Re: [Framers] Adobe TechComm Partners Portal access?

2020-10-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Seems to be working now ... I get a normal page. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of ian.proudf...@itp-x.co.uk Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:56 AM To: 'An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software.' ; 'Framers List' Subject: Re: [Framers] Adobe

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
That is great, Lin. It would be good if they fix this issue! It is not clear where it is occurring. Although I suspect it is in Acrobat Pro, since I am not generating a new file from FrameMaker - just combining other PDF files containing Source Sans Pro with file size reduction - each of which

Re: [Framers] image background problem

2020-09-16 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
If you are using JPEG format, these files do not have transparent backgrounds ... if so, use PNG format for the images. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Ken Poshedly Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:30 PM To: FrameMaker Users List Subject: [Framers] image

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-15 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
this version of Wonderland ... On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 7:10 PM Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > Okay ... after experimentation to see what I am experiencing. > > I recreated the large PDF original with 750 pages from the source > files ("combined" other PDF files in Acrobat Pro). I

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-14 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
the "Reduce PDF size" option - particularly if I use Source Sans Pro, I guess! And live with the larger file size. I would love for somebody to duplicate my results ... argh! Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Monday, September 14,

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-14 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
- From: Framers On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 3:10 PM To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. Subject: Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output Hmmm ... I don't know if the attached screen-capture will come through on this list

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-14 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
, but the tech docs department needs a lot of glyphs that aren't included in it. Source Sans was the closest we could come, and I do not want to have to go looking for another font. On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:42 PM Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > I wonder if this is related to the font Source Sans

[Framers] Spellcheck fun ... was RE: Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Peter Gold said: > AHA! It's a secret plot of some kind. I remember there was a time long ago, > when FM's auto-correct would replace "InterLeaf" or some other proprietary > competitor, with "FrameMaker." Yeah. :) Back in 1988 when I began using FrameMaker for our engineering team documents,

Re: [Framers] Weird spacing in PDF output

2020-09-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I wonder if this is related to the font Source Sans Pro? Some of my PDF documents that have this font are giving errors in Acrobat Pro - something to do with "incorrect width". I can look again if this seems like a possibility. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Lin

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 12 and Parallels on a Mac (running Windows 10)

2020-08-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
orked well for FrameMaker and a few other Windows programs that otherwise had impossibly small menu bar/icons/etc. HTH, -Monique On 8/30/20 12:12 AM, Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: Hi, all. I am moving to another laptop - a Macbook Pro (older generation - not the last two hardware versions) that ha

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 12 and Parallels on a Mac (running Windows 10)

2020-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Thanks! I will give that a try … Z From: Wim Hooghwinkel - idtp Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:55 PM To: Framers Cc: Syed Zaeem Hosain Subject: Re: FrameMaker 12 and Parallels on a Mac (running Windows 10) Hi Z, i think the solution is to run Parallels with Graphics setting ’scaled

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

2020-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
It was a lot less before version 12. About every two to three years, the upgrade cost about $199 was about what I recall paying to go from version 5.5 steadily through version 11 over the years. When I signed up for the licensing program, I think (but not sure now) that I paid about $149 every

[Framers] FrameMaker 12 and Parallels on a Mac (running Windows 10)

2020-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. I am moving to another laptop - a Macbook Pro (older generation - not the last two hardware versions) that has a retina display and is much faster than this 2-core Lenovo I am migrating from. This is a quad-core Intel I-7 and quite faster than the Lenovo, even though it is old. My

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

2020-08-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
rticularly when most commercial software now comes attached with bells and whistles which the vast majority of users do not use. Z On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 5:07 PM Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > Lin, > > That link mentioned FM _server_ versions, not the FM applications ... > unless I over

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

2020-08-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Lin, That link mentioned FM _server_ versions, not the FM applications ... unless I overlooked something? Thanks! Z Lin Sims said: > This is an authoritative list of all of Adobe's products and when they went > End of Life and when Extended Support was ended. I hope it helps. >

