Re: Frame 11 (UNstructured Features)

2013-12-07 Thread Matt Sullivan
You'll find a link to a dozen or so reviews, including mine, Bernard's, and others at: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2012/08/consolidated-list-of-framemaker-11-reviews.html On Dec 6, 2013, at 11:16 AM, Craig, Alison alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com wrote: Sometime last year when Frame 11 came

Frame 11 (UNstructured Features)

2013-12-07 Thread Matt Sullivan
You'll find a link to a dozen or so reviews, including mine, Bernard's, and others at: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2012/08/consolidated-list-of-framemaker-11-reviews.html On Dec 6, 2013, at 11:16 AM, "Craig, Alison" wrote: > Sometime last year when Frame 11 came out, there were any

Re: Looking for Book/Training on ExtendScript for FrameMaker

2013-11-27 Thread Matt Sullivan
Rick Quatro wrote the ExtendScript chapter for my book, and also trains on ExtendScript. He's also a great resource for paid development of FrameScript and ExtendScript. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335

Looking for Book/Training on ExtendScript for FrameMaker

2013-11-27 Thread Matt Sullivan
Rick Quatro wrote the ExtendScript chapter for my book, and also trains on ExtendScript. He's also a great resource for paid development of FrameScript and ExtendScript. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 |

Re: Is my beloved tool withering on the vine?

2013-11-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
Standardization inevitably leads to structured authoring, DITA or another model.Structure improves content management, accessibility, localization, and consistency of content.Once you're doing structured authoring, you can use any structured authoring tool you like. Or use multiple tools, if you

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

2013-11-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi David,I agree with your thoughts on the subject, but I believe the engineers would call this "as designed"…I know it could be better, but given that the Character Designer hasn't changed since, well, ever.As such, I'm betting it's not at the top of the To-Do list for the engineers. -MattMatt R.

Is my beloved tool withering on the vine?

2013-11-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
Standardization inevitably leads to structured authoring, DITA or another model. Structure improves content management, accessibility, localization, and consistency of content. Once you're doing structured authoring, you can use any structured authoring tool you like. Or use multiple tools, if

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

2013-11-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
ser docs > http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/WSB9594AD8-4282-4fbe-AE5A-3A3A4C9CC813.html > > David > > > From: Matt Sullivan [mailto:matt at mattrsullivan.com] > Sent: 20 November 2013 03:58 > > Bottom line: Never update a character tag with

Re: 3dxml and Framemaker9

2013-11-21 Thread Matt Sullivan
Jo, have the SolidWorks file output as U3D and then sit back and enjoy!Seehttp://mattrsullivan.com/2013/10/recordings/(the DITA to PDF recording in particular, the 3D section is only 5-10 minutes)andhttp://mattrsullivan.com/2013/10/fm11rg/for details and examples. -MattMatt R.

3dxml and Framemaker9

2013-11-21 Thread Matt Sullivan
Jo, have the SolidWorks file output as U3D and then sit back and enjoy! See http://mattrsullivan.com/2013/10/recordings/ (the DITA to PDF recording in particular, the 3D section is only 5-10 minutes) and http://mattrsullivan.com/2013/10/fm11rg/ for details and examples. -Matt Matt R.

3dxml and Framemaker9

2013-11-21 Thread Matt Sullivan
604-279-8559 > > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at > lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Matt Sullivan > Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:58 AM > To: Jo Watkiss > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: 3dxml and Framemaker9 > > Jo,

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

2013-11-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Sorry David, but it's your workflow that's tripping you up.I'm sure there are other methods, but here's how I've consistently and confidently defined/updated character tags for many years:Click outside the text flowOpen the Character DesignerChoose your tag from the drop down menuDefine properties

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

2013-11-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Sorry David, but it's your workflow that's tripping you up. I'm sure there are other methods, but here's how I've consistently and confidently defined/updated character tags for many years: Click outside the text flow Open the Character Designer Choose your tag from the drop down menu Define

