Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dennis Brunnenmeyer
As of tonight (June 19th), the HP Compaq web site still lists their top-end notebooks with Vista downgrade to Windows XP as an optional OS. My HP/Compaq nw8000 has given excellent service. The HP Compaq 8710w available now is a relatively costly computer but inexpensive when you consider its

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
And there are hundreds of Dell laptops with XP in their Outlet store, which is always my favorite spot for saving a few bucks while shopping. Art On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Dennis Brunnenmeyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As of tonight (June 19th), the HP Compaq web site still lists their

RE: degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
The Character Sets PDF available from the Help menu lists the following for Windows: Alt 0176Symbol font CrtlQ, 0 - but gives it an infinity symbol! Alternatively, I find you can use Ctrl-Q,{ in the standard font (I'm using Stone Serif). Roger Shuttleworth Technical

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I know what you mean. My largest client's IT UBER-POLICY steers way too many decisions in my home computing due to our client relationship. If I had *time* to do it, I'd go pick up all the networking and Cisco certs I could get my hands on, just so that I could get this stuff jiving the way I

Re: degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I have found that using Ext ASCII (ALT+numpad combos) is a surer way to get the desired symbol to show in multiple outputs, but there are a few Ext ASCII key combos that MS interprets differently than Adobe. Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Owen, Clint [EMAIL

Re: degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Wow, where to start...(inserting tongue in cheek). Help's help isn't helpful because: 1. The help author got boxed into using PDF output to try to demonstrate the power of PDF, when in reality it just reveals the extent of its limitations when you try to make a purse from a sow's ear.

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Jeff Schweiner
Hi, I'm looking for a complete list of what gets imported when doing a File - Import - Formats - Document Properties. I'm running FM8 Windows. I looked at the FM8 User Guide, but I don't believe the list provided on page 417 is complete. For example, information set under File -

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Dodd, Frank J
When converting a framemaker document to an adobe PDF I suddenly get sentences that wrap onto the next line. The only item I can attribute this to is the fact that adobe converts all the Helvetica fonts in my FM file to Times new roman Does anybody have any idea : Why the change to another

special characters frame to webworks

2008-06-20 Thread Patrick Fortino
Hi, I am using Frame 8 win xp and the latest webwork epublisher and webworks help 5.0. I have several kinds of special characters I need to convert to the help system. Some are greek characters, some equation symbols. Anyone know how to get these from Frame to webworks help 5.0? Thanks

Re: FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread rinch
Dov, Thank you for taking the time to write your e-mails to the Framers E-Mail List. Your insight and helpfulness is always greatly appreciated. Your comment, Large enterprises are notoriously slow in changing their standard software configurations certainly hits home with me. As a manager in

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Brian Weis
Hi folks: Yesterday, I encountered this error in FM: An internal error occurred while writing imported graphics in this document. The file has been saved, but has lost some image data. Please report this error to Adobe Technical Support. I close the error dialog, and then try to close the file

Re: FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
If you search back through the archives and/or visit the Frame user's forum on Adobe.com, you'll see that this has been a pretty common topic since Microsoft released SP3 for XP. They included some security fixes to OLE that have effectively broken it, at least as far as managing objects in Frame

Re: FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
OK, so to tie in with another thread: if you go with a PC so you can run FM current version in native OS, stick with XP SP2...? Gotcha. Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Art Campbell [EMAIL PROTECTED] If you search back through the archives and/or visit the Frame user's

Re: Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Jeff: I haven't tested this, but you might try it and let us know: * Create an empty MIF file (see the MIF Reference PDF in the FrameMaker directory). * Create a new blank FM file. * Open the MIF file in FM. * Import formats from the FM file - perhaps one at a time, or all at once. ***See

RE: The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Gagne, Bernard (Bolton)
Hi Frank, I suspect Distiller is changing your Helvetica to Times New Roman when you PDF because you do not actually have the Helvetica font on your system. It is likely residing on your physical printer and Windows is making available in your Frame font menu. When you print to Adobe PDF, or save

