Frame output scales incorrectly - corrupt joboptions file?

2007-03-08 Thread Karen Mardahl
Hi I have an annoyance, not really a problem, with my Frame 7.1p116 on XP and Distiller 7.0.7. My PDF is distilled at 1439% or 1398% or some such random, 4-digit figure. After several normal print jobs, something cracks, and I get this mess. Closing down everything and reopening makes the bug

Re: PDF bookmarks

2007-03-08 Thread Shlomo Perets
Shmuel, You wrote: Is there any way to have a PDF show you where you are in the bookmark pane when you page down or click a cross-reference. Unfortunately, it seems that the answer is no. Starting with Acrobat/Reader 6, collapsed parent bookmarks are not displayed differently to indicate

Re: Table Question (wrapping onto 2nd page)

2007-03-08 Thread rebecca officer
Your first 3 rows are probably heading rows, even if they look like body rows. Click in one, then look at the info bar at the bottom left to see. Heading rows automatically repeat. If so, add body rows below your repeated rows, put the content into them, then delete the repeating rows. Cheers,

Re: (1) Numbering issues with anchored frames (2) Changing numbering in a book

2007-03-08 Thread Steve Rickaby
Donna... forgive me for ignoring the rest of your post: I've not had my morning intravenous caffeine injection yet. - How bad is it to have 2 chapters in one file? I don't mind to split the file. I'm asking purely out of curiosity, and I already brace myself for the outcry this question might

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
Are you seeing this on screen, in .pdf, and/or print? Art On 3/6/07, Shmuel Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are all these bugs, or am I doing something wrong? There seem to be several bugs in table ruling: - When a heading row repeats on 2 or more pages, the ruling at the bottom of the

Numbering

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
First, whatever font you're using in your Subject isn't translating well On 3/5/07, Dona Mommsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, snip (1) This book has a numbering issue with anchored frames. The numbering setting is to continue the numbering from the previous paragraph in the book, and it

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
Indeed, FrameMaker's Table features are one of the most powerful and reliable around. The only times when I experienced weird behavior of tables was when I had tables in FrameMaker which were imported from ...ahem... MS-Weird. But hey, luckily we have the TableCleaner plug-in, which makes tables

RE: Conditions that won't go away - solution(s)

2007-03-08 Thread Martinek, Carla
Summary of the problem and solution: 1. I used a Framescript to change all text tagged with OLDTAG to being tagged with NEWTAG. No text in any of the files is tagged with OLDTAG at this time. 2. As the condition OLDTAG still existed in each file, I deleted that unused

Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Serge De Beil
Hello, For a new project, we receive a SGML file from our customer. This SGML file is an export from a database. What do I need to parse this SGML file to Framemaker? What I've tried is following: I start Framemaker in Structured Mode. When I open the SGML file, I just get a plain text with all

[ANN] Adobe Captivate Workshop at Documentation and Training Vancouver

2007-03-08 Thread Scott Abel
Don't miss Adobe Captivate, a half-day workshop with Neil Perlin at the Documentation and Training UX Conference, April 18-21, 2007. Held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the theme of the 8th Annual Documentation Training Conference is The User Experience. The event features

RE: Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Mike Feimster
Serge, Did your customer give you a structured application with the SGML file? (The structured application consists of at least an EDD and application definition. It can also include Read/Write rules, and a template, and maybe even some other things.) If so, you'll need to use that. If not,

Re: Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
As new tools come out, companies will not expect you to know more than the most common ones. There is a lot more to technical writing than the authoring tool. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 8:29 PM -0500 3/4/07, Sean Pollock wrote: Why be afraid of Frame's possible

Re: Frame Improvements - table ruling

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
Yes, apparently most people have not experienced the table ruling issues that I have. So I take back what I said. I should have said, table ruling does not work correctly on my system, which is a much harder problem for Adobe to respond to. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson William Gaffga wrote:

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
Thanks. That may be the problem. The company I worked for used to use Word, and switched to Frame before I came. It's possible that the tables were imported. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson Yves Barbion wrote: Indeed, FrameMaker's Table features are one of the most powerful and reliable around.

