Re: [Framers] FrameMaker install without Distiller?

2018-05-04 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, I never had problems to deselect the Distiller plugin, this sounds strange. Do you have all the necessary admin rights? It is not advisable to install the Distiller plugin together with an existing regular Acrobat, which will be efficiently removed or deactivated -- very annoying esp. when

Re: [Framers] Simplified Chinese and Latin Quotation Marks

2018-01-25 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rick, the symbols U+201C and U+201D have to be used for the double quotes. The problem you describe should not occur with FM 2017 (in my test, everything was ok). Also, the quotes should be handled in way that they will be formatted with the Chinese font (not the Latin font). Best regards

Re: [Framers] Simplified Chinese Index

2018-01-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rick, we are using as group titles: Symbols[\ ];Numerics[0];A;B;C;D;E;F;G;H;I;J;K;L;M;N;O;P;Q;R;S;T;U;V;W;X;Y;Z And the sort order would be: <$symbols><$numerics><$alphabetics><$pinyin> This should work... I know that others may use different settings. The group titles for

Re: [Framers] Structured import: Sizing the image as well as the anchored frame

2017-05-12 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rick, for example, in our standard XML, a graphic is represented like this: As you can see, there are a lot more entries, "height" and "width" belong to the frame, the size of the graphic itself is defined in "impsize". In this case, FM was used as XML editor, so that there is no need to

Re: [Framers] Curly Quote conundrum

2017-02-27 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Robert, hi Tammy, the two glyphs are quite similar, but not the same. The left double quote is a little thicker at the bottom (66), the right double quote is a little thicker at the top (99). Both glyphs in Avenir are pointing from down left to up right, so they look very much alike. There is

Re: [Framers] How to get xml to use structured application

2017-01-17 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rick, the path info for the DTD, template, r/w rules etc. is specified in the structured application. But I know, somestimes this does not "catch" it. The question is, how the "SYSTEM" information is processed. I did not find anything about this in the XML literature (it always says, the

Re: [Framers] Pros/Cons: Separate file per chapter, or one REALLY BIG FILE for an entire book

2016-11-08 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Lin, we are producing multi-lingual FM books out of an XML-CMS, so we do not have to handle the FM files for editorial purposes. I prefer the single file (per language), because we often had problems with the left/right pagination rules and special left/right masterpages for the start of

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-25 Thread Heiko Haida
marks as needed, if they > don't already exist. > > I need to discuss the possible workflow with my client, and see what would > work best. Now that I see how it works, we should be able to work something > out. > > Thanks! > ...scott > > On 9/24/16 3:52 PM, Heiko Haida wr

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-24 Thread Heiko Haida
then I'd need to be sure to strip them off on file save, > else they'd keep getting added .. hmm. > > Anyway .. thanks for your help! > > Cheers! > ...ttocs > > On 9/24/16 5:06 AM, Heiko Haida wrote: > > Hi Scott, > > when it comes to a mixture of LTR

Re: [Framers] LTR in RTL issue...

2016-09-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Scott, when it comes to a mixture of LTR in a RTL context, the software will also recognize the "natural" direction of every character. For now, you can only change this in FrameMaker by adding "bidirectional marks". There a is an extra palette for this. This is not a character format you

Re: [Framers] OT: Copyright rules for scripts

2016-05-23 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Klaus, I would say that a copyright should be interpreted strictly, in the way that nothing is allowed except it was explicitly mentioned otherwise. In your case, you are not be allowed to use the script or a substantial part of it as if it were your own, unless the author gives you the

Re: [Framers] Importing a single variable. WAS: Preventing 2-word product name from line breaks

2016-04-07 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Roger, one objection: Although the mif-file contains only a single variable, FM will add a set of default system variables to it. By importing the variables into another file, all changes in the definition of system variables (like added character formats e.g.) will be discarded there.

