Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Framers, is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to open all files in book while ignoring all missing files and fonts in book? Thanks in advance. -- Yves Barbion • Managing Director Scripto • Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor www.scripto.nu • skype:

Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread Diane Gaskill
Hi everyone, I just tried to access the frameusers site but got a strange message. What is this about? Is the site down or do we really have to install this software to get on the site now? Here's the message. = Unable to connect to database server If you still have to install

RE: Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
Drupal is an open-source web content management system. You build websites with it, and Drupal connects your GUI front end to a MySQL backend with a bunch of php magic. If the MySQL database connection is down (and the very first time you install Drupal, until you connect the to the database),

ANN: Job Posting

2008-07-17 Thread Rick Quatro
Hello Framers, I am posting this job posting for Karen Castle, who is having trouble accessing the list. http://www.cmswatch.com/About/Hiring/#prodmgr Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com ___ You are currently

Re: Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread Mike Wickham
It will probably be fixed within a few hours of the hosting service recognizing the problem. You would think, but that message was up last week when I tried to access the site. The website has been poorly managed for a very long time. It would be nice if someone else would take it over. Mike

ANN: Technical Writer Job Opportunity - Northford Connecticut (near New Haven)

2008-07-17 Thread Mary Sheahan
Hello all-- One of our junior technical writers just moved on to greener pastures...we're heavy users of FrameMaker (unstructured, conditional text, variables) so I thought I'd spread the word here.  On this URL, search on Writer.  We're in Northford CT. 

RE: Find/search special character help needed

2008-07-17 Thread Linda G. Gallagher
Emmy, I suggest using a variable for the product names. Then, when the product name changes, you just update the variable and import it into all files your book. And you can use a nonbreaking hyphen in a variable. I've not check this, but I believe it's \-, but check before believing me. ;)

Re: Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
Yves, I have a .fsl installed that gives the option to Open All Files in Book Silently and it does exactly what you're describing. However...I don't have my laptop with me, and I can't remember which script it is or where I got it, but I'm thinking it may have come from [itl]...? Sorry for the

Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread OCONNOR Mark
Hi all, Is there any method of creating new under line formats in FrameMaker (to be accessed through the Character Designer), or is there any way of changing the default formats (Single, Double, or Numeric)? Alternatively, is there any way of changing the display of under lines in the generated

ANN: FrameMaker Production Manager/Proofreader Job Opening - Part-time, Telecommute

2008-07-17 Thread Karen Castle - CMS Watch
My apologies if this is a duplicate posting - my first e-mail didn't seem to go through. Karen Production Manager / Proofreader CMS Watch sees a production manager / proofreader to manage the production and editing process of all CMS Watch Reports. Knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker a must.

Customizing underline formatting

2008-07-17 Thread OCONNOR Mark
Hi All, We'd like to create a character tag that uses a grey underline (to be used for links to glossary terms). Is there any way to create a customized underline or to modify one of the existing styles? Alternatively, is there any way to have Distiller convert the format of a FrameMaker

FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Dear Framers, My customer asks whether it's OK to provide the screenshots for his manual in png format. I have no objections, so far, but just to be sure: are there any particular drawbacks/shortcomings/pitfalls I have to consider regarding this format? TIA! Lutz

RE: FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Gagne, Bernard (Bolton)
The only proviso I can think of is to make sure the *.png files are not saved as Indexed color if you don't want to have hundreds of color definitions added to your Frame document. Berny Gagne Lead Writer Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Bolton, Ontario, Canada -Original Message-

Re: Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Art Campbell
Go to the document's Reference Page, where the line formats are stored, and modify away with the Drawing Tools or each object's properties box. If you want to create additional formats, just make a reference frame, name it, and put the new line inside. You can also paste a graphic file into a

Re: Customizing underline formatting

2008-07-17 Thread Art Campbell
Go to the document's Reference Page, where the line formats are stored, and modify away with the Drawing Tools or each object's properties box. You can use either method to change the black line to a color. If you want to create additional formats, just make a reference frame, name it, and put

Re: Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Mark: You might be able to use the Japanese Rubi text feature in FM 8 (not sure if it's in earlier releases.) Briefly, select the text to be underlined, then use Special Rubi (or if Rubi isn't on the Special menu, tap and release the Esc s r keys in sequence) to activate Rubi. * Type the

RE: Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Lester C. Smalley
I believe Mark's question relates to character range underlining, and not paragraph level underlining via frame below options. One respondent earlier (sorry, can't quickly find out whom) to Mark's essentially identical question suggested that underlining may be a property of the font, and thus a