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Roger Bell
I am working on a reports guide. I will have a TOC, but I also want another generated list of reports by name and page number. Each Heading 2 in the guide is the name of a report. Can I do this without having to insert markers for each Heading 2? Thanks in advance for any ideas. I am using

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
I had a sneaky suspicion. ;-) On 3/8/07, Shmuel Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks. That may be the problem. The company I worked for used to use Word, and switched to Frame before I came. It's possible that the tables were imported. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson Yves Barbion wrote:

Re: How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
Yes you can, Roger. Add List of Elements Paragraphs (Alphabetical) Include Heading 2 Add. There you go. -- Yves Barbion Documentation Architect Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor ___ You are currently

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
- When a heading row repeats on 2 or more pages, the ruling at the bottom of the table, and underneath the header row row are not always the correct ruling style. I have to apply the ruling manually. I think it has to do with your table style definitions. - When I apply custom ruling and

FYI: MS Communicator

2007-03-08 Thread Mary Sheahan
Hi folks, Something I've discovered the hard way, and I wanted to let others know as an FYI. Problem: On Windows 2000, FM7.1 has intermittent startup problems with MS Communicator. Solution: when you can't open from Windows Explorer by doubleclicking the filename, solution is to exit

Re: How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
You're welcome, Roger. Well, you're next question is a nice feature request. ;-) However, there are two workarounds: Workaround 1 1. In your FM source document, type the letters of the alphabet, each of them in a separate paragraph and give them a dedicated paragraph tag, for example

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
The easiest way to clean them up is to wash the file by saving to MIF and opening and saving that version. omsys.com has a utility program that does these steps for you. And Rick Quatro's TableCleaner plug-in is a must-have if you're going to be working with tables very much. Cheers, Art On

RE: How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Roger Bell
Outstanding. I used your first workaround and it works like a charm. But you are right that it would be a nice feature request for Adobe to add. Hope some of their folks are on this list and will take note. Thanks so much. Regards, Roger Bell Technical Writer VCG Software, Inc.

Import RTF

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
Hello, all; We are in the process of converting older Word documents into FrameMaker. After stripping and cleaning unwanted old Information Mapping formatting from Word, saving as RTF . . . When I import one of the RTF files into our new FrameMaker template file, the old document comes in as a

RE: Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Andrew Avis
Serge, Did your customer give you a structured application with the SGML file? (The structured application consists of at least an EDD and application definition. It can also include Read/Write rules, and a template, and maybe even some other things.) If so, you'll need to use that.

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Many Frame bugs come down to user interface oddities. In my view, the program is under-utilized, especially its ability to do structured documents. It could well be one of the few applications that remains important into the next generation of computing, since the market has caught up with it.

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Do direct links to the forum work? http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.1de55779 For posting any issue, it's useful to include exact computer and operating system setup, type of file you were working on, any add-ons operating, and steps you took to reach the error condition. --- Bill

Re: How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Wolfgang Kühn
Yes, you can generate a List of Paragraphs. Insert - List of ... - Paragraphs - Search Heading 2 - OK WoK Roger Bell schrieb: I am working on a reports guide. I will have a TOC, but I also want another generated list of reports by name and page number. Each Heading 2 in the guide is the

RE: Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Knowing how technology works, I'd prefer to build on a working, proven platform and expand it to reach new heights. In other words, why be afraid of FrameMaker for the future? It's a great product design and doesn't need changing. Programs like mySQL may have eternal life for the same reason

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
I recall (among other custom) configurations, that when I last used FM (5.5) I was able to customize a file, and thus enable using the arrow keys to navigate within an FM table. (Why Adobe continues to leave this out - is a mystery to me.) However, that was about 7 years ago. So can someone

Nevermind: Importing RTF into Frame

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
I had originally checked Copy into Document when I first worked on a project a few weeks, ago. After looking more closely, I see that Import by Reference was now checked. Sorry, for submitting too quickly. ~ John ~ Sr. Learning

