RE: User's manual vs. User manual

2015-03-16 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Calling Klaus Daube... :) -Original Message- From: Harding, Dan Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 9:22 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: User's manual vs. User manual ACHTUNG! ALLES LOOKENSPEEPERS! Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben.

RE: FM12: PDF file size exploding

2015-02-17 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Yes, there will always be certain circumstances where size matters; but for most of us, it simply is what it is. It's not how big your file is. It's what you do with it. ;-) From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder

RE: Acrobat X: Manually sending a Shared Review

2015-01-26 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
When you do a server-based shared review, each reviewer's comments are actually stored separate from the review PDF, in separate XML files that are somehow linked to the PDF document. That’s why you can have multiple reviewers reviewing and marking up the document at the same time. If you

RE: Subject: OT: OMG . . . Wonderful customer service from Adobe

2014-10-24 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I can see you're upset, Dave... -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers- boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Davis, David Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 12:49 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Subject: OT: OMG . . . Wonderful

RE: .tps files too big?

2014-08-19 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Wow, yes, huge! If you are working over a network, you might be running into a timeout problem. If that's the case, try copying the source files to your local machine and creating the PDF there. -- garyZ From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

RE: Frame 12 conditional text bug

2014-07-01 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
this can help you and others. -- garyZ From: rebecca officer [mailto:rebecca.offi...@alliedtelesis.co.nz] Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 4:34 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com; Zimmerman, Gary Subject: RE: Frame 12 conditional text bug Hi Gary That's a good idea, thanks. We'll try it. Apart from

RE: Conditional cells in a straddled table row

2014-07-01 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Have you tried unstraddling the rows, then applying the conditions you want, then re-straddling? A workaround trick could be to unstraddle everything then tweak the table cell borders to make the table appear as the straddled table you intend. -- garyZ From:

RE: Frame 12 conditional text bug

2014-06-29 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Rebecca, Have you tried working in .mif files instead of .fm files and only saving to .fm when you're done for the day? When we have some conditional text problems that crash FM, a mif wash of the files often helps, and sometimes fixes the problem. If yours is a bug, then the mif wash

RE: Jeremy H. Griffith, 1942-2014

2014-06-13 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I knew Jeremy only from his postings on the list. I was always tempted to try mif2go, but never had the time or the need. From what I've read, it's an excellent and very rich tool. Although I didn't know him, I noted that Jeremy was always a gentleman and abundant with his help. He was

making stuff unconditional in FM12

2014-04-11 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I would be really happy to be completely wrong on this. Now I'm just sorry my company probably won't upgrade from FM10 to 12 so I can see the improvements. If they are listening and responding now (I don't think they were in the, perhaps distant, past), kudos to them. I would be thrilled,

RE: making stuff unconditional in FM12

2014-03-29 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I swear it's like the Adobe FrameMaker developers do absolutely NO usability testing, get absolutely NO feedback from existing customers, focus groups, or anything else before they foist on us a crappy, untested GUI that their offshore developers implemented in some kind of cultural vacuum.

RE: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client

2014-01-22 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Tammy, I think they have gone a long way to clearing up the horrible and hard-to-debug problems that used to result from that configuration, but Dov still warns against it. I guess one question I would have is why would you want/need to do that? (I actually can think of a reason or two

Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader on same client

2014-01-21 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Tammy, I think they have gone a long way to clearing up the horrible and hard-to-debug problems that used to result from that configuration, but Dov still warns against it. I guess one question I would have is why would you want/need to do that? (I actually can think of a reason or two

FW: Changing conditional text settings crashes Frame

2014-01-15 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Anita, I lurk-and-skim the FM list. Run into this a LOT. What it means - I think - is that you have something conditionalized funny. For example, there is an errant paragraph mark/pilcrow that's hidden normally but conditionalized. When you turn on or off the conditions in this case,

FW: Changing conditional text settings crashes Frame

2014-01-13 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Anita, I lurk-and-skim the FM list. Run into this a LOT. What it means - I think - is that you have something conditionalized "funny". For example, there is an errant paragraph mark/pilcrow that's hidden normally but conditionalized. When you turn on or off the conditions in this case,

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

2013-07-18 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
unlurk I think the topic is of interest to a good portion of FM users, even if it's just ranting and speculation. As long as the subject lines are well indicative of content, I can delete the messages without reading them (as I have been doing once I tired of the topic myself). Really the

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

2013-07-18 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I think the topic is of interest to a good portion of FM users, even if it's just ranting and speculation. As long as the subject lines are well indicative of content, I can delete the messages without reading them (as I have been doing once I tired of the topic myself). Really the only

Is there a way to select or delete specific conditional text?

