Re: [Framers] Crash with Internal Errors: 13054, 21985197, 21967009, 21686210

2017-05-17 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Do you have PNG files in the doc? I find that SOME of them (not all, that would be almost too easy) get scanned by FM and the colors added to the catalog. I hate PNG for that reason. Is it justified hate? Maybe not. However, it's hate regardless. Sometimes I just save files as PNG so that I can

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 7.2 Crashes

2017-05-16 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
To add to my initial "upgrade" I will say that the click/drag bug was there in some way in many versions. I would select a text frame, resize... crash. I'd hold the button down, say a prayer, hope for the best... crash. I found workarounds, but it just was a headache to do it every time. When it

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 7.2 Crashes

2017-05-15 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
At the risk of sounding evil, have you considered an upgrade? Legit question. Even if you use the trial version for 2017, see if it works. The time saved may well be worth the cost. Add in reduced therapy costs... :) Bernard -Original Message- From: Framers

Re: [Framers] SPAM -> FM2017+Retina - Cursor/menu alignment?

2017-04-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Mine does it when I resize screen resolution in Windows 10 without a restart. It's like Windows says "no, what you ACTUALLY want is 2 inches to the right" and I have to 'ghost' the mouse. I also resort to the restart. However, I blame Windows for it as it does happen with a few other tools at

Re: [Framers] Font size in marker windows, in FM2017

2017-03-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I actively drag and drop my FM2017 between 2 monitors. One is a large screen, but at 1280/720 resolution. The other is a smaller screen, but at 3000/2000. I can see things like the paragraph designer actually be at "50/50" when I am between screens. Part is 'larger' and the other 'smaller'. As

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

2017-03-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Factor in screen resolutions as well. Then consider what "percent" your Windows world is set to use. That may impact the comparison as well. Bernard -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+bernard=publishingsmarter@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice

Re: [Framers] FM 2017 Feature Request: Restore color and scaling to menu icons

2017-03-16 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
My 2 cents. I think that the new ones took a rework approach that needed pretty major work. I tried to find them like in the past, but they have been redesigned. I think it's perhaps new images, and vector based. So it's not as easy as I first thought it would be. However, color plays a MAJOR

Re: [Framers] OT: Stopping Adobe's auto install of Reader DC

2017-03-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I think part of the issue is the tablet/mobile where the keyboard is going away. I *love* shortcut keys and use them all the time. WAY more productive. I put them into training, demo videos, etc. It's not just Adobe/Microsoft either. Far too many companies are doing this at the expense of the

Re: [Framers] Help: My Book switched from Unstructured to Structured

2017-02-21 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
ly missing. It's amazing how reliant I am on my personal workflow. Alison From: Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) [mailto:bern...@publishingsmarter.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:41 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Cc: Craig, Alison Subject: RE: [Framers] Help: My Book swi

[Framers] FM2017 menu shift/search for commands

2017-02-21 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I don't even use the 'search' option that is in the video. Just press F7 almost anywhere in FM2017, type a few words, and then when you see the option press Enter. Bernard -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+bernard=publishingsmarter@lists.frameusers.com] On

Re: [Framers] Help: My Book switched from Unstructured to Structured

2017-02-21 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
As an FYI, if this does happen, the structured interface is a superset of the unstructured. All the unstructured stuff is there, and then a few more goodies. If you accidently get dropped into structure from unstructured, just work like normal (or reset it under Edit > Preferences) and don't

[Framers] REPOST (shorter link): Want to compare Adobe FM2017 with your version? There's a page for that!

2017-02-03 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Shortened the link to this (hope it helps): https://goo.gl/l3yD41 Seems that the wrap may have messed up the original. Adobe has a PDF that provides info on the functions of FM2017 compared with versions going back to v9. Could be helpful in deciding to move to a new tool. Bernard

[Framers] Want to compare Adobe FM2017 with your version? There's a page for that!

