Re: [Framers] Just Starting w/FM 2019: Interface

2018-11-06 Thread Monique Semp
I think what I've had to do is consistent with what you found, although I didn't have quite the same display issues as you did. But menus/displays weren't functional enough to actually use the product. I have FrameMaker 2015 (as part of that era's Technical Communication Suite), and

Re: [Framers] Spelling bee champs out there?

2018-10-26 Thread Monique Semp
> does anyone have any ideas about how to repair a corrupt dictionary file Might you have a backup solution that keeps backups for long enough that you could peruse the backups for a dictionary file old enough to pre-date when the troubles started? -Monique

Re: [Framers] singular they

2018-10-26 Thread Monique Semp
Oh, an even better link: the AP now has the singular _they_ in their style book: [1]https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/28/the-si ngular-gender-neutral-they-added-to-the-associated-press-stylebook/?utm _term=.a1385c09522b References 1.

[Framers] singular they (was: Re: Switching from InDesign to FM 11)

2018-10-26 Thread Monique Semp
> I'd tend to agree with John's suggestion, but would do a copy edit to replace "him" with "him or her." I'd replace "him" with "them". It's now {acceptable or encouraged, depending on the situation} to use "them" in the singular form. As it was a long time ago. See: *

[Framers] list members not using FrameMaker now

2018-06-26 Thread Monique Semp
Yep, me too. I'm not using FrameMaker at the moment (and haven't for some time), but not only might I need to use Frame again in the future (and so want to have had an ear out for issues), I learn many things other than specific FrameMaker items from this list's membership! And so

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

2018-05-10 Thread Monique Semp
My setup doesn't have any one-cell or one-page restrictions, and enables easy copy/paste of the code from the generated PDF. (I read the other replies, and actually am unclear as to whether a solution has already been provided. Sorry if this is redundant info.) I've used a combo of

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker/TCS 2015 Update 5 - which package? cumulative?

2018-04-15 Thread Monique Semp
I installed all five updates in turn, and things seem fine. It was still rather a challenge to get the pods docked to the right side -- instead of drag-and-dock within the FrameMaker blank space, I needed to drag-and-dock inside the file-content window. Then I did the drag-and-dock

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker/TCS 2015 Update 5 - which package? cumulative?

2018-04-11 Thread Monique Semp
Ah, thanks for the info. IIRC, I got the new (and therefore separate) Acrobat to support a specific feature I wanted. But I was unable to upgrade to the new Acrobat from the Acrobat that was part of the versions of TCS and Creative Suite (CS) that I had. And a new Acrobat was much

[Framers] ignore again - list filter test

2018-04-11 Thread Monique Semp
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Re: [Framers] pls ignore - test message

2018-04-10 Thread Monique Semp
Ah, think I got it. This will be the last reply for this matter. Thanks for your patience. On 4/10/18 4:57 PM, Monique Semp wrote: Hmmm... I just received two copies (one plain text, the other rich text) of the message I just sent to the list about FrameMaker updates. Seeing

[Framers] pls ignore - test message

2018-04-10 Thread Monique Semp
Hmmm... I just received two copies (one plain text, the other rich text) of the message I just sent to the list about FrameMaker updates. Seeing if it happens with this message, which has no links. (Sorry -- Along with my Windows 10 machine, I've a new email client. Well, an old

[Framers] FrameMaker/TCS 2015 Update 5 - which package? cumulative?

2018-04-10 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, First, my apologies. I did try to search both the Adobe site and the [framers] archives, but although plenty of similar questions, seemingly no definitive, likely-still-valid answers. So... I'm wanting to check on some FrameMaker files that I haven't used since I got

Re: [Framers] OT-Documenting APIs

2017-11-22 Thread Monique Semp
Given this fact, I'm wondering if anyone knows of an online course(s) I could take to how to do [API documentation]. Check out Peter Gruenbaum's classes on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q=peter%20gruenbaum=ukw (this link also shows some that aren't his, but some other person

Re: [Framers] Old FrameMaker books?