Re: [Framers] Using vector images in Frame

2020-08-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
JPG will not work for vector output - it is a bitmapped format. Try SVG if your imaging tool will support that output format. Z Doug wrote: > I want to make an image with text in it that will retain its sharpness when > the webpage is zoom in. As I understand things, a vector image will work

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

2020-08-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I used the TLP to update FM and Acrobat for a couple of years - was before FM 11 was released, I think. Had to stop because Adobe told me that I had to have a _minimum_ number of licenses to qualify for renewal - I think it was 10 copies, but not sure. Which we certainly did not have (no need

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

2020-08-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Doug, et. al. As far as I am concerned, yes! For you, the cost to go from 2017 to 2020 is likely to be quite expensive, since you skipped FM 2019, once FM 2020 is released! For sure, If you are on FM 2015 (or older), you have to essentially get a new license to do an "upgrade". As some

Re: [Framers] Grammar question

2020-07-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Interesting to read the responses so far! To me, the instructions are ambiguous in one regard - and people are interpreting things differently from me. At first blush, I read it as "remove the covers from the supervisor" and "remove the covers from the nodes". And, NOT as "remove the covers

Re: [Framers] Framers Digest, Vol 171, Issue 8

2020-06-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Phillip Norman wrote: > I address this conversation with wish the simple nearly-free tools I use, > should be packaged for a large new set of users, for purchase at very small > cost. If Adobe isn't interested, look for other possibilities. Indeed! I still receive this list because I am (a)

Re: [Framers] Hallucinating Re: Script/ to sort files in a FrameMaker book file?

2020-05-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yeah! My experience was that the "hover over the first file in the selection" before clicking and dragging, was essential to get it correct! Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Simon BUCH Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:31 AM To: An email list for people using Adobe

Re: [Framers] Please remove me from list

2020-05-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Stephen O'BRIEN wrote: > REMOVE Unfortunately, we as list members cannot do so ... Please look at the bottom of each list e-mail to see how you can subscribe and unsubscribe: "Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com;

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go

2020-05-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Mif2Go stopped working at FM12 (as I recall) ... I looked at the source code to see if I could fix what to change to make it work for later versions, but I also stopped using FM at version 12, so could not (and cannot) test changes anyway. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On

Re: [Framers] Book and Doc Templates.

2020-04-15 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
When I did this in the past (Word --> FM), I also followed the same approach that Lin mentions - it is the one that prevents confusing issues later on within FM or generating PDF, etc. There is usually some crud hanging around that could cause problems otherwise. Of course, now that I am using

Re: [Framers] FrameMaker 2015

2020-04-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
For me, it was 1988 (FM version 3, I think?) on a Sun 3/50 (the one where the B/W monitor was physically attached to the top of the computer chassis pizza box). Peter, the first Windows version was FM 4, I think ... I beta tested it for Frame Technology then. Came on floppy disks (I think I

Re: [Framers] ANN: ImportSelectedFormats 1.2

2020-04-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, indeed!! Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of jackdel...@comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:35 AM To: 'An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software.' Subject: Re: [Framers] ANN: ImportSelectedFormats 1.2 I say three cheers for Carol for making

Re: [Framers] a friendly list, for long-time Framer colleagues

2019-10-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:58 AM To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. ; Syed Zaeem Hosain Subject: a friendly list, for long-time Framer colleagues Yes, what Z said! I haven't used FrameMaker for a goodly number of years now, having moved to jobs that use a docs

Re: [Framers] What is going on with Adobe Licensing for FrameMaker?

2019-10-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Unfortunately, this is essentially the kind of "licensing" and upgrade pricing policy changes that I expected some years ago when the subscription versions were released. I stopped using FM for _all new_ documents after version 12 and switched to writing all my new documents to TeX ... my

Re: [Framers] Monitors

2019-06-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
If you are *very* serious about good image manipulation, a color-calibratable monitor is kinda essential ... but can be expensive! For Photoshop, my son uses a BenQ SW271, a 27", 4K IPS, wide-gamut, monitor, along with a calibrator (as I recall, an i1 Display Pro unit) to get excellent results

Re: [Framers] Does Mif2Go work in Windows 10?