2017-02-03 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/framemaker/framemake r_2017/pdf/FM_2017_VERSION_COMPARISION.pdf Adobe has a PDF that provides info on the functions of FM2017 compared with versions going back to v9. Could be helpful in deciding to move to a new tool. Bernard

[Framers] FM 2017 video question

2017-02-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I'm going to start working on more regular videos for Youtube. Please reply (off list so we don't fill this place with email related to one idea) and let me know what FrameMaker features I can create a video for that will help you, your clients, your users, or anyone that you want to learn about

Re: [Framers] new framemaker release

2017-02-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
> I'm hoping to hear something about the new TCS 2017 and FrameMaker 2017 releases that are available today from those who have had a chance to see and use them. Hi Craig, A few short notes on my experience. I was involved with the beta testing, so this is my 2 cents having used it for about 3

Re: [Framers] Cross reference format (what do you use?)

2016-12-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
More good stuff. Thanks and keep it coming folks :) -Original Message- From: Steve Rickaby [mailto:srick...@wordmongers.demon.co.uk] Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 12:16 PM To: bern...@publishingsmarter.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Cross reference format (what

Re: [Framers] Cross reference format (what do you use?)

2016-12-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
com> on behalf of Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) <bern...@publishingsmarter.com> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 10:19 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: [Framers] Cross reference format (what do you use?) Here is a simple question that I'm sure will have a LOT of opi

[Framers] Cross reference format (what do you use?)

2016-12-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Here is a simple question that I'm sure will have a LOT of opinion. I hope... Building some print-friendly xref formats, and I'm curious what people here actually use. We're all familiar with the function (I think) or at least, we should be. You may have text like this: Chapter 1. Canada Blah

Re: [Framers] crash saving to XML - resolved, sort of

2016-11-16 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I've been using the most current patches of most/all of the software without that issue, but... Maybe some of the path names (do you link to other files, import images by reference, conref things) may be a part of the cause? Odd issue, quirky workaround, but glad you got your content back!

Re: [Framers] Frame2015 (and 12) change paragraph format for paragraph format

2016-08-12 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
In FM 2015 there is an option at import to define what styles are used. Video: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/framemaker-2015/fm-bttr-word-import/ For v12 as one idea, you could: 1. import to your template 2. click in first instance of Normal 3. apply Body 4. click in second instance of Normal 5.

Re: [Framers] [OT] Dublin literary pub crawl? Writers Museum?

2016-07-04 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Storing this in my bucket list folder. Now I know what to do when we get out there. Thanks Steve! Bernard -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+bernard=publishingsmarter@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby Sent: July 1, 2016 6:21 AM To:

Re: [Framers] "Exemplified" - use in technical documentation?

2016-05-31 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I'll chime in to say that in almost every case where people create content, it should be done with the audience in mind. Unless the audience knows "exemplified" it's likely best to stick to ideas other people have suggested. Simpler is often better. It's becoming more and more common for

[Framers] How to video: FM2015 and Responsive HTML5

2016-05-27 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Working with conditional content? Need a better way to deliver than "2 similar, but different PDF files"? Imagine this: You create a doc that compares 2 products. For example, you may start with a title that reads "Working with Microsoft WordAdobe FrameMaker". Then body content after it

Re: [Framers] Deleting Colours

2016-04-25 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I've tried wiping them via MIF (earlier versions) with no luck to speak of. Perhaps hitting a monitor (always the unwitting victim) and cussing will help. Not with deleting them, but with the frustration. Bernard -Original Message- From: Framers

Re: [Framers] bug in FM2015 search/replace

2016-02-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Ditto. Just tried a broad mix of the word raceme and 2 spaces with en and em dashes. Just the two spaces were replaced, no lost characters. Bernard FM 13.0.1.385 on Windows 10 -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+bernard=publishingsmarter@lists.frameusers.com]

Re: [Framers] Paragraph numbering...

2016-02-04 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
One approach is to use the code

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker Upgrades

2016-02-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
However... The timing of releases historically has been about 18 months or so between them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_FrameMaker#Versions If you check the last release you see June 2015, so **IF** (that is a massive IF statement) that 18-ish months holds up it's unlikely anything is

FrameMaker and SharePoint (user request)

2014-01-15 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi all: Quick question. Is anyone on the list using FrameMaker with a SharePoint implementation and having success with it? I've got a client that is considering this combination and I wanted to see what your thoughts are. It would be structured (DITA) with FrameMaker 12 and SharePoint. Ideally

FrameMaker and SharePoint (user request)

2014-01-15 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi all: Quick question. Is anyone on the list using FrameMaker with a SharePoint implementation and having success with it? I've got a client that is considering this combination and I wanted to see what your thoughts are. It would be structured (DITA) with FrameMaker 12 and SharePoint. Ideally

RE: Is there a way to select or delete specific conditional text?

