Re: Percent symbol in FM equation

2009-01-22 Thread Shlomo Perets
Linda, You wrote: I suspect there's a simple answer, but I can't figure out how to insert a percent symbol % into an equation using the FM equation editor. I use the editor rarely and usually muddle my through. I'm re-creating an equation that was originally done in Word (I've already tried

Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
Hi all, and sorry for the disturbance. I know this one has been dealt with a number of time, but I cannot perform a proper search in the Framers Archives (the site seems in maintenance). We work with Frame 6.0 on Unix and would like to insert a number of landscape pages within a document

Re: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Mathieu No need to apologize, you're not disturbing anyone here on this list. ;-) You can do one of the following to insert landscape pages: - Choose *Format Customize Layout Rotate Page Clockwise* (or Counterclockwise) - Split up your file and put the files in a FrameMaker book.

ANN: Front Runner Training's upcoming courses to help update your skills

2009-01-22 Thread Veronica
Front Runner Training provides technical writers and documentation specialist the skills to work efficiently - saving themselves and their companies time and money. Our instructors are from various fields such as; desktop publishing, XML/DITA development, graphic design, where they work and teach

RESOLVED: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
Thank you Yves, that looks fine. I'm trying it right now! Have a nice day, Mathieu. P.S.: you're of a much better disposition than some who can't bear questions about already resolved issues...;o) Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:52:04 +0100 Subject: Re: Inserting a landscape page within a

Re: RESOLVED: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
Vendor post but not very vendor-y As you know, MadCap Software is offering a series of free, typically tool-neutral, webinars. There’s still time to sign up for the next one, offered Jan 29 at 9am Pacific time. Mike Hamilton is talking about Advanced Publishing in Flare or Blaze.

There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the subject line, but... I clearly needed more coffee. -- sharon From web Quoting Sharon Burton sha...@anthrobytes.com: Vendor post but not very vendor-y As you know, MadCap Software is offering a series of free, typically tool-neutral, webinars.

Re: TOOL: Very inexpensive alternative to Illustrator etc.

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Kristy Nolan wrote: Hi, Stuart! Do you happen to know if this will run on Mac? I can't find anything about system requirements on their site. Hi Kristy, A Mac version is under development in the open-source branch, http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ The Linux version is apparently almost

Scrolling through files in a book

2009-01-22 Thread Jon Harvey
Everyone, I have a book with several files in it. With the book open, there are times when I can easily page up or down from one file to the next throughout the book. There are other times that FM stops at either the first or last page of a file and refuses to go any further. In these cases, I

RE: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Yves Barbion wrote: You can do one of the following to insert landscape pages: - Choose *Format Customize Layout Rotate Page Clockwise* (or Counterclockwise) - Split up your file and put the files in a FrameMaker book. Create separate files for the landscape pages and

RE: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
That does help! Thank you Robert. Cordialement, Mathieu. Subject: RE: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:41:06 -0700 From: richard.co...@polycom.com To: yves.barb...@gmail.com; bobi...@hotmail.com CC: framers@lists.frameusers.com

RE: Percent symbol in FM equation

2009-01-22 Thread Linda G. Gallagher
That worked. Not sure I would have ever figured that out on my own. Thanks much! ~ Linda G. Gallagher TechCom Plus, LLC lindag at techcomplus dot com www.techcomplus.com 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 User guides, online help, FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher templates

Re: There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Sharon Burton wrote: Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the subject line, but... I clearly needed more coffee. Hi Sharon, It's a better idea to start a new thread with a new message, not a Reply. If I'm not mistaken, even if you edit the subject line, the header info retained in a Reply

Re: There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
I know. I'm functioning on 3.5 hours of sleep and working off my server email client. With all that against me, I still managed to sort of post. Sorry. -- sharon From web Quoting Stuart Rogers srog...@phoenix-geophysics.com: Sharon Burton wrote: Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the

Re: Scrolling through files in a book

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
Jon, Could you provide all the environment info, please? OS, FM rev, files on servers, etc. Without that, the default behaviour is to go from page to page across file boundaries within a book. This assumes that the book has been updated since they were added, but I've not seen this not work.

Importing multipage TIFFs into FM8

2009-01-22 Thread Yves Barbion
Posted on behalf of Richard Melanson *Hello Framers,* ** *I have spent the last couples of hours trying to find an answer to this question. I am importing by reference TIFFs into a Framemaker 8 file. The TIFFs are a single file with multiple pages, but Frame is only importing the first page.