RE: Table Question (wrapping onto 2nd page)

2007-03-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Jonathan Pechta wrote: I have a table question that I can not seem to resolve (Frame 6.0). I have a table where the first 3 rows are duplicating themselves on the next page when the table wraps across a page separator. Those 3 rows are heading rows instead of body rows. Tables consist of

Re: Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Sean Pollock
Thanks Bill, we agree! --Sean Pollock __ From: Bill Swallow [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] CC: Frame Users framers@lists.frameusers.com,Free Framers List [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

2007-03-08 Thread Mike Wickham
Some have recently asked where to go to report bugs or request features. Adobe has recently added a form that allows you to do either, or any Adobe product: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform Mike Wickham ___ You are

Re: Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Stuart Rogers
John Pilla wrote: I recall (among other custom) configurations, that when I last used FM (5.5) I was able to customize a file, and thus enable using the arrow keys to navigate within an FM table. (Why Adobe continues to leave this out - is a mystery to me.) However, that was about 7 years

EDIT Busted

2007-03-08 Thread Richard Doll
With no apparent reason (brown-out/blackout/earthquake/global heat) Edit options are gone. WinXP Pro (ServPk 2) 2 G memory Frame 7.2 with updates Dell 490 Workstation APC Power Protection The Edit drop-down (1st one to the right of File lists no options (doesen't activate anything). Thus I

Re: Import RTF

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
The easiest way to do this is to Open, not import, the source .RTF file in FM. So, first, in FM, Open the .RTF file. Next, to remove hidden Word characters, save the file in FM as a MIF format file. Finally, open the (now clean) MIF file and cut and paste whatever you need into your destination

Re: Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, John: You can read about customizing FrameMaker's menus and keystrokes in Customizing_FrameMaker_Products.pdf in the onlineManuals directory of your FrameMaker installation. When you learn the notation of FrameMaker's universal (unix-originally) keystrokes, you'll be able to interpret

Frame 6 crashes on WinXP with edited fmdlg.dll file

2007-03-08 Thread Dave Reynolds
Hi folks Just posting this in case anyone else has had the same problem. I received a new PC late last year and had to reinstall all my software, updates, patches, etc. I also changed at this time from Win2k to WinXP. I duly installed Frame 6, plus the updates for 405 and XP, plus my own

Re: Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
Except for the fibbing part. I don't advocate saying you know something you don't, even if learning it is a non-issue. I advocate being up front about it and talk about the tech stuff you do know. Many times companies will then agree that tools are easy to learn and that the concepts are

Re: Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
Thanks, your e-mail sparked my ever getting older memory, this is what I now recall doing (7 years, ago). I had created an extensive CustomUI file, and I had lots of customization's. Like arrow key navigation in tables, and Font size style drop-downs akin to MSWord, etc.

RE: Frame 6 crashes on WinXP with edited fmdlg.dll file

2007-03-08 Thread Van Boening, Tammy
Is this the patch that you might have forgotten to install? http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1420 HTH, TVB Tammy L. Van Boening Engineering Technical Writer Fiserv Insurance Solutions Property and Casualty Division 303-729-7733 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Frame output scales incorrectly - corrupt joboptions file?

2007-03-08 Thread Dov Isaacs
There is nothing in the joboptions file that provides any option for scaling of page sizes. Distiller opens the .joboptions files read-only. Furthermore, if those files were corrupted, closing down everything and reopening would not make the problem go away. Exactly how are you producing the PDF

Navigate Back?

