[Framers] Retired

2018-11-26 Thread Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be looking for

Re: [Framers] Fwd: Managing Versions of documentation simultaneously

2018-05-02 Thread Keith Soltys
told that DITA is a better solution here; but I couldn't say whether structured Frame or something like Oxygen with a back-end CMS would be better. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture / Global Technology Services T +1 416 947-4397 TMX | www.tmx.com <http://tmx.

Re: [Framers] Conditional Text Rows Outlined in FrameMaker Tables

2018-04-05 Thread Keith Soltys
In the Show/Hide conditional text dialog, there is a check box to turn off display of conditional text indicators. Clear this check box and the borders will go away. The conditions are still active. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture / Global Technology Services

Re: [Framers] Adobe - WTF

2018-03-29 Thread Keith Soltys
This is the link on the Adobe Canada site: https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/framemaker.html It's the same link (I think) as it has been for quite a while. Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture / Global Technology Services T +1 416 947-4397 TMX | www.tmx.com <h

Re: [Framers] Frame 2017 Export to Word

2017-12-21 Thread Keith Soltys
Agreed on using SmartDocs. It's Snapshots feature for managing conditional text and variables in a document is far superior to Word's as is its snippet management. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture / Global Technology Services T +1 416 947-4397 TMX

Re: [Framers] Converting to Word for Review

2017-07-11 Thread Keith Soltys
that used to be only possible in Frame (and in some cases, it's easier to use). Maybe send a link to some of the developers just before you go :-). Regards Keith -- *Keith Soltys* Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] [Frame] Kinda wonky '17 support for Dropbox

2017-06-16 Thread Keith Soltys
I have had similar issues with Google Drive (files deleted from a book during updating) and I am pretty sure that syncing is the root of the problem. Turning off syncing while actively working on the book is a good suggestion. Regards Keith -- *Keith Soltys* Senior Technical Writer Architecture

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

2017-03-09 Thread Keith Soltys
I just added a comment and voted. My comment was: "This is important, especially for those of us with visual problems. Word has allowed full customization of the interface for years; I don't see why Adobe can't do the same". Regards Keith -- *Keith Soltys* Senior Technical Writer Ar

Re: [Framers] devolution: Framemaker to Word

2017-01-27 Thread Keith Soltys
end 36 Software's SmartDocs add-in. It's not cheap but it makes Word a viable alternative to FrameMaker for many situations, and in some areas it's better than Frame (the snippet handling, variables, and snapshots). Regards Keith -- *Keith Soltys* Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (41

Re: [Framers] OT: General writing question

2017-01-26 Thread Keith Soltys
documents). If you are an STC member, you may want to look through the archives of Intercom or Technical Communication. There may be some articles there. Regards Keith -- *Keith Soltys* Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: [Framers] script library/catalog - not "sticky" ?

2016-06-22 Thread Keith Soltys
I have the same problem (with FrameMaker 10). I thought the information might be saved in maker.ini or in another configuration file but if it is, I can't find it. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original

Re: [Framers] conditions - in templates vs. applicable docs ?

2016-06-02 Thread Keith Soltys
Snapshots for a document. Frame could really use something like that. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+keith.soltys=tmx@lists.frameusers.com

[Framers] Odd conditional text behaviour with two monitors

2016-05-20 Thread Keith Soltys
haven’t noticed this with any other pods or dialogs. Obviously this will never get fixed and I don’t have a more recent version of Frame to test to see if it affects later versions. I point it out just in case it might save someone else a bit of time. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior

Re: [Framers] structured content - not always called for

2016-05-18 Thread Keith Soltys
to happen. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+keith.soltys=tmx@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Monique Semp Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:20 PM

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker10 to Inkling Habitat

2016-02-24 Thread Keith Soltys
Inkling uses its own proprietary XML-based format called S9ML. I found an article that has a bit of information on it: http://activitypress.com/2012/08/02/online-ebook-production-tools-part-3-inkling-habitat/ Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416

Re: [Framers] Framers archives are restored!