RE: FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote: My customer asks whether it's OK to provide the screenshots for his manual in png format. I have no objections, so far, but just to be sure: are there any particular drawbacks/shortcomings/pitfalls I have to consider regarding this format? I've been using PNGs for

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
Inspired by Yves'request: is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to open all files in book while ignoring all missing files and fonts in book? I'd love to find a plugin that allows me to CLOSE all files in a book without saving them, essentially abandoning a

Re: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread martin . smith
Hi John, Such a plug-in would be easy to write. It also sounds like a sure-fire way to get lots of hate mail when it performs exactly as designed. Software dutifully follows the actions of the user, whereas the user expects the software to follow his intentions. Martin Quoting John

Re: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
FileTools does this .. although it closes all open files, not just those in a particular book. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php It does warn you twice before performing this action, just to be sure. No hate-mail yet! :) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc.

Re: Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Yves... FileTools does this as well. :) http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Yves Barbion wrote: Hi Framers, is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to open all

Re: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
Perhaps if said plugin were activated by the Shift-Alt-F File menu, listed just below Close All Files in Book, the feared hate mail might be minimal. ;-) Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] ...Such a plug-in would be easy to write. It

RE: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
IMO calling it something like Abandon Changes and Close Book would help to set expectations. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:12 PM To: John Sgammato Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Close all chapters

Re: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Stuart Rogers
John Sgammato wrote: Inspired by Yves'request: I'd love to find a plugin that allows me to CLOSE all files in a book without saving them, essentially abandoning a book. Hi John, You don't really need a plug-in -- a few keystrokes will do the trick in a matter of seconds. You already

TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
Hi All: FrameMaker 8.0, Windows XP. I have a question about creating a TOC. I'd like my TOC to have a table format with three columns. Is that possible? I'd like the Table of Contents to look like this: SUBJECT EFFECTIVITYCH-SC-SB-FIG Top Collector

RE: TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Owen, Clint
Deirdre, The TOC creates its own paragraph format for each type of paragraph you add to it (1AutoTOC, Heading1TOC, etc). The secret is in the format of these paragraphs. If you want two different paragraphs from the chapter to appear on the same line in the TOC, you can manipulate the indent,

Re: TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread martin . smith
Hi Deirdre, When you generate a table of contents or a list of paragraphs, FrameMaker inserts a new paragraph in the generated document for each paragraph retrieved. However, you can generate a table of Collectors, Effectivities, and CH Numbers as you describe--complete with

Re: TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Dierdre Have you tried: * Setting the paragraph formats of the first- and second-column *TOC paragraph formats to Run-in, and generating the TOC * Selecting the text in the generated TOC and using Table Convert to Table, with Each Paragraph is a Cell, with 3 columns You'd need to remove

Question for the experts - a problem in Acrobat 3D that is not a problem in Acrobat 8 Pro

2008-07-17 Thread Diane Gaskill
Hi there Framers, Acrobateers, and TCSers, (Did I miss anybody?) I recently upgraded from FM 8.04 and Acrobat 8 Pro to the TCS, which includes an enhanced version of FM8, as well as Captivate and Acrobat 8 3D. Some of the menus in AB8 3D are different than those in AB8 Pro and I've run into a

change of fig order messes up fig count

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
Hi all: FM 8.0, Windows XP I have a book with four chapters. Chapter One Numbering Properties, both from inside the chapter and in the book, is set to Paragraph Restart Paragraph Number. Chapters Two, Three, and Four are set to Continue Numbering, both from inside the document and from the

Re: change of fig order messes up fig count

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
I just thought of something else: When I rearrange the chapters in the book (Chapt Two, Chapt Three, Chapt One), I get this: Chapt Two Title Figure X1 Chapt Three Fig X1 Title Chapt One Fix X1 Title Chapt Four Fig X2 Title So that would appear to me that Chapter Two and Chapter Three are

Re: Question for the experts - a problem in Acrobat 3D that is not a problem in Acrobat 8 Pro

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
We do it for one of your sister companies via master page. It's a rotated text line in an anchored frame, and the anchored frame is condition tagged with H2Omark_[watermarkText]. We have library level books that make deployment on all cover pages easy via ImportFormatsSpecial.dll (Rick Quatro).

Tech Comm Suite Advantages?

