Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-25 Thread Peter Gold
cument using the word "Software" in a heading that's pulled into the > TOC. > > > > There's not a lot I can do about any of those changes, and as long as the > > tried and true File > Print Book works, I've a viable workaround. It's > just > > that it's a lon

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-17 Thread Peter Gold
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 3:31 PM Lin Sims wrote: > Sometimes they do, and they also wander through the Adobe FrameMaker forum > from time to time. I might ping Amitoj and ask him to read this thread and > the concurrent thread there. Or enter a bug in the tracker, but this is > such an oddball

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-12 Thread Peter Gold
IMO, a rounding error in the Save As > PDF vs Print > PDF, from your assiduous testing and reporting, seems the most likely. On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 9:13 PM Lin Sims wrote: > There were two markers in the source paragraphs, one for the TOC xref link > and one for an Index marker. I moved the

Re: [Framers] Fwd: Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-12 Thread Peter Gold
the issue is. > > On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 3:14 PM Peter Gold > wrote: > > > Well, now that you've discovered the exact pathway to that creates the > > error, of course you're going to report it, so it gets on the list of > fixes > > needed. You can see my long memory

[Framers] Fwd: Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-12 Thread Peter Gold
uses Distiller directly or something? I forget. But > it worked! > > > On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 1:32 PM Peter Gold > wrote: > > > Hi, Lin: > > > > AHA! It's a secret plot of some kind. I remember there was a time long > ago, > > when FM's auto-correct would

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-12 Thread Peter Gold
reimaged and the problems continue. > > On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 8:47 AM Doug wrote: > > > Experiment by making changes to the source. > > > > For instance, insert Pulse Software before the word "Pulse", and PDF it > > again. Observe the results. If the new

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-11 Thread Peter Gold
It's a no-brainer, Lin! It's "social distancing. :) Seriously, I'm sure you have tried changing the source, say, with a different word, or if it's a text variable try plain text, or is a character tag applied, or if it's a corporate-name font, swap it, etc. Is the font customized to apply special

Re: [Framers] Adobe Job Options

2020-09-11 Thread Peter Gold
If you save the FM book file, and the first file in the book, as MIF, then open the MIF file as text, you may be able to find a joboptions statement with Find/Search. Remember that sometimes words in MIF statements break actross lines, so if necessary, search for a fragment of "joboptions." To

Re: [Framers] Framemaker v7.0 Quick Reference card (FREE)

2020-08-25 Thread Peter Gold
On Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 2:35 PM Theresa de Valence wrote: > I know that some users of older Frame versions were looking for > documentation. I've just discovered ONE(1. > ... When I first wrote the first line, I wrote > "older Frame users" > which I realized must constitute most of us! > It's

Re: [Framers] Adobe licensing is migrating to subscription based

2020-08-25 Thread Peter Gold
On Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 12:53 PM Lin Sims wrote: > Oh, and while I have no idea if there is a freeware equivalent to InDesign, > A few freeware-alikes are briefly listed here: Not free, Affinity has a collection of design,

Re: [Framers] Images make scrolling through a Frame document problematic

2020-07-18 Thread Peter Gold
FM considers the default printer when it formats documents for on-screen display. Perhaps selecting a less-demanding printer will speed up the display. Also, try navigating to the document's last page, using the scroll bar, find, or go to page command, then, going back to the beginning. HTH. On

Re: [Framers] FM19-to-PDF generation results in a PDF that is double the size the second time I generate it from identical FM files.

2020-06-23 Thread Peter Gold
On Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 11:32 AM wrote: > Yes, the FM files were resaved before the PDF was regenerated the second > time. > Thanks for your response. > If the resaved FM files are only slightly larger than the earlier ones, the generated PDFs may be just larger-enough to require an additional

Re: [Framers] FM19-to-PDF generation results in a PDF that is double the size the second time I generate it from identical FM files.