2016-01-19 Thread Keith Soltys
That is great news. Please pass along my thanks. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins Sent: Tuesday

Re: [Framers] Win7 versus Win10 with FM2015 as of January 2016

2016-01-13 Thread Keith Soltys
to upgrade as soon as I can find some time to do backups and the like. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of kou...@kouroo

How to clean up unwanted conditionals in book

2015-06-24 Thread Keith Soltys
, select a file, and then open Show/Hide Conditional Text, I see many more conditions, which I’ve carefully removed from the individual files. How can I get rid of the “ghost” conditional tags showing up when I select Show/Hide Conditional Text? Thanks Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical

RE: How to clean up unwanted conditionals in book

2015-06-24 Thread Keith Soltys
Duh. Slaps face. I can’t believe I forgot to do that. I think it’s time for a vacation. Thanks, Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ From: Rick Quatro [mailto:r...@rickquatro.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:21 PM

RE: FM12 Transparent Graphics PLUS New Question

2015-06-03 Thread Keith Soltys
on the pane name. I had actually created something similar using a custom toolbar in Word 2003, but this is much easier to set up and use. As always, preferences vary, and I quite appreciate that this may not work for everyone. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX

RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release)

2015-06-02 Thread Keith Soltys
And the improved Word import, which does look like a significant improvement. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf

RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release)

2015-06-02 Thread Keith Soltys
The import feature looks good, at least as much as I can tell from a two-minute video. No mention of any changes to export though. Word round-tripping would be wonderful, but I'm not holding my breath. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397

Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release)

2015-06-02 Thread Keith Soltys
Adobe has announced the new version of FrameMaker. It looks like a more substantial release than FrameMaker 12. http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.html Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE

RE: cross-ref to marker(text)

2015-05-21 Thread Keith Soltys
with the form filename:Newlink. Format the text of your link and your marker with the same character style (whatever you use for a hyperlink, like blue underlined). Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ From: framers-boun

RE: stability FM 11RE: Help Creation Flow and Upgrading from version 7.2 to the latest version

2015-05-13 Thread Keith Soltys
I don’t know about FM 11, but I had similar problems to those reported by Craig with FM 10 and Tracked Changes, especially if I used change tracking in conjunction with conditional text. I’ve given up using change tracking because of that. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer

RE: Help Creation Flow and Upgrading from version 7.2 to the latest version

2015-05-12 Thread Keith Soltys
features in Frame 12 are fairly basic and you will need RoboHelp to do any serious customization). Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers

RE: try not to laugh out loud at this question...

2015-04-14 Thread Keith Soltys
I have been using SmartDocs for several years to manage a set of technical specifications that have to be produced in Word. It's dead stable and it's features for managing text snippets and variables are light-years ahead of Frame's. My biggest document is about 300 pages and has hundreds of

RE: Third party tool to automatically created PDF from a FrameMaker book file

2015-01-27 Thread Keith Soltys
WebWorks ePublisher can create PDFs although I’ve never heard of anyone using it just to do that. Quadralay has a tool called AutoMap to automate ePublisher builds. No idea on cost or scripting capability – I suggest contacting them directly. Regards Keith From:

RE: Scrolling pages issue

2015-01-22 Thread Keith Soltys
Years ago, I went to the launch event for Adobe InDesign. They said they’d written an entirely new rendering engine using modern, modular code. There was some speculation at the time that this would eventually make it into FrameMaker, but given that it’s been more than a decade, it seems that’s

RE: Page count even or no

2014-12-18 Thread Keith Soltys
That's essentially the format I've adopted for our current templates. I publish to our web server using WebWorks Reverb for our primary format, but use PDFs for reviews and for externally distributed documents. Documents with large complex tables are usually easier to read on paper and some of

RE: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF

2014-12-15 Thread Keith Soltys
Agreed too. The online help is not great. I am using Frame 10 and am trying to make up my mind about putting through a request for 12 or wait until 13, which I’m guessing will be out next year. So I want to browse through the docs to get an idea of how helpful the new features will be. The PDF

RE: What free Windows text editor should I use to look at MIF files?