Re: InDesign to FrameMaker 9.0 for Windows 7

2013-11-10 Thread Matt Sullivan
Converting ID for use in Fm is more about strategy than menu options, so you're correct in thinking there's no effective way to directly open or import ID files to Fm.Handling of graphics and connected/disconnected text flows are among the obvious problems. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing

InDesign to FrameMaker 9.0 for Windows 7

2013-11-10 Thread Matt Sullivan
Converting ID for use in Fm is more about strategy than menu options, so you're correct in thinking there's no effective way to directly open or import ID files to Fm. Handling of graphics and connected/disconnected text flows are among the obvious problems. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan

Re: batch import formats

2013-11-08 Thread Matt Sullivan
I solve the dilemma you're facing using what I call a template-based workflow.Realistically, the formats of your docs don't have to be updated until the next time you edit or output content.When you begin a revision cycle on a book, import formats across all child Frame docs. (it's easy to do this

batch import formats

2013-11-08 Thread Matt Sullivan
I solve the dilemma you're facing using what I call a template-based workflow. Realistically, the formats of your docs don't have to be updated until the next time you edit or output content. When you begin a revision cycle on a book, import formats across all child Frame docs. (it's easy to

Re: questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-25 Thread Matt Sullivan
Tino's instructions are wonderful, but I wanted to clarify one portion…In your structapps.fm, you define the file paths for all necessary files. All files except the DTD itself are genuine FrameMaker files.First, you should make sure that the structapps.fm is of the newest version. Create a new

questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-25 Thread Matt Sullivan
Tino's instructions are wonderful, but I wanted to clarify one portion? > In your structapps.fm, you define the file paths for all necessary files. All > files except the DTD itself are genuine FrameMaker files. > First, you should make sure that the structapps.fm is of the newest version. >

Re: questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Cheryl,You'll need to validate your EDD (shouldn't be too tough) and recreate a StructApp for Fm11 based upon what you had for Fm7.Again, shouldn't be too tough to recreate your environment. Fm11 includes a StructApp designer, and other details for the improvements to Fm11 (about 50% of the

Re: questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
It sounds like you're changing structure models (some XML model before, and now to DITA)If that's the case, you'll need to convert the current content to DITA, likely using XSLT, and likely using Scott P, Rick Q, or another expert. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals:

questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Cheryl, You'll need to validate your EDD (shouldn't be too tough) and recreate a StructApp for Fm11 based upon what you had for Fm7. Again, shouldn't be too tough to recreate your environment. Fm11 includes a StructApp designer, and other details for the improvements to Fm11 (about 50% of

questions re Structured FM7.2 to FM11

2013-10-24 Thread Matt Sullivan
It sounds like you're changing structure models (some XML model before, and now to DITA) If that's the case, you'll need to convert the current content to DITA, likely using XSLT, and likely using Scott P, Rick Q, or another expert. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals:

Re: Save as HTML in FrameMaker 11

2013-10-20 Thread Matt Sullivan
As far as I can tell, the Save as HTML function in Fm 11 is the same that you see in Fm9.The improvements are in the connection to RoboHelp, and that's been better than Save as HTML since it first appeared in Fm8. For straight HTML output, many use MIF2GO. For my outputs (help systems with

Save as HTML in FrameMaker 11

2013-10-20 Thread Matt Sullivan
As far as I can tell, the Save as HTML function in Fm 11 is the same that you see in Fm9. The improvements are in the connection to RoboHelp, and that's been better than Save as HTML since it first appeared in Fm8. For straight HTML output, many use MIF2GO. For my outputs (help systems with

Re: buying FrameMaker

2013-10-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Anita, have you considered a subscription to FrameMaker 11 (which would also get you automatically to Fm12 when released in 2014)?Disclaimer 1: Yes, Adobe got hacked recently. We all know it, and of course we should all do lots to protect our financial info online.Disclaimer 2: Adobe publicly

