Re: [Framers] Character codes

2020-09-24 Thread David Artman
Copy and paste the character into this site's search:https://unicodelookup.com/  It should return every encoding. And no app to install (not all users are admins on their workstations). HTH, DavidDCA:d.a.d Original message From: Doug Date: 9/24/20 10:52 (GMT-05:00) To:

Re: [Framers] [EXTERNAL] Inserting checkmark in a table cell (FM12)

2020-07-22 Thread David Artman
FWIW, you can insert any unicode character with keyboard as well.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/insert-ascii-or-unicode-latin-based-symbols-and-characters-d13f58d3-7bcb-44a7-a4d5-972ee12e50e0#bm1DCA:d.a.d Original message From: Tom Beiswenger Date: 7/22/20 07:49

Re: [Framers] Table column widths in Resp. HTML5

2020-07-08 Thread David Artman
You could be facing an issue with the scaling of the content (images?) and the fixed widths. Html will make room, if the image pushes wide. And scaling the image to 100% of cell width sometimes is ignored (not sure why). Without knowing your exact use case, I would preprocess the images to the

Re: [Framers] Open Excel from FM

2020-06-16 Thread David Artman
Is it too onerous to manually attach the XLSX file to the PDF after generating?  I'd have to play around and research whether a link can be made in Pro to an attachment. That too would be manual, presumably. Another thought: embed the XLSX in a frame as an object? Weird need! Good luck, 

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] "16-bit" or "16 bit" ????

2019-09-23 Thread David Artman
I find this an interesting grammatical/ topographical challenge. 16, as a sole adjective modifying bit(s), seems'isolated', regardless of narrative or referential context. "16 bits make a double byte".But it gets muddy in my mind when it's a compound "16-bit" adjective. Sure,  "16-bit processor

Re: [Framers] Formatting source code snippets

2019-04-10 Thread David Artman
Just to qualify my suggestion: I only would use one P format. Let the code's inherent indent standard handle the indents. (Maybe clean a few, or even apply my own manually if the page width is an issue.)Good for conversion to DITA; AND keeps me out of the tab v spaces war.;-)David[DCA:d.a.d.]

Re: [Framers] Formatting source code snippets

2019-04-09 Thread David Artman
Tabs is the way to go, imo, because the code you'll be copying and pasting is either tab indented or space indented, and so it's preserved.As for typeface, I recommend choosing one that clearly distinguishes 1, l, O, 0, and other potentially ambiguous glyphs. For instance, I won't use a

Re: [Framers] Multi-font paragraph autonumbering?

2019-03-18 Thread David Artman
Run-in heading with the symbol, then next heading with the text and auto numbering and punctuation and tab. Select the symbol heading, press Enter without typing anything. If symbol heading has numbering heading as Next Pgf, it will all work automatically. David On March 18, 2019 10:02:26 AM

Re: [Framers] Is is possible to change how Frame increments numbering?

2018-12-28 Thread David Artman
I would probably edit SnagIt's numbering instead. I'd rather 'override' the graphic than my template. [DCA:d.a.d.] ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com Visit the list's homepage at

Re: [Framers] File storage best practice

2018-11-29 Thread David Artman
All in one folder, period. Modern OSs have great search, sort, and filter controls in their file managers; and it makes packaging for version archiving simple. My 2¢ David [DCA:d.a.d.] ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list

Re: [Framers] Graphics quality

2018-09-28 Thread David Artman
All the recent image-related posts lead me to write up this: [1]http://davidartman.com/design/best-practices-for-graphics-in-modern- publishing-pipelines HTH; David References 1. http://davidartman.com/design/best-practices-for-graphics-in-modern-publishing-pipelines

Re: [Framers] File Info Oddity

2018-09-10 Thread David Artman
Yep, I bet there's a comma or some other non-alphanumeric character(s) in the company name string. We just lived with it. Do you *do* anything with the Author property of the PDF? For example, are you programmatically extracting it to use as metadata in a portal and, as such, the

Re: [Framers] Order of Reference Pages

2018-08-06 Thread David Artman
Perhaps make a list of hyperlinks on the first reference page, in its own text box? Original Message Subject: [Framers] Order of Reference Pages From: Doug <[1]dbailey4...@gmail.com> Date: Mon, August 06, 2018 10:22 am To: "An email list for people using