2007-03-08 Thread Hales-Crotchett, Nicole
Quick question; I'm running Frame 7.1, unstructured. Is there a magic keystroke to go back to the source after clicking a cross reference? Thanks- Nicole ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL

RE: Navigate Back? SOLVED

2007-03-08 Thread Hales-Crotchett, Nicole
Never mind. A very nice Framer let me know this came up last week and he clued me in on the keystroke. I apologize for the bandwidth! What can I say? It's been a terribly long week. Cheers all! Nicole -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] .com] On Behalf

Re: Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Klaus Mueller
Hello Stuart, With this modification, you are able to navigate in tables with the arrow keys - but navigating within paragraphs is then no more possible. There's a free FrameScript TableNavigation.fsl available: http://www.itl.eu/108.0.html#c400 that lets you navigate within tables with the

Hyperlink marker gotcha to be aware of

2007-03-08 Thread hedley . finger
**BUG** Hypertext markers in generated files with long strings crash FrameMaker 7.0p578, 7.1p114 , 7.2p158 Steps to reproduce bug: 1. Create a book with a number of components, including a test-target file which is nested deeply in folders so that its relative pathname from the *.book

The living dead: RoboHelp for FrameMaker walks among us!

2007-03-08 Thread hedley . finger
http://www.adobe.com/support/robohelpframemaker/downloads.html No doubt this link had already been posted on the lists and I'm the last to know -- as usual. -- Hedley Finger Training Content Developer and Tools Specialist MYOB Australia Pty Ltd http://myob.com/au P.O. box 371 Blackburn VIC

Re: Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Jeremy H. Griffith
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 10:40:43 -0500, Art Campbell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The easiest way to clean them up is to wash the file by saving to MIF and opening and saving that version. omsys.com has a utility program that does these steps for you. Actually, it's not a separate utility, it's part of

Re: Import RTF

2007-03-08 Thread William Abernathy
You can also copy and Paste Special in RTF format, if that's not too cumbersome. That's how I import tables from Word docs. --William Art Campbell wrote: The easiest way to do this is to Open, not import, the source .RTF file in FM. So, first, in FM, Open the .RTF file. Next, to remove

Re: The living dead: RoboHelp for FrameMaker walks among us!

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
I think you jumped the gun. They appear to be old service release notes. As far as the main RHFM product page states, it's still discontinued as of July 21, 2004. On 3/8/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.adobe.com/support/robohelpframemaker/downloads.html No doubt this

Conditions that won't go away

2007-03-08 Thread rebecca officer
I have dim memories of a plug-in for clearing condition tags from books. Failing that, you can delete the tag out of the book by saving the book as a MIF file, opening it in a text editor, searching for the tag's definition in the condition catalog, and deleting it. After you've done that, check

looking for a way to automate alignment in tables

2007-03-08 Thread hedley.fin...@myob.com
Cybele: Just create a special para format just for that column. Then set a decimal tab for that para font and, in the Numbering tab of the Paragraph Designer, insert a single tab \t as the "number". Now any figures typed into that para format will always align on the decimal tab. Hedley --

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Sean Pollock
When in doubt, fib. You can almost always get an evaluation version of, or book on, the tool for which a company requires knowledge. If you know XML, the tool usually isn't going to be that hard to learn. I got my first tech writing job with no knowledge of Frame in 1997 and was training others a

Conditions that won't go away

2007-03-08 Thread David Schor
Carla, Perhaps OLDTAG appears somewhere on a master page or a reference page, such as a TOC file. -- David Schor Senior Technical Writer RADLAN, a Marvell Company Tel: (+972) 3 7662823 Cellular: (+972) 54 4788253 E-mail: dschor at marvell.com Web: www.marvell.com On 3/7/07, Martinek, Carla

Frame output scales incorrectly - corrupt joboptions file?

2007-03-08 Thread Karen Mardahl
Hi I have an annoyance, not really a problem, with my Frame 7.1p116 on XP and Distiller 7.0.7. My PDF is distilled at 1439% or 1398% or some such random, 4-digit figure. After several normal print jobs, something cracks, and I get this mess. Closing down everything and reopening makes the bug go

PDF bookmarks

2007-03-08 Thread Shlomo Perets
Shmuel, You wrote: >Is there any way to have a PDF show you where you are in the bookmark pane >when you page down or click a cross-reference. Unfortunately, it seems that the answer is "no". Starting with Acrobat/Reader 6, collapsed parent bookmarks are not displayed differently to

Table Question (wrapping onto 2nd page)