Re: Shortcut keys for rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise

2013-10-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
I often use the Windows Alt+key shortcuts…Alt+o,u,r will rotate clockwiseAlt+o,u,p will rotate counterclockwiseI keep a list of recently used mnemonics like this on a post-it on my screen until they're committed to memory. I like the Esc key shortcuts as well, but find them more difficult to

buying FrameMaker

2013-10-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Anita, have you considered a subscription to FrameMaker 11 (which would also get you automatically to Fm12 when released in 2014)? Disclaimer 1: Yes, Adobe got hacked recently. We all know it, and of course we should all do lots to protect our financial info online. Disclaimer 2: Adobe publicly

Shortcut keys for rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise

2013-10-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
I often use the Windows Alt+key shortcuts? Alt+o,u,r will rotate clockwise Alt+o,u,p will rotate counterclockwise I keep a list of recently used mnemonics like this on a post-it on my screen until they're committed to memory. I like the Esc key shortcuts as well, but find them more difficult

Re: Structured FrameMaker 11 Error Console

2013-10-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Brenda,Either your XML doesn't conform to your internally automated process, or you don't have a working Structured Application for your XML model.As Rick said, the line numbers referring to the XML file will give an indication of what's gone awry. At that point, you need to either modify the

Re: Structured FrameMaker 11 Error Console

2013-10-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
If you open the XML file in a text editor, what's the content model specified at the top of the XML file? Alternately, you can open the XML in Fm8 and use the Set Structured Application File command to see what structapp needs to be added to the Fm11 structapps file.That application needs to be

Structured FrameMaker 11 Error Console

2013-10-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Brenda, Either your XML doesn't conform to your internally automated process, or you don't have a working Structured Application for your XML model. As Rick said, the line numbers referring to the XML file will give an indication of what's gone awry. At that point, you need to either

Structured FrameMaker 11 Error Console

2013-10-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
. I'm guessing > that this is the issue. > > From: Matt Sullivan [mailto:matt at mattrsullivan.com] > Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:13 AM > To: George, Brenda (CAI) > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Structured FrameMaker 11 Error Console > > Hi Brenda,

Re: Engineers as authors

2013-10-07 Thread Matt Sullivan
Training engineers in tech comm tools is usually about as effective as training tech comms in the software tools the engineers use--that is, it's not generally effective.I recommend the engineers use whatever tool they're most comfortable with (Word) and you provide a template and train them in

Engineers as authors

2013-10-07 Thread Matt Sullivan
Training engineers in tech comm tools is usually about as effective as training tech comms in the software tools the engineers use--that is, it's not generally effective. I recommend the engineers use whatever tool they're most comfortable with (Word) and you provide a template and train them

Re: Save DitaMap as Book with FM components fails (1 pdf)

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Klaus,See the recording of my DITA to PDF webinar I did for Adobe recently. You can find the recording athttp://adobe.ly/15QxArz.You can skip to the 23:25 mark in the recording to listen to the part of the presentation related saving as Fm, and related to the ditafm-output.ini. -MattMatt R.

Re: Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
I had to do that approximately eleventh-six hundred times in writing the Fm11 book!I set my cursor in the text, between ()'s, and hit paste. Then I used Alt+(down arrow) to wrangle it into position. I don't know that you'll find a faster solution than that... -MattMatt R.

Re: Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
If only I knew somebody… ;)I don't know how much time the scripting would have saved though. After the effort to script it, I'd still have to id the graphic, and choose the appropriate offset.Really, in this case I never felt like it was slowing me down. By choosing from my button matrix, I only

Re: Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
, Matt Sullivan wrote: I had to do that approximately eleventh-six hundred times in writing the Fm11 book! I set my cursor in the text, between ()'s, and hit paste. Then I used Alt+(down arrow) to wrangle it into position. I don't

Save DitaMap as Book with FM components fails (1 pdf)

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Klaus, See the recording of my DITA to PDF webinar I did for Adobe recently. You can find the recording at http://adobe.ly/15QxArz. You can skip to the 23:25 mark in the recording to listen to the part of the presentation related saving as Fm, and related to the ditafm-output.ini. -Matt

Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
I had to do that approximately eleventh-six hundred times in writing the Fm11 book! I set my cursor in the text, between ()'s, and hit paste. Then I used Alt+(down arrow) to wrangle it into position. I don't know that you'll find a faster solution than that... -Matt Matt R. Sullivan

Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
PM, Matt Sullivan wrote: >> I had to do that approximately eleventh-six hundred times in writing the >> Fm11 book! >> >> I set my cursor in the text, between ()'s, and hit paste. Then I used >> Alt+(down arrow) to wrangle it into position. I don't know that you'l

Inserting inline graphics

2013-09-09 Thread Matt Sullivan
If only I knew somebody? ;) I don't know how much time the scripting would have saved though. After the effort to script it, I'd still have to id the graphic, and choose the appropriate offset. Really, in this case I never felt like it was slowing me down. By choosing from my button matrix, I

Re: need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Carol, perhaps you'd be well-advised to break up the two functions and parcel the work out separately.I've created many effective Word templates that work properly when imported into FrameMaker…it's really more of a function of the style names than the physical attributes of the Word DOT.Once

Re: need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
Fair enough!!As you saw, it was enough to keep me out if it for a while!Massively technical Word numbering…EEEKGlad to hear you found some resources, when I saw your reply, I thought you were still looking for a solution. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured

need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Carol, perhaps you'd be well-advised to break up the two functions and parcel the work out separately. I've created many effective Word templates that work properly when imported into FrameMaker?it's really more of a function of the style names than the physical attributes of the Word DOT.

need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
Fair enough!! As you saw, it was enough to keep me out if it for a while! Massively technical Word numbering?EEEK Glad to hear you found some resources, when I saw your reply, I thought you were still looking for a solution. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals:

Re: problems creating pdf files from FM11

2013-08-26 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Ken, since you asked…If you're using your Fm source to create EPUB, spaces and assorted odd characters in files, directories, graphics and (spot) cross-reference markers will prevent the EPUB from validating.I'm now in the habit of using only alphanumeric names for files, directories, and

problems creating pdf files from FM11

2013-08-26 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Ken, since you asked? If you're using your Fm source to create EPUB, spaces and assorted odd characters in files, directories, graphics and (spot) cross-reference markers will prevent the EPUB from validating. I'm now in the habit of using only alphanumeric names for files, directories,

Re: Proof reading the Adobe FrameMaker 11 'documentation'?

2013-08-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
The Fm11 Reviewer's Guide has a short blurb about Hunspell. Here's a link to the full PDF (about 60Mb)http://bit.ly/1cKH2pTEnhanced dictionary supportAcknowledging the global usage of FrameMaker, and the increasing need forlocalization, FrameMaker 11 has added to our Proximity dictionary support

Proof reading the Adobe FrameMaker 11 'documentation'?

2013-08-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
The Fm11 Reviewer's Guide has a short blurb about Hunspell. Here's a link to the full PDF (about 60Mb) http://bit.ly/1cKH2pT Enhanced dictionary support Acknowledging the global usage of FrameMaker, and the increasing need for localization, FrameMaker 11 has added to our Proximity dictionary

Re: mac and Tech Comm Suite

2013-08-15 Thread Matt Sullivan
4 years and counting…going back to a Win only machine is really not even a consideration.I'm nearly due for another laptop. With video becoming more common, I find my MacBook Air mid-2011 edition needs more graphics power (producing video from Adobe Presenter slows it to a crawl, mostly due to

mac and Tech Comm Suite

2013-08-15 Thread Matt Sullivan
4 years and counting?going back to a Win only machine is really not even a consideration. I'm nearly due for another laptop. With video becoming more common, I find my MacBook Air mid-2011 edition needs more graphics power (producing video from Adobe Presenter slows it to a crawl, mostly due

Re: Windows 7 + FrameMaker 11 = BOOM!

2013-08-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
I run FrameMaker so much, and crash Fm11 so infrequently, it's pretty fair to say it never crashes. The few times I see a crash it is the result of :a specific file which will not open (either a problematic graphic, or a "corrupted" .fm file)a missing resource (font, graphic, unresolved xref)

Windows 7 + FrameMaker 11 = BOOM!