Re: [Framers] SVG graphic with photograph not importing

2018-07-24 Thread David Artman
In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with saving a raster graphic (photo, screen shot) with vector-art (callout lines, boxes, text) as an SVG file (or PDF, or EPS). In fact, it is probably the *best practice* both for localization (translate the text in the SVG) and for

Re: [Framers] Transfer from FrameMaker into Word

2018-06-06 Thread David Artman
This might seem like a naive question, but why not write up a User Guide for using your templates and modifying existing documents? Let them stay in FrameMaker, especially if they don't anticipate restyling (and when they do, they can call and you can knock it out). There's nothing

Re: [Framers] Putting Text in a gray box? - Can it be a para tag?

2018-06-05 Thread David Artman
Looks like you have a lot of options already. My suggestions, in order of ease of typesetting: 0. Be sure to setup 3 paragraph formats: "C1 - Code First", "CB - Code Body", and "CL - Code Last". [That's my general approach to format naming: keep the accelerator keys efficient: no

Re: [Framers] New paragraph tag revert back in TOC when book is updated

2018-04-19 Thread David Artman
I suggest you forget about the Heading 2 Special and do it The Right Way��. Heading 1: .< =0>< =0>< =0>< =0>\t Heading 2: ..< =0>< =0>< =0>\t [You are unclear--between you code examples and your rendering examples--whether or not you want a period after every

Re: [Framers] Hyphens when going from FM to Acrobat

2018-02-26 Thread David Artman
Err: [1]unicodelookup.com, NOT [2]unicode.org. Original Message From: "David Artman" <[3]da...@davidartman.com> Date: Mon, February 26, 2018 3:42 pm Try copying the hyphen from the PDF and pasting it into the Search field at [4]unicode.org. I b

Re: [Framers] Hyphens when going from FM to Acrobat

2018-02-26 Thread David Artman
Any chance you are getting some kind of 'smart' replacement for typed text that uses a special character? Try copying the hyphen from the PDF and pasting it into the Search field at [1]unicode.org. I bet they are soft hyphens, which often are not renderable. Thing is, they are

Re: [Framers] Style mapping: Word to FrameMaker 2017

2017-12-12 Thread David Artman
1. Map all formats. ;-) 2. Leverage the ability to search for the created formats to apply appropriate styles; then delete the now-unused, spurious styles with your plugin of choice or by hand. Disabling that feature would lead to what? The unmapped styles all getting Default

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] RE: Anyone know of a way to include a non-breaking hyphen/dash in a variable definition?

2017-10-11 Thread David Artman
in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 2:36 PM, David Artman <[6]da...@davidartman.com> wrote: > How about: > \x15 > ...or: > \x2011 > ...? >

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] RE: Anyone know of a way to include a non-breaking hyphen/dash in a variable definition?

2017-10-10 Thread David Artman
How about: \x15 ...or: \x2011 ...? \x15 is a VERY old way to do it, but perhaps not hamstrung yet? The \x2011 is me guessing at a way the modern Unicode hex value could be inserted for interpretation by FM. Alternately, type one or insert one using the symbols palette, copy it, and see

Re: [Framers] Keystroke for editing variables?

2017-08-28 Thread David Artman
One trick I've used (in Olden Days) is to make a "Variables Management" FM 'template file' that has all of my variables defined and shown on a table in the first body page. (Nothing else about the template matters.) Then, IIRC, one can use keyboard combos (Esc s v; then Alt+E, maybe?) that let

Re: [Framers] Size of imported SVG files

2017-08-28 Thread David Artman
Unfortunately, my only guess is that you are importing images with the same file name (and even same file size, as resizing SVG is sort of meaningless unless it contains raster-art elements) from different folder (relative paths). For example, you have "Small" and "Large" folders in your images

Re: [Framers] Embedding attachments in FM that remain attachments when PDF'd

2017-08-04 Thread David Artman
[[3]mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Artman Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:32 PM To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. Subject: Re: [Framers] Embedding attachments in FM that remain attachments when PDF'd