2020-06-23 Thread Peter Gold
Wild guesses: One clue might be that 5kb growth is not much, IMO. Is it possible that the second PDF is storing information about its generation history? Perhaps a utility that compares the internals of the files has the answer. Are the FM files changed or resaved before generating the second

Re: [Framers] Lines

2020-06-08 Thread Peter Gold
You're missing the InDesign property that aligns a stroke's weight from its center, or inside/outside, if it is a shape's border. Probably other graphic applications have the same abilities. Keep in mind that FM evolved around the time when the use of thin lead strips to separate lines of metal

Re: [Framers] X-ref issue: FM links that work in the FM file but don't work in the PDF file that is generated from it

2020-05-14 Thread Peter Gold
IIRC there's a way to expose the information in links within a PDF. Perhaps the "missing link" to the failure can be found there. Unfortunately, I've forgotten how to do that magic. On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 11:39 AM Rick Quatro wrote: > What version of FrameMaker are you using? If you have the

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go

2020-04-30 Thread Peter Gold
During lockdown, it may seem that we're all dating ourselves. >**< On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 7:02 AM K Grace wrote: > Does anyone still use Mif2Go or am I dating myself? > ___ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to

Re: [Framers] Framers Digest, Vol 169, Issue 8

2020-04-09 Thread Peter Gold
person managing the list at > > When replying, please edit your > > Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Framers > > digest..." > > > > Today's Topics: > > > >1. Re: Nostalgia - was Re: Fr

Re: [Framers] Nostalgia - was Re: FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-07 Thread Peter Gold
Dang autocorrect. Should have been "first-hand" not "first-have." Ok, I won't start your feet moving down that path. ;) On Tue, Apr 7, 2020, 9:13 PM Jerilynne Knight wrote: > Oh lordy Peter, don't even get me started on that topic!!! lol > > > > On Tue,

Re: [Framers] Nostalgia - was Re: FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-07 Thread Peter Gold
Corel's not the first company to have shot itself in the foot. Many of us have first-have experience. Oooops, should that be "first-foot?" On Tue, Apr 7, 2020, 1:41 PM Mark Soiseth wrote: > I got a job with a company who used Ventura on the GEM environment. It > allowed me to shoot myself in

Re: [Framers] Nostalgia - was Re: FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-02 Thread Peter Gold
On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM Robert Lauriston wrote: > I used FullWrite on an SE/30 in the late 80s. I think it was my > preferred word processor for a while. > WordStar's Ctrl-key "diamond" s, d, e, and x, for cursor movement, and many text operations, are still burnt into my synapses, only

Re: [Framers] Nostalgia - was Re: FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-02 Thread Peter Gold
Just when I've been wondering if I’m really as old as I look, or only as old as I've always thought I was (meaning 20-something), in jumps Frank Stearns! Like Lin Sims, Lynne Price, et. al. You're one of the early-on posters I remember saving lives - mine and those of others - back in the days of

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-02 Thread Peter Gold
I first saw FM in 1989 on a Sun. Also Interleaf. Tech pubs was evaluating both, against their established unix text-based workflow (vi and others), that used UNIX scripts to perform miraculous manipulations, and author-embedded dot-commands to format output with customized xroff. A few of us got

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-01 Thread Peter Gold
Some of us are old enough to remember using Escape-key sequences with FM 3 on Unix, Mac, and Windows. Do we win anything other than being grateful that our memories are still functioning? BOOM! ;) On Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 4:40 PM Jerilynne Knight wrote: > Thanks for all the responses...I'll walk

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-01 Thread Peter Gold
CIUJwOnFVZ81xmWdCPpIYIay4D7R/view?usp=sharing > > > > Have a fantabulous day... > > > > Jerilynne Knight > > The Encourager > > 317.593.5551 > > > > > > On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 1:46 PM Peter Gold > > wrote: > > > > > I

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-01 Thread Peter Gold
If your UI is too small, maybe you need a bigger boat, like in "Jaws"? ;) Seriously, if fiddling with screen resolution doesn't fix the problem, consider posting your screenshot to a location like Dropbox, and post the link here. On Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 12:05 PM Jerilynne Knight wrote: > Hi

