Boolean condition expression problems in FM 8

2007-10-18 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, We have a comment condition which should be hidden in the final document and other conditions which should be shown. However, here I ran into problems, when I have text which has comment and another condition applied, and text with comment should be hidden. I tried this: o

RE: Boolean condition expression problems in FM 8

2007-10-18 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Sorry, 2 more issues: o I noticed that boolean expressions set in one file of a book are not overridden when I set Show All for the whole book. In this file still Show as per Expression is set. o When I want to set boolean expressions for the whole book, not all available conditions

RE: See all open markers?

2009-01-13 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Nancy, CudSpan's MarkerWorker plug-in might help you. It creates a list of markers which you can edit and then re-insert into your document. It's free. http://www.freeframers.org/freeware/cud/ Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

RE: FM8 seems to be sluggish on my PC

2009-01-20 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I often have lots of dialog boxes open (e.g. paragraph/ character designer, marker window), and I do not notice anything special. Specifically jumping around with the insertion mark or selecting text is fast. I have FM 8.0p277, 1 GB RAM, Windows 2000 Professional. Therefore I do not think

RE: How do you create a new paragraph after a table?

2009-01-20 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, When you set manual page breaks via Special | Page Break, you can decide, whether you want to remove them with a format import. There is a check box While Updating, Remove Manual Page Breaks. Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-23 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, In Germany law requests documentation to install and use the product and to avoid any dangers. All court judgements still regard only paper documentation as proper documentation. However, at least for products which are used together with a PC this seems to change _slowly_. I do not think

RE: Frame 9: improved CMYK

2009-01-27 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Here is another post from Arnis Gubins from the Adobe FrameMaker forum: ... After extensive testing with his files and others, using imported PDFs with the new CMYK SaveAsPDF is broken from the get go. When using imported PDFs in FM, the CMYK SaveAsPDF option renders these imported PDFs as

RE: Fm 8 - Track Changes - problems!

2009-02-05 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, If an anchor or a mark, which is adjacent to text with a track changes condition, is hidden, I assume the following: o You wanted to delete the text. o In order to delete the text, you either double-clicked the word or you selected it with CTRL+SHIFT+Right arrow. With both methods the

RE: FM 8 no longer generating PDFs with bookmarks for the Acrobat Bookmarks pane

2009-03-03 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Avi, Did you make sure that you selected Generate Acrobat Data in the Print dialog? I do not know how you create your PDF files. As a test print to a PS file (with Adobe PDF as printer and Generate Acrobat Data selected) and then distill the PS file to a PDF file. Best regards Winfried

RE: FM 9 Keyboard Shortcuts (ATTN: R. Jacquez!)

2009-04-01 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, One plus about FM9 -- the User Guide actually has a long chapter devoted to keyboard shortcuts for navigation, menu choices, equation editor, and so on. Such documentation was woefully lacking in previous versions. At least the comment regarding missing documentation in previous

RE: Bullets in multiple columns

2009-04-02 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Steve, You could also create an anchored frame with the width of your text frame and insert a new text frame. Then change the text frame's properties to 2 or more columns and activate Balance Columns. You still have to adjust the height of the 2 frames manually, but you do not need to

RE: Off topic: Helping translators with localised screen shots

2009-04-24 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Verner, I take also the screenshots in other languages. Translators could not deal with our software, and if I had to explain how they could open a specific window, I rather do it myself. I have a multilingual Windows, so that all buttons (also buttons like Cancel) will have the correct

AW: Kerning of space in FrameMaker

2006-01-16 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Maybe the space character itself is not part of the 256 ANSI characters??? I definitely do not see it on the Character Map. But it is sure part of the font when I do the kerning pairs. The space has position 32 in the ASCII character set. Best regards Winfried

AW: Setting page size to show bleeds

2006-02-28 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, It´s no problem to get bookmarks and cropmarks. The only prerequisite is that your paper size is larger than the page size. You can set up the paper size easily in File | Print Setup. Then print to file with any Registration Marks selected and Generate Acrobat Data activated. In Acrobat

AW: Weird, sudden problem distilling postscript files

2006-03-24 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I noticed that already in FrameMaker 6, once a year. Therefore Save as PDF cannot be the cause. As Dov and others mentioned rebooting fixed that. Best regards Winfried -Ursprüngliche Nachricht- Von: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Auftrag von Dov Isaacs Gesendet:

Adobe FrameMaker 7.2p158 update: Polnisch, Tschechisch, Slowakisch!!

