such a list. If you're trying to convince someone to upgrade, here's my list .. - FM9 was the *worst* version of FM ever produced. (First version with the new GUI, and much was broken. It's gotten better with each successive release, making FM2015 significantly better and more

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-25 Thread Scott Prentice
in the data. I would be interested to know what kind of solution/workflow you are going to establish, maybe you can share this on occasion. Good luck -- Tino Scott Prentice: Hi Tino... I'm thinking that the problem with using XSL in the structured app is that it would continue to add

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
ected text analogously to Indesign (this makes it a little bit easier for the layout work in the good old-fashioned way). ...Tino Scott Prentice: Thank you Tino! This does seem to work (mostly)! Yes .. you'd think that the translator should be doing this, as it would be part of a proper transl

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
it up in the Unicode manuals. Best regards -- Tino H. Haida, Berlin Scott Prentice: Hi... In FM 2015 .. is there a "text range" property to change the text direction? I'm only seeing this in the paragraph properties, but not in character properties. I know that it's supposed to &qu

[Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-23 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... In FM 2015 .. is there a "text range" property to change the text direction? I'm only seeing this in the paragraph properties, but not in character properties. I know that it's supposed to "properly" flip English text, but it appears that there are cases where this doesn't work quite

Re: [Framers] OT: Adobe Tool Question

2016-09-07 Thread Scott Prentice
I'd take a good look at Inkscape. It probably does all you need, is a good vector graphics editor, and is free (open source) .. https://inkscape.org/ Between PS and AI, you'd want to use AI for EPS. Assuming you're using EPS because you want vector graphics, AI is a vector graphics

Re: [Framers] Can Frame 15 be used so I can eliminate ePublisher?

2016-08-25 Thread Scott Prentice
I'm pretty sure you can do all of those things with the default Publish feature. Whether or not it'll do it as well as ePublisher .. only you can decide that. If that's really all you need from ePublisher, it does seem unfortunate to buy it. I'd spend some time with FM13 Publish and see if you

Re: [Framers] cumulative or independent? - patches/updates for FM 2015 (FM 13)

2016-08-10 Thread Scott Prentice
I believe they are now cumulative. Try installing the last one .. if it works, you're good. ...scott On 8/10/16 10:27 AM, Craig Ede wrote: The updates have had to be installed one by one in the past. I don't expect that has changed. Craig From: Framers

Re: [Framers] Thumb Tabs

2016-08-10 Thread Scott Prentice
I've got a plugin that adds these to pages in an automated fashion. But this is designed for use with structured FM and XML. If that's of any use, feel free to contact me off-list to discuss your needs. ...scott On 8/10/16 7:53 AM, Denis Daly wrote: Hi, For a new Technical User Guide, we

[Framers] ANN: (REMINDER) TC Summer Camp!

2016-07-26 Thread Scott Prentice
Just a reminder that TC Summer camp is this Saturday, July 30, in Fairfax, VA at George Mason University! If you're in a reasonable distance to Fairfax, VA and interested in having a great day of techcomm learning, sharing, and networking .. please join us! ...scott Forwarded

[Framers] ANN: TC Summer Camp!

2016-06-22 Thread Scott Prentice
You may have heard of TC Camp, the techcomm unconference, held for the past 4 years in the San Francisco bay area .. well, we are taking it on the road and holding a TC Summer Camp on Saturday, July 30 in the Washington DC area! If you're in the area or within an easy drive (or train) to

Re: [Framers] ExtendScript for save as text, for Git usage ?

2016-06-07 Thread Scott Prentice
I wouldn't wish that on anyone. While MIF is a wonderful format for an ASCII description of a FM file, it's really not intended for human consumption. First off, it's not linear. Each FM object is defined in a section, and within that section the objects are declared in reasonably orderly

Re: [Framers] Import script for portions of Word documents

2016-05-31 Thread Scott Prentice
I'm pretty sure that you'd have to have the ExtendScript open up the Word doc in FM, then locate the portion you're interested in, copy it to the clipboard and paste it into the FM file (and close the Word doc without saving). A bit clunky, but certainly doable. You'd need some type of

Re: [Framers] import xml into FrameMaker 12?