2008-07-17 Thread Donald . M . Rinderknecht
I have Frame 8 and Captivate 3. What would be the advantages to me in the Tech Comm suite? Thanks, Don NWS ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe send a blank email to

Generating a PDF through Adobe Distiller

2008-07-17 Thread Lea Rush
Hi, I'm having trouble using the Save As PDF feature. Here is the relevant version information: Windows Vista Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0 Framemaker 7.0, unstructured I can print to PDF just fine, but that doesn't give me the option to mark Titles as Bookmarks. I get an error which tells me that

Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread Diane Gaskill
Hi everyone, I just tried to access the frameusers site but got a strange message. What is this about? Is the site down or do we really have to install this software to get on the site now? Here's the message. = Unable to connect to database server If you still have to install

Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
Drupal is an open-source web content management system. You build websites with it, and Drupal connects your GUI front end to a MySQL backend with a bunch of php magic. If the MySQL database connection is down (and the very first time you install Drupal, until you connect the to the database),

ANN: Job Posting

2008-07-17 Thread Rick Quatro
Hello Framers, I am posting this job posting for Karen Castle, who is having trouble accessing the list. http://www.cmswatch.com/About/Hiring/#prodmgr Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com

Frameusers.com website

2008-07-17 Thread Mike Wickham
>> It will probably be fixed within a few hours of the hosting service >> recognizing the problem. You would think, but that message was up last week when I tried to access the site. The website has been poorly managed for a very long time. It would be nice if someone else would take it over.

ANN: Technical Writer Job Opportunity - Northford Connecticut (near New Haven)

2008-07-17 Thread Mary Sheahan
Hello all-- One of our?junior technical writers just moved on to greener pastures...we're heavy users of FrameMaker (unstructured, conditional text, variables) so I thought I'd spread the word here.? On this URL, search on "Writer".? We're?in Northford CT.?

Find/search special character help needed

2008-07-17 Thread Linda G. Gallagher
Emmy, I suggest using a variable for the product names. Then, when the product name changes, you just update the variable and import it into all files your book. And you can use a nonbreaking hyphen in a variable. I've not check this, but I believe it's \-, but check before believing me. ;)

Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
Yves, I have a .fsl installed that gives the option to "Open All Files in Book Silently" and it does exactly what you're describing. However...I don't have my laptop with me, and I can't remember which script it is or where I got it, but I'm thinking it may have come from [itl]...? Sorry for

FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Dear Framers, My customer asks whether it's OK to provide the screenshots for his manual in png format. I have no objections, so far, but just to be sure: are there any particular drawbacks/shortcomings/pitfalls I have to consider regarding this format? TIA! Lutz

FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Gagne, Bernard (Bolton)
The only proviso I can think of is to make sure the *.png files are not saved as Indexed color if you don't want to have hundreds of color definitions added to your Frame document. Berny Gagne Lead Writer Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Bolton, Ontario, Canada -Original Message-

Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Art Campbell
Go to the document's Reference Page, where the line formats are stored, and modify away with the Drawing Tools or each object's properties box. If you want to create additional formats, just make a reference frame, name it, and put the new line inside. You can also paste a graphic file into a

Customizing underline formatting

2008-07-17 Thread Art Campbell
Go to the document's Reference Page, where the line formats are stored, and modify away with the Drawing Tools or each object's properties box. You can use either method to change the black line to a color. If you want to create additional formats, just make a reference frame, name it, and put

Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Mark: You might be able to use the Japanese Rubi text feature in FM 8 (not sure if it's in earlier releases.) Briefly, select the text to be underlined, then use Special > Rubi (or if Rubi isn't on the Special menu, tap and release the Esc s r keys in sequence) to activate Rubi. * Type the

Modify default under line formats

2008-07-17 Thread Lester C. Smalley
I believe Mark's question relates to character range underlining, and not paragraph level underlining via "frame below" options. One respondent earlier (sorry, can't quickly find out whom) to Mark's essentially identical question suggested that underlining may be a property of the font, and thus

FM and png format

2008-07-17 Thread Combs, Richard
Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote: > My customer asks whether it's OK to provide the screenshots for his manual > in png > format. I have no objections, so far, but just to be sure: are there any > particular > drawbacks/shortcomings/pitfalls I have to consider regarding this format? I've been using PNGs

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
Inspired by Yves'request: > is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to "open all files in book" while "ignoring all missing files and fonts in book"? I'd love to find a plugin that allows me to CLOSE all files in a book without saving them, essentially abandoning a

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread martin.sm...@golehtek.com
Hi John, Such a plug-in would be easy to write. It also sounds like a sure-fire way to get lots of hate mail when it performs exactly as designed. Software dutifully follows the actions of the user, whereas the user expects the software to follow his intentions. Martin Quoting John

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
FileTools does this .. although it closes all open files, not just those in a particular book. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php It does warn you twice before performing this action, just to be sure. No hate-mail yet! :) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc.

Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Yves... FileTools does this as well. :) http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Yves Barbion wrote: > Hi Framers, > > is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to > "open

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
Perhaps if said plugin were activated by the Shift-Alt-F File menu, listed just below Close All Files in Book, the feared hate mail might be minimal. ;-) Rene L. Stephenson - Original Message From: "martin.smith at golehtek.com" ...Such a plug-in would

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread John Sgammato
IMO calling it something like Abandon Changes and Close Book would help to set expectations. -Original Message- From: martin.smith at golehtek.com [mailto:martin.sm...@golehtek.com] Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:12 PM To: John Sgammato Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re:

Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Stuart Rogers
John Sgammato wrote: > Inspired by Yves'request: > I'd love to find a plugin that allows me to CLOSE all files in a book > without saving them, essentially abandoning a book. > Hi John, You don't really need a plug-in -- a few keystrokes will do the trick in a matter of seconds. You already

TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
Hi All: FrameMaker 8.0, Windows XP. I have a question about creating a TOC. I'd like my TOC to have a table format with three columns. Is that possible? I'd like the Table of Contents to look like this: SUBJECT EFFECTIVITYCH-SC-SB-FIG Top Collector

TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Owen, Clint
Deirdre, The TOC creates its own paragraph format for each type of paragraph you add to it (1AutoTOC, Heading1TOC, etc). The secret is in the format of these paragraphs. If you want two different paragraphs from the chapter to appear on the same line in the TOC, you can manipulate the indent,

TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread martin.sm...@golehtek.com
Hi Deirdre, When you generate a table of contents or a list of paragraphs, FrameMaker inserts a new paragraph in the generated document for each paragraph retrieved. However, you can generate a table of Collectors, Effectivities, and CH Numbers as you describe--complete with

TOCs

2008-07-17 Thread Peter Gold
Hi, Dierdre Have you tried: * Setting the paragraph formats of the first- and second-column *TOC paragraph formats to Run-in, and generating the TOC * Selecting the text in the generated TOC and using Table > Convert to Table, with Each Paragraph is a Cell, with 3 columns You'd need to remove

Question for the experts - a problem in Acrobat 3D that is not a problem in Acrobat 8 Pro

2008-07-17 Thread Diane Gaskill
Hi there Framers, Acrobateers, and TCSers, (Did I miss anybody?) I recently upgraded from FM 8.04 and Acrobat 8 Pro to the TCS, which includes an enhanced version of FM8, as well as Captivate and Acrobat 8 3D. Some of the menus in AB8 3D are different than those in AB8 Pro and I've run into a

change of fig order messes up fig count

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
Hi all: FM 8.0, Windows XP I have a book with four chapters. Chapter One Numbering Properties, both from inside the chapter and in the book, is set to Paragraph > Restart Paragraph Number. Chapters Two, Three, and Four are set to Continue Numbering, both from inside the document and from the

change of fig order messes up fig count

2008-07-17 Thread Deirdre Reagan
I just thought of something else: When I rearrange the chapters in the book (Chapt Two, Chapt Three, Chapt One), I get this: Chapt Two Title Figure X1 Chapt Three Fig X1 Title Chapt One Fix X1 Title Chapt Four Fig X2 Title So that would appear to me that Chapter Two and Chapter Three are

Question for the experts - a problem in Acrobat 3D that is not a problem in Acrobat 8 Pro

2008-07-17 Thread Rene Stephenson
We do it for one of your sister companies via master page. It's a rotated text line in an anchored frame, and the anchored frame is condition tagged with H2Omark_[watermarkText]. We have library level books that make deployment on all cover pages easy via ImportFormatsSpecial.dll (Rick Quatro).

Tech Comm Suite Advantages?

2008-07-17 Thread donald.m.rinderkne...@noaa.gov
I have Frame 8 and Captivate 3. What would be the advantages to me in the Tech Comm suite? Thanks, Don NWS

Generating a PDF through Adobe Distiller

2008-07-17 Thread Lea Rush
Hi, I'm having trouble using the Save As PDF feature. Here is the relevant version information: Windows Vista Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0 Framemaker 7.0, unstructured I can print to PDF just fine, but that doesn't give me the option to mark Titles as Bookmarks. I get an error which tells me that