2017-10-02 Thread Monique Semp
This might be the reason we stopped actually doing index entries and have been quietly deleting index files from our books (I have a former co worker from another company who is in horror over this idea). Use the search, people. Well, sure. If I know the exact word to look for, ^F will find

Re: [Framers] :TOC Issues in FM 11

2017-08-22 Thread Monique Semp
How can I make this file use the same Master Pages as other files in the book? You'll need to import the master pages from one of the other files. I don't recall right off what happens if there are naming collisions (for the master page names). And you probably don't want any old/extra ones

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

2017-08-01 Thread Monique Semp
What about just including an appropriate icon as an image (so the Excel worksheet symbol, for example), and hyperlinking it to the external file in the same way one would add a URL? I haven't tried it out myself, so just a thought. I did a quick google (I'm not currently using FrameMaker, so

Re: [Framers] SOLVED: Fuzzy images in "Save as PDF"

2017-07-26 Thread Monique Semp
The bottom line is, if you experience this problem, simply reset your local parameters file for Acrobat to "downsample=NO." By "local parameters file", do you mean the joboptions file, and the three (Color Images, Grayscale Images, Monochrome Images" separate "Downsample" settings (which by

Re: [Framers] Tool for importing selected variables

2017-06-28 Thread Monique Semp
I use BookVars from Leximation: [1]http://leximation.com/tools/info/bookvars.php. Although only for variables, not the rest of the formats like the ImportFormatsSpecialES, I think it offers more functionality for complex variable management. -Monique References 1.

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker vs InDesign

2017-06-23 Thread Monique Semp
Regrettably, that isn't necessarily true. A lot of the folks who use InD are first and foremost *designers*, and have no qualms about hand-formatting everything on the page to produce a lovely composition. Yes! I've indeed worked with InDesign designers who have every format manually applied.

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

2017-06-09 Thread Monique Semp
Grasping at straws: are the working links also .info? ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at

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

2017-06-09 Thread Monique Semp
So aside from the link char tag, is the text also using the Hypertext marker? If not, I don't think that the FrameMaker publish/print process will create the actual hyperlink, and that what's been working so far is just Acrobats *viewing* feature. So the same PDF could have working links on one

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

2017-06-09 Thread Monique Semp
Monique, without tampering with the hypertext marker, if you skinny down the page margins to force a URL to break to a second line and then print that page to .ps and distill, can you create my problem or does your resulting link in the PDF work correctly? ? Do you mean narrow my email message

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

2017-06-09 Thread Monique Semp
A remote possibility: The publish process isn't actually creating the hyperlink, but it appears so because Acrobat generally (by default, I believe) creates links from URLs (via the "Preferences > General > Create links form URLs" setting). If this is the case, then I'd guess it's Acrobat's

Re: [Framers] VSdocman Outputs to FM

2017-03-02 Thread Monique Semp
Just wondering why the need to convert to FrameMaker at all? Why not just use VSdocman and create the appropriate output (http://www.helixoft.com/vsdocman/examples.html)? It purports to create HTML, CHM, PDF, XML, and more. That would mean, of course, that the result would likely be strictly

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

2017-02-20 Thread Monique Semp
I was just working in my **Unstructured** book and Frame 12 crashed. I rebooted then restarted Frame and for some reason I am now in **Structured** Frame. I have never worked in Structured Frame so I have no idea how to get out of this. (lmgtfy :-) See this article:

Re: [Framers] Missing symbol from FrameMaker's equation editor

2017-02-17 Thread Monique Semp
For all sorts of encodings for epsilon variants, see the Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsilon. (I looked because I didn't know what the "lunate epsilon" was.) ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to

Re: [Framers] table footing - possible only on last page ?

2016-11-10 Thread Monique Semp
Did you explain to the reviewer that the purpose of a footing row is to let the reader see the column labels when they're viewing the bottom half of the page? Not sure that I agree that that's the primary purpose... But regardless, no—I didn't bother. Given this reviewer, her authority, and

Re: [Framers] table footing - possible only on last page ?

2016-11-10 Thread Monique Semp
> Are you talking about a footer row, or a table footnote? Footer rows appear > on every page the table is on, footnotes appear after the entire table (and I > wish that were something you could toggle between). If the row doesn't appear > on every page, then it's not really a footer, is it? >

[Framers] table footing - possible only on last page ?