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Rene Stephenson wrote: They're rolling out Office 2007 on site, and most of the workers initially gripe about the interface but then find that it's more like hopping into a tub of hot water: if you sit there long enough, it doesn't *feel* hot anymore. I'm reminded of a cartoon I saw many

Re: Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Jeff, See the screenshot at http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/importformatsspecial/ Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com Hi, I'm looking for a complete list of what gets imported when doing a File - Import - Formats - Document Properties. I'm running

RE: Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Mike Bradley
Get ImportFormatsSpecial from Carmen Publishing. It's a low-cost replacement for the standard Import Formats window that gives you complete control over everything that can be imported. It comes in very handy when I have to update only one or two formats, such as user variables, without changing

Re: degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Shuttleworth, Roger wrote: The Character Sets PDF available from the Help menu lists the following for Windows: Alt 0176 Symbol font CrtlQ, 0 - but gives it an infinity symbol! Alternatively, I find you can use Ctrl-Q,{ in the standard font (I'm using Stone Serif).

Re: FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Lise Bible
I had similar error messages with Frame files with OLE links to Excel spreadsheets, but mostly randomly--sometimes I had the Excel file open by mistake, and that might have triggered it, I'm not sure. I could never find the exact cause. Was running Frame 7.1 on XP, SP2. A colleague told me she

Re: The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Gagne, Bernard (Bolton) wrote: Hi Frank, I suspect Distiller is changing your Helvetica to Times New Roman when you PDF because you do not actually have the Helvetica font on your system. It is likely residing on your physical printer and Windows is making available in your Frame font menu.

Re: The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
The easier way to change all tags to Arial would be to go into Para Designer, set the font to Arial, and then do Commands Global Update Options FontProperties/All Para and Chara Entries. (I'd make a backup copy first... CYA.) Art On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Stuart Rogers [EMAIL

RE: The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Combs, Richard
Dodd, Frank J wrote: When converting a framemaker document to an adobe PDF I suddenly get sentences that wrap onto the next line. The only item I can attribute this to is the fact that adobe converts all the Helvetica fonts in my FM file to Times new roman Does anybody have any idea :

Re: The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Peter Gold
Art said: The easier way to change all tags to Arial would be to go into Para Designer, set the font to Arial, and then do Commands Global Update Options FontProperties/All Para and Chara Entries. (I'd make a backup copy first... CYA.) I'd add: either click in a margin whitespace area,

Re: Script for generated files in structured documents

2008-06-20 Thread Lynne A. Price
Les, If your structured and unstructured documents use the same paragraph tags, at least for paragraphs that will result in entries in the generated files, you may not need to change the setup of your generated files at all. How many books are you converting? Do they all use the same

RE: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
The 8710w is a fantastic system. Omit the BlueRay drive and the cost isn't particularly bad. And if you take care of it and can get four years of service out of it (typically what I get out of my notebook systems), the extra cost per day compared to el'cheapo configurations is really minimum. Oh,

Re: FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Dov, It never seems that thank you is sufficient for what you contribute. Shalom, Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Dov Isaacs [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Framers E-mail List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:36:51 PM Subject: FrameMaker on Windows - Issues

Windows XP will be sold till Jan. 31, 2009

2008-06-20 Thread Deborah Wible
According to http://tinyurl.com/3sdd2h http://tinyurl.com/3sdd2h (full URL: http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/06/17/231094/windows-xp-avai lability-to-be-extended-microsoft-says.htm) Windows XP will still be available through January 31, 2009, although not from major retailers.