Re: [Framers] Questions re upgrading Frame from 7.1

2020-03-31 Thread Peter Gold
10. Yes though we walk through the valley of asking price, we fear all auto-corrections.  Seriously, if you will ever think of converting to a future version of FM but retain the earlier version and use the same files in both versions, be religious about identifying the creator version, and

Re: [Framers] Applying different paragraph tags to same element

2020-03-20 Thread Peter Gold
I first saw this in Framebuilder training class, around 1994. It won me over immediately. Pure AI. You train a machine to think the way you want it to, after you walk away. Ronco for TWrs, "Just set it and forget it." FWIW, InDesign's smart GREP styles offer a lot of similar AI-ish formatting,

Re: [Framers] Resp. HTML issue

2020-03-11 Thread Peter Gold
Sounds like the beginning of a great novel! On Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 2:45 PM Alan Litchfield wrote: > It's one of the reasons I gave up on FM. On one occasion in a hotel > room, spending 12 hours with Adobe techs trying to enable license > authentication because it thought I was still in the US,

Re: [Framers] Framemaker 2019, Conditional Text, and ToCs

2020-03-03 Thread Peter Gold
Consider posting a request for better distribution packaging, to the FM wishlist. IIRC, there's also a features petition somewhere. On Tue, Mar 3, 2020, 12:19 PM Lea Rush wrote: > Hi all, > > Thanks for the prompt. That did fix the problem. The irony is that the > lack of an up-to-date

Re: [Framers] MadCap Flare

2020-02-28 Thread Peter Gold
I started training people to use personal computers and productivity software in the '80s. IIRC, web pages were almost non-existent back then.;) Seriously, consider looking at the company's site, maybe even be proactive and ask to discuss them with someone who can indicate what they are thinking

Re: [Framers] How would you approach this? Listing New Stuff

2020-02-17 Thread Peter Gold
Would the List of Effective Pages help? A web search gave some results. On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:46 AM John Posada wrote: > Good morning, everyone. I'm looking for ideas. > > I have a book, will call it a "Run Book". > > This book contains files on how to do and fix things on our network. > >

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2020

2020-01-16 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Doug: I don't have any running FM versions to test these ideas, but two possibly helpful hoops might be: * Run additional instances of FM to display the items caught in modal-dialog limbo, but this might be a problem if FM's lock files prevent opening the same file multiple times, (like

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2020

2020-01-14 Thread Peter Gold
...and... participants in Adobe pre-release programs (AKA beta testing) sign NDAs that preclude them from disclosing information about unreleased products unless and until Adobe gives permission. On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:02 AM Art Campbell wrote: > What Jeff said. And recent releases are on

Re: [Framers] FM2019 Volume and Chapter Numbering

2020-01-07 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks! On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 7:12 PM wrote: > >So, have you found any drawbacks to this approach, other than the problem > of getting other users to refer to the reference page? > > The only problem I've run into is when an extra heading needs to be added > in--assuming you want all the

Re: [Framers] FM2019 Volume and Chapter Numbering

2020-01-04 Thread Peter Gold
I'm sure you know that an all-in-one numbering scheme can be de-mystified by documenting it on a reference page. I'm also sure you've tried it. So, have you found any drawbacks to this approach, other than the problem of getting other users to refer to the reference page? Not implying there's

Re: [Framers] Batch Publish Multiple of Same Type of Output

2019-12-20 Thread Peter Gold
of FM can be running at the same time on > the same machine. I often have one instance in which I work on > application development and another in which I test the environment I > will provide to end users. > --Lynne > > On 12/19/2019 8:30 PM, Peter Gold wrote: > > In

Re: [Framers] Batch Publish Multiple of Same Type of Output

2019-12-19 Thread Peter Gold
In the olden days, you could run multiple instances of FM from a single installation on a single PC, just by re-launching it. Not sure this is possible now. Also, there's a possible problem with the instances trying to use the same document file or program file simultaneously, A script or watched

Re: [Framers] Backup in different folder?