2016-11-10 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, (FrameMaker 2015) Is it possible to have a table footing appear only on the last page of a table that spans two pages? (I don’t think so, and nor do I think it particularly desirable. But a reviewer wants it so.) Thanks, -Monique ___

Re: [Framers] Where are the Running HF system Variables in FM11?

2016-11-04 Thread Monique Semp
When I create a blank document in FrameMaker 11, I would expect to see predefined Running HF system variables in the Variables Pod, but they are not there. Do I really have to build them myself or are they merely hidden or do I not look in the right place? Try viewing the master page (instead

Re: [Framers] Won't recognize keystrokes

2016-11-04 Thread Monique Semp
Do I remember something about a key combination that turns a page into View only and back? Yes; try Esc Shift+f l (lowercase L) k. (Found by googling "framemaker view only mode" :-). HTH -Monique ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list

[Framers] extra space - with adjacent formats in variables

2016-11-02 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, Unstructured FrameMaker, 2015 (on Windows). I’ve found that FrameMaker adds an unwanted space between adjacent format specifiers in variable definitions. It’s not only visible in appearance, but an actual space that shows up in PDF output. My goal is to create a variable where

Re: [Framers] how to get Acrobat (shared review) to prompt for password ?

2016-10-28 Thread Monique Semp
Can you restore the folder the PDF is in, to just before you mistyped the password? ? I'm not sure what you mean? I can access the network folder via Explorer. It's just that when in Acrobat it won't access the folder. The PDF itself is on my local drive; it's only the comments (those XML

Re: [Framers] Hyphenation puzzle

2016-09-26 Thread Monique Semp
I have a word (e-file) that should never be broken between lines. I've tried following the help with no luck. I've even tried adding this word to my personal dictionary but don't have rights to the \user\name\appdata directory. In such situations, I create a user variable, where I can use the

Re: [Framers] Having the next file start mid-page

2016-09-20 Thread Monique Semp
Has anyone come up with the technique of having a file start immediately after the previous file, on the same page? I take it that text insets don't work for some reason? This seems similar to a question I posted about a month ago, "concatenate a book folder's files without pagination ?", and

Re: [Framers] Print .fms continuously on page?

2016-09-20 Thread Monique Semp
Alas, neither a Group nor a Folder does what I need. I put three files into a Group, selected it, and printed it. I did the same with a Folder. In both cases, the three files printed, but each started on a separate page. Ah, yes, this seems similar to a question I posted about a month ago,

Re: [Framers] Print .fms continuously on page?

2016-09-20 Thread Monique Semp
it appears Groups or Folders are my best bet. Just be sure to choose carefully. I was just looking at the Help for this yesterday, and here's an extract, for FrameMaker 2015: --- You can create groups in a book file. Like folders, groups are also logical containers in a book file; they do

Re: [Framers] Bullet different color from text

2016-09-08 Thread Monique Semp
I want to do a bullet list where the bullet is red, but the bullet text is black. I'm using FrameMaker 2015, but am pretty certain that this hasn't changed. 1. Define a color for the bullet, such as "color_bullets". 2. Define a char format, such as "|bullet" (I use the pipe so that these

[Framers] heading text in "Running H/F #" - clever truncation ?

2016-08-15 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, For an FAQ doc, I’ve broken the usual “rule” of sensible-length headings because I’m making them be the full text of a question. So with the font size, the headings are often 3- or 4-lines. The problem is that I have my master pages configured to include the heading text in

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

2016-08-11 Thread Monique Semp
> The broader point I was commenting on is whether DITA has become so prevalent > that people who do not know about structured authoring are starting to > believe that implementing structured authoring is the same thing as > implementing DITA, since the two terms are often used interchangeably.