Re: [Framers] slow-scrolling images

2016-04-06 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi John, well, it is common that loading of graphics takes longer when the files are stored on network drives. You could try to gather all files on a local drive. Another kind of obstacle are certain anti-virus softwares. Maybe the most frequently used file types should be put on a "white

Re: [Framers] About text frames

2016-04-06 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Pat, ok, I understand, that is true. No, I think there is no way to change this. I would recommend to simply copy/paste the callout frames from an exiting frame instead of inserting new text frames. Best regards - Tino H. Haida Pat Christenson: > I'll clarify further. > > When I

Re: [Framers] About text frames

2016-04-06 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Pat, a) no (you could write a script for this, or you copy an already existing text frame) b) well, you can delete the "Body" format and use this file as a template. Can you describe a situation when FrameMaker needs to apply the "default para format"? Best regards -- Tino H. Haida

Re: [Framers] Taking and inserting screen captures in FrameMaker2015

2016-03-31 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi John, I just checked and the registry fix from Parrain works, but only on a newly defined profile (which then appears in "my profiles"). The standard profiles seem to be "immune", i.e. changes will be discarded. (Note that user profiles will get a cryptic key name in the registry,

Re: [Framers] PDF xrefs to book versus individual file

2016-03-25 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Fred, are you sure there are no link informations conveyed to the PDF ? I noticed that sometimes the resulting invisible rectangular with the link information (visible only with "link tool" active) is so small and not exactly on the page number, that it can only be "clicked" when zoomed

Re: [Framers] FW: Negative Spread/Run-In Paragraph Problem in FrameMaker 2015

2016-03-25 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Lin, with these fonts you would have to set or construct all bulleted numbers manually. This would be ok for a few callouts. In this case though, the FM automatic numbering feature for paragraphs produces numbers that cannot be mapped to the correct glyphs. At least, if you want to

Re: [Framers] FW: Negative Spread/Run-In Paragraph Problem in FrameMaker 2015

2016-03-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rick, you are right, that is strange. But let's see it as it is: -- We use a centered tab in the numbering and a high negative spread to get text after a run-in-paragraph to be positioned over this first paragraph. I think that is magic all the way. --

Re: [Framers] Running H/F variable challenge

2016-03-19 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Pat, you are right, a regular space is discarded, which seems to be a bug. FM 2015 works well with a non-breaking space ("\ "), though... You might try other spaces like en-space ("\sn") or em-space ("\sm"). Best regards -- Tino H. Haida, Berlin 2016-03-16 21:22 Pat Christenson: >

Re: [Framers] bug in FM2015 search/replace

2016-02-20 Thread Heiko Haida
I cannot confirm, replacing works fine. FM 13.0.2.433 on Win 7 ultimate Tino H. Haida, Berlin ---Austin Meredith: > BEWARE: There's a bug or gotcha in FM2015's search/replace. When it > encounters a double space and asks if you want this double space > replaced with a single space, it

Re: [Framers] Thai text in Fm11?

2016-02-08 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi, I know some people who work with FM 10 to set Thai text. They still had a Win XP computer for this, as the same text would not show up correctly on a Win 7 machine. We could not figure out, why. There are two other main problems with Thai texts: a) accents may not be displayed

Re: [Framers] Special Characters in Variables

2016-02-07 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Art, you are looking for "special characters in dialog boxes". You may look here: http://www.jetsetcom.net/images/downloads/fm9_keyboard_shortcuts_handout.pdf This is for FM 9, but it seems to work in FM 2015 as well. The code for non-breaking hyphen is: \+ Best regards - Tino

Re: Purchase question

2015-06-19 Thread Heiko Haida
Hello Bertrand, did you check to work with the Compatibility mode setting? This is set for the exe-file(s) of older applications and sometimes it may help -- you would choose the Window XP mode here. Another problem is, that older applications often require admin-rights for certain folders

RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release) -- first steps with Arabic (RTL)

2015-06-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Dear Maxwell, thank you for this announcement and for the many new features of FM 2015, of course. I bought a subscription license and just made the very first steps to use FM 2015 in our XML-based workflow for Arabic documents. The conversion to Arabic looks very well. Only changing the

Re: FM12 Transparent Graphics

2015-05-29 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Ed, I have not checked, but maybe this message and statement from Dov Isaacs (about FM 11) still applies to FM 12 as well... -- https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1092566 Fortunately we will see a change already with FM 13. Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin De Rosier, Edward:

Re: Is FM11 completely backward compatible with FM10?