2019-12-18 Thread Peter Gold
Lin, this proves that not only is FM really smart, but the FM community is brilliantly self-correcting! ;) On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 7:15 AM Lin Sims wrote: > I take it back. You can do anything in Frame if you put your mind to it! > > > ___ This message

Re: [Framers] Backup in different folder?

2019-12-17 Thread Peter Gold
Just one more reason to believe that, in the right hands, FrameMaker can do anything authors discover that they need it to do, and that the collective community knowledge probably contains a solution! Thanks, Rick! On Tue, Dec 17, 2019, 6:20 AM Rick Quatro wrote: > I posted a free script that

Re: [Framers] Backup in different folder?

2019-12-16 Thread Peter Gold
On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 12:18 PM John Posada wrote: > Hi guys...FM19...I like having an auto backup on Save, but I'd like them > put in another folder. Possible? > * What about a script that's triggered by autosave events? * Alternatively, a background script that writes a copy of a newly-saved

Re: [Framers] Changing Setup Files

2019-12-15 Thread Peter Gold
Sounds like InDesign's Quick Apply feature: type Ctrl+Enter then type any portion of a command or menu item, scroll, arrow, or select, and press Enter to execute. It's been in there for a few years. On Sun, Dec 15, 2019, 7:48 PM Lynne A. Price wrote: > Orly, > The FM menus and shortcuts

Re: [Framers] OT: (Kinda') Spam to Adobe Partners

2019-08-21 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Tammy: This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch ... IIRC, when I watched it, there were

Re: [Framers] News about the FrameMaker history

2019-08-19 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks, Klaus: I first encountered FrameMaker3 on a Mac computer when I started as a technical writer at Sybase in 1989, a week after the Loma Prieta earthquake that flattened the Cypress highway ramp which exited a few blocks from the company's Emeryville, CA, headquarters. The quake hit when I

Re: [Framers] OT: National Pencil Day, 3/30/19

2019-03-26 Thread Peter Gold
Consulting, LLC > > +1 734 972 3026 > > > > > > -Original Message- > From: Framers > > On Behalf Of Peter Gold > Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:0

Re: [Framers] OT: National Pencil Day, 3/30/19

2019-03-26 Thread Peter Gold
Modernists can buy them at a buck-a-dozen at Dollar Tree stores. However, their erasers are unknown synthetic materials, not pink rubber. Even at this low-low price, the guarantee is the same: the accuracy and quality of the content they produce depends on the intelligence and creativity of the

Re: [Framers] Compatability with FM11 non-structured files

2019-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
reason. > > On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 1:47 PM Peter Gold > wrote: > > > Hi, John: > > > > My point was that if the company was using InDesign, it would have to be > an > > early-enough standalone version that doesn't phone home to Adobe. I use > ID > >

Re: [Framers] Compatability with FM11 non-structured files

2019-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
t; -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+john.x.posada= >] On Behalf Of Peter Gold > Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 1:20 PM > To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. < >

Re: [Framers] Compatability with FM11 non-structured files

2019-02-11 Thread Peter Gold
Looks like my earlier response got truncated. Apologies for any confusion. Would it be acceptable to install FM on a stand-alone machine, save as MIF, and export/convert to formats of apps the corporate network supports, then copy these outputs to the network? Or, have that work done by a

Re: [Framers] Color Views: what are they FOR?