Re: FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Brian Weis
I just wanted to express my thanks to Art Campbell. I removed SP3 from my machine and I once again have full Visio pasting functionality. I did post a comment on Microsoft's website under the SP3 write-up regarding this issue. It's not a nag, but at least I let them know their update was causing

Re: Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I have been using Rick's ImportFormatsSpecial plugin for a couple of years now, and my clients liked it so much they bought it, too. It has really helped us be more efficient and accurate in this area of FM...can't say enough good things about it!!! Rene L. Stephenson - Original

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is wasted unless you're running Vista? Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Dov Isaacs [EMAIL PROTECTED] The 8710w is a fantastic system. Omit the BlueRay drive and the cost isn't particularly bad. And if you

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Or the old adage that to boil a frog, you put it in a pot of cold water and turn up the heat gradually, because the frog will pass out before it notices the increased temperature. Not that frog soup is on my menu Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Stuart Rogers

RE: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Syed.Hosain
Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is wasted unless you're running Vista? Generally speaking, yes, with almost all of the Windows XP versions (i.e., Windows XP 64-bit, of course!). You would need Vista 64-bit to get more than 4GB. Also, note that, in many cases, there

Re: Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
Rick, Does your ImportsFormatsSpecial have an option to clean the existing properties, like CleanImport does? Without that, you just keep adding properties instead of cleaning up which in many cases may be what you want, but I usually prefer to start with empty catalogs. Art On Fri, Jun 20,

RE: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
Depending upon how much memory is on you video card and the size of various system BIOS and memory mapped i/o device card buffers, most if not all of the memory space above 3GB is unavailable for mapping of real memory both for XP and Vista 32-bit versions. It is the 64-bit versions of Vista on

RE: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Syed.Hosain
Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is wasted unless you're running Vista? Generally speaking, yes, with almost all of the Windows XP versions (i.e., Windows XP 64-bit, of course!). You would need Vista 64-bit to get more than 4GB. Argh! Above, I meant to say

Re: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Trialware/shovelware is a PITA, just one more thing to muddle through when you buy a computer, as if installing all the gobs of software and plugins that you really DO need and twiddling with all the UI settings isn't timeconsuming enough—which is precisely why my new desktop is still in the

Re: newbie goof

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
If you haven't hit save since then, you might try renaming the .backup.fm file to a different name and open that as a way to get back to the pre-goof point. Alternatively, if you have ANY other documents or templates that have the new Code text tag, you can import it via CleanImport and map it

character formatting and x-ref'd text

2008-06-20 Thread Milan Davidovic
File A has a paragraph. Some text in this paragraph is formatted with a character tag. In File B, I create a $paratext type x-ref to bring in this paragraph. The character formatting, however, doesn't appear. Files A and B have indentical formats, etc. (imported from A into B just to make sure).

RE: How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC
XP or VISTA; SAUNA or SOUP; that *is* the question. Well, whether amphibian or adventurer we're still swimming in the cauldron of our own demise. Seriously, I feel MUCH better about all this Frame/Vista stuff-thanx to Dov's wise counsel-so I'll soak a bit longer Hey, I'm actually starting

RE: FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
There is no big secret as to how I justify my configurations. It is fairly simple. (1) I buy systems that I plan to use as primary systems for approximately four years although Adobe's corporate policy allows engineers to replace systems on a two or three year basis. I would rather have a

RE: FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and ...lost image data

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
For better or worse, if you simply mailed in the report to Adobe, don't expect a personal if any response. That mechanism is not Adobe Tech Support. For future reference, regardless of what program you publish with copy-and-paste is about the worst way to set yourself up for disaster in case your

ANN: Heavy duty indexing

2008-06-20 Thread Rick Quatro
Hello Framers, I just finished a big index project for a client. The index has 50 sections in a single FrameMaker document. Like a regular generated document, each entry is hyperlinked back to its source. The text that needs to be indexed is formatted with a particular character tag. As the

Pop-up on hypertext in a pdf document

2008-06-20 Thread mathieu jacquet
Hi all, I was wondering: in a pdf document generated from FM, can you have a pop-up appear by clicking on a hypertext link (or something else) set up in FM with I don't know which setting? I'm using FM 7.2 on Windows XP / Acrobat 7.0. Thank you for your help, Mathieu.

degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Alan Litchfield
It's a guy thing ;) On 20/06/2008, at 9:59 AM, Deirdre Reagan wrote: > Alt 0176 works indeed! But I have to be on the number pad, not the > numbers across the top of the keyboard. > > Anyone know why Help's help isn't helpful? > > Deirdre > > On 6/19/08, Alan Litchfield wrote: >> Deirdre you

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dennis Brunnenmeyer
As of tonight (June 19th), the HP Compaq web site still lists their top-end notebooks with "Vista downgrade to Windows XP" as an optional OS. My HP/Compaq nw8000 has given excellent service. The HP Compaq 8710w available now is a relatively costly computer but inexpensive when you consider

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
And there are hundreds of Dell laptops with XP in their Outlet store, which is always my favorite spot for saving a few bucks while shopping. Art On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Dennis Brunnenmeyer wrote: > As of tonight (June 19th), the HP Compaq web site still lists their > top-end notebooks

degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
The Character Sets PDF available from the Help menu lists the following for Windows: Alt 0176Symbol font CrtlQ, 0 - but gives it an infinity symbol! Alternatively, I find you can use Ctrl-Q,{ in the standard font (I'm using Stone Serif). Roger Shuttleworth Technical Publications

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I know what you mean. My largest client's IT UBER-POLICY steers way too many decisions in my home computing due to our client relationship. If I had *time* to do it, I'd go pick up all the networking and Cisco certs I could get my hands on, just so that I could get this stuff jiving the way I

degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I have found that using Ext ASCII (ALT+numpad combos) is a surer way to get the desired symbol to show in multiple outputs, but there are a few Ext ASCII key combos that MS interprets differently than Adobe. Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: "Owen, Clint"

degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Wow, where to start...(inserting tongue in cheek). Help's help isn't helpful because: 1. The help author got boxed into using PDF output to try to demonstrate the "power" of PDF, when in reality it just reveals the extent of its limitations when you try to make a purse from a sow's

FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread ri...@inficon.com
Dov, Thank you for taking the time to write your e-mails to the Framers E-Mail List. Your insight and helpfulness is always greatly appreciated. Your comment, "Large enterprises are notoriously slow in changing their standard software configurations" certainly hits home with me. As a manager

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Brian Weis
Hi folks: Yesterday, I encountered this error in FM: "An internal error occurred while writing imported graphics in this document. The file has been saved, but has lost some image data. Please report this error to Adobe Technical Support." I close the error dialog, and then try to close the

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
If you search back through the archives and/or visit the Frame user's forum on Adobe.com, you'll see that this has been a pretty common topic since Microsoft released SP3 for XP. They included some security fixes to OLE that have effectively broken it, at least as far as managing objects in Frame

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
OK, so to tie in with another thread: if you go with a PC so you can run FM current version in native OS, stick with XP SP2...? Gotcha. Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Art Campbell If you search back through the archives and/or visit the Frame

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Jeff: I haven't tested this, but you might try it and let us know: * Create an empty MIF file (see the MIF Reference PDF in the FrameMaker directory). * Create a new blank FM file. * Open the MIF file in FM. * Import formats from the FM file - perhaps one at a time, or all at once. ***See

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Gagne, Bernard (Bolton)
Hi Frank, I suspect Distiller is changing your Helvetica to Times New Roman when you PDF because you do not actually have the Helvetica font on your system. It is likely residing on your physical printer and Windows is making available in your Frame font menu. When you print to Adobe PDF, or save

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Rene Stephenson wrote: >They're > rolling out Office 2007 on site, and most of the workers initially > gripe about the interface but then find that it's more like hopping > into a tub of hot water: if you sit there long enough, it doesn't > *feel* hot anymore. > I'm reminded of a cartoon I saw

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Jeff, See the screenshot at http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/importformatsspecial/ Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > Hi, > > > > I'm looking for a complete list of what gets imported when doing a File -> > Import -> Formats -> Document Properties. > > >