Re: [Framers] Embedding attachments in FM that remain attachments when PDF'd

2017-08-03 Thread David Artman
) Of course, any attachments that open in other applications will generate new windows, between which a user could easily navigate. HTH; David Original Message ---- From: "David Artman" <[1]da...@davidartman.com> Date: Thu, August 03, 2017 12:08 pm

Re: [Framers] Embedding attachments in FM that remain attachments when PDF'd

2017-08-03 Thread David Artman
Perhaps you could make your icons where you want them in FM with the intention of *attaching* the (non-FM, non-PDF) files to the PDF post-distillation. If you can figure out how a PDF attachment can be referenced with a relative path--or, perhaps, as an anchor, like one would do to

Re: [Framers] ????:__Converting_to_Word_fo r_Review

2017-07-11 Thread David Artman
Your Manager is ignorant, then. PDF with Comments is much easier to use than Word with Track Changes... and with Word, it's entirely possible to forget to turn on Track Changes, and then you have no idea who changed what without doing a (possibly manual!) file diff. Have you

Re: [Framers] Tool for importing selected variables

2017-06-30 Thread David Artman
RE user variable subsetting: Yep, works like a charm. One might even make an argument for single-variable 'template' files for each variable in your library, but that's often overkill. But I've definitely broken them down into product-specific subsets of variables and conditions,

Re: [Framers] Watermark over graphics?

2017-06-16 Thread David Artman
As far as I know, there's no way to make a master-page (i.e., implicitly background) image overlay body page (framed) graphics or text I the flow. If there is, I'm waiting to find out along with you! :-) Perhaps PDF TimeSavers can do the post-distillation application of a

Re: [Framers] active URLs spanning more than one line

2017-06-16 Thread David Artman
That makes me suspect that you had a bad character encoding which, nevertheless, would render in the FM editing view, but 'fall down' during distillation. If you still have a copy of the 'bad' URL, try to paste it into Notepad++ and see if it goes weird (looking like, for example,

Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file

2017-03-21 Thread David Artman
Perhaps I will, if I'm ever working in FrameMaker again. I've become a bit of a DITA specialist lately, and at a past job we even made specializations to create form elements in the XML and render them with an ANT argument (or not). That let us use a single map for a procedure and

Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file

2017-03-21 Thread David Artman
of his courses years ago, and the order form > was a PDF he made using Frame and TimeSavers. It was very slick. > > > > On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM, David Artman <[4]da...@davidartman.com> > wrote: > >> Oh, yes, I'm well aware of Micr

Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file

2017-03-21 Thread David Artman
e order form was a PDF he made using Frame and TimeSavers. It was very slick. On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:46 AM, David Artman <[3]da...@davidartman.com> wrote: > Oh, yes, I'm well aware of MicroType TimeSavers. I do not think they > will do dynamic forms, though. >

Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file

2017-03-21 Thread David Artman
iles to do things like create dynamic forms. [3]http://microtype.com/showcase.html On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM, David Artman <[4]da...@davidartman.com> wrote: > You can use Acrobat Pro to append a PDF file to another PDF file, in > whole or in part, and (IIRC) at an

Re: [Framers] PDFs in a FM book file

2017-03-20 Thread David Artman
You can use Acrobat Pro to append a PDF file to another PDF file, in whole or in part, and (IIRC) at any location using Document > Insert Pages. Yes, this adds a step (or more!) to workflow. Yes, the inserted PDF will have its own footers, etc; and thus, you might have to do some

Re: [Framers] condition indicator for table rows - suppress from PDF ?

2016-05-26 Thread David Artman
Unless you script something, that's Working As Intended (e.g., reviewers might need to see condition indicators to be able to follow the intent). Original Message Subject: [Framers] condition indicator for table rows - suppress from PDF ? From: "Monique

Re: [Framers] Rick's Ride and Suggestions for Plugin

2016-05-18 Thread David Artman
OK, I thought of another one after I posted: * FrameInside/FrameOutside (or FrameLeft/FrameRight, if other settings switch inside/outside to left/right) - Similar to FrameAbove/FrameBelow, this would basically be a way to define in a Paragraph Style that a reference-page graphic is

Re: [Framers] ANN: Bottlenecks for the Ride for Roswell

2016-05-16 Thread David Artman
Great idea for charity! My FM days are numbered at this point (barring a new employer) but one thing I think would be awesome is a Search-Including-Insets function. Not sure if that scriptable (can you script dialog boxes?); not sure if one already exists. But I know for sure that