2007-03-08 Thread rebecca officer
Your first 3 rows are probably heading rows, even if they look like body rows. Click in one, then look at the info bar at the bottom left to see. Heading rows automatically repeat. If so, add body rows below your repeated rows, put the content into them, then delete the repeating rows. Cheers,

(1) Numbering issues with anchored frames (2) Changing numbering in a book

2007-03-08 Thread Steve Rickaby
Donna... forgive me for ignoring the rest of your post: I've not had my morning intravenous caffeine injection yet. >-> How bad is it to have 2 chapters in one file? I don't mind to split the >file. I'm asking purely out of curiosity, and I already brace myself for the >outcry this question

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
Are you seeing this on screen, in .pdf, and/or print? Art On 3/6/07, Shmuel Wolfson wrote: > Are all these bugs, or am I doing something wrong? > There seem to be several bugs in table ruling: > > - When a heading row repeats on 2 or more pages, the ruling at the > bottom of the table, and

Numbering

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
First, whatever font you're using in your Subject isn't translating well On 3/5/07, Dona Mommsen wrote: > Hi, > (1) This book has a numbering issue with anchored frames. > The numbering setting is to continue the numbering from the previous > paragraph in the book, and it is consistent in

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
Indeed, FrameMaker's Table features are one of the most powerful and reliable around. The only times when I experienced "weird" behavior of tables was when I had tables in FrameMaker which were imported from ...ahem... MS-Weird. But hey, luckily we have the TableCleaner plug-in, which makes

Conditions that won't go away - solution(s)

2007-03-08 Thread Martinek, Carla
Summary of the problem and solution: 1. I used a Framescript to change all text tagged with OLDTAG to being tagged with NEWTAG. No text in any of the files is tagged with OLDTAG at this time. 2. As the condition OLDTAG still existed in each file, I deleted that unused

Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Serge De Beil
Hello, For a new project, we receive a SGML file from our customer. This SGML file is an export from a database. What do I need to "parse" this SGML file to Framemaker? What I've tried is following: I start Framemaker in Structured Mode. When I "open" the SGML file, I just get a plain text with

[ANN] Adobe Captivate Workshop at Documentation and Training Vancouver

2007-03-08 Thread Scott Abel
Don't miss "Adobe Captivate", a half-day workshop with Neil Perlin at the Documentation and Training UX Conference, April 18-21, 2007. Held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the theme of the 8th Annual Documentation & Training Conference is The User Experience. The event features

Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Mike Feimster
Serge, Did your customer give you a structured application with the SGML file? (The structured application consists of at least an EDD and application definition. It can also include Read/Write rules, and a template, and maybe even some other things.) If so, you'll need to use that. If not,

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
As new tools come out, companies will not expect you to know more than the most common ones. There is a lot more to technical writing than the authoring tool. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson quills at airmail.net wrote: > At 8:29 PM -0500 3/4/07, Sean Pollock wrote: >> Why be afraid of Frame's

Frame Improvements - table ruling

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
Yes, apparently most people have not experienced the table ruling issues that I have. So I take back what I said. I should have said, table ruling does not work correctly on my system, which is a much harder problem for Adobe to respond to. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson William Gaffga wrote: >

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Shmuel Wolfson
Thanks. That may be the problem. The company I worked for used to use Word, and switched to Frame before I came. It's possible that the tables were imported. Regards, Shmuel Wolfson Yves Barbion wrote: > Indeed, FrameMaker's Table features are one of the most powerful and > reliable around.

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Roger Bell
I am working on a reports guide. I will have a TOC, but I also want another generated list of reports by name and page number. Each Heading 2 in the guide is the name of a report. Can I do this without having to insert markers for each Heading 2? Thanks in advance for any ideas. I am using

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
I had a sneaky suspicion. ;-) On 3/8/07, Shmuel Wolfson wrote: > > Thanks. That may be the problem. The company I worked for used to use > Word, and switched to Frame before I came. It's possible that the tables > were imported. > > Regards, > Shmuel Wolfson > > > > Yves Barbion wrote: > >

