RE: Reproducible FM12 file corruption?

2014-06-05 Thread Kunal Saini
Hi Dan, Thanks for reporting this issue. We have logged a bug and will investigate more on this. You can also log bugs on our external facing bug base. https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=newBug Thanks Kunal Saini -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

XML/EDD Vertical Text Placement in Structured Frame 12

2014-06-05 Thread Bjokne, Tim (Contractor)
I am relatively new to structured Framemaker and am looking for the way to control the vertical placement of the XML content via the EDD, multiple text flows, or ?. I have a functioning EDD and Frame template into which I have successfully imported an XML file, which then takes on the

Re: Can't Generate PDF

2014-06-05 Thread John Sgammato
Check your log and see it it got all the way to the last page. If not, go to the last page it completed and to the following page and look for something screwy. Does the book update cleanly? On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Karen Robbins karendes...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Framers, I recently

Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
Statements like Ken's (below) argue for some loosening of the moderation of this list. It's one thing to block spammers (and troublemakers) but serious users ought to be able to post their questions without long waits and to see the answers posted by experienced users who are being moderated. [As

Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
Framers, I'm converting a Word doc with some 300+ graphics to a FM book. FM, of course, converts the doc with all the Word graphics embedded. I can get copies of all the graphics by doing a HTML save from Word and then collecting all the .png and .jgp files that I need from there. But what is

Re: Can't Generate PDF

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
The printer selected needs to be Adobe PDF. If that's not working, you may need to reinstall. You might try a MIF wash on the .fm file(s) in case some corruption is causing the problem. On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Karen Robbins karendes...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Framers, I recently

RE: Can't Generate PDF

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
We've had this problem if the path is too long. Try to distill it with a shorter filename and path and see what happens. Tori, if you have Karen's direct email, please forward this on to her since my posts take quite a while to show up on framers. (I haven't seen Karen original post yet,

Boston FM Ninja

2014-06-05 Thread John Sgammato
The STC New England job bank just posted a 10-week contract for a FrameMaker super-expert to help with reformatting many docs onsite in Cambridge, MA. It pays $50/hour. Details are in the members-only job bank at http://www.STCNewEngland.org It does not say anything about structure, so I guess

Word 2010 to non-structured Frame 9

2014-06-05 Thread Harold Winberg
Hello Framers Our writing group is being tasked to convert Word 2010 technical documents to non-structured Framemaker 9 in order to have all our pubs outsourced (here in the USA) as Frame. Please, what is the best way to do this? We would consider getting a newer version of Frame or add-on

Re: top-bound book

2014-06-05 Thread John Sgammato
I recently set up a doc just like that, except it stands on the desk like a flip-chart. Each page show one common procedure. I can send you a PDF if you like. If each page has a single topic, then the way you have it is great. If your procedures commonly extend beyond one page, then maybe this

Re: top-bound book

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
Use Acrobat's Rotate Pages command to rotate all even-numbered pages 180 degrees. On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Carol J. Elkins celk...@awrittenword.com wrote: I'm ready to print a wire-bound pocket-sized booklet that will be top-bound ... what is the easiest way to get the even-numbered

RE: Can't Generate PDF SOLVED

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
Now that would be a nice situation for Adobe to find a way to put something in the error message saying PDF failure caused by RGB setting, wouldn't it? Craig Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:38:12 -0700 To: sullivanma...@gmail.com From: karendes...@gmail.com Subject: Re: Can't Generate PDF SOLVED CC:

Re: Solved: top-bound book

2014-06-05 Thread Bruce Wolf
Carol: We do this all the time.  On our printer, we use the duplex top-bottom feature.  It has different names on different printers, but you should get the idea.  We do our own in-house printing. BW On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:48 PM, Carol J. Elkins celk...@awrittenword.com wrote:

FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread M Lee
Hi All, I have been having trouble with FrameMaker 9 ever since my company got me a new machine. FrameMaker 9 consistently crashes when I open a file from within FrameMaker. It happens when I have to navigate from within this Open dialog. I have Technical Communications Suite 2, and I'm running