2013-02-26 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
> MASSIVE WARNING: Read this first, and have a backup of your original > materials. If changes are made and files saved there is ZERO > recovery or undo for this. I want to second Bernard's MASSIVE WARNING. Bernard also wrote: > If you need to remove the condition, > delete the tag

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

2013-02-19 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Rebecca, Just for the record, we have had instances where very large (2000 page) documents with extensive conditionalization have been unable to Save as PDF over the network. I don't believe FM crashed, it just hung indefinitely and never finished PDF production. This was probably due to

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

2013-02-18 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Rebecca, Just for the record, we have had instances where very large (2000 page) documents with extensive conditionalization have been unable to Save as PDF over the network. I don't believe FM crashed, it just hung indefinitely and never finished PDF production. This was probably due to

RE: FrameMaker 10 does not start (licensing expired)

2013-01-02 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I have installed the patch, and it allows me to open FrameMaker 10. Thank you. Interesting aside: - When I check Control Panel Programs and Features, it still shows Adobe FrameMaker 10.0.1. - When I check from FrameMaker's Help About screen, it shows Version: 10.0.2.419 I was expecting

FrameMaker 10 does not start ("licensing expired")

2013-01-02 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
I have installed the patch, and it allows me to open FrameMaker 10. Thank you. Interesting aside: - When I check Control Panel > Programs and Features, it still shows Adobe FrameMaker 10.0.1. - When I check from FrameMaker's Help > About screen, it shows Version: 10.0.2.419 I was

Search/Find on all files in a book - does it still have problems?

2012-05-30 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
There used to be a bug in FM 7.2 whereby doing a search (Find) or Find/Replace on all files in a book could cause a FM crash if all of the component files of the book weren't open at the time of the search. If you had any of the chapter files open and dirty (changed but not saved) at the time

Search/Find on all files in a book - does it still have problems?

2012-05-30 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
There used to be a bug in FM 7.2 whereby doing a search (Find) or Find/Replace on all files in a book could cause a FM crash if all of the component files of the book weren't open at the time of the search. If you had any of the chapter files open and dirty (changed but not saved) at the time

RE: Upgrading from 9 to 10

2012-03-27 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Looking at the dates on my Workspace files, I would guess that .fws is the original you defined, and .cfws is the customized or current one storing the latest changes to the workspace. Just my guess. -- garyZ -Original Message- From: Stuart Rogers Sent: Tuesday, March 27,

Upgrading from 9 to 10

2012-03-27 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Looking at the dates on my Workspace files, I would guess that .fws is the original you defined, and .cfws is the "customized" or "current" one storing the latest changes to the workspace. Just my guess. -- garyZ > -Original Message- > From: Stuart Rogers > Sent: Tuesday,

RE: Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-20 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Just to complete the circle on this, we are using FM 9.0p255. -- garyZ From: Georg Eck [mailto:e...@squidds.de] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:28 AM To: Zimmerman, Gary; Gala Britt; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: AW: Cannot print book PDFs from network drive What FrameMaker

Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-20 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Just to complete the circle on this, we are using FM 9.0p255. -- garyZ From: Georg Eck [mailto:e...@squidds.de] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:28 AM To: Zimmerman, Gary; Gala Britt; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: AW: Cannot print book PDFs from network drive What FrameMaker

RE: Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-19 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Sorry, Georg, I have been out of town. I will get you this information when I get back to the office on Tuesday. -- garyZ From: Georg Eck [e...@squidds.de] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:27 AM To: Zimmerman, Gary; Gala Britt; framers@lists.frameusers.com

Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-19 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Sorry, Georg, I have been out of town. I will get you this information when I get back to the office on Tuesday. -- garyZ From: Georg Eck [e...@squidds.de] Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:27 AM To: Zimmerman, Gary; Gala Britt; framers at lists.frameusers.com

RE: Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-15 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
We ran into the same problem when one of our writers accidentally was given a 64-bit Win7 machine, whereas the rest of the department had 32-bit machines and no problems. We solved the problem by replacing his machine with a 32-bit one like the rest of us. Doesn't really solve your problem,

Cannot print book PDFs from network drive

2012-03-15 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
We ran into the same problem when one of our writers accidentally was given a 64-bit Win7 machine, whereas the rest of the department had 32-bit machines and no problems. We "solved" the problem by replacing his machine with a 32-bit one like the rest of us. Doesn't really solve your problem,

Hyperlinks on images in structured FM9 - PDF

2012-02-24 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Framers, I want to place many hyperlink hotspots on a large image in structured FM9, to be published as a PDF file. The image was originally drawn in Adobe Illustrator and saved as a PDF, and is imported by reference to the document. I have managed to place hyperlink hotspots over my

Hyperlinks on images in structured FM9 -> PDF

2012-02-24 Thread Zimmerman, Gary
Hi Framers, I want to place many hyperlink hotspots on a large image in structured FM9, to be published as a PDF file. The image was originally drawn in Adobe Illustrator and saved as a PDF, and is imported by reference to the document. I have managed to place hyperlink hotspots over my