2014-10-02 Thread Keith Soltys
Notepad++ is probably the best of the free/OSS editors; however, I don't know if it supports syntax highlighting for MIF. This may not matter to you, but it does make life easier when editing files. If you can spare a few dollars, TextPad is a good editor and does have syntax highlighting for

RE: Problems with documents imported from Word

2014-07-29 Thread Keith Soltys
I would not import Word into FrameMaker using the Word import filter. Given that you are working with novels, which have a fairly simple format, I would save the Word files as raw text, bring them into FrameMaker as text, and completely reformat from scratch. I am not sure why the export from

RE: Help with re-install on new laptop

2014-07-29 Thread Keith Soltys
You might want to look at this page: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2013/01/update-on-the-issue-of-framemaker-10-not-launching.html BTW, Adobe patches are usually intended to be applied in order. You might need to run the 10.0.2 patch before the license updater. Regards Keith -Original

RE: FrameMaker to HTML

2014-07-15 Thread Keith Soltys
You can merge FrameMaker content and javadoc content by taking javadoc output into FrameMaker via MIF. A couple of jobs back, about 15 years ago, we did exactly that, by having a developer write an add-in (doclet?) that caused javadoc to output MIF instead of HTML. We then incorporated that

RE: FrameMaker to HTML

2014-07-15 Thread Keith Soltys
the details are fuzzy :-). Keith -Original Message- From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:19 PM To: Keith Soltys; Framers List Subject: Re: FrameMaker to HTML MIF Doclet used to be a free utility. I used

RE: Word Tables to Frame 12Tables

2014-06-18 Thread Keith Soltys
I will second that recommendation. Rick’s TableCleaner is an essential tool if you have to import tables from Word and it has other useful features which make it generally useful in any FrameMaker installation. Regards Keith From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

RE: Jeremy Griffith has left us

2014-06-13 Thread Keith Soltys
Sad news indeed. It's been a while since I've used MIF2GO, but when I did, he was always helpful with support questions. And I learned a lot about DITA from his extensive posts on the dita-users list. He will be missed. Regards Keith -Original Message- From:

RE: Question about docking pods in FM10

2014-04-09 Thread Keith Soltys
Good tip, Stuart. I’d totally forgetting about setting up/saving workspaces. I’ll try that. Keith Keith, When you've got everything set up the way you want it, click Save Workspace in the drop-down menu to the left of the Minimize button on the title bar. Name it as you like (mine is !Stuart

Question about docking pods in FM10

2014-04-07 Thread Keith Soltys
is that if the dialogs or pods are snapped together, when I close one, the other closes too. Is there any way of preventing this? Thanks Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials

RE: making stuff unconditional in FM12

2014-03-31 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm with Scott on this one. I do have my gripes about some of the FM interface (I'm still using 10 but will upgrade to 12 as soon as WebWorks supports it), but in general, I've found the pods and tearaway catalogs useful. I use two monitors, one in portrait mode for my content, and one in

RE: FM 12 + RH 11 OR WebWorks ePublisher

2014-03-15 Thread Keith Soltys
I’m running WebWorks on a six-year-old quad-core Pentium with 2 GB RAM under Windows XP, with my books and projects stored on our network, and have never found performance to be a serious issue. Mind you, my largest document is only about 300 pages if printed. I don’t think getting stationery

RE: Generating web pages out of FM

2014-03-12 Thread Keith Soltys
I’ve been using an evaluation copy of FrameMaker to test the online capabilities. The most capable format is the Responsive HTML5, which is comparable to the Reverb format in Quadralay’s WebWorks ePublisher. It includes a slick skin editor that lets you customize the visual appearance. As

RE: Round-trip revisions via MS Word. Alternate methods?