Re: [Framers] Conditional Expression build crashing FrameMaker with Internal Errors

2016-05-11 Thread David Artman
One quick note on the below: Save expression on a Reference Page in your template(s) (if only in one, I'd go with your cover/frontmatter template). Then you can easily copy & paste without running an outside application. (I'm still in Frame8 Land, so if there's a way to save

Re: [Framers] SVG blowing up Frame file size

2016-05-06 Thread David Artman
Blind guess, without reading rest of thread yet: full font embedding? Original Message Subject: [Framers] SVG blowing up Frame file size From: Lin Sims <[1]ljsims...@gmail.com> Date: Thu, May 05, 2016 2:43 pm To: Frame Users <[2]framers@lists.frameusers.com>,

Re: [Framers] Using Frame as a little CMS

2016-04-26 Thread David Artman
One idea for you that I hope will be useful for these issues (works for us!): - There is no way, other than our spreadsheet, to see where the text insets are used. So if inset A is used in book A, B, and C, we can't tell that other than through the spreadsheet. You can't click the text inset and

Re: [Framers] slow-scrolling images

2016-04-07 Thread David Artman
This is your best bet, especially if you write a Photoshop Action to do it automatically (e.g., Save as PNG in "graphics" and save as low-res JPG in "dev" with one Action, then manually flip the folder names at production): Original Message From: Peter Gold

Re: [Framers] preventing 2-word product name from line breaks ?

2016-04-07 Thread David Artman
You could always make a "Product-Name-Var.fm" file from a utterly stripped MIF and then manage the BOOK-wide Import that way. Further, if my info design actually kept variables 'discrete' like that (i.e., a file NEVER has a variable it doesn't use) then I'd parse the

Re: [Framers] Taking and inserting screen captures in FrameMaker 2015

2016-04-01 Thread David Artman
I'll just go ahead and chime in that I take all screen grabs with Alt+PrtScn (or just PrtScn, for Desktop or full-screen captures) because I do not have to capture scrolling windows or DirectX drawing layers (which are the only things for which I'd use SnagIt). As it is very rare

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 7.2 Not Responding on New PC

2016-03-04 Thread David Artman
For those who Want To Know More: [1]http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-dwmexe-and-why- is-it-running/ You can safely kill it permanently, if you don't mind a Classic/Basic Windows experience. [FWIW, I often switched down to a Classic Desktop theme in the past

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 7.2 Not Responding on New PC

2016-03-01 Thread David Artman
Just spit-balling, but try these, in order, until you no longer see the crash (this will take days to work through, if you want to make a valid test at each stage): * Ensure that you've installed all updates, in order. * If you work off a network share, try working locally and

RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes

2015-06-08 Thread David Artman
"Things that make me go 'hmmm'" = That's one! :)I did not know that, having never embedded multimedia in PDF.David Original Message Subject: RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes From: tom.beiswen...@emhartglass.com Date: Mon, June 08, 2015 2:32 pm The only time that I

RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes

2015-06-08 Thread David Artman
At the risk of seeming blunt: Don't use Save As PDF.I never have in 20 years (has it EVER worked?), I never do so now (for my remaining time in FM), and I probably never will (being on my way out of the Adobe ecosystem permanently).If it works one way, why use another? Heck, print to PS is BETTER

RE: Adobe Customer Care-less - Yet another round

2015-06-03 Thread David Artman
Glad I've never bothered to investigate the Yahoo group. In my experience, Yahoo Groups basically died sometime in the mid-oughties, and like many ghost towns, squatters and coyotes abound.If I can't find an answer onhttp://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/listinfo/framers (Framers; this list and its

RE: What FM plugin suite give the most bang?