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Mike Bradley
Get ImportFormatsSpecial from Carmen Publishing. It's a low-cost replacement for the standard Import Formats window that gives you complete control over everything that can be imported. It comes in very handy when I have to update only one or two formats, such as user variables, without changing

degree symbol

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Shuttleworth, Roger wrote: > The Character Sets PDF available from the Help menu lists the following for > Windows: > > Alt 0176 Symbol font CrtlQ, 0 - but gives it an infinity symbol! > > Alternatively, I find you can use Ctrl-Q,{ in the standard font (I'm using > Stone Serif). >

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Lise Bible
I had similar error messages with Frame files with OLE links to Excel spreadsheets, but mostly randomly--sometimes I had the Excel file open by mistake, and that might have triggered it, I'm not sure. I could never find the exact cause. Was running Frame 7.1 on XP, SP2. A colleague told me she

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Stuart Rogers
Gagne, Bernard (Bolton) wrote: > Hi Frank, > I suspect Distiller is changing your Helvetica to Times New Roman when > you PDF because you do not actually have the Helvetica font on your > system. It is likely residing on your physical printer and Windows is > making available in your Frame font

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
The easier way to change all tags to Arial would be to go into Para Designer, set the font to Arial, and then do Commands > Global Update Options > FontProperties/All Para and Chara Entries. (I'd make a backup copy first... CYA.) Art On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Stuart Rogers wrote: >

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Combs, Richard
Dodd, Frank J wrote: > When converting a framemaker document to an adobe PDF I suddenly get > sentences that wrap onto the next line. > The only item I can attribute this to is the fact that adobe converts > all the Helvetica fonts in my FM file to Times new roman > Does anybody have any

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Peter Gold
Art said: > The easier way to change all tags to Arial would be to go into Para > Designer, set the font to Arial, and then do Commands > Global Update > Options > FontProperties/All Para and Chara Entries. > (I'd make a backup copy first... CYA.) I'd add: either click in a margin whitespace

Script for generated files in structured documents

2008-06-20 Thread Lynne A. Price
Les, If your structured and unstructured documents use the same paragraph tags, at least for paragraphs that will result in entries in the generated files, you may not need to change the setup of your generated files at all. How many books are you converting? Do they all use the same

The Mystery Wrap

2008-06-20 Thread Fred Ridder
Frank Dodd asked (among other questions): > How to change all the fonts in every style to Arial in one fell swoop? Others have answered the "how to". All I want to do is make sure that you really want to do this before you go down that path. The Arial font was patterned on Helvetica, and was

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
The 8710w is a fantastic system. Omit the BlueRay drive and the cost isn't particularly bad. And if you take care of it and can get four years of service out of it (typically what I get out of my notebook systems), the extra cost per day compared to el'cheapo configurations is really minimum. Oh,

FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Dov, It never seems that "thank you" is sufficient for what you contribute. Shalom, Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Dov Isaacs To: Framers E-mail List Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:36:51 PM Subject: FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today A

Windows XP will be sold till Jan. 31, 2009

2008-06-20 Thread Deborah Wible
According to http://tinyurl.com/3sdd2h (full URL: http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2008/06/17/231094/windows-xp-avai lability-to-be-extended-microsoft-says.htm) Windows XP will still be available through January 31, 2009, although not from major retailers.

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Brian Weis
Mae culpa! I am so sorry I did not provide those details. I must not have copied them over from my message to Adobe. Thanks so much, Art, for pointing out the omission! I am using Adobe FrameMaker 7.2b144 Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003 (11.8207.8202) SP3 and MS Windows XP ... SP3!