2015-05-05 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Jim, I wonder where you would buy FM 10 -- this is not available any more. I have been looking for a license recently, but I could not find any. You can still get FM11, but not directly from Adobe... AFAIK it is possible to buy the newest version (FM 12) and to use this license to

Re: Character Format Issue

2015-05-01 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Kristy, if the Bold font is available and the corresponding character format is defined and used correctly in the template, the only reason would be a AutonumCharFormat defined in the EDD that overrides the template (specifying a different character format). Of course, this would not

RE: removing space at the end of line

2015-03-23 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Craig, this sounds familiar. It was always necessary to start a first search from text, a second one from within a table (and sometimes a third one on the master pages). So it seems that FrameMaker has not changed its behaviour with version 12. Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin

RE: Problem with master pages and pagination settings

2015-03-05 Thread Heiko Haida
versions of FM, I guess.) Best regards -- T.H. Haida Christenson, Pat: We are using FrameMaker 10. Sorry I haven't responded sooner but more important things came up and I think we're just going to have to live with this until we upgrade to FM 12. Thanks. Pat FROM: Heiko Haida

Re: secured PDFs

2015-03-05 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Carol, as I and Shmuel Wolfson pointed out: The password security is not secure at all. I apologize, but your clients require something that cannot be achieved. About the certificate: Given an original PDF with certificate, any later change would be displayed -- so any reader could

Re: Track changes question

2015-03-04 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi John, in the online help for FM 11 it says: If you modify the document with the Track Text Edits feature on and Preview Final or Preview Original selected, FrameMaker switches from Preview mode to Tracking mode. So I guess you have to decide either to see all changes in tracking mode

Re: secured PDFs

2015-03-04 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi all, some time ago I bought the PDF Password Remover (-- http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-password-remover/index.html)for legal purposes. The tool simply wipes away the password in a second and costs only 30 $. So, forget about password security to be any kind of obstacle. We are using

Re: creating multiple table of contents in one FrameMaker document

2015-03-02 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Salome, the main mechanism is: Certain para formats are chosen from the content files (in book menu) to provide the source for the text in the table of content file(s). For your case, this would mean: a) There is a book with all files in it, or 2 books in a book (one per group) etc.

Re: Problem with master pages and pagination settings

2015-02-25 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Pat, I checked our standard XML-workflow: We are also using a special first master page which is assigned to the first (and only) page of the template. After loading the XML content, the standard left and right master pages are used after the first page. The setting for the template is

Re: Automatic column widths on import of XML file

2015-02-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Good point, Scott, thank you. I haven't seen this before, sorry... The syntax in the XML file would be like this: a) numeric example Colspec colnum = 1 colname = 1 colwidth = 0.543in/ Colspec colnum = 2 colname = 2 colwidth = 3.984in/ b) proportional example Colspec colnum = 1 colname

Re: Automatic column widths on import of XML file

2015-02-23 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi, last time I had a closer look I found that FrameMaker would only support the CALS table model with fixed numeric column widths, not with percentages. Although it may be possible to set the widths via scripting, the result will probably not be satisfying at the first attempt. (...

Re: importing graphics in xml file

2015-02-19 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Fred, there is a dpi option. Example: dpi=300 (height and width are used to specify the frame that contains the graphics in FM.) The structured application developers guide says: dpi corresponds to the dpi property and indicates how to scale an imported graphic object. The

Re: Deactivate not available for for Framemaker 10

2015-02-19 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Tammy, it may be necessary to work with admin rights to have the Deactivate button available, or maybe it will only work if the computer is connected with the internet. If this did not help: Maybe you could just try to install FM 10 on the second laptop and see if the program would run

Re: Adobe SourceSans Han // Google NotoSansCJK font -- FM does not print to PDF -- Bug?

2015-02-18 Thread Heiko Haida
...@mac.com 2015年2月12日 19:10、Heiko Haida i...@heiko-haida.deさんのメッセージ: Hi Framers, hi Adobe experts, I read about the Adobe / Google project of inventing a type with a complete Unicode basic plane 0 (-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_Han_Sans). So I found a website where I

Adobe SourceSans Han // Google NotoSansCJK font -- FM does not print to PDF -- Bug?