2016-05-26 Thread Scott Prentice
Thanks Lin. DITA-FMx can help you get FM files from DITA XML, although it's really intended as a replacement for the built-in DITA support in FM. Bjørn .. when you say "convert and publish xml files into FM 12," what do you mean? Does your client want to convert the XML files into FM files

Re: [Framers] smart spaces - selectively disabling ?

2016-05-24 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Monique... *If* you're working with DITA and *if* you're using DITA-FMx .. you're in luck! FMx has an option to do just that (as well as the same for smart quotes). But I'm thinking that this doesn't help your current situation. :o My only remotely useful suggestion would be to create

Re: [Framers] OT: Copyright rules for scripts

2016-05-23 Thread Scott Prentice
This is a tricky subject. Definitely not clear cut, especially when it comes to non-compiled programming languages. Here's a good summary .. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/understanding-copyright-and-licenses/ This still doesn't really answer your question about creating a

Re: [Framers] Converting a structured FM 9 guide to FM 11

2016-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
of a book file with a few .xml files. Is there no > other way to do this without it? I only have Frame11. > > Thanks, > Yvette > >> On 5/18/16, 5:40 PM, "Scott Prentice" <s...@leximation.com> wrote: >> >> No conversion. Just "install" the struct

Re: [Framers] Converting a structured FM 9 guide to FM 11

2016-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
No conversion. Just "install" the structured application you're using on FM9 into FM11. Then you should be able to open the XML files. Should be able to copy the app files to FM11 in a similar location to where they are in FM9. Then copy the structure app definition from FM9 to FM11.

Re: [Framers] DITA 1.3 issue

2016-05-12 Thread Scott Prentice
hing to do. The way this used to work was to open a DITA map in FM, then run the "build" command on that file. If you're prompted to select a file, be sure to choose a valid ditamap file. Good luck, ...scott On 5/11/16 11:03 PM, Andrey Bondarenko wrote: On 11 May 2016 at 20:0

Re: [Framers] DITA 1.3 issue

2016-05-11 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Andrey... You may have better luck asking this question on the framemaker-dita Yahoo list. Also, providing a bit more information would probably help as well (in particular, your FM version and OT version). It's very possible that the OT build scripts have changed enough that the FM

Re: [Framers] extendscript examples for structured FrameMaker

2016-05-03 Thread Scott Prentice
I've got one set of ExtendScript functions that operate on structured content. It's pretty simplistic may not be anything more than what you've got already .. http://blog.leximation.com/2013/03/custom-scripting-in-the-dita-fmx-book-build-process/ Also, I have some samples from a 2011 tcworld

Re: [Framers] Deleting Colours

2016-04-25 Thread Scott Prentice
No .. I'm pretty sure that the only way to know if it's "in use" is to scan the entire file for the ColorTag value. The ColorIsReserved, means that it's "reserved" by FM (a core color, perhaps, which can't be deleted). I'm just guessing though. The FDK reference may have more info. I can

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-24 Thread Scott Prentice
I hope you guys don't mind .. but I copied the useful bits from this thread into a post on the Omsys Blog .. http://blog.omsys.com/2016/04/24/mif2go-and-fm-2015/ That way this info will be available to others. If anyone would like to provide tips or other info for Mif2Go (or other Omsys

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-22 Thread Scott Prentice
The source for Mif2Go is here .. https://github.com/omsys-dev There's a Yahoo group for Mif2Go developers here .. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/omsys-dev But you're right .. no one is actively updating it. Would be great to see some traction there, but I have a feeling that

[Framers] ANN: BookVars 2.0 now available

2016-04-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Just wanted to let you know that BookVars 2.0 is now available .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/bookvars.php This supports FM 2015 and adds a few new features, including the ability to drive the variable definition import process via CallClient scripting. Note that this is not a free

