RE: Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Hi Tracy: Yes, I have converted Word docs to structured FrameMaker. Yes, I'm turning the Word document into unstructured FrameMaker then using a conversion table. My conversions are a one-time thing, and I prefer working in FrameMaker to working in Word, so I don't bother changing styles or

Re: Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Tracy I don't know whether your structured Frame files will be DITA XML topics? If so, you can use MIF2Go to convert your Word docs to DITA, via FM. The process goes like this: 1. Open your Word file in FrameMaker and save it as an FM file. 2. Choose File Save using MIF2Go DITA. 3.

Re: Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread l_c_smalley
Tracy, At my previous job, I was heavily involved in exactly this type of work for a variety of clients.  This included designing templates, conversion tables and even developing custom tools (using FrameMaker's Development Kit [FDK]) to automate repative tasks.  Our firm processed hundreds of

RE: Adobe TCS2--RoboHelp 8 integration with FrameMaker 9

2009-05-11 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
Hi Peter, Yes, I've been having a heck of a time trying to link a FM9 book of books into a RH8 project using the TCS2. RJ's webinar did help, but I'm still getting everything from the uninformative Import session failed. If this error continues please call Technical Support (which so far have

Superscript character tag questions

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
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Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Redone in plain text: Hi, all. No matter how I set it up, I can't get a superscript character tag to work in Frame. Two related problems: 1. I can't get As Is to work correctly. No matter how I do it, the Superscript tag takes on the font and size attributes of the surrounding text. But . .

Re: Aligning Tables

2009-05-11 Thread Stuart Rogers
Mike Hatmaker wrote: Hi All, I have a table in the header that I want to align with a table in the the body. I want the bottom of the table in the header to touch the top of the table in the body, but there is a gap that I can't remove. I've tried overlapping the text frames but that

Re: Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your cursor is not in the text. You can do this, for example, by clicking outside the text frame. You will then have as is. 2. No need to create several character tags. Just choose Format Document Text Options and specify the percentage of

Re: Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
And if you want to use superscript for TM, you can even put all of this in a variable, for example: Default ¶ Fontproduct_namesuperscriptTMDefault ¶ Font On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Yves Barbion yves.barb...@gmail.comwrote: Hi Nancy 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your

RE: Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Fred Ridder
From your first issue, I think you're missin the point of As Is. The idea is that when you apply such a character tag, you change only the non-As Is property(ies) and the remaining properties are untouched. This means that a character tagged as Superscript is *supposed to* keep the font and

Re: Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Yves -- thank you thank you! I knew it had to work somehow! You are my hero. Send me your picture! I will put it up on the wall! --Nancy On May 11, 2009, Yves Barbion yves.barb...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Nancy 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your cursor is not in the text. You

RE: Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Jurgen Willems
Hello Tracy, We've got a lot of expertise in converting word docs to medium-neutral sources. What we always do is a transformation outside framemaker. We transform the WordML (Word's XML scheme) to the disired DTD or scheme with a XSLT conversion. The way to go there is the same as you know it,

RE: Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Fred Ridder
I find that for the non-registered trademark marking (superscripted TM), the best solution is to use the glyph that is provided in most Windows fonts, since that glyph is already scaled and elevated to match the font. The registered trademark symbol, on the other hand, does need to be reduced

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Hi, everyone. I've created a template that I'm pretty happy with. It is structured like a book file and contains separate files for front matter, preface, body text, and index. I am trying to keep track of how I did things in it. For example, I've used one variable in the headers for the

Re: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Jim Owens
At the end of an internal project, I usually write a short document that explains what I've done. This lets me record the reasons for my decisions, and highlight any unusual features that may need special attention. Sometimes the document is as simple as a text file. If I think others might

RE: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Hi Nancy: I tend to do the same as Jim. I keep a clean master of the template, and in there, document the styles, how to use them, and why. It doesn't have to be an exhaustive description--just whatever you think someone else will need if you are hit by the proverbial bus. Yes, it's a bit

Re: RE: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
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Re: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Yep, I know it's possible to write something up. Have done so for years. I'm asking if anyone has developed any tools to assist in describing a template. Spreadsheets, forms, and so on. Thanks in advance, if anyone has ever stumbled across (or developed) such a tool. --Nancy

Re: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy This plugin can prevent you from wrecking your headers (Running H/F): http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/importformatsspecial/index.htm I don't have a spreadsheet, but I do have a Template Guide (or sometimes I call it a metatemplate), in which I document (almost) everything which I

Re: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Peter Gold
Whatever documentation you create is best saved on dedicated master or reference pages in the files themselves, so there's no likelihood of losing documentation that's in a separate file. You can use the hyper-click (Ctrl+Alt) on cross-references to move from one document in a book set to

Re: Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Alan Litchfield
I use Paragraph Tools and Character Tools to generate lists of template features, if that is of any help. Alan Nancy Allison wrote: Yep, I know it's possible to write something up. Have done so for years. I'm asking if anyone has developed any tools to assist in describing a template.

Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Hi Tracy: Yes, I have converted Word docs to structured FrameMaker. Yes, I'm turning the Word document into unstructured FrameMaker then using a conversion table. My conversions are a one-time thing, and I prefer working in FrameMaker to working in Word, so I don't bother changing styles or

Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Tracy I don't know whether your "structured Frame" files will be DITA XML topics? If so, you can use MIF2Go to convert your Word docs to DITA, via FM. The process goes like this: 1. Open your Word file in FrameMaker and save it as an FM file. 2. Choose File > Save using MIF2Go > DITA.

Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread l_c_smal...@yahoo.com
Tracy, At my previous job, I was heavily involved in exactly this type of work for a variety of clients.? This included designing templates, conversion tables and even developing custom tools (using FrameMaker's Development Kit [FDK]) to automate repative tasks.? Our firm processed hundreds of

Adobe TCS2--RoboHelp 8 integration with FrameMaker 9

2009-05-11 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
Hi Peter, Yes, I've been having a heck of a time trying to link a FM9 book of books into a RH8 project using the TCS2. RJ's webinar did help, but I'm still getting everything from the uninformative "Import session failed. If this error continues please call Technical Support" (which so far have

Superscript character tag questions

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Redone in plain text: Hi, all. No matter how I set it up, I can't get a superscript character tag to work in Frame. Two related problems: 1. I can't get "As Is" to work correctly. No matter how I do it, the "Superscript" tag takes on the font and size attributes of the surrounding text. But

Aligning Tables

2009-05-11 Thread Stuart Rogers
Mike Hatmaker wrote: > Hi All, > > I have a table in the header that I want to align with a table in the > the body. I want the bottom of the table in the header to touch the > top of the table in the body, but there is a gap that I can't remove. > I've tried overlapping the text frames but

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your cursor is not in the text. You can do this, for example, by clicking outside the text frame. You will then have "as is". 2. No need to create several character tags. Just choose Format > Document > Text Options and specify the

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
And if you want to use superscript for TM, you can even put all of this in a variable, for example: product_nameTM On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Yves Barbion wrote: > Hi Nancy > > 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your cursor is not in the > text. You can do this, for example,

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Fred Ridder
>From your first issue, I think you're missin the point of "As Is". The idea is >that when you apply such a character tag, you change only the non-As Is >property(ies) and the remaining properties are untouched. This means that a >character tagged as Superscript is *supposed to* keep the font

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Yves -- thank you thank you! I knew it had to work somehow! You are my hero. Send me your picture! I will put it up on the wall! --Nancy On May 11, 2009, Yves Barbion wrote: Hi Nancy 1. Open your Character Designer and make sure your cursor is not in the text. You can do this, for

Coverting Word docs to Structured Framemaker

2009-05-11 Thread Jurgen Willems
Hello Tracy, We've got a lot of expertise in converting word docs to medium-neutral sources. What we always do is a transformation outside framemaker. We transform the WordML (Word's XML scheme) to the disired DTD or scheme with a XSLT conversion. The way to go there is the same as you know it,

Superscript character tag questions--Take 2

2009-05-11 Thread Fred Ridder
I find that for the non-registered trademark marking (superscripted TM), the best solution is to use the glyph that is provided in most Windows fonts, since that glyph is already scaled and elevated to match the font. The registered trademark symbol, on the other hand, does need to be reduced

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Hi, everyone. I've created a template that I'm pretty happy with. It is structured like a book file and contains separate files for front matter, preface, body text, and index. I am trying to keep track of how I did things in it. For example, I've used one variable in the headers for the

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Jim Owens
At the end of an internal project, I usually write a short document that explains what I've done. This lets me record the reasons for my decisions, and highlight any unusual features that may need special attention. Sometimes the document is as simple as a text file. If I think others might

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Hi Nancy: I tend to do the same as Jim. I keep a clean master of the template, and in there, document the styles, how to use them, and why. It doesn't have to be an exhaustive description--just whatever you think someone else will need if you are hit by the proverbial bus. Yes, it's a bit

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Nancy Allison
Yep, I know it's possible to write something up. Have done so for years. I'm asking if anyone has developed any tools to assist in describing a template. Spreadsheets, forms, and so on. Thanks in advance, if anyone has ever stumbled across (or developed) such a tool. --Nancy

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy This plugin can prevent you from wrecking your headers (Running H/F): http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/importformatsspecial/index.htm I don't have a spreadsheet, but I do have a "Template Guide" (or sometimes I call it a "metatemplate"), in which I document (almost) everything which

Inventory of Template Features

2009-05-11 Thread Peter Gold
Whatever documentation you create is best saved on dedicated master or reference pages in the files themselves, so there's no likelihood of losing documentation that's in a separate file. You can use the hyper-click (Ctrl+Alt) on cross-references to move from one document in a book set to

bullets replaced by vertical rectangles

2009-05-11 Thread obair
Suddenly my bullets look like rectangles set on end. I cannot think of any change that I made to frame recently. Our IT department did update some drivers recently, so a print dialog would display fully. That's about it. I have Frame 8.0p277 on Windows XP. Can anyone help? Thanks. best,