Benchmarking: Save as PDF in FM9 vs. FM8

2010-02-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi group I've done the following test in FM9 and 8: save 74-page book as PDF. These are the results: FM9: Acrobat Distiller starts after: 1 min. 40 s PDF displayed in Acrobat after: 2 min. 59 s FM8: Acrobat Distiller starts after: 18 (!) s PDF displayed in Acrobat after: 1 min. 23 s I've

Re: Benchmarking: Save as PDF in FM9 vs. FM8

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
Because you're using SaveAs, which in FM 9 has it's own processes and job option switches. If you run each by printing to the Acrobat logical printer and select the same job options, I suspect the numbers will be comparable. Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com ... In my opinion,

Re: FM9 crashes non stop on Vista 64 bits [RESOLVED]

2010-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks for the pointer, Mathieu. Just reading all the maintenance in the technote is exhausting. Performing all the steps could become one's new career. Aside from Adobe building 64-bit Windows Vista compatibility into FrameMaker 9, developing and offering a couple of utilities that report some

FM9 bug: Hyperlinks in *IOR.fm don't work

2010-02-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi I'm using FM9 on Windows XP, SP3 I have generated an index of references (imported graphics), but when I click on one of the hyperlinked entries, FM9 is unable to show me the graphic on the respective page. I do see that the tab of the respective file (chapter) becomes active, but the page

RE: FM9 crashes non stop on Vista 64 bits [RESOLVED]

2010-02-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Peter Gold wrote: Just reading all the maintenance in the technote is exhausting. Performing all the steps could become one's new career. I think it's a pretty good troubleshooting guide, with much of it applicable to troubleshooting any software problem, not specific to FM. And as with any

FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Sorry for the re-question, but I simply can't find the old thread. I remember someone recently asking about producing PDFs using Acrobat 9, but they were still using FrameMaker 7.2. I think the answer was that Acrobat 9 doesn't support FrameMaker 7.2, but that FM 7.2 might be able to produce

RE: FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
For pulling shared PDF reviews back into the FM source docs, check out RJ Jacquez's blog posting of his demo. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fei Min Lorente Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:32

RE: FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Pinkham, Jim
FWIW, Jeff, we've been using 7.1 with Acrobat 9 for months with no issues. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Coatsworth Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:46 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Howard Rauch
Frame 7.0 (my clients have not caught up to FM9 yet) Windows XP Pro I have a number of multipage tables for which I need to convert the first two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the only method I've found that works is to set up a new blank table having two header rows and

Re: Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
You're missing Rick Quatro's TableCleaner plug in, a great tool that does this conversion as well as a host of other table-related stuff. It's a critical piece of my tool kit... http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/tablecleaner/index.htm If you have a herd of these to do, Rick could probably whip

Re: Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 11/02/2010 11:58 AM, Howard Rauch wrote: Frame 7.0 (my clients have not caught up to FM9 yet) Windows XP Pro I have a number of multipage tables for which I need to convert the first two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the only method I've found that works is to set

RE: Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Diane Gaskill
There is a much faster and easier way to do what you are doing. Use the tablecleaner plugin from Rick Quatro. Works like a champ, believe me. We're converting some legacy docs from mewierd to structured FM. I cleaned up 100 tables in a 400 page manual, (including changing body rows to heading

Re: Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Writer
I have found that tables have never been FM's strong point. What I find especially annoying is the inability to split rows across pages. Nadine It seems to me that with its power, FM could easily convert body rows into header rows. Am I missing something? I've checked Help and found it to

below building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Jon Harvey
(FM 9.0, XP Pro) Everyone, I'm trying to figure out a way to create an X-Ref format that says See 'Dogs' {or whatever} below if the X-Ref and the target 'Dogs' are both on the same page. I'd like FM to recognize that they are on the same page so that, if 'Dogs' moves to the next page, the

RE: below building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Jon, There is no way to do this with stock FrameMaker, but this could be done with a FrameScript script. If you are interested in a FrameScript solution, please contact me offlist. Thanks. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-659-8267 r...@frameexpert.com *** Frame Automation blog at

RE: Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Howard Rauch wrote: I have a number of multipage tables for which I need to convert the first two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the only method I've found that works is to set up a new blank table having two header rows and then copy the original table into the new 

Re: below building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
As Rick said, not in stock FrameMaker, nor in stock InDesign CS4 the first release with built-in cross-references. There is a commercial InDesign cross-references plug-in from dtptools.com that offers this page, opposite page, next page, and some other options. I'm not suggesting that you drop