2014-02-25 Thread Keith Soltys
I saw the PDF with comments import feature being demoed at an STC meeting earlier this month and it did appear to work, at least in the simple case being shown. But the document was changed after the PDF was created and the comments ended up exactly where they should have been. It's something

RE: Windows versions for FrameMaker 10

2014-01-29 Thread Keith Soltys
Frame 12 is a 32-bit application but seems to run fine under 64-bit Windows 8.0. Regards Keith -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:12 AM To:

RE: End-of-flow wildcard?

2014-01-22 Thread Keith Soltys
I'll second that recommendation for Rick's Table Cleaner. I couldn't manage without it. Keith From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 9:14 AM To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net);

Add-ins and FrameMaker 12

2014-01-22 Thread Keith Soltys
Does anyone know if any of the following add-ins will work with FrameMaker 12: WebWorks ePublisher, IXgen, FrameScript? Thanks Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials

End-of-flow wildcard?

2014-01-20 Thread Keith Soltys
I'll second that recommendation for Rick's Table Cleaner. I couldn't manage without it. Keith From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 9:14 AM To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at

Add-ins and FrameMaker 12

2014-01-20 Thread Keith Soltys
Does anyone know if any of the following add-ins will work with FrameMaker 12: WebWorks ePublisher, IXgen, FrameScript? Thanks Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials

RE: Need a Word VB Script

2014-01-16 Thread Keith Soltys
Hi, Rick. I believe that the AutoTagger macro supplied as part of Paul Beverly's Macros for Writers and Editors book will do what you want. You can get it from here: http://www.archivepub.co.uk/book.html It's an incredible resource. Keith -Original Message- From:

RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-16 Thread Keith Soltys
: Matt Sullivan [mailto:sullivanma...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:54 PM To: Keith Soltys Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: FrameMaker 12 released @Keith, I am not aware of additional Word import functionality, although in the past, filters have been updated

Need a Word VB Script

2014-01-16 Thread Keith Soltys
Hi, Rick. I believe that the AutoTagger macro supplied as part of Paul Beverly's Macros for Writers and Editors book will do what you want. You can get it from here: http://www.archivepub.co.uk/book.html It's an incredible resource. Keith -Original Message- From: framers-bounces at

FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-16 Thread Keith Soltys
: Matt Sullivan [mailto:sullivanma...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:54 PM To: Keith Soltys Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: FrameMaker 12 released @Keith, I am not aware of additional Word import functionality, although in the past, filters have been updated

RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-15 Thread Keith Soltys
From a scan of their product pages and the few reviews out now, this looks like a compelling upgrade. I passed on FM 11 because most of the new features seemed oriented to structured authoring. This release has the number one item on my list of requested feature enhancements - regular

FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-15 Thread Keith Soltys

FrameMaker indexing frustrations

2013-09-06 Thread Keith Soltys
. And thank god for IXgen. I'd be climbing the walls without it. Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary

FrameMaker indexing frustrations

2013-09-06 Thread Keith Soltys
. And thank god for IXgen. I'd be climbing the walls without it. Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary

Add heading to list of paragraphs

2013-07-06 Thread Keith Soltys
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Add heading to list of paragraphs

2013-07-05 Thread Keith Soltys
ker 10 if that matters. Regards Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary and confidential informat

RE: Basic (Silly) Questions ?

2013-06-28 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm going to assume that it's an EPUB file and it's not copy protected. If that's the case, the easiest way of viewing it on your computer is to install a browser extension like EPubReader for Firefox. http://www.epubread.com/en/manual.php You can also install Adobe Digital Editions, which

Basic (Silly) Questions ?