2013-08-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
I run FrameMaker so much, and crash Fm11 so infrequently, it's pretty fair to say it never crashes. The few times I see a crash it is the result of : a specific file which will not open (either a problematic graphic, or a "corrupted" .fm file) a missing resource (font, graphic, unresolved xref)

Re: Links in Robohelp

2013-08-02 Thread Matt Sullivan
This might clarify things a bit… http://framemaker.mattrsullivan.com/2010/02/11/pdf-links-in-robohelp-from-frame/ From 2010, but info should be the same. -Matt On Aug 2, 2013, at 9:55 AM, Rick Quatro r...@rickquatro.com wrote: I want to create some links to PDFs in my RoboHelp output. I

Links in Robohelp

2013-08-02 Thread Matt Sullivan
This might clarify things a bit? http://framemaker.mattrsullivan.com/2010/02/11/pdf-links-in-robohelp-from-frame/

Re: A Pantone colour definition question

2013-07-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
David, define your color as Pantone 390C, specify spot color, and use the CMYK representation as the definition. Arnis may jump in to explain when Windows stopped bolloxing the colors, but with Win7, you should have no problems with the file. Doing a Save as PDF, using the Adobe PDF print

A Pantone colour definition question

2013-07-30 Thread Matt Sullivan
David, define your color as Pantone 390C, specify spot color, and use the CMYK representation as the definition. Arnis may jump in to explain when Windows stopped bolloxing the colors, but with Win7, you should have no problems with the file. Doing a Save as PDF, using the Adobe PDF print

Re: Unwanted hairlines around graphics in pdfs created by FM11 (some progress)

2013-07-23 Thread Matt Sullivan
Eek, what a headache.Now you know why I maintained the jpegisbad.com website a few years ago…The $8/year I paid for the domain was well-worth the therapy it provided! -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335

Unwanted hairlines around graphics in pdfs created by FM11 (some progress)

2013-07-23 Thread Matt Sullivan
Eek, what a headache. Now you know why I maintained the jpegisbad.com website a few years ago? The $8/year I paid for the domain was well-worth the therapy it provided! -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 |

Re: ANN: Thinking about migrating to DITA? FM2DITA can help.

2013-07-22 Thread Matt Sullivan
Ah, the MadCap approach to marketing…not sure I like it so much.Scott makes great stuff, and if you want to help him make more great stuff, by all means, check out what he's doing! -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335

Re: Unwanted hairlines around graphics in pdfs created by FM11

2013-07-22 Thread Matt Sullivan
Robert, have you tried the Save as PDF route, with the Adobe PDF print driver selected? Same result? -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 On 2013-Jul-22 1:12 PM, Robert CH Shell wrote: Dear Framers: I am stuck once more. I am printing a

ANN: Thinking about migrating to DITA? FM2DITA can help.

2013-07-22 Thread Matt Sullivan
Ah, the MadCap approach to marketing?not sure I like it so much. Scott makes great stuff, and if you want to help him make more great stuff, by all means, check out what he's doing! -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C:

Unwanted hairlines around graphics in pdfs created by FM11

2013-07-22 Thread Matt Sullivan
Robert, have you tried the Save as PDF route, with the Adobe PDF print driver selected? Same result? -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 > On 2013-Jul-22 1:12 PM, Robert CH Shell wrote: >> Dear Framers: >> I am stuck once more. >> I am

Re: OT: Discount on XSL Course

2013-07-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Holy cow,After discount it's only USD74!!!I'm IN! -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 19, 2013, at 2:40 PM, Scott Prentice s...@leximation.com

Re: OT: Discount on XSL Course

2013-07-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Yep, but like so many things (CSS, HTML5, EPUB, XML, DITA, Extend/FrameScript) little doses over time can make a big difference.I sat in on an XSLT session by Dave Gash at the STC conference this spring and it helped turn on the lights in under an hour!I'm hopeful this might take me to that next