2019-01-04 Thread Peter Gold
Perhaps I missed it, but another use for color views is to define colors for different outputs. Some defined colors may appear differently on different print or display devices, or within different container formats like PDS, HTML, etc. So, a color view can make it easy to choose among color

Re: [Framers] Expected Size of HTML5 Help file - from your experience and knowledge

2018-12-26 Thread Peter Gold
Is it possible to deliver very-low resolution versions of the graphics in the Help that hyperlink to full-resolution versions online? This would depend on security policies for online connections, and whether users would have access to online resources, and if they need the information only

Re: [Framers] Framemaker Crashing

2018-12-06 Thread Peter Gold
>From my ancient past, I recall one occasion after installing memory when my PC became erratic. That turned out to have been caused by my inadvertantly disturbing some of the hardware components. After I firmly re-seated them all, the problem disappeared. So, just a wild thought. On Thu, Dec 6,

Re: [Framers] Retired

2018-11-26 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Keith: It sounds as if you're bittersweet about being downsized. Wishing you the best with the sweet side of what's ahead. Old Frame-sters never really retire, they just lurk on this list, and, after a prudent amount of time passes, and they're convinced it's their singular mission to fill

Re: [Framers] Arbortext v Frame

2018-11-20 Thread Peter Gold
What are the expectations of switching? Efficiency of production, lower ongoing cost, using a platform which doesn't support FrameMaker, better integration with existing or planned new systems, or…? There's always a cost to changing a working system and retraining users, as well as migrating

Re: [Framers] Switching from InDesign to FM 11

2018-10-26 Thread Peter Gold
I'd tend to agree with John's suggestion, but would do a copy edit to replace "him" with "him or her." Long ago, I planned to write a course on moving from FM to ID, but, plans change. However, I wrote an article comparing these tools:

Re: [Framers] ANN: Where is my PDF?

2018-10-24 Thread Peter Gold
Happy birthday, Rick! I started using FrameMaker 3 on UNIX in 1989. It's folks like you who've been developing and contributing products and improvements to the FM community, that were born in your individual brilliant creative minds, which have benefitted so many of us over the years. Thanks

Re: [Framers] Graphics quality

2018-09-29 Thread Peter Gold
In the olden days, IIRC, Dov Isaacs of Adobe, or Shlomo Perets of, periodically posted a detailed set of steps for use with Photoshop, to optimize images for use in FrameMaker. Odds are good an archive search will be successful. HTH. On Sep 29, 2018 10:52 AM, wrote: > The

Re: [Framers] FM 2017 Columns and Continued Lines

2018-08-29 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Julie: It's not clear what you expect from a three-column layout. Wim's solution will work with a one-column table. FM tables will flow across page breaks, so the Table Continuation variable will work correctly. It doesn't appear in the first column in which the table resides, but does appear

Re: [Framers] Losing Page Breaks in FM2015

2018-08-16 Thread Peter Gold
Stop it, stop it, stop it!!! I don't really use FM any more, but I watch the forum out of habit (or addiction.) Every time some rare or obscure problem pops up, I love the mental exercise of sweeping away the cobwebs to see if I can find what I remember the solution(s) to be. It's rare that one

Re: [Framers] Using Folders and Groups

2018-08-03 Thread Peter Gold
This is a great way to organize content, but individual documents require new page starts in printed output. One FrameMaker technique that may help is creating container documents with import-by-reference content. HTH. On Aug 3, 2018 11:49 AM, "Lin Sims" wrote: Setting to next available

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-26 Thread Peter Gold
ave and even use different tools if so required. > > Great explanation from you. > > -- Ken in Atlanta > > > -- > *From:* Peter Gold > *To:* Ken Poshedly ; An email list for people > using Adobe FrameMaker software. > *Sent:* Tu

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-26 Thread Peter Gold
gt; Subject: Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing > > Program software, yes. Customer support and licensing, no. > > At times it feels like FrameMaker is "abandonware", at least with respect > to the attitudes coming from within Adobe... a begrudged ne

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-25 Thread Peter Gold
These recent threads about licensing and related Adobe corporate-level failings, and the associated sense of abandonment that's been voiced by long-long-long-time FrameMaker users who represent a community of talented technical authors and publishers prompt me to think "Is there any next step that

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-23 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks for the update, Tammy. Glad to hear that somehow at least one empowered Adobe employes was able to take action and restore your license. Let's hope that this indicates that the system might be getting the attention to fix the issue for the rest of us. I received an email about my AdobeID

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-22 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Tammy and all Framers: In response to a comment I posted on this list a few weeks ago I received a couple of responses from alleged Adobe folks, both private and public. One in particular seemed to make the best and clearest statement of the problem. It was so innocent and naïve I won't

Re: [Framers] Adobe "support?"" Priyank Shrivastava.