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

2016-08-11 Thread Monique Semp
when we use the term "structure/DITA", don't we give the impression that structured authoring is DITA? That you can't have one without the other? And that's just not true. My experience is that you can easily (well, relatively easily) implement structured authoring in a tool like FrameMaker,

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

2016-08-11 Thread Monique Semp
> I'll be presenting nuts-and-bolts examples of how to do a bunch of > "structured/DITA things" in Word, FrameMaker, Doxygen/Javadoc, and MadCap > Flare... I gave this presentation to the STC-Berkeley chapter last night, and per several requests from this list, am sharing the slide deck. You

[Framers] cumulative or independent? - patches/updates for FM 2015 (FM 13)

2016-08-10 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I just became aware that there are now 4 updates for FrameMaker 2015: https://helpx.adobe.com/framemaker/kb/resolved-issues-framemaker-2015.html. I perused the list of features/bug fixes, and although much of it is irrelevant for me, some of it would be nice to have (such as

Re: [Framers] concatenate a book folder's files without pagination ?

2016-08-06 Thread Monique Semp
> Have you tried changing the start tag placement to anywhere versus top of > page? Do you mean n the Paragraph Designer’s Pagination “pane”? If so, then yes. The Start setting for the first paragraph (“heading 1”) is Anywhere. The Format is “In Column”. This folder construct seems to work

[Framers] concatenate a book folder's files without pagination ?

2016-08-06 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’ve just begun exploring the folders and groups feature of unstructured FrameMaker 2015 (FrameMaker 13). This seems a great way to mimic a more structured, topic-based authoring implementation. But... unsurprisingly, every file in the folder starts on a new page. This does

Re: [Framers] Determining the locations of specific x-refs

2016-08-02 Thread Monique Semp
Do I remember correctly that when a cross-reference's target is in hidden conditional text it will show up in the Unresolved Cross-References report? And I seem to get Unresolved Cross-References even when the cross-reference itself is conditioned-out by the same condition that hides the x-ref

Re: [Framers] Silicon Prairie tools for FM 15

2016-08-01 Thread Monique Semp
Is anyone using Silicon Prairie plugins with FrameMaker 15? The PDF on the website says they support 12 but does not mention 15. I recently used the ColorTools plugin with FrameMaker 2015 (which is FrameMaker 13), and everything seemed to work fine. I considered the Silicon Prairie tools

[Framers] tip - Save All Files (in a .book)

2016-06-28 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’m sure that most of you know this already, but I’m also sure that I can’t be the only one who didn’t know :-)... Turns out that there *is* a way to Save All Files in a .book. With the .book file the active window/pane/pod/whatever-you-call-it, hold the Shift key when you

[Framers] BookComponentMIFWash.dll - ever any downside/risk ?

2016-06-22 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I believe that I can ease my template conversion project by “doing a MIF wash” on a book before I begin the template import/revision process. Now that I know much more than I did when I last rebranded these docs (~6 years ago), and that the FrameMaker (2015) UI exposes much

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

2016-06-22 Thread Monique Semp
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. Oh, I didn't state so, but I'm using FrameMaker 2015 (FrameMaker 13), so an issue that persists (unlike the script additions that

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

2016-06-21 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, It seems that every time I close and restart FrameMaker, the scripts that I’ve added to the Script Library/Catalog (not sure if it’s a “library” or a “catalog”; the menus/labels seem inconsistent) disappear, and I have to add them again. I don’t want these scripts to be

Re: [Framers] create custom keyboard shortcut - for ES script ?

2016-06-21 Thread Monique Semp
> Theoretically an ExtendScript can define it's own keyboard shortcuts - but > this mechanism does not work at all (see end of line 04 hereafter) 01 // --- Menu definition for documents 02 var menuLocation = app.GetNamedMenu("FormatMenu"); 03 var FMcalcMenu =

[Framers] create custom keyboard shortcut - for ES script ?

2016-06-20 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’ve recently purchased several ExtendScripts, and would very much like to create keyboard shortcuts for them, but I’m stumped. If there’s a simple few-step procedure, please share. If it’s complex, perhaps there’s some info online that you could point me to as a starting

Re: [Framers] middle (vertical) alignment in table cell ?

2016-06-14 Thread Monique Semp
> Maybe I'm missing something, but what works for me (in FrameMaker 10 and > FM11) is to highlight the text inside the table cell, then: Paragraph > Designer --> Table Cell icon (at far right) --> at Cell Vertical Alignment, > choose "Middle" in the drop-down list --> then select Apply (or

Re: [Framers] middle (vertical) alignment in table cell ?