2015-02-12 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Framers, hi Adobe experts, I read about the Adobe / Google project of inventing a type with a complete Unicode basic plane 0 (-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_Han_Sans). So I found a website where I downloaded the Adobe versions (which is Source Sans Han; in the sc version), and

Re: Acrobat X: Manually sending a Shared Review

2015-01-26 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Lin, if Acrobat does not recognize the email client (like when a web-based email is used), you cannot send the file specially prepared for the review, which means that you cannot use the email review process at all (as far as I understand it). You would not be able to store your PDF file

RE: Acrobat X: Manually sending a Shared Review

2015-01-26 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Fred, I was also thinking of the fact that Acrobat will use a PDF file with some modifications, like the comment function readied for Adobe Reader, not the original file. (This is a useful service and you would have to keep this in mind if your doing it without Acrobat.) But you are

Re: Supporting Thai

2015-01-22 Thread Heiko Haida
boundaries, such as blanks, so that FrameMaker may wrap lines in a wrong way. I was just wondering if there is any way to ensure proper word breaking. On 2015/1/21 12:15, Heiko Haida wrote: I know some folks who are publishing Thai with FrameMaker. But I do not know how they are doing it. I

Re: Supporting Thai

2015-01-21 Thread Heiko Haida
I know some folks who are publishing Thai with FrameMaker. But I do not know how they are doing it. I could try to ask them... What is the specific problem with segmentation? Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin Wei JIANG [PT-CN]: Hello Framers, I have quick question - Does

Re: Long change bars are created when a table is in between 2

2015-01-20 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Ed, I checked with FM 8 and FM 12: If the character format is applied only to a single character in each paragraph, the change bars combine to a long line, including also the tables. I do not see any kind of workaround in your suggestion, the bug here is exactly what Simon was telling

RE: FM 10 sometimes changes graphics paths

2015-01-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Harro, this is a bug and I think it has been discussed here already. The link information will be truncated in the mif (not in the FM file itself) to the max possilble no. of folders available in the folder hierarchy at the level where the mif file is actually stored to (not where the FM

Re: Customizing anchored frames in FM12 (unstructured)

2015-01-09 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Tom, I do not know any way to change the underlining parameters. I am not sure, but I guess this may not even be accessible via scripting as there are no plugins available for this purpose. How about using the new background color feature or the para box feature instead of underlining?

Conditions not displayed correctly -- structured FM, comparison XML file

2014-12-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Framers, I am using a tool to compare XML files that writes a comparison file with simple change marks (start and end for added / deleted). With XSLT, I transform the markers to regular condition markers which can be read by FrameMaker and which will cause the text to be shown in green

Re: Fm book with .xml files

2014-12-04 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Wim, when I save a book file as XML, all chapters are included as entities (external references). Of course this is not a single file, but still it works. What is your problem with it? Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin Wim Hooghwinkel - idtp: Hi, for a project we use a FM

Re: Adobe Illustrator Dimensioning Tool

2014-11-29 Thread Heiko Haida
simple Workaround: If you work with PDF in Illustrator, you can use the Adobe Acrobat measurement tool, which seems to be quite accurate. (Of course adjustments require switching from Acrobat to Illustrator back and forth...) Best regards - T.Haida Denis Daly: Hi, Hopefully, it is

Re: Docbook bookfile

2014-11-21 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Wim, the new FM 12 XML Author tool would create book files, but only xml files for chapters inside etc. So your authors could work with this tool. It looks like this is want you want (any DTD would work). Publishing would be done afterwards with a regular FM (not necessarily FM 12).

Re: Table running over into footers and beyond

2014-11-04 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Pam, there is a row min and max height value. I think the heighest possible max value for row height is 14 (set by default to new table rows). a) If the page height is less than the row height, the row will extend further down with the added content, even outside the page (where it is

Re: FM9 Crashes when Creating PDFs with files that Contain PDFs (WAS: Frame 9 Crashing – Can’t Create PDFs)

2014-10-25 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Alison, I also had problems to print some single pages to PDF in a larger DIN A3 format: The content was displayed partially, the page was not completely shown (without error message). First I thought the graphic files were corrupt, as taking out the graphics would at least produce a PDF.

Re: FrameMaker: mysterious font substitution in PDF

2014-10-24 Thread Heiko Haida
When mysterious problems with fonts occur, it can also be considered to delete the Windows Font Cache file, so that all font informations are (correctly) rebuilt with the next system start. == http://www.ehow.com/how_7197467_rebuild-font-cache.html It is very strange that the FM display is

Re: How do Document properties in PDF get populated?