2018-06-05 Thread Peter Gold
tc. - it's mostly invisible when it works...until it doesn't. It's long-past time that FrameMaker gets the support and respect within Adobe that it deserves. What's the best way to organize advocacy for this? Thanks for your attention. Regards, Peter _______ Peter Gold On Tue, J

Re: [Framers] Windows Anti-virus prevents PDF generation in unique graphic setup

2018-05-18 Thread Peter Gold
Great persistent detective work, Carla. Kudos to you and your colleagues. Please be sure the info gets reported to the FM development team. Let's hope any fix doesn't cause another puzzlement. It sounds like some kind of validation is repeating unnecessarily. Back in the days of FM on UNIX, one

Re: [Framers] old FM files

2018-04-17 Thread Peter Gold
Esc O H (open heroic) It might be possible to open (a copy of) the file in a binary editor and look at the header. There may be a file-designator that can be changed. On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Art Campbell wrote: > There used to be an undocumented Force Open

Re: [Framers] Frame alone or Adobe too?

2018-04-17 Thread Peter Gold
This reminds me of a story I heard back when edlin, an early text editor had been left in the dust by newer tools. Allegedly, an engineer wrote a 60-page document using edlin, since it was the only tool he knew then. It just proves that stick-to-it-ness has some value. As to one-word-per-line,

Re: [Framers] Going bonkers with an x-ref format

2018-03-14 Thread Peter Gold
On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 2:36 PM, wrote: > Tried that and no go. In frustration, I moved the two auto-numbered tags so > that they were BEFORE the ChapterTitle tag and not after and voila - the > x-refs now work, but this was a Hail Mary and for whatever reason, it

Re: [Framers] question re getting an old Frame version without a license key

2018-02-07 Thread Peter Gold
Adobe used to have a procedure for transferring product licenses to new owners. Search However, keep in mind that if an old license was used as the basis for a reduced-price upgrade to a newer release, it likely won't qualify for a legal transfer. On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Carol

Re: [Framers] Question about using a building block in a variable that is on a master page

2017-12-06 Thread Peter Gold
If it's a legacy document, a MIF wash is always a good troubleshooting starting point. If that doesn't fix the problem, read on: It's possibly a string-truncation bug. Have you tried using a different Running H/F variable, to see if the error is in how the variable container is processed? It's

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker tab bug workaround

2017-12-05 Thread Peter Gold
Very cool insight, Shmuel! This sounds like it took persistence and practice to get it right. It reminds me about how it's important to be fast enough when it matters. When I was little, I believed that people in magazine photographs relaxed their expressions when the pages were closed, and

Re: [Framers] Extendscript: Suppress console logging (FM 2017)?

2017-11-22 Thread Peter Gold
I know it sounds crude, but if the messages and panel can't be suppressed, perhaps adding the font to the system, or replacing the font spec in the doc set, by a script, are workarounds. HTH On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Alan Houser wrote: > I'm updating a large

Re: [Framers] Permanent paragraph tag in a selected table cell?

2017-10-16 Thread Peter Gold
Is it possible that in the olden days, you imported or copied the appropriately-set-up table from a separate file? Perhaps as a MIF snippet? On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Tammy Van Boening <> wrote: > OK, > > > > I know somehow I did this a gazillion years ago

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

2017-10-10 Thread Peter Gold
A Google search for "special characters in framemaker user variable" is worth a try - lots of results there. On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Art Campbell wrote: > On FM '17 > > Art Campbell > > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in

Re: [Framers] Tomorrow - Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to open Adobe DITA World 2017

2017-10-09 Thread Peter Gold
This could be a good time to start advocating for providing a useful index in FM's documentation, and also, perhaps, a smarter (AKA AI/Machine Learning) help search tool that returns terms similar to a specific search term. On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Stefan Gentz wrote: >

Re: [Framers] I may be upgrading at last...