2016-06-14 Thread Monique Semp
> I cannot seem to get the text to be precisely vertically centered. It’s > *almost* centered, and clearly is not Top, Bottom, or As Is. But *almost* > centered is *not* centered. (No, users probably won’t notice. But I notice, > and our design person has noticed and asked me to fix it.)

[Framers] middle (vertical) alignment in table cell ?

2016-06-13 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’m trying to vertically center text in a table cell (in unstructured FrameMaker 2015, on Windows 7). I’m using a table cell for the title text, and putting the table cell inside a text frame that’s identified as the TITLE flow. I cannot seem to get the text to be precisely

Re: [Framers] ExtendScript for save as text, for Git usage ?

2016-06-09 Thread Monique Semp
> Have you found the Track Changes and Track Text Edits features in FM > inadequate in some ways? No, not at all... *when I’m working in FrameMaker*. And I’ve also used the PDF compare utility, which has improved immensely over the years. But I’m wishing to do something totally different,

Re: [Framers] ExtendScript for save as text, for Git usage ?

2016-06-08 Thread Monique Semp
Ok, ok—I'll abandon the idea of comparing MIFs. Clearly I didn't realize the complexity (or pointlessness) of the effort. My tiny bit of MIF knowledge, along with a bunch of unfounded assumptions, led me down the wrong path. But I do like the idea of saving as TXT, which supports what I really

Re: [Framers] ExtendScript for save as text, for Git usage ?

2016-06-07 Thread Monique Semp
Do you really find it useful to diff MIF files very often? Well, I haven't done it yet because it'd involve so much extra manual work. But what I'd like to be able to do is simply scroll through the commit list in my Git client (SourceTree on Windows) and have the diffs show automatically,

Re: [Framers] FrameScript to purge catalogs?

2016-06-06 Thread Monique Semp
If you want a clean template you have to purge all these of any defaults that are set for (at least) these eight container types: Page Layouts (Body, Master and Reference) , Paragraph Formats , Character Formats , Table Formats , Object Styles , Color Definitions , User Variable Definitions ,

[Framers] "clean" .FM file ?

2016-06-06 Thread Monique Semp
I can give you a clean .fm file with none of the factory garbage if you like. I'm winding down on my spate of template work, and am ready to create focused "doc_title_vars" and "condition" template files so that doc titles and conditions can be more easily managed on a per-product basis even

[Framers] FrameScript to purge catalogs?

2016-06-06 Thread Monique Semp
And there are several FrameScripts out there that purge all catalogs for a squeaky-clean import without any overlooked tags. I'm likely to use the Color Tools, Character Tools, and Paragraph Tools plugins from Silicon Prairie Software (http://www.siliconprairiesoftware.com/Products.html), so

[Framers] FrameMaker feature additions by version (9.0-2015)

2016-06-03 Thread Monique Semp
> Frame can search for character and paragraph format overrides now, so maybe > he didn't feel it was necessary to update? >> Sure enough! Wonder how long this feature’s been in FrameMaker without me >> knowing it?! And offlist reply pointed me to a great feature comparison chart for FrameMaker

[Framers] thanks - for prev. fonts help

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, Just a quick note of thanks to the many of you who have shared your knowledge and advice for so many years on this list! As you can tell from my recent spate of messages, I’m doing a big cleanup of templates and docs. I ran into an odd (to me) issue with the fonts. A font

Re: [Framers] CudSpan's HuntOverrides - w/FrameMaker 2015 (FrameMaker 13) ?

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
> Frame can search for character and paragraph format overrides now, so maybe > he didn't feel it was necessary to update? Sure enough! Wonder how long this feature’s been in FrameMaker without me knowing it?! Thanks for the info, -Monique ___ This

[Framers] CudSpan's HuntOverrides - w/FrameMaker 2015 (FrameMaker 13) ?

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
Has anyone used CudSpan’s Hunt (Pgf) Overrides with FrameMaker 2015 (FrameMaker 13)? On the CudSpan Plug-Ins page, it lists only up to FrameMaker 11. It’s seems that my old version (back many years ago) is working fine, but I don’t know if it’s missing anything or having some sort of unintended

[Framers] ExtendScript for save as text, for Git usage ?