2006-04-11 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Just for info: There is a new FrameMaker update. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3332 -- Adobe FrameMaker 7.2p158 update for Windows - English, French, German, and Japanese This download updates the English, French, German, and Japanese language versions of

AW: eps images dissappear after updating the eps

2006-05-17 Thread Reng, Winfried
and move/resize the eps itself to the anchored frame? The anchored frames needs to stay on the same location in my document. What does esc+m and p exactly do btw? Thanks! On 5/16/06, Reng, Winfried [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I guess the graphics files are not gone

AW: Conditional Text and Numbering

2006-05-29 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, When the last paragraph in a text flow has autonumbering applied, and you hide it with a condition, only the text part gets hidden. The autonumbering is still there (together with the paragraph mark). The only fix is to insert a paragraph (preferably with a very small font size of 2 pt)

AW: MIF question

2006-05-31 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, A FrameMaker binary file saved as MIF will represent the exact same info as the binary fm format in an ASCII format. This ASCII foramt is even understandable for humans. You can create MIF files from scratch with a text editor or a database application. MIF files do not need to be full

AW: table anchors - best practices?

2006-06-28 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Right now, our policy is no separate paragraph tags for tables. I am currently working on a monster manual with over 600 tables. There are many situations where you have table after table with no text inbetween. Based on this, I want to propose that we do have a unique tag for anchoring

How are text insets updated?

2006-07-04 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I copied a FrameMaker file with some text insets into another folder and overwrote the existing file. Only the content of the text insets had changed. I did not copy the text insets files. Therefore the text insets were unresolved (which I expected). However the FrameMaker file displayed the

Bullets in multiple columns

2009-04-02 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Steve, You could also create an anchored frame with the width of your text frame and insert a new text frame. Then change the text frame's properties to 2 or more columns and activate "Balance Columns". You still have to adjust the height of the 2 frames manually, but you do not need to

Off topic: Helping translators with localised screen shots

2009-04-24 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Verner, I take also the screenshots in other languages. Translators could not deal with our software, and if I had to explain how they could open a specific window, I rather do it myself. I have a multilingual Windows, so that all buttons (also buttons like Cancel) will have the correct

FM 9 Keyboard Shortcuts (ATTN: R. Jacquez!)

2009-04-01 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, > One "plus" about FM9 -- the User Guide actually has a long chapter > devoted to keyboard shortcuts for navigation, menu choices, equation > editor, and so on. Such documentation was woefully lacking > in previous > versions. At least the comment regarding missing documentation in

Fm 8 - Track Changes - problems!

2009-02-05 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, If an anchor or a mark, which is adjacent to text with a track changes condition, is hidden, I assume the following: o You wanted to delete the text. o In order to delete the text, you either double-clicked the word or you selected it with CTRL+SHIFT+Right arrow. With both methods the

See all open markers?

2009-01-13 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Nancy, CudSpan's MarkerWorker plug-in might help you. It creates a list of markers which you can edit and then re-insert into your document. It's free. http://www.freeframers.org/freeware/cud/ Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces at

FM8 seems to be sluggish on my PC

2009-01-20 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I often have lots of dialog boxes open (e.g. paragraph/ character designer, marker window), and I do not notice anything special. Specifically jumping around with the insertion mark or selecting text is fast. I have FM 8.0p277, 1 GB RAM, Windows 2000 Professional. Therefore I do not think

How do you create a new paragraph after a table?