2017-10-04 Thread Peter Gold
​If there's a Win 10 compatibility setting ​for earlier releases, you might want to try that. Perhaps also reinstall FM 8 in that earlier-release environment. Just a thought. HTH On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Lea Rush wrote: > Hi all, > > I've been running Frame 8

Re: [Framers] Keystroke for editing variables?

2017-09-05 Thread Peter Gold
Have you looked into utilities and plug-ins from cudspan, weststreetconsulting, and siliconprairiesoftware? HTH ​ ___ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to Visit the list's homepage at

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker Tables in Responsive HTML5

2017-08-31 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks. Well, in that case, my tech-support-troubleshooting mindset suggests that if converting individual files works correctly, and converting books of files doesn't, then there's likely a bug in the book-processing code. Probably something like assuming that storing an early determination of

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker Tables in Responsive HTML5

2017-08-31 Thread Peter Gold
Are all affected tables assigned the same style? On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Ben Anderson <> wrote: > Hello All, > > I have a FrameMaker (2017 Version: book with about 24 > sections/chapters and roughly 100 or so tables throughout. Some of the >

Re: [Framers] Save as PDF

2017-08-19 Thread Peter Gold
Thanks for the community-service alert, Austin. Would it be useful/possible to incorporate this useful information about the possibility of the problem reading the document on Chrome in or with the document itself? On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Austin Meredith wrote: >

Re: [Framers] Can I make a setting that will launch 4 books?

2017-08-04 Thread Peter Gold
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: > As I recall there was a specific restriction in the license against > running regular FrameMaker with scripts on a shared server. It wasn't > the number of licenses, they wanted $6000 or whatever for FrameMaker >

Re: [Framers] Can I make a setting that will launch 4 books?

2017-08-03 Thread Peter Gold
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 11:44 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote: > In FM7, FrameMaker.exe accepted command-line arguments, I used them to > write scripts at an old job. There were license limitations on using > that to run builds on a server, you were supposed to buy FrameMaker >

Re: [Framers] Can I make a setting that will launch 4 books?

2017-08-03 Thread Peter Gold
* Drag-select the group, then Ctrl-O, saves a few clicks, especially for multi-multi-file projects. * The mention of using a batch file earlier in this thread reminded me that in the olden days of wood-fired UNIX FM, we'd pass filenames on the command line that invoked FM and opened the specified

Re: [Framers] framer relocating to Las Cruces, NM

2017-08-02 Thread Peter Gold
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:41 AM, Craig Ede wrote: > ...snip... > Sounds like "Margaritaville." Enjoy! > ... > Not quite, more of a earthquake zone than that. But the views available on > a clear day of the four volcanoes hereabouts can be pretty stunning. > ​It only takes

Re: [Framers] framer relocating to Las Cruces, NM

2017-08-02 Thread Peter Gold
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Craig Ede wrote: > I'm looking to replace the remote work with something local to my new > region. 100% screen time wears on one after awhile. > ​Eureka?!?! ​ > We'll see how the new climate treats us. I have to say that the last > winter

Re: [Framers] framer relocating to Las Cruces, NM

2017-08-02 Thread Peter Gold
Good luck in your new location. By working virtually in MN, where I live, you've not had to deal with the occasional reality of cold Arctic temperatures. On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Craig Ede wrote: > Framers, > > > I will be relocating in a couple of weeks to Las

Re: [Framers] Hairline Frame Borders (Alan Salo (Ariens Plant 1)

2017-07-20 Thread Peter Gold
There may be a setting in the fminit file that controls the menu options for line widths. If that's not available, consider creating a library file of empty frames to keep in a central location, and import them by cross-reference. HTH On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 7:48 AM, Michael Heine