2014-10-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Linda, as far as I remember, this behaviour is set in the PDF distiller profile. In the advanced options you may try to activate / deactivate DSC comments. Another way of defining document properties is via pdfmark. This can be defined in each document or only in one document for the

RE: CMYK vs RGB RE: PDF query

2014-10-20 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, Craig, thats easy to explain: When I use Illustrator or Indesign, a colour will not change its screen representation if I switch from CMYK definition to RGB definition. That is not a miracle or a question of who knows (these programs use HSB definitions, and obviously the conversion

RE: CMYK vs RGB RE: PDF query

2014-10-20 Thread Heiko Haida
, Denmark Mobile: +45 2021 1958 Phone: +45 4848 0096 Email: j...@grafikhuset.dk Web: http://design.grafikhuset.dk [1] FROM: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] ON BEHALF OF Heiko Haida SENT: 20. oktober 2014 16:22 TO: Craig Ede CC

Re: CMYK vs RGB RE: PDF query

2014-10-19 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Craig, whatever the theoretical and technical differences of RGB and CMYK colours are: The FrameMaker RGB output of CMYK-colours is not even close to how the CMYK output looks like. I am (still) using FM 10, btw. Therefore I always produce CMYK pdfs first and use Acrobat preflighting

Re: Latest Structured Application Guides - FM12

2014-08-18 Thread Heiko Haida
Hello Philomena, that is most welcome, thank you. One technical detail: The file description (document properties) still shows FM9 in both cases: FrameMaker 9.0 Structure Application Developer's Guide FrameMaker 9.0 Structure Application Developer Reference. Maybe this could be fixed to

Re: Getting a handle on structured Frame (DITA)

2014-08-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Theresa, although this will not help you at the moment: Structured authoring is not like loading a new and maybe a little bit strange template from somewhere and thats it. It is a completely different approach of thinking. There are tons of books about this and all of them say: Take

Re: Quoted speech

2014-07-30 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Theresa, hi Lin, this problem is known for older versions of FrameMaker, where it was necessary to replace these characters in MIF. FM 8 is the first version to understand Unicode and to distinguish these characters well. But, apart from this technical matter, I am wondering about the

Re: File not appearing in Set Structured Application dropdown

2014-07-30 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Angela, I am not sure if I understand what you are expecting. If there is a department rule, those department guys should tell you what to do exactly - it seems they know something. Ok, now, you say: When I try to select my file from the Set Structured Application dropdown Well,

Re: Structured Framemaker

2014-07-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Rebecca, you have to tell FrameMaker to work with a structapps.fm in a location different than the program folder. The necessary command is in the maker.ini -- which itself is also in the FM folder, unfortunately. But you can overwrite this general maker.ini with commands in your own

RE: Removing custom row heights

2014-07-07 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Craig, this kind of manipulation via MIF sounds like a very good idea. I did not check, but I am pretty sure this would work. Best regards - Tino H. Haida Craig Ede: I wasn't suggesting a table by table approach, but a search and replace approach of the kind Shmuel describes.

Re: Removing custom row heights

2014-07-06 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi, the table row format options can only applied individually and are not accessed via a format list (afaik). You could write a script (Framescript or ExtendScript) to change all rows to specific values. (In ExtendScript, the objects are called RowMaxHeight and RowMinHeight.) Best

Re: FrameMaker graphics question

2014-06-02 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Ken, in FM 12 you can define object formats which can be used along with the import of graphics. (Maybe this is also possible in FM 11...). So, with activated option use object style, you would automatically apply a pre-defined format to the graphic, lets say a 0.5pt line and runaround

RE: Reproducible FM12 file corruption?

2014-06-02 Thread Heiko Haida
BTW, repeating this format - save - undo operation will kind of toggle the side heads on and off again, both on the body pages and the master page. T.Haida Rick Quatro: Confirmed here as well. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-366-4017 r...@frameexpert.com -Original

Re: Using pdfs in Frame12...cue some spooky music

2014-05-29 Thread Heiko Haida
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RE: Trados and FM9 : Company requests files in MIF format?