2009-01-20 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, When you set manual page breaks via "Special | Page Break", you can decide, whether you want to remove them with a format import. There is a check box "While Updating, Remove Manual Page Breaks". Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces at

PDF Documentation

2009-01-23 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, In Germany law requests documentation to install and use the product and to avoid any dangers. All court judgements still regard only paper documentation as proper documentation. However, at least for products which are used together with a PC this seems to change _slowly_. I do not think

Frame 9: improved CMYK

2009-01-28 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Here is another post from Arnis Gubins from the Adobe FrameMaker forum: ... After extensive testing with his files and others, using imported PDFs with the new CMYK SaveAsPDF is broken from the get go. When using imported PDFs in FM, the CMYK SaveAsPDF option renders these imported PDFs as

FM 8 no longer generating PDFs with bookmarks for the Acrobat Bookmarks pane

2009-03-03 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi Avi, Did you make sure that you selected "Generate Acrobat Data" in the Print dialog? I do not know how you create your PDF files. As a test print to a PS file (with Adobe PDF as printer and "Generate Acrobat Data" selected) and then distill the PS file to a PDF file. Best regards Winfried

Boolean condition expression problems in FM 8

2007-10-18 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, Sorry, 2 more issues: o I noticed that boolean expressions set in one file of a book are not overridden when I set "Show All" for the whole book. In this file still "Show as per Expression" is set. o When I want to set boolean expressions for the whole book, not all available

AW: Setting page size to show bleeds

2006-02-28 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, It?s no problem to get bookmarks and cropmarks. The only prerequisite is that your paper size is larger than the page size. You can set up the paper size easily in "File | Print Setup". Then print to file with any "Registration Marks" selected and "Generate Acrobat Data" activated. In

AW: Kerning of space in FrameMaker

2006-01-16 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, > Maybe the space character itself is not part of the 256 ANSI > characters??? I > definitely do not see it on the Character Map. But it is sure > part of the > font when I do the kerning pairs. The space has position 32 in the ASCII character set. Best regards Winfried

AW: batch-upgrading documents 5.5.6 to 7.2?

2006-01-25 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, > >So, to restate my question, is there a "silent option" to open files > >created in a previous version in 7.x? You might test Mif2Go. It has a feature to "Wash via MIF" which works also on book files and in demo mode. The description in the help file is below. Best regards Winfried ---

How are text insets updated?

2006-07-04 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I copied a FrameMaker file with some text insets into another folder and overwrote the existing file. Only the content of the text insets had changed. I did not copy the text insets files. Therefore the text insets were unresolved (which I expected). However the FrameMaker file displayed the

AW: FM 7.2 <> 6.0

2006-07-25 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, FM 7.1/2 (and I think also 7.0) has 12 Running H/F variables compared to 2 in FM 6. I think these excess system variables become user variables in FM 6. I don't know what will happen with them when you return to 7.2. Best regards Winfried > -Urspr?ngliche Nachricht- > Von:

AW: table anchors - best practices?

2006-06-28 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, > Right now, our policy is no separate paragraph tags for tables. I am > currently working on a monster manual with over 600 tables. There are > many situations where you have table after table with no text > inbetween. Based on this, I want to propose that we do have a unique > tag for

AW: Line width in inported graphics slightly diminishing in FM generated PDFs

2006-03-08 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, > >We're using Acrobat's preflight feature to check for lines > thinner than > >0.2 pts. The thinnest lines in our .eps graphics are exactly 0.2 pts, > >but when we import these graphics in FM and check the PDFs > created from > >FM, Acrobat preflight says the graphics uses "0.199600pt"

AW: Displaying heading text in a book

2006-03-09 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I have a similar layout as you: a textframe which spans the whole page and below a 2-column textframe which holds the actual index entries. My text frames are both "A". Probably that?s the reason why your setup does not work. Best regards Winfried > -Urspr?ngliche Nachricht- > Von:

AW: Weird, sudden problem distilling postscript files

2006-03-24 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I noticed that already in FrameMaker 6, once a year. Therefore "Save as PDF" cannot be the cause. As Dov and others mentioned rebooting fixed that. Best regards Winfried > -Urspr?ngliche Nachricht- > Von: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com >