Re: [Framers] Display full path in FrameMaker book or list of references

2017-07-17 Thread Peter Gold
I had a faint memory that it's possible to name a single Windows drive with multiple drive specifiers. In the thread mentioned earlier, I found that Lynne Price mentioned the subst command-line command about a year ago, and suggested a strategy that might

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker vs InDesign

2017-06-23 Thread Peter Gold
Good summary, David. I think I learned a couple of new points of comparison between FM and ID beyond those in the several articles and discussions that result from the Google search I suggested earlier. On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:08 AM, David Creamer wrote: > I

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker vs InDesign

2017-06-22 Thread Peter Gold
Converting publications from any application to another is always a challenge. Search Google for "framemaker vs indesign" for opinions and experiences and advice. introduced its MIF filter for InDesign, a utility that converts FrameMaker files saved as MIF (Maker Interchange Format)

Re: [Framers] Search for text + tag?

2017-06-22 Thread Peter Gold
Wolfson <> wrote: > She does want to change the text string in a paragraph tagged *with a > specific format*, without having to keep an eye on the lower-left corner > of the status bar. > > This is an important feature in Word that is missing in FM. > > --

Re: [Framers] Search for text + tag?

2017-06-21 Thread Peter Gold
As I saw the range of suggestions, I wondered if I'd oversimplified the issue by working from memory, since I haven't actually fired FM up for a few years. So, I invoked FM 9 on WinXP SP2 under Parallels on my early 2008 MacBookPro, to see what's what. Although your original statement of

Re: [Framers] Crash with Internal Errors: 13054, 21985197, 21967009, 21686210

2017-05-17 Thread Peter Gold
As far back as I can remember, the lore was that those error numbers only had meaning to whomever created the message. There were no specific fixes. My old troubleshooting mind remembers when tweaking some resource settings in early Windows releases sometimes helped fix application problems. I

Re: [Framers] OT: CMS Scope

2017-05-10 Thread Peter Gold
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 3:44 AM, Wim Hooghwinkel - idtp wrote: > Hi, you didn’t mention your name, > > what you describe is very organization centric. Try to look at it form a > client perspective, from the users point of view. > What do your users need? What do your clients need,

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker keyboard shortcuts just stop

2017-05-03 Thread Peter Gold
You're welcome, Pat. I got a big laugh from it the first time I saw it back in the '90s. IIRC, Janice Gelb originally posted it. As I think more on it, I'm pretty sure that she claimed to have translated it. Whatever, she deserves the credit! On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:46 AM, Pat Christenson <

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker keyboard shortcuts just stop

2017-05-02 Thread Peter Gold
r that transmits > the keystrokes from the new layer to the legacy code occasionally > stops working. > > I've never seen similar behavior in any other application on the > half-dozen systems where I've run FM9 or later. I never used anything > but a generic keyboard with the de

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker keyboard shortcuts just stop

2017-05-02 Thread Peter Gold
Just a couple of wild thoughts pulled from long-ago experiences: It sounds as if the normal flow of keystrokes is being affected somehow. In the hardware domain, is it possible that there are keyboard driver issues - updates needed, multiple conflicting keyboards or other input devices, multiple

Re: [Framers] Suddenly not working FM functionality? - also, a shout-out to Tech Support for being so responsive!!!!

2017-05-01 Thread Peter Gold
The first time I ever saw FM, it was on a UNIX system, probably FM 2 or earlier. The tech writer showing it off blew my mind by using FM's built-in screen capture to shoot the screen and bring in the image, without missing a beat in the content-creation process. IIRC, there was an option to copy

Re: [Framers] "Secret" Freeze Pagination Feature

2017-04-26 Thread Peter Gold
Ian, thanks for mentioning List of Effective Pages. A search for Framemaker LEP turned up a number of references that folks might find useful. HTH On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:13 AM, Ian Proudfoot wrote: > Hi Stefan, > Yes I tried to use the feature, but it's lack of

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