OT: Discount on XSL Course

2013-07-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Holy cow, After discount it's only USD74!!! I'm IN! -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Jul 19, 2013, at 2:40 PM, Scott

OT: Discount on XSL Course

2013-07-19 Thread Matt Sullivan
Yep, but like so many things (CSS, HTML5, EPUB, XML, DITA, Extend/FrameScript) little doses over time can make a big difference. I sat in on an XSLT session by Dave Gash at the STC conference this spring and it helped turn on the lights in under an hour! I'm hopeful this might take me to that

OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Matt Sullivan
Bandwidth is measured also by the number of emails one can reasonably read (and respond to) in a given length of time. I can't be the only person who is tired of reading about reactions to the CS licensing model on this FrameMaker forum… I don't know anything about Adobe's plans. Everyone's

Re: OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Matt Sullivan
Thx!(and grateful for not starting a flame war on the topic!) -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 18, 2013, at 1:32 PM, "Syed Zaeem Hosain

OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Matt Sullivan
Bandwidth is measured also by the number of emails one can reasonably read (and respond to) in a given length of time. I can't be the only person who is tired of reading about reactions to the CS licensing model on this FrameMaker forum? I don't know anything about Adobe's plans. Everyone's

OT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-18 Thread Matt Sullivan
Thx! (and grateful for not starting a flame war on the topic!) -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Jul 18, 2013, at 1:32 PM,

Re: Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-17 Thread Matt Sullivan
…and please stop taking up bandwidth about an issue that has not been announced as an issue by the TCS team! -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On

Re: Custom Ruling in Multiple Table Headings using Read write rules.

2013-07-17 Thread Matt Sullivan
Lisa, have you tried assigning a table format rather than explicitly formatting the row? -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 17, 2013, at 10:09

Adobe 'Creative Cloud' (again)

2013-07-17 Thread Matt Sullivan
?and please stop taking up bandwidth about an issue that has not been announced as an issue by the TCS team! -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook

Custom Ruling in Multiple Table Headings using Read write rules.

2013-07-17 Thread Matt Sullivan
Lisa, have you tried assigning a table format rather than explicitly formatting the row? -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On

Re: Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
-MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 16, 2013, at 7:22 AM, dave.st...@gdc4s.com wrote:I believe that I need to set up \maker.ini and

Re: military docs list

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
I'm definitely interested in a group like this, and also requested to join the one Jack mentioned (Thx, Jack!) -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On

Re: Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Dave, Although you can customize some of your settings, there's no inherent need to modify the maker.ini to do what you describe. With Fm11, there are now 2 copies of the maker.ini (userdata directory and install directory) and 2 copies of the structapps file (local and global,

Re: Index and Glossary

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Donald,It sounds like you're looking for an Alphabetical List of Markers. Check that out in the help, or see Ch 20, Creating Other Generated Files in my book. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335

Re: Google Groups Invitation: Technical Communicators for U.S. Government Agency Documentation

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Val, thanks for the invitation.Although I was unable to use the invitation link you posted, I was able to search on the group name at groups.google.com and apply for membership directly.I figured that info would be useful for anyone else who is interested in joining the group! -MattMatt R.

Re: Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Yes, indeed it would be overkill. However, I was recommending Dave go to an install that had yet to be mucked. (a fresh install, not a reinstall)Attempting to remedy the existing mucked files could result in much wheel spinning that might make reinstalling Fm seem like a modest proposal. -MattMatt

Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
-Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Jul 16, 2013, at 7:22 AM, wrote: > > I believe that I need to set up \ maker.ini and

military docs list

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
I'm definitely interested in a group like this, and also requested to join the one Jack mentioned (Thx, Jack!) -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook

Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Dave, > Although you can customize some of your settings, there's no inherent need to > modify the maker.ini to do what you describe. > > With Fm11, there are now 2 copies of the maker.ini (userdata directory and > install directory) and 2 copies of the structapps file (local and global,