2019-06-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Mif2Go will work through FM11 as provided in the standard distribution, and with FM12 with one file update - also available from the new location of the program. And it works just fine on Windows 10 too. Side notes: FWIW, (along with a few other people) I have access to the Mif2Go sources and

Re: [Framers] Revisiting graphic formats, png or something else?

2019-06-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
For screen captures, using PNG is the best way to go, IMHO. In our modern web/storage era, the size of HTML files should not be a constraint here. JPG is for pictures (can create pixel artifacts with images like screen captures - random dots with colors not from the original, etc.). GIF (at

Re: [Framers] Retired

2018-11-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Congratulations, Keith! Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Keith Soltys Sent: Monday, November 26, 2018 8:23 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: [Framers] Retired As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not entirely unexpected lay off

Re: [Framers] Save As PDF doesn't work first time

2018-08-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Art, et. al. I am not on the latest version of FrameMaker anymore (stopped upgrading at FM 12), but this historical experience, as has been mentioned here before, has been different for me each time a new version of FrameMaker was released. I had to go try _both_ Save as PDF and printing

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Same here. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Eichelberger, Mark (King of Prussia) Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:34 AM To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. Subject: Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing Jack, I just have not gotten

Re: [Framers] Final note about Adobe Licensing

2018-06-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Alan. Like you, some time back, I also switched to LaTeX for all my new work. A modern LaTeX editor, combined with relativley instant PDF output viewing, is is well sufficient for my needs! Ye, I still have FrameMaker 12 for any old documents for which I need simple edits, but it is

Re: [Framers] Win 10 Build 1709 Breaks FrameMaker Ability to make PDF.

2018-05-09 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hmmm. This looks like a recurrence of an old bug from years ago ... where the RGB option (or was it CMYK) would not work for Save as PDF. Z -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Jeff Coatsworth Sent: Wednesday, May 9,

Re: [Framers] Transfer from FrameMaker into Word

2018-04-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
A good point ... it is far superior to any other solution to output to RTF for Word! Mif2Go will work through FrameMaker 11 for sure - with one file that needs to be updated for FM 11, as I recall, but has not worked with later versions. For a while now, I have meaning to look at the code and

Re: [Framers] OFF TOPIC, Translation Need.

2017-07-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Others have recommended companies for German translations, so I will only add/ask a few things here. More than a decade ago, we searched for a company to whom we could send FrameMaker documents directly and have them provide translated docs in FrameMaker format back to us. This was not easy,

Re: [Framers] Correcting Master Pages in FM10

2017-07-12 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
And that is why I would recommend BookVars from Leximation ... my most-oft used tool for FrameMaker. Z From: Framers on behalf of Robert Lauriston Sent: Wednesday, July 12,

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Re: [Loners] How do you guys abbreviate foot pounds and Newton meters when writing about torque settings?

2017-06-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yeah! I use these … a dash rather than a period for foot pounds is an old US/British convention, but still more common afaik. Lise Bible said: > ft-lb and N·m > -Lise On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Art Campbell > wrote: Or write them out?

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17?

2017-05-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
f Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 6:10 PM To: Art Campbell; Framers List; writers--techies-on-framema...@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17? It did not work with FM 2015, and I was working on going the MIF2Go source to see if I

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] Anyone using MIF-to-Go with FM '17?

2017-05-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
It did not work with FM 2015, and I was working on going the MIF2Go source to see if I could update it. Unfortunately, my temporary license for FM 2015 expired before I made any real progress, so the project stalled. Now that FM 2017 is out, I suspect it does not work. Although I have the

Re: [Framers] Frame/Distiller Question

2017-03-16 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
then distill the PS file to PDF, either directly or via a watched folder), either installation order should be fine since you will be invoking Distiller explicitly. -FR From: Framers <framers-bounces+docudoc=hotmail@lists.frameusers.com> on behal

Re: [Framers] Frame/Distiller Question

2017-03-16 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hmmm ... my experience: as long as you stop FrameMaker from installing its version of Distiller, it does not matter when you install Acrobat. So, I tend to do Acrobat last such that I have its latest files in place. Z -Original Message- From: Framers

Re: [Framers] Text inset links in PDFs in FM 2017 and no updates to purchased version

2017-02-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Lin Sims said: > ... and if you stop paying the subscription, you will not be able to open or > edit your files in Frame anymore. And right there is the reason for why subscription purchases simply cannot be a good idea! IMHO. Z ___ This message is

Re: [Framers] Whenever I post to this list, I get an interesting fraud detection message.