2015-04-24 Thread David Artman
I would give serious thought to Acrolinx, if you're facing consistency issue as your content scales up and if you're going to bring in multiple writers. It can also help other casual content authors (e.g., developer's and tester's design and use case docs; marcomm) or give you a fast-editing path

RE: extremely slow PNG loading

2015-03-30 Thread David Artman
Unless something's changed, expect bad news from your IT: https://threatpost.com/png-image-metadata-leading-to-iframe-injections/104047 But there's no reason to leave run-time scanning on them, so long as the file-create and file-modify scanning remains (i.e., check each write operation, not each

RE: post-processing a PDF with FM markers

2015-03-24 Thread David Artman
I concur with Robert, unless you're facing other issue that you didn't mention in your post. Have all the BOOK files open when you print to PDF; and esure that the resulting PDFs are located in the same relative file structure as the BOOK files. [If I were you, I'd put all BOOK files in one

RE: post-processing a PDF with FM markers

2015-03-24 Thread David Artman
a PDF with FM markersFrom: John Sgammato john.sgamm...@actifio.comDate: Tue, March 24, 2015 3:51 pmTo: David Artman da...@davidartman.comCc: "framers@lists.frameusers.com" framers@lists.frameusers.com That's pretty much what we do now, but it's hard to have all the books open at once

RE: User's manual vs. User manual

2015-03-16 Thread David Artman
We avoid this issue by naming books after their functional scope: 'Widget' Installation 'Widget' Operation 'Widget' Administration (etc) The thinking being (a) we avoid this whole thread, (b) we don't have to superfluous terms like "manual" or "guide" that state the obvious,and (c) end users

RE: Conditional text by paragraph tag?

2015-02-11 Thread David Artman
0) Save all files in book. 1) Get condition onto your Clipboard (right-click text with the condition, Copy Special Conditional Text Format). 2) Find: Paragraph Style [name of paragraph]. 3) Replace: By Pasting. 4) Find and Change for one or two, then fire Replace All when you see that it's going

RE: NOT a How Do I. Query re conditionaling table columns

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
While we're talking underlying theory/structure:I suspect many tables in which one wants to conditionalize a column could be refactored so thatthe columns were instead rows, which are conditionable. Thoughts? Yes, theoretically, if you didn't have spanned cells, you could hide/show the cells

RE: Basic question: Book revision best practices

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
One note: If needed, I simply rename the output PDF filename if I want to have the version number in the name. Doing this breaks inter-document links, if you generated a set of PDFs while all of their BOOK files were open (the easiest way to do it). I firmly advicate naming your BOOK to match

Adobe Shared Review methods

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
Since it's come up, I've had one niggling issue with Adobe SHare Review at our site that I just work around, but it's bugging me. I'll try to be brief, assuming anyone who can answe knows the basics. * Using a network share, same share every time. * Each development draft is saved with a suffix:

RE: Basic question: Book revision best practices

2015-02-05 Thread David Artman
HUGE subject, but I'll just note one element: Now I want to make changes, so it will become version 1.1. What do best practices say to do? I assume save all content, TOC, and title files as new "v1-1" files. Should I create a new "v1-1" book file into which the v1-1 content goes? Or should the

RE: Cannot import graphics

2015-01-23 Thread David Artman
Another note about file types: If you are using EPS files that DO NOT have embedded TIFF 'previews', then there's nothing for FrameMaker to show (IIRC; and if that hasn't been changed post-FM8). HTH; David Original Message From: David Spreadbury dspre...@yahoo.comDate: Thu,

RE: Customizing anchored frames in FM12 (unstructured)

2015-01-09 Thread David Artman
THAT, is a clever hack, Pat! As soon as I read "one-cell" I was smacking my forehead. DCA Original Message From: "Christenson, Pat" pchristen...@ftportfolios.comDate: Fri, January 09, 2015 2:51 pmHere's a workaround for underlining the screen cap (if I understand the problem

RE: Setup has detected . . .

2015-01-09 Thread David Artman
Hopefully I'm not too late to help! I actually got a new system at work today and fully rebuilt my production environment before lunch (FM8 + CS5 AcroPro9 oXygen all updates across the system). As it wasn't my first rodeo with Frame and the terrible PDF support, I knew to do the following: 1)

RE: Wildcard search

2014-12-29 Thread David Artman
Roger, do you have many instances where a hyphen *is* intended? If not, you could brute-force replace all then go back and tune those you didn't want replaced (e.g., if they're, say, part numbers in a handful of tables). Alternately, export to MIF and use any programmer's text editor (e.g.,