2014-05-22 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Stephen, well, I have been working for translation companies for more than 15 years (DTP). There are two ways to handle this: a) mif files are supplied for translation, mif files are returned (no dtp involved). This is best if you can handle all dtp yourself. It is necessary to know

Re: TOC Failure

2014-03-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Alison, this is a problem that I very often have: My colleagues are using the English installation of FrameMaker which uses name extensions like TOC, SIX, and para formats like body, and so on, whereas my German Frame uses IVZ, IX, Haupttext, and so on. My installation does not always

Re: Structured FM 11 Font management issue

2014-03-07 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Brenda, as far as I can see you mentioned all relevant parts that lead to a specific formatting in a XML workflow. Pls also check the r/w-rules, there may be (older, non-Unicode) definitions expecially directing the output for symbol fonts. Now, if you had a clean workflow - EDD and

Re: Unable to allocate ... bytes for color profile

2014-03-06 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Robert, after a web search for setdistillerparams color profile I found some interesting results, like this: -- http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/error-pdf-printer-failed-to.html Maybe it is simple and you only need to install or re-install this specific color profile in your system...

RE: Cannot insert the infinity symbol and other special character problems

2014-02-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Fei Min, you can not produce a character above 255 (decimal) = 00FF (hexadec.) without modding your Windows. If you absolutely want to use the alt + ... for Unicode characters, you have to set the key value of HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelInput MethodEnableHexNumpad to 1. For more

Re: Font issue in Framemaker 10, Windows 7, 64-bit

2014-01-29 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Tammy, to check your problem I had to buy one font style, I choose the Breuer Text regular font. Now, after checking the font info, it is clearly a mistake in the font definition. Although the style name is Regular, the font weight is set to medium. If this is a problem, you should

Re: Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9

2014-01-15 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Karen, you might also try the FM 11-mif format. FM 9 seems to open these files, and probably thus the font information will be correct. (In any case, FM 9 should be patched to its last version, as the support for the FM 7.2 not Unicode characters was added very late.) Why this once

Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9

2014-01-13 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Karen, you might also try the FM 11-mif format. FM 9 seems to open these files, and probably thus the font information will be correct. (In any case, FM 9 should be patched to its last version, as the support for the FM 7.2 "not Unicode" characters was added very late.) Why this once

Re: Convert from FrameMaker to InDesign

2014-01-08 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Elchanan, easy way: No, only possible (but only if certain conditions are met). Please read more in the Adobe forums, eg. this quite recent posting: -- http://forums.adobe.com/message/5497914 I am using Mif filter which is quite accurate but needs some preparation of the FM material

Convert from FrameMaker to InDesign

2014-01-08 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Elchanan, "easy" way: No, only "possible" (but only if certain conditions are met). Please read more in the Adobe forums, eg. this quite recent posting: --> http://forums.adobe.com/message/5497914 I am using "Mif filter" which is quite accurate but needs some preparation of the FM

Re: Replicate groups of files

2014-01-03 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi John, with FM 10 the hierarchical organisation of files in a book was added (folders, groups, or books within books). Using a folder, group, or book with 5 files for each scenario may help to make navigation easier. You would duplicate the files on the hard disk (e.g. together with a

Replicate groups of files

2013-12-31 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi John, with FM 10 the hierarchical organisation of files in a book was added (folders, groups, or books within books). Using a folder, group, or book with 5 files for each scenario may help to make navigation easier. You would duplicate the files on the hard disk (e.g. together with a

Re: Page size going from FM to PDF

2013-12-22 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Elchanan, I think this is your job... It is hard to say from the distance, but I think there may be two main problems for printing: a) a missing trimbox and b) missing cropmarks. This depends on the output intent and on the agreements with your print shop. a) For printing, we are in

Page size going from FM to PDF

2013-12-21 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Elchanan, I think this is your job... It is hard to say from the distance, but I think there may be two main problems for printing: a) a missing trimbox and b) missing cropmarks. This depends on the output intent and on the agreements with your print shop. a) For printing, we are in

Re: CMY data in PDF for JPEGs [do have workaround, but just curious]

2013-12-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, as far as I know, FrameMaker was never quite *the* dtp-tool famous for adequate color-handling. The first version that does have a color management independent of the Window GDI being capable of real CMYK colors is FM 10. So, if specific color is needed, the best would be working with

CMY data in PDF for JPEGs [do have workaround, but just curious]

2013-12-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, as far as I know, FrameMaker was never quite *the* dtp-tool famous for adequate color-handling. The first version that does have a color management independent of the Window GDI being capable of real CMYK colors is FM 10. So, if specific color is needed, the best would be working with