RE: Can't Generate PDF

2014-06-05 Thread Gerald Robertson
Jerry passed away. From: art.campb...@gmail.com Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 15:09:00 -0400 Subject: Re: Can't Generate PDF To: karendes...@gmail.com CC: framers@lists.frameusers.com Is the Adobe Acrobat printer set as your system default printer? Can you do File Print Book and print to the Acrobat

Re: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread M Lee
Hi Matt, Unfortunately, it's not limited to a particular doc. And I forgot to add that if I switch FrameMaker 9 to run in XP compatibility mode, the crashes go away. But then my FrameScript add-on acts as if it is unlicensed. Martha On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM, Matt Sullivan

Re: top-bound book

2014-06-05 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 2014-Jun-04 4:54 PM, Carol J. Elkins wrote: Framers, I'm ready to print a wire-bound pocket-sized booklet that will be top-bound (coil binding along the top of the book) so as to fit nicely in one's pocket. In all my 18 years of doing this, this is the first time I've run across having to

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 2014-Jun-03 2:08 PM, Craig Ede wrote: Framers, I'm converting a Word doc with some 300+ graphics to a FM book. FM, of course, converts the doc with all the Word graphics embedded. I can get copies of all the graphics by doing a HTML save from Word and then collecting all the .png and .jgp

Re: XML/EDD Vertical Text Placement in Structured Frame 12

2014-06-05 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Tim... There are top of page properties for paragraph styles but not bottom of page. The only way to specify vertical placement of content (within the same flow) is to specify the space above or space below for that paragraph tag. For the main body of each page, you'll likely need to use

Re: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread M Lee
Hi Robert, Tech support at FrameScript did not recommend that I run in XP compatibility mode and recommended that I contact Adobe. I tried to submit my problem to the FrameMaker forum this morning but kept getting errors when I tried to submit my question. Martha On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:03

RE: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
I ran FrameMaker – forget which version though, but was probably FM 8 – on a Alienware 17” M7700 system some years ago with Windows 7 Ultimate without any problems. Fast machine at that time for sure! So, I would be surprised if the hardware is in any way an issue. Are the files you are trying

Re: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread M Lee
Hi Syed, All the files I'm trying to open are local. What's annoying is that the machine I had before was a Windows 7 machine, 64-bit Home Edition, with no problems. When I got this upgrade, I started to have problems with FrameMaker. Thanks. Martha On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Syed Zaeem

RE: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
That is unfortunate. A few other things that might be of note. 1. I assume that your installation of FM 9 is fully patched? I was on FM 9 for only a short while – I did find it to be less than useful and did experience some crashes, but not to the degree that you seem to be experiencing!

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
When I need to convert a Word book into Frame, the workflow I use is to print the Word book to PDF, open the PDF in Acrobat, and export all of the graphics as .eps files. Then I import those by reference into the FM book. (I rename them first to some meaningful filename.) However, sometimes

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Yes, but doesn't that render the extracted graphics as .jpgs? I strongly believe that .jpg is not the best graphic format to use for technical publications. Everyone's usage may vary and a lot depends on how the graphics were inserted in the Word doc in the first place, but .jpgs don't work

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Scott Turner
Another technique to get graphics in vector rather than raster format is to extract the page from the PDF, then crop the image. Your final image, while better than a simple raster graphic is still limited by the original resolution. This does get around the horizontal band problem. On Jun 5,

RE: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Fred Ridder
No, it doesn't render them as JPEGs because there is no rendering involved. The zip archive that is the .docx file contains the source graphic files in whatever format they were in when inserted into the Word document. Just look in the Word/media folder inside the archive. What this approach

Re: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Alan Litchfield
You know, that is kind of why I do not post much anymore. Threads became quite confused as some posts were held back and answered earlier thread posts, which were themselves answered by others who posted later but were passed through sooner. I think I would be a long-time framer too, by now.