2013-06-28 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm going to assume that it's an EPUB file and it's not copy protected. If that's the case, the easiest way of viewing it on your computer is to install a browser extension like EPubReader for Firefox. http://www.epubread.com/en/manual.php You can also install Adobe Digital Editions, which

Adobe FrameMaker forum down

2013-04-10 Thread Keith Soltys
It looks like something bad happened to the Adobe FrameMaker forum on the community site. The page says it's not found or may have been deleted. Hopefully it's either undergoing maintenance or they have backups. Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947

Adobe FrameMaker forum down

2013-04-09 Thread Keith Soltys
It looks like something bad happened to the Adobe FrameMaker forum on the community site. The page says it's not found or may have been deleted. Hopefully it's either undergoing maintenance or they have backups. Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947

RE: FrameMaker - PDF - ePub format?

2013-04-05 Thread Keith Soltys
A year or so ago, I wrote some articles for TechWhirl about this subject. E-Books: A Tool Overview for Technical Writers http://techwhirl.com/building-e-books-a-tool-overview-for-technical-writers/ E-Book Formats http://techwhirl.com/e-book-formats/ The articles haven't dated too much since I

RE: FrameMaker - PDF - ePub format?

2013-04-05 Thread Keith Soltys
To: Keith Soltys; Framers Mailing List (framers@lists.frameusers.com) Subject: RE: FrameMaker - PDF - ePub format? At 15:05 + 5/4/13, Keith Soltys wrote: While the E-Ink based Kindles will display PDF files, I've never found viewing a PDF on them a very satisfactory experience. Maybe

FrameMaker -> PDF -> ePub format?

2013-04-05 Thread Keith Soltys
A year or so ago, I wrote some articles for TechWhirl about this subject. E-Books: A Tool Overview for Technical Writers http://techwhirl.com/building-e-books-a-tool-overview-for-technical-writers/ E-Book Formats http://techwhirl.com/e-book-formats/ The articles haven't dated too much since I

FrameMaker -> PDF -> ePub format?

2013-04-05 Thread Keith Soltys
, 2013 12:18 PM > To: Keith Soltys; Framers Mailing List (framers at lists.frameusers.com) > Subject: RE: FrameMaker -> PDF -> ePub format? > > At 15:05 + 5/4/13, Keith Soltys wrote: > > >While the E-Ink based Kindles will display PDF files, I've never foun

RE: Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm surprised upgrading the RAM made any difference. I thought 32-bit Windows only recognizes 4 GB maximum (actually, I think it's something like 3.2 GB). Regards Keith From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Karen Braun Sent:

RE: Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Keith Soltys
I think the memory issue came up in response to some else who posted in the thread about having a similar issue with FM11. They were running Win7 32-bit and performance had improved when they upgraded from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM. Regards Keith -Original Message- From:

Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-03 Thread Keith Soltys
I think the memory issue came up in response to some else who posted in the thread about having a similar issue with FM11. They were running Win7 32-bit and performance had improved when they upgraded from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM. Regards Keith > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces at

Very slow paging in FM 10 in graphic-heavy files

2013-04-02 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm surprised upgrading the RAM made any difference. I thought 32-bit Windows only recognizes 4 GB maximum (actually, I think it's something like 3.2 GB). Regards Keith From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art & Karen Braun

RE: Frame 11 Appearance

2013-02-22 Thread Keith Soltys
Thanks! I knew I had seen this somewhere but couldn't find it. I will have to get the upgraded version of MicroType's customization and install this. Regards Keith From: Rick Quatro [mailto:r...@rickquatro.com] Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:01 PM To: Keith Soltys; framers

Frame 11 Appearance

2013-02-22 Thread Keith Soltys
Thanks! I knew I had seen this somewhere but couldn't find it. I will have to get the upgraded version of MicroType's customization and install this. Regards Keith From: Rick Quatro [mailto:r...@rickquatro.com] Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:01 PM To: Keith Soltys; framers