2017-01-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hosain <syed.hos...@aeris.net>; Syed Zaeem Hosain <syed.hos...@aeris.net>; FrameUsers Admin <ca...@frameusers.com>; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Whenever I post to this list, I get an interesting fraud detection message. Syed, the message you are seeing does

[Framers] Whenever I post to this list, I get an interesting fraud detection message.

2017-01-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Below, you can see the one line of text message (and a link) that I see whenever I post to this list ... not sure why(?) Are others seeing this too? Z This is the line below: [This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be. Learn about spoofing at

Re: [Framers] Up for discussion: changing Framers' default Reply-To behavior

2017-01-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I am open to whatever cures the add-on text that says that I am not a verified user (or some such "alternative fact" words). :) (I have no clue whether I am the only one seeing this text ...) Z P.S. Thanks, Carol, for maintaining this list! -Original Message- From: Framers

Re: [Framers] Adobe Illustrator re-installation woes and final success with Belarc

2017-01-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I also endorse Belarc thoroughly ... it has given me information on a number of occasions on license information that was invaluable. Z -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Ken Poshedly Sent: Monday, January

Re: [Framers] FM 2015 toolbar options?

2017-01-12 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
> I'll never understand why software GUI developers move stuff around like this. Usually because they don't actually _use_ the tools for the commercial purpose that they are designed for, unfortunately. To them, such changes may seem trivial, but for people who have "muscle memory" for the

Re: [Framers] Replace URLs

2016-12-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
, of course). Z -Original Message- From: Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 08:02 PM To: 'john.x.pos...@us.hsbc.com' <john.x.pos...@us.hsbc.com>; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Replace URLs I have not done thousands of files, but what has worked easily

Re: [Framers] Replace URLs

2016-12-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I have not done thousands of files, but what has worked easily for me is a tool I wrote that (runs in a DOS command window, unfortunately) converts text from one string to another. Since you can wild-card the input for the filenames, it can operate on all the files in one go! Only operates on

Re: [Framers] Who's in charge?

2016-11-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
ay, November 30, 2016 01:22 PM To: Syed Zaeem Hosain <syed.hos...@aeris.net>; FrameMaker Postings <framers@lists.frameusers.com> Subject: Re: [Framers] Who's in charge? Hello Z... Thanks for your warning about the Control-key functions. I assume though that it is still OK to ac

Re: [Framers] Who's in charge?

2016-11-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
All of my replies seem to get tagged with this too. :) Z -Original Message- From: Framers [mailto:framers-bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 02:40 PM To: dennis.brunnenme...@gmail.com; FrameMaker Posting

Re: [Framers] Who's in charge?

2016-11-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Robert Lauriston said: > First rule of FrameMaker: use only paragraph and character tags to format > your text. > Second rule of FrameMaker: use only paragraph and character tags to format > your text. Heartily, HEARTILY agreed! In particular, the use of Control-key functions to add character

Re: [Framers] OT: Adobe Tool Question

2016-09-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Of Robert Lauriston Sent: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:14 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] OT: Adobe Tool Question Xara may have issues with EPS. http://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?66467-EPS-in-Designer-Pro-X9 On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Syed Zaeem Hosain

Re: [Framers] OT: Adobe Tool Question

2016-09-07 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I highly recommend the Xara products. I use their image editing and video products with good results. I switched to their perpetual licensed tools when Adobe went cloud licensed based. Z Get Outlook for Android On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 9:05 AM -0700, "Shmuel Wolfson"