AW: eps images dissappear after updating the eps

2006-05-16 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I guess the graphics files are not gone. They are still there but changed their position in your anchored frame. The reason is probably that the dimensions of your EPS graphics or the bounding box dimensions changed. Just select the anchored frame, press CTRL+a to select everything in the

AW: eps images dissappear after updating the eps

2006-05-17 Thread Reng, Winfried
esc+m and p exactly do btw? > > Thanks! > > > On 5/16/06, Reng, Winfried wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > I guess the graphics files are not gone. They are > > still there but changed their position in your > > anchored frame. > > > >

AW: anchored frame import defaults

2006-05-29 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, I do not think that this is a general problem. I copy and paste tables with their anchored frames (with text frames and cross-references in them) all the time, and I did not encounter any numbering problems. Best regards Winfried > Paul Findon wrote on 05/24/2006 01:11:11 PM: > > I usually

AW: Conditional Text and Numbering

2006-05-29 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, When the last paragraph in a text flow has autonumbering applied, and you hide it with a condition, only the text part gets hidden. The autonumbering is still there (together with the paragraph mark). The only fix is to insert a paragraph (preferably with a very small font size of 2 pt)

AW: MIF question

2006-05-31 Thread Reng, Winfried
Hi, A FrameMaker binary file saved as MIF will represent the exact same info as the binary fm format in an ASCII format. This ASCII foramt is even understandable for humans. You can create MIF files from scratch with a text editor or a database application. MIF files do not need to be full

Re: [Framers] wash via mif?

2019-01-14 Thread Reng Winfried
\BookComponentMIFWash.dll, all The tool is available under Book Utilities when the book is in focus. On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 2:39 AM Reng Winfried wrote: > Hi Lin, > > I copied and pasted the dll and restarted FrameMaker, but I do not get > any MIF wash menu item. > Is there anything else wh

Re: [Framers] wash via mif?

2019-01-13 Thread Reng Winfried
Hi Lin, I copied and pasted the dll and restarted FrameMaker, but I do not get any MIF wash menu item. Is there anything else what I have to do? Update maker.ini or something like this? Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Lin Sims Sent: Friday,

[Framers] HTML5: table titles have no font information when there are several paragraphs

2019-03-21 Thread Reng Winfried
Hi, I want to start the export to HTML5. When I use the default export settings (and some tweaks), the export looks very good in my browser and on my smartphone. However, one thing does not work. When there are several paragraphs in a table title, all paragraphs are concatenated. In the HTML

Re: [Framers] PDFs and FM 2019

2019-03-29 Thread Reng Winfried
Hi Dan, I also have FM 2019 64 bit and could not install SetPrint. However, I think it's not needed any longer (only, if you want to print to a file). If you create a PDF via Save As PDF or via the Publish pod (with Use Acrobat Distiller for PDF generation activated), the PDF is created

Re: [Framers] Now it's a buggy SVG IMPORT into Frame 2019 files

2019-03-19 Thread Reng Winfried
Hi, I have the same problem with SVG exported from Corel Designer. Parts of the graphics get shifted or stacked. When I ungrouped everything prior to the export, the SVG is still distorted in FrameMaker. Pitty that this does not work. The only work-around which I know is: In Corel Designer

Re: [Framers] HTML5: table titles have no font information when there are several paragraphs

2019-03-22 Thread Reng Winfried
Winfried -Original Message- From: Framers On Behalf Of Reng Winfried Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:13 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: [Framers] HTML5: table titles have no font information when there are several paragraphs Hi, I want to start the export to HTML5.