2013-02-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
MASSIVE WARNING: Read this first, and have a backup of your original materials. If changes are made and files saved there is ZERO recovery or undo for this. On a book or a single document, after showing the conditions: 1. Edit Find/Change 2. Select Conditional Text from the drop down 3. Set

Is there a way to select or delete specific conditional text?

2013-02-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
MASSIVE WARNING: Read this first, and have a backup of your original materials. If changes are made and files saved there is ZERO recovery or undo for this. On a book or a single document, after showing the conditions: 1. Edit > Find/Change 2. Select Conditional Text from the drop down 3. Set

RE: utility to check that all heading names are unique?

2012-05-18 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
a filter to highlight duplicates. There are several other tips on the Excel side of things, but this is a pretty easy way to flag the duplicates for editing in Frame. Hope that helps, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better

utility to check that all heading names are unique?

2012-05-18 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
a filter to highlight duplicates. There are several other tips on the Excel side of things, but this is a pretty easy way to flag the duplicates for editing in Frame. Hope that helps, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better

Job Opening [Montreal]: Technical Editor/Publisher Opportunity

2012-03-29 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
or someone who really wants a solid and stable bit of work for years to come. I'm not going to move out there, but if this is of interest, then drop Jennifer a quick email. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help her out with this. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishi

Online Frame 9/10 and DITA training

2012-03-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
. In addition, if you need to learn about Structured FrameMaker, but aren't using DITA, the majority of the ideas still apply. Lastly, if two or more people from the same company register there are discounts available. Thanks to all, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter

SOLD: TCS 3.5 single box for sale

2012-03-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) Sent: March-22-12 11:49 To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: TCS 3.5 single box for sale I just got this info from a colleague and wanted to share

TCS 3.5 single box for sale

2012-03-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I just got this info from a colleague and wanted to share it with anyone interested in a single boxed copy of the TCS 3.5 software. Please follow-up with Jacquie directly if you are considering the purchase. For sale for $1400 USD or CAD: Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.5 for

Online Frame 9/10 and DITA training

2012-03-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
. In addition, if you need to learn about Structured FrameMaker, but aren't using DITA, the majority of the ideas still apply. Lastly, if two or more people from the same company register there are discounts available. Thanks to all, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter

SOLD: TCS 3.5 single box for sale

2012-03-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) Sent: March-22-12 11:49 To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: TCS 3.5 single box for sale I just got this info from a colleague and wanted to share

RE: Deleting backup files

2011-12-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
time to find each type, search, select, delete. The *.bat is super fast, but can have dangerous consequences. Hope that helps out. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun

Deleting backup files

2011-12-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
To do it via Explorer may mean you take extra time to find each type, search, select, delete. The *.bat is super fast, but can have dangerous consequences. Hope that helps out. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Ori

RE: FM 10 Backward Compatibility

2011-02-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I've opened v6, v7, v8, and of course v9 files with v10. If you have any older ones, zip and email a sample to me and I can test it out. Bernard -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder Sent:

FM 10 Backward Compatibility

2011-02-01 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
I've opened v6, v7, v8, and of course v9 files with v10. If you have any older ones, zip and email a sample to me and I can test it out. Bernard -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder

RE: FrameMaker 8 in Windows 7

2011-01-28 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
though. Hope that helps. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net

RE: Structured FM and DITA

2011-01-28 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
that this helps. Please let me know how it works out for you. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of VLM

FrameMaker 8 in Windows 7

2011-01-28 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
FM9 though. Hope that helps. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hos

Structured FM and DITA

2011-01-28 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
that this helps. Please let me know how it works out for you. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf

RE: Searching for text that appears as a cross-reference

2011-01-23 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Now I search for Warming. The result will highlight the entire xref content, but it does find this information. Hope that helps a bit. It's a consideration that was built into the new release. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better

Searching for text that appears as a cross-reference

2011-01-23 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
for Warming. The result will highlight the entire xref content, but it does find this information. Hope that helps a bit. It's a consideration that was built into the new release. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better

FrameMaker 10 Officially Demonstrated At tekom Conference

2010-11-08 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
S1000D in the application. More to follow as we begin to get official approval on what can be said by the beta testers. For more information on this, please keep an eye on RJ's Twitter account (@rjacquez) and Blog (www.rjacquez.com) for more information. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing

FrameMaker 10 Officially Demonstrated At tekom Conference

2010-11-08 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
menu item titled S1000D in the application. More to follow as we begin to get official approval on what can be said by the beta testers. For more information on this, please keep an eye on RJ's Twitter account (@rjacquez) and Blog (www.rjacquez.com) for more information. Bernard Bernard

Free FrameMaker and DITA webinar

2010-08-31 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
that can benefit from this, please feel free to forward this information as well. Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. Webinar Title: Customizing Adobe FrameMaker for DITA Authoring Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Free FrameMaker and DITA webinar

2010-08-31 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
her groups that can benefit from this, please feel free to forward this information as well. Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. Webinar Title: Customizing Adobe FrameMaker for DITA Authoring Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM

RE: Imported Word docs - table heading row of long tables is not repeated for further pages of the table

2010-07-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Having had to do this task and stare at a screen for hours, I found the price to be totally fair. Basically if it saves me even an hour a month then that's 12 per year. So, for $5/hour I get a tool that does it all in seconds. Plus I own the tool. So the next year it's free. Or I may decide that

Imported Word docs - table heading row of long tables is not repeated for further pages of the table

2010-07-02 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Having had to do this task and stare at a screen for hours, I found the price to be totally fair. Basically if it saves me even an hour a month then that's 12 per year. So, for $5/hour I get a tool that does it all in seconds. Plus I own the tool. So the next year it's free. Or I may decide that

RE: Image as part of table style?

2010-06-29 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
me know if you need more details. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Nina Rogers Sent: June-29-10

RE: Image as part of table style?

2010-06-29 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
create a paragraph tag for BookIcon which references the BookIconFrame. That may help clear it up. Bernard -Original Message- From: Steve Johnson [mailto:chinask...@gmail.com] Sent: June-29-10 12:42 To: Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) Cc: Nina Rogers; framers@lists.frameusers.com

Image as part of table style?

2010-06-29 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
me know if you need more details. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Nina Rogers Sent: June-29

Image as part of table style?

2010-06-29 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
create a paragraph tag for BookIcon which references the BookIconFrame. That may help clear it up. Bernard -Original Message- From: Steve Johnson [mailto:chinask...@gmail.com] Sent: June-29-10 12:42 To: Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) Cc: Nina Rogers; framers

RE: FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
One reason to import into the current document is to reset overrides. For example, if writers are known to open the para designer and create an override, then click Apply To Selection, this is a way to reset the formats. Another reason might be that content from an older template (but with

FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
One reason to import into the current document is to reset overrides. For example, if writers are known to open the para designer and create an override, then click Apply To Selection, this is a way to reset the formats. Another reason might be that content from an older template (but with

RE: FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
a table. Mouse stayed in the default location and I imported. Crash. Then I reopened, tried the import and it worked. Core difference? I was in the default flow, at the very beginning of the document, before the table anchor. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter

RE: FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
If it helps, I'm in an unstructured doc, but running structured FM9. I don't know if that makes the difference. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Campbell Sent: May-19-10 11:22 To: Oran Petersen

FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
_DELETEME.fm and then inserted a table. Mouse stayed in the default location and I imported. Crash. Then I reopened, tried the import and it worked. Core difference? I was in the default flow, at the very beginning of the document, before the table anchor. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publis

FrameMaker 9 Repeatable Hard Crash

2010-05-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
If it helps, I'm in an unstructured doc, but running structured FM9. I don't know if that makes the difference. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Campbell Sent: May-19-10 11:22 To: Oran