Re: [Framers] OT: Adobe Tool Question

2016-09-07 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I don't know about Illustrator, but Photoshop CS 6 was the last one before Creative Cloud, as I recall. Z Get Outlook for Android On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 7:10 AM -0700, "Tammy Van Boening" > wrote:

Re: [Framers] ANN: CrossrefReporter update

2016-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Thanks! I will be taking a look then. Regards, Z > FrameMaker 10 and above. It uses ExtendScript which is built into FrameMaker > 10 and above. > > > Rick, > > > > Will this work in FM 12? > > > > Z > > > > FrameMaker makes it easy to generate lists of external cross-references > > > and

Re: [Framers] ANN: CrossrefReporter update

2016-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Rick, Will this work in FM 12? Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rick > Quatro > Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 09:48 AM > To: framers@lists.frameusers.com > Subject: [Framers] ANN: CrossrefReporter

Re: [Framers] OT: Great Event, Great Ride!

2016-06-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes! I am also totally impressed by the amount of $14M raised. Pretty darn awesome ... Congratulations for sure, Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Mike > Wickham > Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016

Re: [Framers] "Exemplified" - use in technical documentation?

2016-06-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
> From Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) > > I'll chime in to say that in almost every case where people create content, > it should be done with the audience in mind. Unless the audience knows > "exemplified" it's likely best to stick to ideas other people have suggested. > > Simpler is

Re: [Framers] "Exemplified" - use in technical documentation?

2016-05-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
"Exemplified" implies more than "shown in" ... it also has connotations of "this is a better way". Unless that was the intention (i.e., emphasizing the "better way"), when pointing to a figure or diagram, this is unnecessary and almost a tiny bit arrogant. Consider using a more active voice

Re: [Framers] OT: Copyright rules for scripts

2016-05-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all Adding a copyright to source code or scripts (i.e., to any original work) does not _actually_ prevent people from selling or copying that work or using it for other purposes. What a copyright does is establish ownership rights in that piece of work. These ownership rights can then be

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

2016-05-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I totally agree with Alan! LaTeX is unsurpassed in this math and "formula" capability - highly general purpose. You can easily create the entire math "text' and formulas you need - with a little bit of a learning curve - and then create a PDF of that for use elsewhere. Z > -Original

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

2016-05-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, indeed! BookVars is my most used tool in FrameMaker ... Z > -Original Message- > You might also want to look at using the popular BookVars plugin. It lets you > easily define a set of variables (one for each product), then pop them into > the book with a couple of clicks. It's

Re: [Framers] SVG blowing up Frame file size

2016-05-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
SVG is a vector format - very efficient, but needs to be rasterized for printing and display purposes. Usually converted on the fly (when output/printed) by tools that properly work with SVG. It is possible that FrameMaker creates bit-mapped images at the point of _importing_ the SVG - i.e.,

Re: [Framers] [WTF ramemaker] FM Bug in 3/3.1 patch?

2016-05-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hmmm … I am not seeing this problem. I am using FM 12 on a Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit system. (I am not going to go to FM 2015, unless someone else wants to pay me to do that … ☺) Z From: writers--techies-on-framema...@googlegroups.com [mailto:writers--techies-on-framema...@googlegroups.com] On

Re: [Framers] Windows 10 "hijacked" my computer

2016-04-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
If you stick with the automatic upgrade, just make sure to install Belarc Advisor (free) and record the Windows 10 set of installation keys somewhere safe - I sent an e-mail to my personal Gmail account with that info. This way, if the system ever crashes on you like it did to me, you have a

Re: [Framers] Windows 10 "hijacked" my computer

2016-04-29 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
There are some very important things to do to eliminate/reduce the privacy problem with Windows 10 ... I forget exactly what I had to do, but there are a number of google results that allow you to get the information. Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- >

Re: [Framers] Windows 10 "hijacked" my computer

2016-04-29 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
For me, the Windows 10 upgrade process was a faulty ... after some time. Yeah, the "upgrade" happened at night without my realizing it was gonna happen ... very annoying. But after the upgrade, and then about two or three weeks of no problems, my computer crashed hard and I had to re-install

[Framers] I am working on a parser for MIF files ...