Re: [Framers] Formatting source code snippets

2019-04-09 Thread Reng Winfried
Hi Peter, When I have to document our API like software, I have several tab stops set in the paragraph designer. Then I just enter as many tabs in the text to have the wanted indentation. This way I can more easily copy and paste code samples. Yes, and I also have a monospaced font (Courier,

RE: Table title alignment oddity

2007-04-19 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, The table title frame spans only the text column (without sidehead area) if the table columns have only the width of the text column. If the table columns are wider than the text column, the table title frame spans the text column plus the sidehead area. Eventually your table columns are too

Import/export from/to InDesign and QuarkXPress

2007-05-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have a product catalogue maintained in FrameMaker. Now I am asked to integrate data from 2 other offices. They use InDesign and QuarkXPress. What are the best export formats for InDesign and QuarkXPress to import into FrameMaker? Additionally the QuarkXPress users also have a few other

RE: Can't Change Paragraph Tag

2007-06-20 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Steve, I don't know when this flag gets set. In the MIF documentation it mentions text insets. Eventually there was a text inset before/after this paragraph which was deleted and the paragraph retained its flag. I had the same problem some time ago and noticed this flag in the MIF file.

RE: Conditional Text Question

2007-07-10 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Sam, When you apply a condition to a table row, the cells in this row get a thick coloured border. That's intended behaviour. When you hide the condition indicators, this border disappears. Is this what you want to achieve? Apart from that you can also delete a condition and also the text and

White paper on bleeding thumb tabs

2007-09-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, On the FrameUser.com web-site there is supposed to be a white pager which explains how to switch bleeding thumb tabs automatically. There should also be a FrameScript script. However, I cannot access neither of them. The web-site opens completely different pages. Does anyone have this white

RE: White paper on bleeding thumb tabs

2007-09-05 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Thanks a lot for all the information, which you sent me! That was very helpful! Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ]On Behalf Of Reng, Winfried Dr. Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:38 PM To: framers

Know bugs in FM 8?

2007-09-17 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I also heard of these bugs in FrameMaker 8: - ESC+TAB does not insert TAB when cursor in table cell, but the pound sign (#) is inserted - Opening an old file (FM version 8) with missing pictures does not allow to set Ignore all missing files or Skip this file. Only CANCEL is

RE: PDF Page Size Issues

2006-08-02 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have the same problem every half year. When I restart my PC everything is OK again (at least until now). Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ]On Behalf Of Lin Surasky Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 10:44 PM To: Framers

RE: FM won't create a second page

2006-08-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I guess your problem is that you wrote in a table cell. FrameMaker will - unlike Word - not split table cells if the cell height got too large for the text frame. Therefore you have to limit the amount of text in your table cell and continue in the next table row. Best regards Winfried

FW: FrameMaker mit Online-Hilfe in Hebräisch /Arabisch

2006-08-17 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, probably in the next year we have to translate a FrameMaker book into Hebrew and Arabic and also convert the translation into an HTML Help. As FM cannot handle right-to-left languages I plan this: o Convert the FM book to Word with Mif2Go. o Get the Word file(s) translated. o Convert the

Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to online help

2006-08-18 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, probably in the next year we have to translate a FrameMaker book into Hebrew and Arabic and also convert the translation into an HTML Help. As FM cannot handle right-to-left languages I plan this: 1 Convert the FM book to Word with Mif2Go. 2 Get the Word file(s) translated. 3 Convert the

RE: Conditional tags and translation (FM and Trados)

2006-08-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Text which has a condition applied and is hidden is not imported into Trados. However table rows which have a condition applied and are hidden do get imported. At least that's what I noticed with our translation agency half a year ago. As a work-around you have to assign the condition also

RE: Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to onlinehelp

2006-08-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
] ]On Behalf Of Reng, Winfried Dr. Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 8:55 AM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to onlinehelp Hi, probably in the next year we have to translate a FrameMaker book into Hebrew and Arabic and also convert

RE: paste special ...text option

2006-10-10 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Peter, Easy. Open your maker.ini file with a text editor and change the order of the ClipboardFormatsPriorities formats. Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ]On Behalf Of Peter Rule Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:11 AM

RE: Major problems with generating TOC

2006-10-13 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Tammy, That sounds as if you have 2 text frames on your reference page: You can select the top one and have problems to select the bottom one. Did you check what happens when you move the text frame? Does another one appear? Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

RE: Double index file names

2006-10-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Does your client create a regular file first with all the formatting for the index and names it something like filenameIX.fm? And then he tries to add a FM generated index file? Then he just has to skip the first step. He should create an index file only via the Add | Standard Index command