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
Yes you can, Roger. Add > List of > Elements & Paragraphs (Alphabetical) > Include Heading 2 > Add. There you go. -- Yves Barbion Documentation Architect Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
> - When a heading row repeats on 2 or more pages, the ruling at the > bottom of the table, and underneath the header row row are not always > the correct ruling style. I have to apply the ruling manually. I think it has to do with your table style definitions. > - When I apply custom ruling and

FYI: MS Communicator

2007-03-08 Thread Mary Sheahan
Hi folks, Something I've discovered the hard way, and I wanted to let others know as an FYI. Problem: On Windows 2000, FM7.1 has intermittent startup problems with MS Communicator. Solution: when you can't open from Windows Explorer by doubleclicking the filename, solution is to exit

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Yves Barbion
You're welcome, Roger. Well, you're next question is a nice feature request. ;-) However, there are two workarounds: Workaround 1 1. In your FM source document, type the letters of the alphabet, each of them in a separate paragraph and give them a dedicated paragraph tag, for example

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
> What concerns me is that many of these tools are Enterprise level. > Meaning that they are too expensive to be purchased by a single > person, and often require a server from which to run. What that > means, is that companies will segregate writers into those who know > the tools, and those who

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
The easiest way to clean them up is to "wash" the file by saving to MIF and opening and saving that version. omsys.com has a utility program that does these steps for you. And Rick Quatro's TableCleaner plug-in is a must-have if you're going to be working with tables very much. Cheers, Art On

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Roger Bell
Outstanding. I used your first workaround and it works like a charm. But you are right that it would be a nice feature request for Adobe to add. Hope some of their folks are on this list and will take note. Thanks so much. Regards, Roger Bell Technical Writer VCG Software, Inc.

Import RTF

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
Hello, all; We are in the process of converting older Word documents into FrameMaker. After stripping and cleaning unwanted old Information Mapping formatting from Word, saving as RTF . . . When I import one of the RTF files into our new FrameMaker template file, the old document comes in as a

Opening SGML

2007-03-08 Thread Andrew Avis
> Serge, > > Did your customer give you a structured application with the > SGML file? > (The structured application consists of at least an EDD and > application definition. It can also include Read/Write rules, > and a template, and maybe even some other things.) If so, > you'll need to use

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Many Frame "bugs" come down to user interface oddities. In my view, the program is under-utilized, especially its ability to do structured documents. It could well be one of the few applications that remains important into the next generation of computing, since the market has caught up with it.

Frame Improvements

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Do direct links to the forum work? http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.1de55779 For posting any issue, it's useful to include exact computer and operating system setup, type of file you were working on, any add-ons operating, and steps you took to reach the error condition. --- Bill

How Do I Create Alphabetical List?

2007-03-08 Thread Wolfgang Kühn
Yes, you can generate a "List of Paragraphs". "Insert" -> "List of ..." -> "Paragraphs" -> Search "Heading 2" -> "OK" WoK Roger Bell schrieb: > I am working on a reports guide. I will have a TOC, but I also want > another generated list of reports by name and page number. Each Heading > 2 in

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Chris Borokowski
Knowing how technology works, I'd prefer to build on a working, proven platform and expand it to reach new heights. In other words, why be afraid of FrameMaker for the future? It's a great product design and doesn't need changing. Programs like mySQL may have "eternal" life for the same reason

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
I recall (among other custom) configurations, that when I last used FM (5.5) I was able to customize a file, and thus enable using the arrow keys to navigate within an FM table. (Why Adobe continues to leave this out - is a mystery to me.) However, that was about 7 years ago. So can someone

Nevermind: Importing RTF into Frame

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
I had originally checked "Copy into Document" when I first worked on a project a few weeks, ago. After looking more closely, I see that "Import by Reference" was now checked. Sorry, for submitting too quickly. ~ John ~ Sr.