RE: Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Matt Sullivan Sent: April-29-10 16:24 To: 'Joseph Lorenzini'; 'FrameMaker Forum

RE: Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
- From: Alison Craig [mailto:alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com] Sent: April-30-10 13:52 To: Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter); 'Matt Sullivan'; 'Joseph Lorenzini'; 'FrameMaker Forum' Subject: RE: Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies) BTW, with a system in place we

RE: Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
. Hope that helps. Boy, this has been a good discussion on an interesting topic. Bernard -Original Message- From: Ed [mailto:hamonwr...@hotmail.com] Sent: April-30-10 16:49 To: 'Matt Sullivan'; 'Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)'; 'Alison Craig'; 'FrameMaker Forum' Subject: RE

Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
between topics, validating files, building XML, checking it into a CMS, and publishing to both PDF and HTML. Of course, another client with 500 pages of crap content took over a week to achieve half of those results. Start with quality, life/job is easier. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden

Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
nard -Original Message- From: Alison Craig [mailto:alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com] Sent: April-30-10 13:52 To: Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter); 'Matt Sullivan'; 'Joseph Lorenzini'; 'FrameMaker Forum' Subject: RE: Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies) &

Structuring documents (was RE: Adobe's New Corporate Strategies)

2010-04-30 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
the homework and use it correctly. Hope that helps. Boy, this has been a good discussion on an interesting topic. Bernard -Original Message- From: Ed [mailto:hamonwr...@hotmail.com] Sent: April-30-10 16:49 To: 'Matt Sullivan'; 'Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)'; 'Alison Craig'; 'Frame

RE: Dinner's on Me

2010-04-27 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
:) That offer goes to all on the list and beyond by the way. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Martinek

Dinner's on Me

2010-04-27 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
:) That offer goes to all on the list and beyond by the way. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Martinek

Training materials for Structured FrameMaker 9

2010-04-24 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
list that may follow up as well. Best of luck, and feel free to start with the free tutorials first. From there you can decide what your next steps are going to be. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message

Training materials for Structured FrameMaker 9

2010-04-24 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
list that may follow up as well. Best of luck, and feel free to start with the free tutorials first. From there you can decide what your next steps are going to be. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message

RE: Error message when importing xml into Structured FrameMaker template

2010-04-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
template and/or EDD to provide the right support. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of George, Brenda

Error message when importing xml into Structured FrameMaker template

2010-04-19 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of George, Brenda (CAI) Sent: April-19-10 8:43 AM To

RE: Strategy for Handling Conditional Text

2010-04-12 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to fram...@lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send

RE: Strategy for Handling Conditional Text

2010-04-12 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
BILL: Generally I agree, but I think in this specific case the application that Joe is documenting really varies between Linux and Windows. At least, that's what I gathered from: Originally, I was told that these differences would eventually go away and that the user experience would be

Strategy for Handling Conditional Text

2010-04-12 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
it makes sense to do so. Hope that adds a bit to the discussion. Best of luck, Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better.

Strategy for Handling Conditional Text

2010-04-12 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
BILL: Generally I agree, but I think in this specific case the application that Joe is documenting really varies between Linux and Windows. At least, that's what I gathered from: "Originally, I was told that these differences would eventually go away and that the user experience would be

Upgrading FrameMaker - IE Service Pack ?

2010-04-09 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
should be good. That's all completely "I hope that this is right" and there is about 0% of any legit backing on this message ;) Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- From: fr

Upgrading FrameMaker - IE Service Pack ?

2010-04-09 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
on the application it may need a minor tweak. Contact me off-list if you want and I can try to fix it via a quick call to the people testing this. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- Sent: April-08-10

RE: Upgrading FrameMaker - IE Service Pack ?