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Brian Weis
I just wanted to express my thanks to Art Campbell. I removed SP3 from my machine and I once again have full Visio pasting functionality. I did post a comment on Microsoft's website under the SP3 write-up regarding this issue. It's not a nag, but at least I let them know their update was causing

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
I have been using Rick's ImportFormatsSpecial plugin for a couple of years now, and my clients liked it so much they bought it, too. It has really helped us be more efficient and accurate in this area of FM...can't say enough good things about it!!! Rene L. Stephenson - Original

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is wasted unless you're running Vista? Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Dov Isaacs The 8710w is a fantastic system. Omit the BlueRay drive and the cost isn't particularly bad. And if you

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Or the old adage that to boil a frog, you put it in a pot of cold water and turn up the heat gradually, because the frog will pass out before it notices the increased temperature. Not that frog soup is on my menu Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: Stuart Rogers

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread syed.hos...@aeris.net
> Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is wasted unless you're running Vista? Generally speaking, yes, with almost all of the Windows XP versions (i.e., Windows XP 64-bit, of course!). You would need Vista 64-bit to get more than 4GB. Also, note that, in many cases,

Import Formats - Document Properties List

2008-06-20 Thread Art Campbell
Rick, Does your ImportsFormatsSpecial have an option to clean the existing properties, like CleanImport does? Without that, you just keep adding properties instead of cleaning up which in many cases may be what you want, but I usually prefer to start with empty catalogs. Art On Fri, Jun 20,

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
Depending upon how much memory is on you video card and the size of various system BIOS and memory mapped i/o device card buffers, most if not all of the memory space above 3GB is unavailable for mapping of real memory both for XP and Vista 32-bit versions. It is the 64-bit versions of Vista on

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread syed.hos...@aeris.net
> > Am I correct to understand that anything more than 3GB of RAM is > wasted unless you're running Vista? > > Generally speaking, yes, with almost all of the Windows XP versions > (i.e., Windows XP 64-bit, of course!). You would need Vista 64-bit to > get more than 4GB. Argh! Above, I meant to

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
Trialware/shovelware is a PITA, just one more thing to muddle through when you buy a computer, as if installing all the gobs of software and plugins that you really DO need and twiddling with all the UI settings isn't timeconsuming enough?which is precisely why my new desktop is still in the

newbie goof

2008-06-20 Thread Rene Stephenson
If you haven't hit save since then, you might try renaming the .backup.fm file to a different name and open that as a way to get back to the pre-goof point. Alternatively, if you have ANY other documents or templates that have the new "Code text" tag, you can import it via CleanImport and map

character formatting and x-ref'd text

2008-06-20 Thread Milan Davidovic
File A has a paragraph. Some text in this paragraph is formatted with a character tag. In File B, I create a <$paratext> type x-ref to bring in this paragraph. The character formatting, however, doesn't appear. Files A and B have indentical formats, etc. (imported from A into B just to make sure).

How FM use impacts purchasing decisions

2008-06-20 Thread Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC
XP or VISTA; SAUNA or SOUP; that *is* the question. Well, whether amphibian or adventurer we're still swimming in the cauldron of our own demise. Seriously, I feel MUCH better about all this Frame/Vista stuff-thanx to Dov's wise counsel-so I'll soak a bit longer Hey, I'm actually starting

FrameMaker on Windows - Issues Discussed Today

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
There is no big secret as to how I justify my configurations. It is fairly simple. (1) I buy systems that I plan to use as primary systems for approximately four years although Adobe's corporate policy allows engineers to replace systems on a two or three year basis. I would rather have a

FrameMaker Internal Error -- Visio and "...lost image data"

2008-06-20 Thread Dov Isaacs
For better or worse, if you simply mailed in the report to Adobe, don't expect a personal if any response. That mechanism is not Adobe Tech Support. For future reference, regardless of what program you publish with copy-and-paste is about the worst way to set yourself up for disaster in case your

ANN: Heavy duty indexing

2008-06-20 Thread Rick Quatro
Hello Framers, I just finished a big index project for a client. The index has 50 sections in a single FrameMaker document. Like a regular generated document, each entry is hyperlinked back to its source. The text that needs to be indexed is formatted with a particular character tag. As the