RE: Frame 11 Appearance

2013-02-21 Thread Keith Soltys
I thought that MicroType's Express Customization tool for FrameMaker might be a partial solution to this as it does have customized toolbars with coloured icons. But alas, the toolbar customization is only available in FrameMaker 8 and earlier. The FrameMaker 9-11 version offers customized

Frame 11 Appearance

2013-02-21 Thread Keith Soltys
I thought that MicroType's Express Customization tool for FrameMaker might be a partial solution to this as it does have customized toolbars with coloured icons. But alas, the toolbar customization is only available in FrameMaker 8 and earlier. The FrameMaker 9-11 version offers customized

RE: best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
Ditto for me. It took a lot of work to convert my first FrameMaker book. The process with WebWorks ePublisher was (and remains), much, much quicker for conversion. Flare has some advantages and I'd consider it for large projects where I could start from scratch, but if I had a lot of

RE: Reference list formatting

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
You may want to check out Paul Beverley's book of Word macros. He has some that should help with this. http://www.archivepub.co.uk/macros.html Regards Keith -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers- boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of

RE: best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
AM To: Keith Soltys; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10? Flare has some advantages and I'd consider it for large projects where I could start from scratch Kieth, do you mean if you were authoring from within Flare? What are those advantages

RE: FrameMaker has detected a problem and must quit Really?!

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
I find that rather mind boggling if true. Our policy is to keep all data files on the corporate SAN because local PCs are not backed up. I suspect that is a common scenario. In some, more tightly regulated companies, it may not even be possible to store files locally. Regards Keith From:

best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
13, 2013 9:37 AM > To: Keith Soltys; framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10? > > > Flare has some advantages and I'd consider it for large projects where I > > > could start from scratch > > Kieth, do you mean if you

"FrameMaker has detected a problem and must quit" Really?!

2013-02-13 Thread Keith Soltys
I find that rather mind boggling if true. Our policy is to keep all data files on the corporate SAN because local PCs are not backed up. I suspect that is a common scenario. In some, more tightly regulated companies, it may not even be possible to store files locally. Regards Keith From:

best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-12 Thread Keith Soltys
Ditto for me. It took a lot of work to convert my first FrameMaker book. The process with WebWorks ePublisher was (and remains), much, much quicker for conversion. Flare has some advantages and I'd consider it for large projects where I could start from scratch, but if I had a lot of

Reference list formatting

2013-02-12 Thread Keith Soltys
You may want to check out Paul Beverley's book of Word macros. He has some that should help with this. http://www.archivepub.co.uk/macros.html Regards Keith > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers- > bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On

RE: Frame 9: Paragraph tag that's automatically conditional?

2013-01-29 Thread Keith Soltys
Agreed. It would be useful. It's possible to do something similar with not too much difficulty in FrameScript. I have a couple of scripts mapped to CNTRL-FN key combinations that apply a different conditionals and paragraph styles for comments to authors and reviewers, respectively. Regards

Frame 9: Paragraph tag that's automatically conditional?

2013-01-29 Thread Keith Soltys
Agreed. It would be useful. It's possible to do something similar with not too much difficulty in FrameScript. I have a couple of scripts mapped to CNTRL-FN key combinations that apply a different conditionals and paragraph styles for comments to authors and reviewers, respectively. Regards

RE: Is FrameMaker 11 going down or is it a keeper?

2012-12-21 Thread Keith Soltys
The number of FrameMaker users was discussed on the FrameMaker History page some time ago: http://daube.ch/docu/fmhist00.html It seems that somewhere upwards of 500,000 would be a reasonable guess. Regards Keith -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

Is FrameMaker 11 going down or is it a keeper?