Re: [Framers] Bootcamp vs. Parallels or VM, WAS: FrameMaker and Salesforce

2016-03-09 Thread Scott Prentice
You do need more RAM for VMs. An easy rule of thumb is 4GB per OS .. 4 for the Mac, and 4 for each VM. I've got 16GB, and that works great for 3 OSes. ...scott On 3/9/16 1:17 PM, John Sgammato wrote: Hi Pat, I got my MacBook Pro in November 2012. First I asked for a Windows machine. That

Re: [Framers] Bootcamp vs. Parallels or VM, WAS: FrameMaker and Salesforce

2016-03-09 Thread Scott Prentice
I've been running Windows on a Mac for the past 7 years, using VMware Fusion. I'll never go back to the "old" world. If I just wanted to run Windows, stand-alone, I might consider using Bootcamp, but I find the ability to run multiple OSes simultaneously on the same system a huge bonus. I

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 7.2 Not Responding on New PC

2016-03-01 Thread Scott Prentice
This is one of the many reasons that I use a Mac. I've got VMs (Fusion) of various versions of Windows so I can run older software on the OS it was intended to run on. I can upgrade my hardware and continue to keep XP, Win7, etc., around for the software that runs best on each platform. No

Re: [Framers] 2015 Release, miniTOC

2016-02-17 Thread Scott Prentice
If you're working with structured FM files, you might want to check out my MiniToc plugin. Let's you add one or more MiniTocs of various types (lists or tables) .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/minitoc.php But yes .. it only works for structured files. Cheers, ...scott On 2/17/16

[Framers] Mif2Go blog is waiting for YOU!

2016-02-03 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... Just a reminder to let me know if you have any Mif2Go tips or info you'd like to share with the community! I've set up the "Omsys Blog" as a repository for such things .. http://blog.omsys.com The most common question I'm hearing is "How do I install Mif2Go on FM 12/2015)?" .. it

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker Upgrades

2016-02-01 Thread Scott Prentice
Anyone who really knows .. can't say. The best way to keep up on that is to sign up for the prerelease program. You can typically go to http://prerelease.adobe.com and complete the application .. but when I look now don't see FrameMaker or TCS on the list. Perhaps contact "your" Adobe rep?

[Framers] [ANN] TC Camp time again!

2016-01-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi All! If you've been to TC Camp, you're probably coming back. If you haven't been yet, you might think about joining us this Saturday (Jan 23) in Santa Clara, CA! For info and to register, go to .. http://www.tccamp.org And if you need more convincing, check out videos from last year

[Framers] Do you have Mif2Go info to share?

2016-01-08 Thread Scott Prentice
[resending to Framers list] Hi... I've set up a WordPress blog for the community to share information (setup/installation/??) about Omni Systems products, such as Mif2Go. If you've been able to install Mif2Go on FM12 and/or FM2015, can you write up what's needed to make that work? Or do you

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go conversion to Word

2016-01-05 Thread Scott Prentice
http://mif2go.com Support for FM12/2015 is, from what I understand, not great. I believe that some have successfully been able to get it to work. Check the mif2go Yahoo group for details. If you want to help with the future development of Mif2Go, you can download the source from GitHub ..

Re: Dialog boxes being cut off

2015-06-16 Thread Scott Prentice
This can happen for a number of reasons. One fix you can try is this .. 1) Exit FrameMaker 2) Go to %appdata%\Adobe\FrameMaker\12 3) Delete or rename the ModalDialogPosition.ini file 4) Restart FM .. fixed? ...scott On 6/16/15 10:02 AM, Donnell, Heather wrote: Hi there, Apologies if this

Re: FM and Adobe Experience Manager

2015-05-06 Thread Scott Prentice
to! From: Scott Prentice s...@leximation.com To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Date: 05/06/2015 12:17 PM Subject:Re: FM and Adobe Experience Manager Sent by:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com Hi John... I have played with AEM+FM .. not really used it in a working

Re: FM and Adobe Experience Manager

2015-05-06 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi John... I have played with AEM+FM .. not really used it in a working environment, but done some setup and validation. What are you looking for? ...scott On 5/6/15 8:15 AM, john.x.pos...@us.hsbc.com wrote: Hi, guys...looking for anyone who has successfully implemented a Framemaker

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