RE: Different endings when typing continuous letters

2006-10-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Janet, In the maker.ini file there is a setting DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics. Change that to On. Otherwise the display is optimized for screen display. But then sometimes it might differ from what you print. This setting affects only the line length. It does not change any line breaks or

RE: Figure Numbering Problem

2007-02-15 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, You said that your numbered paragraphs are in text boxes. Do you mean text frames? These won't be in the same text flow as your regular text. Therefore that might account for any pecularities. Best regards Winfried I am having a problem numbering figures in service manuals developed by

Size of the book window

2007-02-21 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, FrameMaker 7.1p116 When I change the size of the book window this change is only saved when I also change anything substantial with the book, e.g. switch between the display of file names and heading text. However, when I open the book the next time, the book window has shrinked in both

RE: Translation choices?

2007-02-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, France and Poland have a language protection law. It demands that everything must be published in French or Poland respectively. This may encompass even internal publications. Other countries in the EU demand publications in local languages if otherwise you cannot install or use the product

Book update takes too long

2007-02-27 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I inherited a book with 35 files and 160 pages. When I update the book (or rename a file or update the file info etc.), this takes 1 to 2 minutes. That's _much_ longer than similar books. Printing, however, is normal. There aren't excessive numbers of cross-references in there. Only lots of

RE: Book update takes too long

2007-02-27 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ]On Behalf Of Reng, Winfried Dr. Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:17 PM To: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Book update takes too long Hi, I inherited a book with 35 files and 160 pages. When I update the book (or rename a file or update the file info etc

FrameMaker crashes when file is opened prior to book

2007-03-07 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have a book with 8 files (TOC, but no index), 230 pages. When I open the book first, update it and then print, everything is fine. However, when I now close everything, open one of the files first, then open the book file and print the book file, FrameMaker crashes. No recovery files, lck

RE: Creating special bullets

2007-03-12 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Yes, you can enter the hex code directly in dialog boxes. However, the hex code of the Windows character map often does not match the character which is then shown in FrameMaker. If the character is not listed in the FrameMaker Character Sets PDF file, I usually test all characters on my

RE: Strange PDF Problem

2007-03-21 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Shlomo, On your web-site you assume that those internal links which point to an explicit file name (even when it's in the same file) are only created via Safe as PDF. Is this true? Can I safely use the manual process FM - PS - PDF instead? By the way, is there a link checking mechanism

Can't Change Paragraph Tag

2007-06-20 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Steve, I don't know when this flag gets set. In the MIF documentation it mentions text insets. Eventually there was a text inset before/after this paragraph which was deleted and the paragraph retained its flag. I had the same problem some time ago and noticed this flag in the MIF file.

FrameMaker crashes when file is opened prior to book

2007-03-05 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have a book with 8 files (TOC, but no index), 230 pages. When I open the book first, update it and then print, everything is fine. However, when I now close everything, open one of the files first, then open the book file and print the book file, FrameMaker crashes. No recovery files, lck

Creating special bullets

2007-03-12 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Yes, you can enter the hex code directly in dialog boxes. However, the hex code of the Windows character map often does not match the character which is then shown in FrameMaker. If the character is not listed in the FrameMaker "Character Sets" PDF file, I usually test all characters on my

Strange PDF Problem

2007-03-21 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Shlomo, On your web-site you assume that those internal links which point to an explicit file name (even when it's in the same file) are only created via "Safe as PDF". Is this true? Can I safely use the manual process FM -> PS -> PDF instead? By the way, is there a link checking mechanism

Import/export from/to InDesign and QuarkXPress

2007-05-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have a product catalogue maintained in FrameMaker. Now I am asked to integrate data from 2 other offices. They use InDesign and QuarkXPress. What are the best export formats for InDesign and QuarkXPress to import into FrameMaker? Additionally the QuarkXPress users also have a few other

More Elegant Indexing Solution

2007-05-08 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Just curious: Does this also work when the emphasis page is the first of the two? Will both of the two page numbers have emphasis assigned or only the first one? Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com >

White paper on bleeding thumb tabs

2007-09-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, On the FrameUser.com web-site there is supposed to be a white pager which explains how to switch bleeding thumb tabs automatically. There should also be a FrameScript script. However, I cannot access neither of them. The web-site opens completely different pages. Does anyone have this white

White paper on bleeding thumb tabs

2007-09-05 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Thanks a lot for all the information, which you sent me! That was very helpful! Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > ]On Beha

Know bugs in FM 8?