2016-04-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. There was a tool called MIFMuncher (see http://www.stc-carolina.org/MIF+Muncher) that people used for format reports from MIF files. I have _mostly_ completed a parser for MIF files that appears to be working well on the sample files I have. However, to make it far more general

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
for you … If so, then this would be a good info for others! Z Syed Zaeem Hosain | Chief Technical Officer Aeris Communications, Inc.<http://www.aeris.com/> syed.hos...@aeris.net<mailto:syed.hos...@aeris.net> o: +1 408 557-1905 | f: +1 408 557-1925 | twitter: @AerisCTO | blog: http://w

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
e available to others. > > If anyone would like to provide tips or other info for Mif2Go (or other Omsys > tools), please contact me and I'll give you access to post to this blog. > > Cheers, > ...scott > > On 4/24/16 1:11 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > > Thanks,

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Thanks, John. I will take a look … Regards, Z From: John Sgammato [mailto:john.sgamm...@actifio.com] Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 06:56 AM To: Syed Zaeem Hosain <syed.hos...@aeris.net> Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015 Hi Syed, I have the m2rbo

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
ble that Jeremy took the code support for those older versions away, since nobody(?) was using them by 2013. Z From: Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:43 PM To: 'John Sgammato' <john.sgamm...@actifio.com> Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: [Framers] Mif2Go an

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
investigation is needed to see if this will work for FM 2015 or needs another fix. Since I am not running FM 2015, I cannot test this. Regards, Z From: John Sgammato [mailto:john.sgamm...@actifio.com] Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:09 PM To: Syed Zaeem Hosain <syed.hos...@aeris.net> Cc: Ben

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
For those of you who used Mif2Go successfully with FM 12 (with the changed file that is needed, as described on the web site), have you tried this _same_ fix with FM 2015 yet? Migrating from FM 11 to FM 2015 is not the issue - since FM 11 did not need that fix. Z

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go and FM 2015

2016-04-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Scott Prentice said: > The source for Mif2Go is here .. > > https://github.com/omsys-dev > > There's a Yahoo group for Mif2Go developers here .. > > https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/omsys-dev > > But you're right .. no one is actively updating it. Would be great to see > some

Re: [Framers] ANN: BookVars 2.0 now available

2016-04-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
And, to everyone, I highly, HIGHLY recommend BooKVars. This is, by far, the most used tool in my editing of FrameMaker documents, since I use a ton of variables in my specs to keep values consistent everywhere in these documents. Scott has incorporated asks of mine for improvement, so I am

Re: [Framers] Fw: new important message

2016-04-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
To everybody, please do NOT click on the link in this message "from Carol J. Elkins". It is clearly a spoofed e-mail sent by somebody else (apparently jackdel...@comcast.net), to the list - Carol's actual e-mail address is very different! Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers >

Re: [Framers] slow-scrolling images

2016-04-11 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
evices > Printers & Scanners > then scroll down to Let Windows > manage my default printer and set it to Off. > When this is On, the default printer is the last used printer. > > On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain > <syed.hos...@aeris.net> > wrote: >

Re: [Framers] slow-scrolling images

2016-04-11 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:02 AM > To: Fred Ridder <docu...@hotmail.com>; Syed Zaeem Hosain > <syed.hos...@aeris.net>; Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>; > framers@lists.frameusers.com > Subject: RE: [Framers] slow-scrolling images > > It was

Re: [Framers] slow-scrolling images

2016-04-09 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Robert Lauriston said: > FrameMaker's default printer should always be set to Adobe PDF. Yes! And, there is a FrameMaker plug-in that can automate this while using FrameMaker - very easy to install and not worry about this specific issue. Free from Sundorne:

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

2016-04-06 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
That is why BooKVars is essential ... my most used tool in FrameMaker! Z > > 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