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
Would it be an option for you to keep a copy of every FM document in plain text? This is not as cumbersome as it sounds, since you can install an Extendscript which saves the plain text copy automatically whenever you choose File > Save. I've set up something similiar to have a readable copy

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

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
you can use the content layer to contain detailed descriptions of everything that is defined in the template, and even a change history as the template evolves. Self-documentation is a really powerful tool for templates and stylesheets because I've never met anyone who can remember all the

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

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
I have been wishing for a feature like that for some time, but one that would also handle variable values. For variable management, I'd recommend taking a look at Leximation's BookVars plugin: http://leximation.com/tools/info/bookvars.php. -Monique

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

2016-06-02 Thread Monique Semp
You could keep the conditions in a separate file. Ah, and just treat that file as a "template", and use it to import the relevant conditions into the applicable docs' .fm files? I like that idea. It would be easy to create a template_conditions_prod1.fm file, a template_conditions_prod2.fm

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

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’m debating the merits of including product line-specific conditions in templates that are used for multiple product lines. * Including the conditions in the templates makes it easy for new books to inherit any conditions that exist, which helps prevent condition

Re: [Framers] change the font - for *lots* of para & char styles ?

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
It's not so much that there are different sets of tags for different doc types, but there are different templates for the frontmatter, index, ToC, and "content" parts of the doc. And that's not a problem because I can change the relevant ones in one template/.fm file and import them into the

Re: [Framers] change the font - for *lots* of para & char styles ?

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
irie tools will make it easy to verify that I caught everything. -Monique -Original Message- From: Robert Lauriston Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:25 AM To: Monique Semp ; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] change the font - for *lots* of para & char style

[Framers] change the font - for *lots* of para & char styles ?

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’m changing template fonts again for a corporate branding change, and wonder what the easiest way is to change the font face for zillions (well, dozens) of paragraph and char styles? It seems that the Paragraph Tools from Silicon Prairie Software

Re: [Framers] resource for FrameScripts ?

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
Oops; I hit Send too soon; I did find some here: http://www.i-frame.itl.info/en/feature-description/free-scripts.html. -Monique -Original Message- From: Monique Semp Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:09 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: resource for FrameScripts ? You can

[Framers] resource for FrameScripts ?

2016-06-01 Thread Monique Semp
You can get it free at https://framescript.com/framescript-6-script-library/ FrameScript is no longer being sold by Finite Matters, but by Frank Elmore (the developer), at a new website, framescr.com. And the link above for finding a library of scripts just redirects to the new framescr.com.

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

2016-05-26 Thread Monique Semp
I am making the script available in exchange for a donation to my Ride for Roswell 102 mile ride. Thank you, Rick! This script is perfect for my workflow, and I'm more than pleased with it :-). -Monique ___ This message is from the Framers

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

2016-05-25 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, Now that I’m far enough along in my new doc with its several conditions, I’m generating a PDF. But... unless I clear the “Show Condition Indicators”, the table rows that have condition indicators (shading inside the cell borders) end up with that shading in the PDF. But I’m

Re: [Framers] xrefs in conditional text - unresolved even withcondition hidden ?

2016-05-25 Thread Monique Semp
When I update the book, I’m getting error messages about unresolved cross-references to those non-existent files, even though the cross-references are in conditional text that is hidden. Well, weirdness. FrameMaker crashed on me (I had a TMP file open from a previous Git commit; I opened the

[Framers] xrefs in conditional text - unresolved even with condition hidden ?

2016-05-25 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I have some conditional text that contains cross-references to appendixes (separate .fm files) that are not in the FrameMaker .book file (because the hidden-condition state means that those appendixes are irrelevant). When I update the book, I’m getting error messages about

Re: [Framers] more non-responsive pods - Reset Workspace might help

2016-05-24 Thread Monique Semp
I was never able to get rearranged pods to work properly. I just gave up and lived with the bad defaults. On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Monique Semp <monique.s...@earthlink.net> wrote: ... I don't know what caused them to disappear and to be non-responsive when re-added. But somethin

[Framers] more non-responsive pods - Reset Workspace might help

2016-05-24 Thread Monique Semp
Short story/theory: * Resetting the workspace might fix things with respect to non-responsive pods. Long story: All of a sudden yesterday, the FrameMaker 2015 pods, which have been stable and placed in the same positions/tab groups for months and months (on the right: top tab group for the

Re: [Framers] smart spaces - selectively disabling ?