2010-04-08 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
on the application it may need a minor tweak. Contact me off-list if you want and I can try to fix it via a quick call to the people testing this. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com Write Less. Write Better. -Original Message- Sent: April-08-10

With Apologies to RJ - just can't quite feel the love or embrace this FM9 interface

2009-11-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
You can take the pods and rip them free from the interface, float and size them, and then save the settings. There are things that can be done to improve the interface, but this approach may help. Basically just set up the interface the way you want it, then go up to the top right where you see

With Apologies to RJ - just can't quite feel the love or embrace this FM9 interface

2009-11-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
You can take the pods and rip them free from the interface, float and size them, and then save the settings. There are things that can be done to improve the interface, but this approach may help. Basically just set up the interface the way you want it, then go up to the top right where you see

RE: Describing software user interfaces using DITA

2009-09-14 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Are you going to be at the tekom conference in Germany this November? If so, I'd love to take some time to talk about this one. However, as general statements, consider what users want to do, not the name of a dialog. The indeas such as prinint and approving or reviewing reports are a great start.

Describing software user interfaces using DITA

2009-09-14 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Are you going to be at the tekom conference in Germany this November? If so, I'd love to take some time to talk about this one. However, as general statements, consider what users want to do, not the name of a dialog. The indeas such as prinint and approving or reviewing reports are a great start.

OT: PTC Epic Guru

2009-05-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi to all: I've been asked by a business partner to find a person who knows the PTC Epic side of things inside and out. Someone who can do API development work and is available to work on an interesting project to connect a CMS into Epic. If you know of anyone who can do this, please let me know

OT: PTC Epic Guru

2009-05-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi to all: I've been asked by a business partner to find a person who knows the PTC Epic side of things inside and out. Someone who can do API development work and is available to work on an interesting project to connect a CMS into Epic. If you know of anyone who can do this, please let me know

RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker 9 and Technical Communication

2009-01-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
It will be a learning curve for experienced users. I've been working with this for a while now and I can tell you that it takes a while to get used to it. However, much like working with other tools, it's now a lot easier to configure the system for what I'm doing, rather than for what the

Adobe announces FrameMaker 9 and Technical Communication

2009-01-20 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
It will be a learning curve for experienced users. I've been working with this for a while now and I can tell you that it takes a while to get used to it. However, much like working with other tools, it's now a lot easier to configure the system for what I'm doing, rather than for what the

RE: Fonts Not Available That Aren't Used

2008-10-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi Kristy, Another couple of interesting pointers if it happens again: 1. Create a MIF and search for the font name in there. Sometimes it's in the reference pages, sometimes in the master pages and sometimes (argh) it's just *off* the page. In the MIF you can search for the font and basically

Fonts Not Available That Aren't Used

2008-10-26 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Hi Kristy, Another couple of interesting pointers if it happens again: 1. Create a MIF and search for the font name in there. Sometimes it's in the reference pages, sometimes in the master pages and sometimes (argh) it's just *off* the page. In the MIF you can search for the font and basically

More on conversion to PDF causing FM to crash

2008-09-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Just as a follow up to my suggestion related to clearing the font cache... One regular reader on the site informed me that there is a fix posted on the Microsoft site that may be of interest to Frame users. To that end: the Microsoft hotfix is described in these two locations:

More on conversion to PDF causing FM to crash

2008-09-22 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Just as a follow up to my suggestion related to clearing the font cache... One regular reader on the site informed me that there is a fix posted on the Microsoft site that may be of interest to Frame users. To that end: the Microsoft hotfix is described in these two locations:

RE: FM8 crashes

2008-09-16 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
If you find FM crashes often feel free to email me offlist and I can send you a little batch file I have that deletes the font cache (often found here C:\WINDOWS\system32\fntcache.dat) and reboots. The font cache has caused FM crashes on PDF builds time and again on my system. I've also given

FM8 crashes

2008-09-16 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
If you find FM crashes often feel free to email me offlist and I can send you a little batch file I have that deletes the font cache (often found here C:\WINDOWS\system32\fntcache.dat) and reboots. The font cache has caused FM crashes on PDF builds time and again on my system. I've also given

RE: keep with next in tables

2008-07-24 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Always manual. Sorry for the bad news. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden President Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Deirdre Reagan Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:36 AM To: Framer's List

keep with next in tables

2008-07-24 Thread Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter)
Always manual. Sorry for the bad news. Bernard Bernard Aschwanden President Publishing Smarter www.publishingsmarter.com -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre Reagan Sent: Thursday, July

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