2007-09-17 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I also heard of these bugs in FrameMaker 8: > - ESC+TAB does not insert TAB when cursor in table cell, > but the pound sign (#) is inserted > - Opening an old file (FM version < 8) with missing pictures does > not allow to set "Ignore all missing files" or "Skip this file". > Only

PDF Page Size Issues

2006-08-02 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I have the same problem every half year. When I restart my PC everything is OK again (at least until now). Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at

FM won't create a second page

2006-08-04 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I guess your problem is that you wrote in a table cell. FrameMaker will - unlike Word - not split table cells if the cell height got too large for the text frame. Therefore you have to limit the amount of text in your table cell and continue in the next table row. Best regards Winfried >

FW: FrameMaker mit Online-Hilfe in Hebräisch/Arabisch

2006-08-17 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, probably in the next year we have to translate a FrameMaker book into Hebrew and Arabic and also convert the translation into an HTML Help. As FM cannot handle right-to-left languages I plan this: o Convert the FM book to Word with Mif2Go. o Get the Word file(s) translated. o Convert the

Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to online help

2006-08-18 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, probably in the next year we have to translate a FrameMaker book into Hebrew and Arabic and also convert the translation into an HTML Help. As FM cannot handle right-to-left languages I plan this: 1 Convert the FM book to Word with Mif2Go. 2 Get the Word file(s) translated. 3 Convert the

Conditional tags and translation (FM and Trados)

2006-08-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Text which has a condition applied and is hidden is not imported into Trados. However table rows which have a condition applied and are hidden do get imported. At least that's what I noticed with our translation agency half a year ago. As a work-around you have to assign the condition also

Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to onlinehelp

2006-08-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
nt.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > ]On Behalf > Of Reng, Winfried Dr. > Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 8:55 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Translate FrameMaker book to Hebrew/Arabic and convert to > onlinehel

paste special ...text option

2006-10-10 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Peter, Easy. Open your maker.ini file with a text editor and change the order of the "ClipboardFormatsPriorities" formats. Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at

Major problems with generating TOC

2006-10-13 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Tammy, That sounds as if you have 2 text frames on your reference page: You can select the top one and have problems to select the bottom one. Did you check what happens when you move the text frame? Does another one appear? Best regards Winfried > -Original Message- > From:

Double index file names

2006-10-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, Does your client create a regular file first with all the formatting for the index and names it something like filenameIX.fm? And then he tries to add a FM generated index file? Then he just has to skip the first step. He should create an index file only via the "Add | Standard Index"

Different endings when typing continuous letters

2006-10-23 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Janet, In the maker.ini file there is a setting DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics. Change that to "On". Otherwise the display is optimized for screen display. But then sometimes it might differ from what you print. This setting affects only the line length. It does not change any line breaks or

Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-11 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi Steve, I have a similar problem. I have an infoicon paragraph in the sidehead area with a Frame below which holds the info icon. The paragraph font size is 2 pt, the space above is 22 pt. Now and then the font size and the space above change to "normal" values (font size 10 pt and space above

Error message: Resulting columns would be too short

2007-04-13 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, I want to change the height of a text frame in an anchored frame. When I try to change it from 0.661 cm to 0.265 cm with the Object properties window, I get an error message: Resulting columns would be too short. The error message starts with a value of 0.317 cm. The font size of the

Table title alignment oddity

2007-04-19 Thread Reng, Winfried Dr.
Hi, The table title frame spans only the text column (without sidehead area) if the table columns have only the width of the text column. If the table columns are wider than the text column, the table title frame spans the text column plus the sidehead area. Eventually your table columns are too

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