Index and Glossary

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Donald, It sounds like you're looking for an Alphabetical List of Markers. Check that out in the help, or see Ch 20, Creating Other Generated Files in my book. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at

Google Groups Invitation: Technical Communicators for U.S. Government Agency Documentation

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Val, thanks for the invitation. Although I was unable to use the invitation link you posted, I was able to search on the group name at groups.google.com and apply for membership directly. I figured that info would be useful for anyone else who is interested in joining the group! -Matt

Setting up files for structured use

2013-07-16 Thread Matt Sullivan
Yes, indeed it would be overkill. However, I was recommending Dave go to an install that had yet to be mucked. (a fresh install, not a reinstall) Attempting to remedy the existing mucked files could result in much wheel spinning that might make reinstalling Fm seem like a modest proposal.

Re: Adobe vendor post DITA to PDF output webinar Fri July 12

2013-07-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
Of course! -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 11, 2013, at 9:06 AM, Simon BUCH simon.b...@m-ais.com wrote:Dear Maxwell,I trust this webinar

DITA to PDF output webinar Fri July 12

2013-07-11 Thread Matt Sullivan
Of course! -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Jul 11, 2013, at 9:06 AM, Simon BUCH wrote: > Dear Maxwell, > > I trust

DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-08 Thread Matt Sullivan
A list of what you'll save using DITA or DocBook rather than creating your own schema: Time Money (Hey, someone had to say it?) -Matt On Jul 8, 2013, at 12:06 AM, "rebecca officer" wrote: > Does anyone know of a nice, clear list of what you save by using DITA/docbook > instead of

DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-08 Thread Matt Sullivan
Yes, specialization should be approached delicately. One thing to keep in mind: DITA is (in my opinion) nearly as much philosophy as it is content model. Expect to spend some time understanding what the component pieces are, how they're labeled, and get used to looking at things from a topic

Re: Replacing one paragraph/character format with another

2013-07-04 Thread Matt Sullivan
Rick Quatro has an excellent post-import FrameScript solution for this. -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11P:714.798.7596 |C:714.585.2335 |m...@mattrsullivan.com@mattrsullivanLinkedInfacebookmattrsullivan.com On Jul 1, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Alastair Dent

Re: Consultants to convert from unstructured Frame to DITA

2013-07-04 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Gillian,I'd be happy to help you with your conversion table and related DITA template files. I'm currently working with 2 (quite happy) clients on exactly that process.As long as you don't want to do any DITA specialization, there isn't likely a need for DTD or EDD customization. -MattMatt R.

Replacing one paragraph/character format with another

2013-07-04 Thread Matt Sullivan
Rick Quatro has an excellent post-import FrameScript solution for this. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Jul 1, 2013, at

Consultants to convert from unstructured Frame to DITA

2013-07-04 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Gillian, I'd be happy to help you with your conversion table and related DITA template files. I'm currently working with 2 (quite happy) clients on exactly that process. As long as you don't want to do any DITA specialization, there isn't likely a need for DTD or EDD customization. -Matt

Re: Embarrasing simple question - identifying current style

2013-06-28 Thread Matt Sullivan
The easiest way to see the applied paragraph tag is to select some part of the paragraph and look in the lowest left corner of your FM window.Note: In structured Fm, you'll likely see an element name (E:), not a para name -MattMatt R. Sullivanco-authorPublishing Fundamentals: Unstructured

Embarrasing simple question - identifying current style

2013-06-28 Thread Matt Sullivan
The easiest way to see the applied paragraph tag is to select some part of the paragraph and look in the lowest left corner of your FM window. Note: In structured Fm, you'll likely see an element name (E:), not a para name -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured

Re: Setting up Structured Frame 11 for DITA from scratch

2013-06-25 Thread Matt Sullivan
Hi Gillian,Fm11 has built-in support for DITA 1.2…all under (not surprisingly) the DITA menu item.I did a substantial project from scratch without any customization, including embedded video, cross-refs, 3D, SWF, and the like.The only hitches were in output, and I'll be doing a series of Adobe

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