RE: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Fred Ridder
Craig asked who is the moderator of this list at this point, and I have to say that I don't know. I did visit the www.frameusers.com website, and that site appears to still be owned by Brad Anderson, who also used to be (and maybe still is...) the listowner of this list. But I also noted that

Re: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Johan Anglemark
I emailed a question to the moderator about this a year ago or so but never even got a reply. I have instead stopped writing to the list. -j On 2014-06-03 15:52, Craig Ede wrote: Statements like Ken's (below) argue for some loosening of the moderation of this list. It's one thing to block

RE: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Harding, Dan
I made a similar complaint about the over-moderation and delays as of late on this list, and the message was never posted to the list... as I expect this one to not be posted as well. Manual approval for every single message to the list is an outdated method. For those people who need help

Re: top-bound book

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
If it stands on the desk, you want all the pages to have the same orientation. On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM, John Sgammato john.sgamm...@actifio.com wrote: I recently set up a doc just like that, except it stands on the desk like a flip-chart.

Re: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
Contact FrameScript support for help. On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 7:19 AM, M Lee marthale...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Matt, Unfortunately, it's not limited to a particular doc. And I forgot to add that if I switch FrameMaker 9 to run in XP compatibility mode, the crashes go away. But then my

Re: XML/EDD Vertical Text Placement in Structured Frame 12

2014-06-05 Thread Ed Nodland
Tim I would use the footer with markers. Here are a couple of references. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/9.0/Using/WS2937A033-EFF3-4d85-BBB3-98214B54950D.html and page 111 for read/write rules in http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/9.0/StructuredDev/Structure_Dev_Reference.pdf Ed

RE: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
This zip method of extracting graphics is cleaner that the Word saveAs HTML method in that repeated graphics are saved only once and the dual versions (both png and jpg) get reduced to only the png files. The result in the end is the same set of graphics, but saveAsHTML is more work to get

Technical Writer Opportinuty: Southern Ontario

2014-06-05 Thread Greg Williams
Hi everyone, My employer has posted a full-time permanent technical writer position. We're located in London, Ontario. See this link for more information on the position. Really good regards, Greg Williams Technical Writer AV-BASE Systems, Inc. AV-BASE Systems, Inc. develops and

Re: FrameMaker 9 on Windows 7 Ultimate

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
Lots of people have reported problems running FM9 on 64-bit Windows 7. Can you upgrade to FM12? On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM, M Lee marthale...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Robert, Tech support at FrameScript did not recommend that I run in XP compatibility mode and recommended that I contact

Re: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Ken Poshedly
Just to let all know that I had e-mailed the list moderator either the same day or one day later (and that was what? a week ago or so?), and I still don't know why my posts are held back. -- Ken in Atlanta On Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:57 AM, Harding, Dan dhard...@illinois.edu wrote: I

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
You don't need to convert Word to PDF to extract images. Save the Word doc as .docx if it's not already, make a copy, change the extension from .docx to .zip, extract the files, and the images are all in \word\media. On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Carol J. Elkins celk...@awrittenword.com wrote:

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Robert Lauriston
In the .docx files I've extracted, the bitmaps were PNG. Converting them to TIFF wouldn't add any value, at least as far as inserting them by reference in FrameMaker docs. On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Carol J. Elkins celk...@awrittenword.com wrote: Yes, but doesn't that render the extracted

DITA to Drupal Round Tripping and DITA to Confluence round-tripping

2014-06-05 Thread gill6034
Has anyone ever used Drupal as a CMS and/or front-end tool and/or Confluence? The Support Guys want to use DITA as an authoring tool. The KB site is currently authored in Confluence and then ported to Drupal. If anyone has any experience with this, I would appreciate your words of wisdom on

RE: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Craig Ede
Just to clarify,I know how to get the graphics out of the Word doc. I'm interested in clever ways to speed up replacing the embedding images in my new FM file with referenced graphics. (The import of the Word file embeds the graphics in FM. I want to reference them in.)f Craig

Re: Moderating framers WAS: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-05 Thread Theresa de Valence
I USED to be unmoderated on this list but for some reason I got unlisted. About 10 years ago I wrote a pleading letter asking to be reinstated but I heard nothing . . . and my posts show up days (and days) later. -Theresa -- === Theresa de Valence t...@bstw.com