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

2016-04-06 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
FWIW, for me, variables work best for this purpose ... that way, an occasional search and replace (perhaps at the end) works wonders. This makes the "product name change" problem _far_ less of an issue in the long run! Z Syed Zaeem Hosain | Chief Technical Officer Aeris Communica

Re: [Framers] Shrinkwrapping

2016-04-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Michael Heine said: > ShrinkwrapAsIs was created by an anonymous contributor, and published by To give due credit, the source code for ShrinkWrapAsIs (at least version 1.00) says it was created by Mike Hardy ... back in 2001. Z ___ This message is

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

2016-03-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hmmm, for my captures, this is not an issue - for me, fixing the resolution later is trivial. Assuming I need to do so. Screen capture (any tool) always takes the pixels you want (regardless of that setting in later versions of SnagIt), so this "setting" is just an interpretation of how the

Re: [Framers] Taking and inserting screen captures in FrameMaker 2015

2016-03-29 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I simply use SnagIt (think I am on version 12 point something) directly ... not as a plug-in. I didn't know you could do that with it and FrameMaker in the first place. SnagIt itself works very, very well for my screen captures. Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers-

Re: [Framers] TGIF: Longest Trial License Ever

2016-03-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Indeed! Nice to see trials run for so long ... Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Alan > Litchfield > Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:35 PM > To: framers@lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re:

[Framers] An Adobe blog on regular expressions in FrameMaker

2016-03-10 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Courtesy of Stefan Gentz, TechComm Evangelist at Adobe – posted this on LinkedIn: Do the magic: Regular Expressions in FrameMaker 2015, by Marek Pawelec Everybody stand back … I know regular expressions! And Marek Pawelec definitively does!

Re: [Framers] Paragraph numbering...

2016-02-04 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
In general, yes, as Monique mentioned ... Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Tim > Pann > Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 08:01 AM > To: Monique Semp ; Bernard Aschwanden

Re: [Framers] Save as Word?

2016-02-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I have not tried Mif2Go with FM 2015, but it does work with FM 12 as long as you follow the instructions to do a replacement of a DLL, as I recall. Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers- > bounces+syed.hosain=aeris@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Yves > Barbion >

Re: [Framers] Framers archives are restored!

2016-01-19 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Indeed excellent! I also have many (most?) of the posts e-mails from the ancient past ... will look to see what is the oldest one I have and let you all know. Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > Steve Rickaby > Sent:

Re: [Framers] Framers archives are restored!

2016-01-19 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
The earliest message I have is Dec 07, 2004. So, Steve's 2001 messages are earlier than mine for sure ... Z > -Original Message- > From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > Syed Zaeem Hosain > Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 01:53 PM > To

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

2016-01-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
FM2015 will run fine on Windows 10. Indeed, I am using the older FM12 on Windows 10 without issues either. My setup is Windows 10 Pro on 3 year old high-end laptop, 64 bit, with tons of memory. Z On Jan 13, 2016 7:36 AM, kou...@kouroo.info wrote: Dell delivered a new workstation with Win7 as

Re: [Framers] Has anyone received Adobe email "Just Launched: Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015!"?

2016-01-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, I received it ... Z Simon BUCH wrote: > Dear Framers, > > I was looking through my mailbox, when I happened to receive an email > entitled "Just Launched: Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015!", from > techc...@adobemailers.com at Tue, 12 Jan 2016 02:35:07 +0530. Due to the > timezone

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go conversion to Word

2016-01-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Key for making it work in FrameMaker 12 (and probably FrameMaker 2015 too? but I have not tried that version), is the one file that needs to be changed. It is described in an older post here or at the website perhaps. Z From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
I only use PNG with screen captures ... the (older) standard GIF color size (used to be set of 256 colors ... has that changed?) would be way too limiting in most cases (not all). Any drawn image with gradients - which are not always obvious - or pictures, will result in a poor quality. And,

RE: Importing clear, sharp images

2015-06-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Same here. I think SnagIt is an excellent tool and well worth the money. If the image/drawing I want to capture is large (or vectorized), I try to maximise it as much as reasonable (native, without jaggies) on the 1920x1200 screen I use before the screen capture. This makes the PNG capture

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