2016-05-24 Thread Monique Semp
know and beat me to it ... ?? Cheers, ...scott On 5/24/16 12:39 PM, Monique Semp wrote: Hello, Framers, I’ve got smart spaces set for my docs. But... I’d prefer to not have it for my code para styles. (For years I’ve been kludging it by using non-breaking spaces or copy/pasting—but NOT by paste special >

[Framers] smart spaces - selectively disabling ?

2016-05-24 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’ve got smart spaces set for my docs. But... I’d prefer to not have it for my code para styles. (For years I’ve been kludging it by using non-breaking spaces or copy/pasting—but NOT by paste special > Text, which strips the formats/extra spaces.) But I can’t find any way to

Re: [Framers] I need a "hat" in an equation

2016-05-20 Thread Monique Semp
One of my engineers gave me a Word document that has an equation I need to reproduce in Frame. One of the letters in that equation is a capital W with what Word describes as a "hat". Essentially, it look like a left angle bracket rotated 90 degrees to point up that has been placed over the W. It

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

2016-05-18 Thread Monique Semp
* FrameInside/FrameOutside (or FrameLeft/FrameRight, if other settings switch inside/outside to left/right) - Similar to FrameAbove/FrameBelow, this would basically be a way to define in a Paragraph Style that a reference-page graphic is to float out of the text frame to the

Re: [Framers] reused content for different products - best practices ?

2016-05-18 Thread Monique Semp
Yep, I participated in the "beta testing" for the most recent version of BookVars, which works with FrameMaker 2015, and manages markers as well (although I haven't tried that part yet). And yes, BookVars is why I'm not minding a proliferation of variables in my docs :-). -Monique

[Framers] structured content - not always called for

2016-05-17 Thread Monique Semp
> But then, working with unstructured FM content in the 21st century is really > not done, if you ask me. Converting is fairly easy - we do it all the time - > so if you do not have structured content yet, look in that direction for your > best practices. Oh, I disagree strongly with this.

[Framers] reused content for different products - best practices ?

2016-05-17 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, I’ve got an appendix that now should be shared among three different products’ docs, and among multiple docs for the same product, and I’m looking for best practices re: conditions vs. variables vs. text insets. (Sorry this is a long post. Just click delete if you’re not into

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

2016-04-06 Thread Monique Semp
You can update a variable in all .fm files in a .book with a single import. Yes, but that presupposes that you want *all* the variables from the source file. But in my case, I have different variables in different FrameMaker templates (for frontmatter, ToC, chapters), with only some

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

2016-04-06 Thread Monique Semp
You have to define it, you have to check it on a few files, you have to load the three books, you have to replicate t to the books, you have to copy to the files and you have to check that nothing went wrong. I've been using Leximation's BookVars utility,

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

2016-04-06 Thread Monique Semp
> Second this. Use the non-breaking space in the variable and do a > search-and-replace at the end of production or when you're bored and staring > at the screen. Thanks, everyone. That’s what I’ll do. And I’ll add this to my production checklist. -Monique

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

2016-04-06 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, (Using FrameMaker 2015, but I don’t think that matters.) I have a 2-word product name that I don’t want to break across lines. I know that I could always use a non-breaking space between the words to prevent line breaks. But that’s hard to remember to do all the time. And the

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

2016-03-31 Thread Monique Semp
RE: one huge disadvantage - Starting with SnagIt 10, the removed the capability to preset the resolution at which you capture images. There's a thread about it here: https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/restore_the_global_image_resolution_preference_setting Actually, the setting *is*

Re: [Framers] Paragraph numbering...

2016-02-04 Thread Monique Semp
One approach is to use the code

[Framers] pls ignore - testing list settings

2016-02-01 Thread Monique Semp
Hello, Framers, Sorry to do this, but I really want to post a message and see if it gets through now that the list has again been reset. Thanks for your patience; no reply is requested. -Monique ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list