Re: Character Tag As Is setting--isn't

2013-11-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, it is extremely useful to have character format definitions that leave certain issues undefined. The bug (old, indeed) is, that the as is used here is the same as is that is used for redefining formats (like for para or table formats). It is necessary to keep this in mind when working

Character Tag "As Is" setting--isn't

2013-11-14 Thread Heiko Haida
Well, it is extremely useful to have character format definitions that leave certain issues undefined. The bug (old, indeed) is, that the "as is" used here is the same "as is" that is used for redefining formats (like for para or table formats). It is necessary to keep this in mind when

Re: questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Cheryl, as Matt and Scott have already mentioned, there are differences, but you should be able to work with your old files and get some result, at least. FrameMaker works with Unicode characters since FM 8. Some older settings for characters - iso characters in the r/w rules,

Paragraph tag selection - F9 + keyboard

2013-10-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Tim, you should always work with the fully patched version! Patches are available for download on the Adobe website: --> http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22=Windows [1] You have to apply all patches successively: first 9p230, then 9p237, then 9p250, then

questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Cheryl, as Matt and Scott have already mentioned, there are differences, but you should be able to work with your old files and get some result, at least. FrameMaker works with Unicode characters since FM 8. Some older settings for characters - iso characters in the r/w rules,

Re: Paragraph tag selection - F9 + keyboard

2013-10-23 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Tim, you should always work with the fully patched version! Patches are available for download on the Adobe website: -- http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Windows [1] You have to apply all patches successively: first 9p230, then 9p237, then 9p250,

Re: Insert image as H/F variable

2013-10-18 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Wim, I have seen something like that, but I dont know exactly how the trick worked. It was also structured FM. The graphics were all on the reference page in individual frames. On the master page, there was a textflow frame with a normal paragraph, no variables (I think). You would have

Insert image as H/F variable

2013-10-18 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Wim, I have seen something like that, but I dont know exactly how the trick worked. It was also structured FM. The graphics were all on the reference page in individual frames. On the master page, there was a textflow frame with a "normal" paragraph, no variables (I think). You would have

RE: Shortcut keys for rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise

2013-10-16 Thread Heiko Haida
Hello Fei Min, you are probably right with presuming that there is no way to apply the rotate page command to more that just the actual page. I could not find any hint about this. Of course you could: Remap the command to a different, shorter shortcut. Or: Add the command to a menu. All

Shortcut keys for rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise

2013-10-16 Thread Heiko Haida
Hello Fei Min, you are probably right with presuming that there is no way to apply the "rotate page" command to more that just the actual page. I could not find any hint about this. Of course you could: Remap the command to a different, shorter shortcut. Or: Add the command to a menu. All

Re: Printing Color Images

2013-09-11 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Ed, probably your colors are set to automatically separate to CMYK in Illustrator: If you use a pantone library, all colors here are by default defined as CMYK-separating colors, although a pantone value is displayed in the color window... = Set the two colors to spotcolor in the color

Re: FM 10 not copying contents from the Windows clipboard

2013-09-11 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Linda, this problem seems to be common for some Adobe applications. I have it with Indesign CS4 and old Win XP, and also with Indesign CS6 and Win7. Fortunately, I can work for quite a long time... Suddenly, nothing can be copied/pasted, not even text. In the Adobe forums, this is

FM 10 not copying contents from the Windows clipboard

2013-09-11 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Linda, this problem seems to be common for some Adobe applications. I have it with Indesign CS4 and old Win XP, and also with Indesign CS6 and Win7. Fortunately, I can work for quite a long time... Suddenly, nothing can be copied/pasted, not even text. In the Adobe forums, this is vividly

Printing Color Images

2013-09-11 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Ed, probably your colors are set to automatically separate to CMYK in Illustrator: If you use a pantone library, all colors here are by default defined as CMYK-separating colors, although a pantone value is displayed in the color window... => Set the two colors to "spotcolor" in the

Re: FrameMaker file deletion bug

2013-09-01 Thread Heiko Haida
Hi Eugene, sometimes I have similar problems with file visibility in Windows Explorer of Windows 7, but not directly connected to working with FrameMaker. I have to wait a while or restart the Explorer until files show up (again) after moving them. I think, the main aspect is that your

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