Table Question (wrapping onto 2nd page)

2007-03-08 Thread Combs, Richard
Jonathan Pechta wrote: > I have a table question that I can not seem to resolve (Frame > 6.0). I have a table where the first 3 rows are duplicating > themselves on the next page when the table wraps across a > page separator. Those 3 rows are heading rows instead of body rows. Tables consist

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Sean Pollock
Thanks Bill, we agree! --Sean Pollock __ From: "Bill Swallow" To: "quills at airmail.net" CC: Frame Users ,Free Framers List Subject: Re: Frame's future Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 10:36:35

Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

2007-03-08 Thread Mike Wickham
Some have recently asked where to go to report bugs or request features. Adobe has recently added a form that allows you to do either, or any Adobe product: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform Mike Wickham

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Stuart Rogers
John Pilla wrote: > I recall (among other custom) configurations, > that when I last used FM (5.5) I was able to customize a file, > and thus enable using the arrow keys to navigate within an FM table. > > (Why Adobe continues to leave this out - is a mystery to me.) > > However, that was

EDIT Busted

2007-03-08 Thread Richard Doll
With no apparent reason (brown-out/blackout/earthquake/global heat) Edit options are gone. WinXP Pro (ServPk 2) 2 G memory Frame 7.2 with updates Dell 490 Workstation APC Power Protection The drop-down (1st one to the right of lists no options (doesen't activate anything). Thus I have no .

Import RTF

2007-03-08 Thread Art Campbell
The easiest way to do this is to Open, not import, the source .RTF file in FM. So, first, in FM, Open the .RTF file. Next, to remove hidden Word characters, save the file in FM as a MIF format file. Finally, open the (now clean) MIF file and cut and paste whatever you need into your destination

EDiT busted - SOLVED

2007-03-08 Thread Richard Doll
Sorry for post . . .Reboot solved problem. thanks for reading. dick

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, John: You can read about customizing FrameMaker's menus and keystrokes in Customizing_FrameMaker_Products.pdf in the onlineManuals directory of your FrameMaker installation. When you learn the notation of FrameMaker's universal (unix-originally) keystrokes, you'll be able to interpret the

Frame's future

2007-03-08 Thread Bill Swallow
Except for the fibbing part. I don't advocate saying you know something you don't, even if learning it is a non-issue. I advocate being up front about it and talk about the tech stuff you do know. Many times companies will then agree that tools are easy to learn and that the concepts are

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread John Pilla
Thanks, your e-mail sparked my ever getting older memory, this is what I now recall doing (7 years, ago). I had created an extensive CustomUI file, and I had lots of customization's. Like arrow key navigation in tables, and Font size & style drop-downs akin to MSWord, etc.

Frame 6 crashes on WinXP with edited fmdlg.dll file

2007-03-08 Thread Van Boening, Tammy
Is this the patch that you might have forgotten to install? http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1420 HTH, TVB Tammy L. Van Boening Engineering Technical Writer Fiserv Insurance Solutions Property and Casualty Division 303-729-7733 tammy.vanboening at fiserv.com

Frame output scales incorrectly - corrupt joboptions file?

2007-03-08 Thread Dov Isaacs
There is nothing in the joboptions file that provides any option for scaling of page sizes. Distiller opens the .joboptions files read-only. Furthermore, if those files were "corrupted," "closing down everything and reopening" would not make the problem go away. Exactly how are you producing the

Navigate Back?

2007-03-08 Thread Hales-Crotchett, Nicole
Quick question; I'm running Frame 7.1, unstructured. Is there a magic keystroke to go back to the source after clicking a cross reference? Thanks- Nicole

Navigate Back? SOLVED

2007-03-08 Thread Hales-Crotchett, Nicole
Never mind. A very nice Framer let me know this came up last week and he clued me in on the keystroke. I apologize for the bandwidth! What can I say? It's been a terribly long week. Cheers all! Nicole -Original Message- From: framers-bounces+nicole.hales-crotchett=lmco.com at

Arrow navigation in FM tables

2007-03-08 Thread Klaus Mueller
Hello Stuart, With this modification, you are able to navigate in tables with the arrow keys - but navigating within paragraphs is then no more possible. There's a free FrameScript TableNavigation.fsl available: http://www.itl.eu/108.0.html#c400 that lets you navigate within tables with the

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