RE: below building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Fred Ridder
Jon Harvey wrote: I'm trying to figure out a way to create an X-Ref format that says See 'Dogs' {or whatever} below if the X-Ref and the target 'Dogs' are both on the same page. I'd like FM to recognize that they are on the same page so that, if 'Dogs' moves to the next page, the X-Ref

Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Joe Malin
Hi! After a 3-year hiatus I am trying to work with FM 8 (unstructured) again for a non-work project. Having designed a lot of my own templates and documents, I know a *lot* about what's built in to FM 8, but I've forgotten all the utilities I once used such as Character Tools, Paragraph Tools,

Re: FM 9 books

2010-02-11 Thread Ray Saffin
In TCS2 there is a User Guide PDF (UserGuide.pdf) for FrameMaker 9 that gets installed in: C:\Program Files\Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2\Adobe FrameMaker 9\Documents This may be a good starting point. Message: 3 Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:41:33 -0700 From: Linda G. Gallagher

Table Issues

2010-02-11 Thread George, Brenda (CAI)
I am importing an XML file into Structured FrameMaker that contains a table. The table is being imported into a 2-column text box. The table needs to stretch across both columns within the text box. When I import the table it is stretching beyond the text box. How do I format the table so that

Re: Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
You can use CleanImport, a plug-in to purge the target doc's catalogs and then to import the new settings from your source. If you don't care about cleaning out the existing entries, just use File Import Formats in your target. This is additive, so any existing tags / variables / settings will

Re: Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Scott Prentice
My ToolSearch database lists all of the FM plugins that I'm aware of (plus other things) .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/ Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Joe Malin wrote: Hi! After a 3-year hiatus I am trying to work with FM 8

Re: Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 19:54 -0800 10/2/10, Joe Malin wrote: After a 3-year hiatus I am trying to work with FM 8 (unstructured) again for a non-work project. Having designed a lot of my own templates and documents, I know a *lot* about what's built in to FM 8, but I've forgotten all the utilities I once used such as

FM 9 books

2010-02-11 Thread Helen Borrie
At 01:07 PM 11/02/2010, Syed.Hosain at aeris.net wrote: >I like the Scriptorium book a lot too. > >My only regret is that [Scriptorium] decided not to publish the "Structured >FrameMaker" version of it ... I hope that this happens sometime. I would >gladly buy it! Me too. But I don't

Benchmarking: Save as PDF in FM9 vs. FM8

2010-02-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi group I've done the following test in FM9 and 8: save 74-page book as PDF. These are the results: FM9: Acrobat Distiller starts after: 1 min. 40 s PDF displayed in Acrobat after: 2 min. 59 s FM8: Acrobat Distiller starts after: 18 (!) s PDF displayed in Acrobat after: 1 min. 23 s I've

Benchmarking: Save as PDF in FM9 vs. FM8

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
Because you're using SaveAs, which in FM 9 has it's own processes and job option switches. If you run each by printing to the Acrobat logical printer and select the same job options, I suspect the numbers will be comparable. Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my

FM9 crashes non stop on Vista 64 bits [RESOLVED]

2010-02-11 Thread mathieu jacquet
Hi all, if ever you're experiencing similar problems, here is what the support replied: "Unfortunately, FrameMaker 9 is not certified to be supported on the 64-bit edition of Windows Vista. However, please find attached a technical note from our database. It will allow you to fix your

FM9 crashes non stop on Vista 64 bits [RESOLVED]

2010-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks for the pointer, Mathieu. Just reading all the maintenance in the technote is exhausting. Performing all the steps could become one's new career. Aside from Adobe building 64-bit Windows Vista compatibility into FrameMaker 9, developing and offering a couple of utilities that report some

FM9 bug: Hyperlinks in *IOR.fm don't work

2010-02-11 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi I'm using FM9 on Windows XP, SP3 I have generated an index of references (imported graphics), but when I click on one of the hyperlinked entries, FM9 is unable to show me the graphic on the respective page. I do see that the tab of the respective file (chapter) becomes active, but the page

FM9 crashes non stop on Vista 64 bits [RESOLVED]

2010-02-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Peter Gold wrote: > Just reading all the maintenance in the technote is exhausting. > Performing all the steps could become one's new career. I think it's a pretty good troubleshooting guide, with much of it applicable to troubleshooting any software problem, not specific to FM. And as with

FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Fei Min Lorente
Sorry for the re-question, but I simply can't find the old thread. I remember someone recently asking about producing PDFs using Acrobat 9, but they were still using FrameMaker 7.2. I think the answer was that Acrobat 9 doesn't support FrameMaker 7.2, but that FM 7.2 might be able to produce PDFs

FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
For pulling shared PDF reviews back into the FM source docs, check out RJ Jacquez's blog posting of his demo. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fei Min Lorente Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010

FrameMaker 7.2 Compatiblity with Acrobat 9

2010-02-11 Thread Pinkham, Jim
FWIW, Jeff, we've been using 7.1 with Acrobat 9 for months with no issues. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Coatsworth Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:46 AM To: framers at

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Howard Rauch
Frame 7.0 (my clients have not?caught up to FM9 yet) Windows XP Pro I have a number of multipage tables?for which I need to convert the first two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the only method I've found that works is to set up a new blank table?having two header rows?and

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
You're missing Rick Quatro's TableCleaner plug in, a great tool that does this conversion as well as a host of other table-related stuff. It's a critical piece of my tool kit... http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/tablecleaner/index.htm If you have a herd of these to do, Rick could probably whip

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 11/02/2010 11:58 AM, Howard Rauch wrote: > Frame 7.0 (my clients have not caught up to FM9 yet) Windows XP Pro > > I have a number of multipage tables for which I need to convert the > first two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the > only method I've found that works is to

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Diane Gaskill
There is a much faster and easier way to do what you are doing. Use the tablecleaner plugin from Rick Quatro. Works like a champ, believe me. We're converting some legacy docs from mewierd to structured FM. I cleaned up 100 tables in a 400 page manual, (including changing body rows to heading

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Writer
I have found that tables have never been FM's strong point. What I find especially annoying is the inability to split rows across pages. Nadine > It seems to > me that with?its power, FM could easily convert?body rows > into header rows. Am I missing something? I've checked Help > and found it

"below" building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Jon Harvey
(FM 9.0, XP Pro) Everyone, I'm trying to figure out a way to create an X-Ref format that says "See 'Dogs' {or whatever} below" if the X-Ref and the target 'Dogs' are both on the same page. I'd like FM to recognize that they are on the same page so that, if 'Dogs' moves to the next page, the

"below" building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Jon, There is no way to do this with stock FrameMaker, but this could be done with a FrameScript script. If you are interested in a FrameScript solution, please contact me offlist. Thanks. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-659-8267 rick at frameexpert.com *** Frame Automation blog at

Converting Rows to Headers

2010-02-11 Thread Combs, Richard
Howard Rauch wrote: > I have a number of multipage tables?for which I need to convert the first > two table body rows (conventional) to header rows. So far the only method > I've found that works is to set up a new blank table?having two header > rows?and then copy the original table into the

"below" building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
As Rick said, not in stock FrameMaker, nor in stock InDesign CS4 the first release with built-in cross-references. There is a commercial InDesign cross-references plug-in from dtptools.com that offers "this page," "opposite page," "next page," and some other options. I'm not suggesting that you

"below" building block in X-Refs

2010-02-11 Thread Fred Ridder
Jon Harvey wrote: > I'm trying to figure out a way to create an X-Ref format that says "See > 'Dogs' {or whatever} below" if the X-Ref and the target 'Dogs' are both > on the same page. I'd like FM to recognize that they are on the same > page so that, if 'Dogs' moves to the next page, the X-Ref

FM 9 books

2010-02-11 Thread Ray Saffin
In TCS2 there is a User Guide PDF (UserGuide.pdf) for FrameMaker 9 that gets installed in: C:\Program Files\Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2\Adobe FrameMaker 9\Documents This may be a good starting point. > Message: 3 > Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:41:33 -0700 > From: "Linda G. Gallagher" >

Table Issues

2010-02-11 Thread George, Brenda (CAI)
I am importing an XML file into Structured FrameMaker that contains a table. The table is being imported into a 2-column text box. The table needs to stretch across both columns within the text box. When I import the table it is stretching beyond the text box. How do I format the table so that

Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Art Campbell
You can use CleanImport, a plug-in to purge the target doc's catalogs and then to import the new settings from your source. If you don't care about cleaning out the existing entries, just use File > Import Formats in your target. This is additive, so any existing tags / variables / settings will

Utilities for FM 8

2010-02-11 Thread Scott Prentice
My ToolSearch database lists all of the FM plugins that I'm aware of (plus other things) .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/ Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Joe Malin wrote: > Hi! > > After a 3-year hiatus I am trying to work with