RE: Consistent Conditional Text

2014-11-12 Thread David Artman
Thanks for the FM7 advice, Fred; but it seems to have been undone by FM8.0(p277). Interestingly, while I was testing whether it still worked like that, I found a bigger gotcha for folks who edit conditional text without condition indicators or text symbols visible: * [FM8.0] If you are in the

RE: Consistent Conditional Text

2014-11-10 Thread David Artman
Yes, you must always turn on View Text Symbols when you are performing conditional markup (and troubleshooting). The 'gotcha' in FrameMaker is that if you are typing inside of a condition and press Enter for a new paragraph, FM does NOT conditionalize the pilcrow. [I do not know why this is the

RE: More about characters

2014-08-06 Thread David Artman
http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm Specifically: " This method works regardless of any of your language settings, but is the most cumbersome to type. Press and hold down the Alt key. Press the + (plus) key on the numeric keypad. Type the hexidecimal unicode value. Release

RE: Question about formats for files in book

2014-07-17 Thread David Artman
Personally, I prefer global MPs, RPs, and catalogs. Trying to keep styles separated is a mugs game, especially if you are tasked to change (for example) the baseline body or procedure styles' fonts or what-not. Doing it all in one file and Importing Formats across the whole document set is a lot

RE: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

2014-05-23 Thread David Artman
If Google Ngrams is to be believed, it was first coined around 1824: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=wordmongeryear_start=1800year_end=2000 Original Message From: Steve Rickaby srick...@wordmongers.demon.co.uk Date: Tue, May 20, 2014 2:05 pm Ps. Word Mongers -

RE: OT: looking for a font designer

2014-01-22 Thread David Artman
FontCreator is a LOT cheaper than contracting a font designer, if you already have the art and just need it put into a font file. (It's tantamount to hiring an architect just to do drafting... or hiring a technical writer just to copy paste between two applications. ;) )DIY, I sayDavid

OT: looking for a font designer

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2014-01-09 Thread David Artman
We have an opening at my company for a Senior Tech Writer:https://parata.applicantpro.com/jobs/62162.html ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send

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RE: What is the current fm version...

2013-12-06 Thread David Artman
Rather than merely give John a fish:http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Windows(and for up to v7:)http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Macintosh(and for up to

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RE: Choosing a Help Format

2013-11-22 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: Fei Min Lorente feimin.lore...@onsemi.com Date: Fri, November 22, 2013 10:53 am And we weren't worried about OmniHelp losing files; we are worried about users going in and messing with them. Is there any way to lock them down? Security through obscurity:

Choosing a Help Format

2013-11-22 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: Fei Min Lorente Date: Fri, November 22, 2013 10:53 am And we weren't worried about OmniHelp losing files; we are worried about users going in and messing with them. Is there any way to lock them down? > Security through

RE: batch import formats

2013-11-08 Thread David Artman
I'd just make a single-use BOOK file, drag them all in, and apply across the book.Get coffee.Then destroy the (now-pointless) book.Writing a FrameScript would take long, I imagine, but YMMVDavid Original Message Subject: batch import formats From: Anneke von den Hoff

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RE: Insert image as H/F variable - script

2013-10-25 Thread David Artman
luck with the scripting solution that I see you pursuing in later posts.Sorry that I couldn't help more;David Original Message Subject: Re: Insert image as H/F variable - script From: Wim Hooghwinkel - idtp w...@idtp.eu Date: Wed, October 23, 2013 10:18 am To: David Artman da

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RE: Insert image as H/F variable

2013-10-18 Thread David Artman
Can you provide more details or an actual use case?We toggle between BW and color product logos in H/Fs using conditions on the anchor frames the images. But that's book-wide, not 'reactive' or variable based on chapter-specific content (i.e., paratext of a paratag). Original Message

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RE: FrameMaker: Is any version URL-aware?

2013-10-01 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: VLM TechSubs techs...@vibrantlivingministries.org Date: Sun, September 29, 2013 11:26 pm ... Guess FrameMaker is a bit behind the curve when it comes to the Internet, eh? And … it will work, so that’s just grand! ... In defense of FrameMaker; it doesn't

FrameMaker: Is any version URL-aware?