2012-12-20 Thread Keith Soltys
The number of FrameMaker users was discussed on the FrameMaker History page some time ago: http://daube.ch/docu/fmhist00.html It seems that somewhere upwards of 500,000 would be a reasonable guess. Regards Keith > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com

RE: Madcap Flare vs Framemaker

2012-12-18 Thread Keith Soltys
I used Flare for about six months before moving back to FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher. I found that Flare was overly complex and hard to write in and took a lot more tweaking than MadCap's promotional videos would lead you to believe. Web-based output was good and fairly easy to set up

Madcap Flare vs Framemaker

2012-12-17 Thread Keith Soltys
I used Flare for about six months before moving back to FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher. I found that Flare was overly complex and hard to write in and took a lot more tweaking than MadCap's promotional videos would lead you to believe. Web-based output was good and fairly easy to set up

RE: Frame 11 Stability - Upgrade or Downgrade the new copy to Frame9? HELP

2012-12-11 Thread Keith Soltys
I'd be interested in hearing about that too. I've given up on the track edits feature in FM10 because of crashes. Regards Keith From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of LGLists Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 3:54 PM To: 'Craig Ede';

Frame 11 Stability - Upgrade or Downgrade the new copy to Frame9? HELP

2012-12-11 Thread Keith Soltys
I'd be interested in hearing about that too. I've given up on the track edits feature in FM10 because of crashes. Regards Keith From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of LGLists Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 3:54 PM To: 'Craig

RE: FM 9 Blinking linked images

2012-11-20 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm not sure I can agree with this, although I suppose it depends on the specific network involved. I've been working here for several years with my Frame documents on a networked SAN drive and never had any issues that I could identify, other than a slight performance degradation when

FM 9 Blinking linked images

2012-11-20 Thread Keith Soltys
I'm not sure I can agree with this, although I suppose it depends on the specific network involved. I've been working here for several years with my Frame documents on a networked SAN drive and never had any issues that I could identify, other than a slight performance degradation when

Upgrade from FM8 to 11?

2012-10-11 Thread Keith Soltys
Did it fix the issue that some people have reported about PDF production taking an order of magnitude longer in FM 11 than it did in FM 10? Keith From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Coatsworth Sent: Thursday, October 11,

Bookmarks don't stay set

2012-10-01 Thread Keith Soltys
Ah, enlightenment dawns. I'll try that. Thanks Keith > -Original Message- > From: robert.lauriston at gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauriston at gmail.com] On > Behalf Of Robert Lauriston > Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:09 PM > To: Keith Soltys; framers at lists.frameuser

RE: Bookmarks don't stay set

2012-09-28 Thread Keith Soltys
I am having the same problem with FM10. My Acrobat version is 8.1. I go to create the PDF, set up which paragraphs I want as bookmarks, and create the PDF with the appropriate bookmarks in the file. I go back to the book later to recreate the PDF and my bookmark settings are lost and I have to

Bookmarks don't stay set

2012-09-28 Thread Keith Soltys
I am having the same problem with FM10. My Acrobat version is 8.1. I go to create the PDF, set up which paragraphs I want as bookmarks, and create the PDF with the appropriate bookmarks in the file. I go back to the book later to recreate the PDF and my bookmark settings are lost and I have to

RE: FrameMaker 11 Review

2012-09-03 Thread Keith Soltys
Good review Alan. It's the first one I've seen that seems like the reviewer actually used the program instead of just repeated a list of new features from Adobe's Reviewer's Guide. I'll be holding off on this one, I think. I don't use structured Frame, and most of the improvements seem to be

FrameMaker 11 Review

2012-08-29 Thread Keith Soltys
Good review Alan. It's the first one I've seen that seems like the reviewer actually used the program instead of just repeated a list of new features from Adobe's Reviewer's Guide. I'll be holding off on this one, I think. I don't use structured Frame, and most of the improvements seem to be

Spurious unresolved cross references

2012-08-23 Thread Keith Soltys
suggestions as to what might be going on? Thanks Keith -- Keith Soltys Senior Technical Writer Architecture TMX Group (416) 947-4397 http://www.tmx.com/ NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary and confidential

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