How to search archive

2011-10-06 Thread Anton David
Dears framers, I would like to know how you do to search the archive. As far as I see, you have to open each single month thread to do a search. Is there a way you can do a search on all archive contents? I have the feeling we are not leveraging the information the best way and many times same

Re: How to search archive

2011-10-06 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
You could do a site search using google: searchterm site:lists.frameusers.com Replace searchterm with your search term. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson Technical Writer 052-763-7133 On 10/6/2011 9:36 AM, Anton David wrote: Dears framers, I would like

Vector symbols for warning, caution, note, etc.

2011-10-06 Thread Rick Quatro
Forgive me if this has been answered previously, but I am looking for some vector symbols for warning, caution, note, etc. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thank you very much. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-659-8267 r...@frameexpert.com

R: How to search archive

2011-10-06 Thread Anton David
Dear Shmuel, Great and very useful tip. Regards Anton Da: Shmuel Wolfson [mailto:shmue...@gmail.com] Inviato: giovedì 6 ottobre 2011 10.58 A: Anton David Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Oggetto: Re: How to search archive You could do a site search using

Table templates (FrameMaker 10)

2011-10-06 Thread Steve Rickaby
Posted for a colleague... To maintain consistency with documents created using RoboHelp 7, we need to create a table template (in FrameMaker 10, as part of TCS3.5) which contains images of step numbers (copied into anchored frames) in each row. The Table Designer isn't any help for this

RE: Table templates (FrameMaker 10)

2011-10-06 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Steve, When you create or update a table format, each cell's paragraph format from the first row in each column is stored as part of the table format. This applies to heading, body, and footing rows. However, it only stores paragraph formats, not content like text and anchored frames. There

FrameMaker menu bar issue

2011-10-06 Thread George, Brenda (CAI)
On my FrameMaker menu bar, I have noticed that a selection is missing from the choice list of a Marketing menu bar category in FrameMaker 8. This Marketing menu category and its choice list were added internally to the standard FrameMaker menu bar. The person who added it no longer works here.

Re: FrameMaker menu bar issue

2011-10-06 Thread Baruch Brodersen
In a FrameMaker 8 installation that still has the internally-developed code, look in: Program Files Adobe FrameMaker 8.0 fminit configui wincmds.cfg Best, Baruch Brodersen On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:34 AM, George, Brenda (CAI) bgeo...@federatedinv.com wrote: On my FrameMaker menu bar, I

Re: FrameMaker menu bar issue

2011-10-06 Thread Scott Prentice
A custom menu item may also be defined by an FDK client. This client could be loaded through an entry in the APIClients section of the maker.ini file or by adding the DLL to the fminit/Plugins folder. If you're saying that this menu item is missing and needs to be added .. you may be looking

OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Writer
A local company listed this as one of the responsibilities in a job ad for a technical writer: coach engineers to improve their writing skills It makes me laugh and cringe in equal measures. Nadine ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as

RE: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
Might as well ask for supervise monkeys on typewriters From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Writer Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:51 PM To: framers Subject: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

RE: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Eichelberger, Mark
I don't think this should ever be the responsibility of a tech writer, but it does indicate why they *need* a tech writer.I say let the engineers be engineers and let the tech writers be tech writers. From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com]

Re: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Writer
Or if the company absolutely feels that the engineers need to learn to communicate better, put the onus on them, not on the tech writers. Make it a part of the engineers' objectives, pay for courses, get the engineers to demonstrate that their skills have improved. If they fail, then no soup

RE: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Christopher Seal
The real danger, and I'm writing from experience, is that once the engineers get the skills and tools to create documents the writers could be let go. In that type of firm, the engineer's customer-facing documents would then be reviewed for format and style by the in-house editor, whose main

Re: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Writer
Shall I forward the ad to you? ;-) Nadine From: Greg. Eckrich gweckr...@wowway.com To: Writer generic...@yahoo.ca Cc: Eichelberger, Mark mark.eichelber...@fiserv.com; framers framers@lists.frameusers.com Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:34:45 PM Subject: Re:

RE: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Daniel Doornbos - PTU
Just my opinion but I think engineers gravitate to that field because they relate better to things than to people. They’re great with formulas but lousy when communicating with us mere mortals. Where I work, most of the engineers speak English as a second language. Occasionally ESL engineers

Re: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Laura Lemay
Yeah, I've seen that job ad. I've had a couple of jobs in the past where coaching engineers on writing was one of the key responsibilities. In each of those jobs there was substantial confusion over whether the technical writing task was owned by the writers or by the engineers (and the

Re: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Chris Despopoulos
The post was: A local company listed this as one of the responsibilities in a job ad for a technical writer: coach engineers to improve their writing skills It makes me laugh and cringe in equal measures. My reply is: How often do you complain that engineers don't like to give you the

Re: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Jim Owens
I'm seeing some interest in this kind of thing from our local Agile Scrum Master. There aren't enough writers to go to all the scrums , so (the thinking goes) maybe the engineers could create some content, which the writers could edit. On 2011-10-06 12:51, Writer wrote: A local company listed

Re: OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Steve Rickaby
More depressing even that that are the contract posts where they say 'You write the manuals and then our engineers will maintain them.' -- Steve [an ex-engineer who's seen both sides of the fence] ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as

Re: How to search archive

2011-10-06 Thread Johan Anglemark
On 2011-10-06 09:36, Anton David wrote: Dears framers, I would like to know how you do to search the archive. As far as I see, you have to open each single month thread to do a search. Is there a way you can do a search on all archive contents?

Coaching engineers

2011-10-06 Thread Ron Tillotson
In the role of a technical writing consultant, contracted to coach or facilitate a learning process to give engineers the opportunity to improve specific writing skills, can be very effective. Ron Tillotson Technical Writer P Please consider the environment before printing this email.

Re: Coaching engineers

2011-10-06 Thread Milan Davidović
On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Ron Tillotson rtillot...@gtiemail.com wrote: In the role of a technical writing consultant, contracted to coach or facilitate a learning process to give engineers the opportunity to improve specific writing skills, can be very effective. Quantitative analysts

Re: Coaching engineers

2011-10-06 Thread Nancy Allison
Hey Ron. What is that sentence trying to say? What can be effective? Thanks. --NancyOct 6, 2011 03:49:13 PM, rtillot...@gtiemail.com wrote: In the role of a technical writing consultant, contracted to coach or facilitate a learning process to give engineers the opportunity to improve

Re: Coaching engineers

2011-10-06 Thread Writer
As your only responsibility or along with a lot of other responsibilities? Nadine From: Ron Tillotson rtillot...@gtiemail.com To: framers@lists.frameusers.com framers@lists.frameusers.com Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:25:11 PM Subject: Coaching engineers

Re: Vector symbols for warning, caution, note, etc.

2011-10-06 Thread Alan Litchfield
Do you mean vector as in scalable eps/pdf? FrameMaker 5* used to have a whole library of them. Alan On 7/10/2011, at 12:57 AM, Rick Quatro wrote: Forgive me if this has been answered previously, but I am looking for some vector symbols for warning, caution, note, etc. Any pointers would be

RE: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Combs, Richard
Writer wrote: A local company listed this as one of the responsibilities in a job ad for a technical writer: coach engineers to improve their writing skills It makes me laugh and cringe in equal measures. I'm really surprised at the overwhelmingly negative reaction to this ad. Coaching

OT: Scary responsibility in job ad

2011-10-06 Thread Chris Despopoulos
o give you the information you need.? If you said "often", I would not be surprised. -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20111006/413ad8df/attachment.html>