2013-09-30 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: "VLM TechSubs" Date: Sun, September 29, 2013 11:26 pm ... Guess FrameMaker is a bit behind the curve when it comes to the Internet, eh? And ? it will work, so that?s just grand! ... In defense of FrameMaker; it

RE: Autonumbering Puzzle for an Ordered List Numbering Scheme

2013-08-25 Thread David Artman
Your centering problem is easily solved by having a new style called "Bullet Number 10+" that you use for enumeration above 9, with slightly different tab stops than "Bullet Number". That's a bit of a hack in modern FM autonumbering strategies; but you're already using n=1 (rather than an

RE: Unavailable fonts message - incorrect?

2013-08-25 Thread David Artman
Excellent summary from Fred!I'll just add the (very minor) point that SVG graphics can have font information in them, too. If the font's glyphs used in the SVG's aren't embedded, that would trigger this FM error. Original Message Subject: RE: Unavailable fonts message -

Autonumbering Puzzle for an Ordered List Numbering Scheme

2013-08-21 Thread David Artman
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Unavailable fonts message - incorrect?

2013-08-21 Thread David Artman
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RE: Catalog definitions ... fonts not available

2013-08-08 Thread David Artman
You could save the template(s) as MIF and search for the offending font. It's probably on some Reference page or tucked on a Master Page or some-such. Change the missing font name to the name of an available font (or just use the MIF to investigate where it's occurring, and use FrameMaker on its

Catalog definitions ... fonts not available

2013-08-07 Thread David Artman
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RE: Can a variable be used in a numbering scheme in Frame V8?

2013-05-06 Thread David Artman
This is a commonly wished for feature that FrameMaker doesn't support. If you describe the actual details, we might be able to kludge a method (e.g., run-in heading containing a Ref Page placement of the variable in a text box plus some leading tricks, followed by the autonumbered format using

Can a variable be used in a numbering scheme in Frame V8?

2013-05-06 Thread David Artman
This is a commonly wished for feature that FrameMaker doesn't support. If you describe the actual details, we might be able to kludge a method (e.g., run-in heading containing a Ref Page placement of the variable in a text box plus some leading tricks, followed by the autonumbered format using

RE: OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts

2013-04-26 Thread David Artman
I'm more into *typefaces*--I need multiple sizes. ;) David Original Message Subject: OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts From: Alison Craig alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com Date: Thu, April 25, 2013 5:11 pm ... As technical writers, many of you will be interested in fonts. ...

OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts

2013-04-26 Thread David Artman
I'm more into *typefaces*--I need multiple sizes. ;) David Original Message Subject: OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts From: Alison Craig Date: Thu, April 25, 2013 5:11 pm ... As technical writers, many of you will be interested in fonts. ...

What is the recommended way of having a TOC appear in multiple places of a book?

2013-03-18 Thread David Artman
In Structured FrameMaker: * Put all the files in one "super book" * Set the Pagination and Numbering settings, particularly the Volume settings * Generate a single TOC and Index for the super book * Place TOC and Index in both sub-books * Print to PDF * Split into separate PDFs in Acrobat You'll

SOLVED: Cannot find the file named...

2013-03-01 Thread David Artman
ouble-click your BOOK file on your network share and watch it open in FM8.0p277. I have *no* idea how my UAC got tweaked--probably because of driver installations to communicate over a USB Serial Port. HTH; David Artman

RE: Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-28 Thread David Artman
Thanks, Heiko, but I don't understand how the OS or network gets fingered when ALL other applications that I use work normally. Even Adobe applications. If Frame is too impatient, that's a BUG, not a 'problem' with the ever-so-slow network. I was hoping to learn about some kind of INI file

Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-28 Thread David Artman
Thanks, Heiko, but I don't understand how the OS or network gets fingered when ALL other applications that I use work normally. Even Adobe applications. If Frame is too impatient, that's a BUG, not a 'problem' with the ever-so-slow network. I was hoping to learn about some kind of INI file

RE: Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-27 Thread David Artman
Message From: David Artman da...@davidartman.com Date: Mon, February 25, 2013 10:33 am Hi, all; Latest, out-of-the-blue functional bug on FM8.0p277, Win 7: 1) Navigate to working folder for project [just like every day]. 2) Double-click BOOK file. FrameMaker opens, them immediately

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