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Kelly McDaniel
Quick Survey: Is it your experience that users view PDF documentation on their computer display in preference to printing it for use? If so, by what ratio of view:print? Opinions and SWAGs are fine. Kelly M. McDaniel Senior Technical Writer Pavilion Technologies A Rockwell

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Kelly, I am not sure about my users, but I prefer to read documentation on paper, so I usually print PDFs that I refer to often. I also like to read in the bathtub :-). Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com Quick Survey: Is it your experience that users

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
I think it depends on whether it's task-oriented info or reference, and also on what the product is. If it's software, and it's task-oriented, I usually keep it on-screen while I'm doing something. If it's conceptual or reference doc, I'm more likely to print it. If it's hardware based, like how

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
In my experience (especially following recent conversations with our services guys), user preference for print vs PDF changes quite a lot with industry, country, and what the user's other product documentation is like. For example, in US hospitals, many users like the printed docs and see them as

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Rick Quatro
German culture is much more green-minded than ours, so among our German customers, especially in manufacturing, printed docs are anathema, proof that we ignorant Americans will destroy our planet in short order. Huh? Is there is a shortage of trees in America? Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing

Re: How can I search for bold text and change it to a character style?

2009-01-22 Thread Lin Sims
(Sorry if this is 2 days after the question, but I've been on vacation.) You can also get Rick Quattro's Find/Change Special plugin, which can search for a character style and replace it with another character style (amongst other things). On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Fred Ridder

FW: Framer's List issue

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
I'm forwarding this to the list at Mark's request. -Original Message- From: Eichelberger, Mark [mailto:mark.eichelber...@aftech.fiserv.com] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:23 AM To: Combs, Richard Subject: Framer's List issue Richard, Hello. My name is Mark Eichelberger, and I was

Re: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Lin Sims
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Mike Wickham i...@mikewickham.com wrote: Yes. I just went back and looked at the online video. They are calling it PDF shared review, but there is not one word of mention of it in the FM9 user guide, nor of the File Save as PDF (Send For Review) menu item in

Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Lea Rush
Heya, I'd like to solicit opinions on graphic editors from the community. I'm in a grey area between graphics needs, and I could use some advice on the appropriate editor. I care for three kinds of graphics. * Simple line-art drawings, similar to kindergarten mechanical drawings *

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
Given that Photoshop is now bundled with TCS2, that would be my choice for most of your needs. I prefer SnagIt for screenshots because of its tighter integration; it has a rudimentary editor and Photoshop can do more serious work on the files it creates. For really simple line drawings, Photoshop

RE: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
It can. I downloaded the FM9 demo and tested it last night. I opened my Appliance Guide book and all chapters and generated the PDF using the Save as PDF (Send for review)... Feature. Then I opened the PDF and made some various edits (deletions, insertions, sticky notes, and highlighting). Then

Re: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
John, I'm not positive because I haven't played with it yet myself, but I think the next step is to use Frame's Track Changes tool to Accept/Reject the delete / insert comments that you've imported. Art Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com ... In my opinion, there's nothing in this

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Ed Rush
On 22 Jan 2009, at 9:55 AM, Art Campbell wrote: If it's hardware based, like how to install something -- either computer or, say, room lights, I'd expect it to be printed. Just a few days ago, my MacBook Pro wouldn't finish booting. Fortunately, I had previously installed Applejack,

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Feimster
Yes. : ) I like to both view it on the screen and print it out. And when I print it out, I generally like to print it double-sided on 3-hole punch paper and put it in a binder. Please keep that in mind if buy anything from your company. : ) Mike -Original Message- From:

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Mike McCallister
Lea, I concur with Art Campbell re: Photoshop/TCSuite2 and SnagIt for screen caps. For the line drawings, you should try a couple of open-source options: Dia (Windows download: http://dia-installer.de/index_en.html) for Visio-like diagrams Inkscape: (www.inkscape.org) for vector drawing (a la

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Wickham
I care for three kinds of graphics. * Simple line-art drawings, similar to kindergarten mechanical drawings * Photos for inclusion in both printed and PDF media * Software dialog screenshots for both printed and PDF media I'm running Vista with FM8.0. I'm considering upgrading to either TC2

RE: Framer's List issue

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
I've received an email from another list member whose posts aren't showing up on the list. I'd rather not end up forwarding a number of such messages to the list (I don't mind the few clicks it would take, but it's not something that should clog up the list). If you're posting to the list, but

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Scott Prentice
OK .. I'll add my 0.02 to this survey .. In general I hate reading PDFs on screen. When reading content on screen I much prefer doing so in an application that allows me to resize the window to suit my needs (typically HTML .. web browser or CHM), and the content flows to fit that window. If a

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Fred Ridder
Scott Prentice wrote (in small part): Searching in a PDF is a fairly useless operation as well, which is another reason I prefer to use other types of online docs. Actually, I find Acrobat's search operation, with it's list of results showing some of the surrounding context, to be very

Slow File Loading in FM9

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Wickham
I've started playing with the FM9 trial, and I've noticed a change. Files load much more slowly for me. It's due to FM9 loading all graphics before it presents the first page. Previous FM versions presented the first page, and only loaded graphics for other pages if I actually scrolled to a

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Mike Wickham wrote: Lea, Line-art drawings are vector art. Adobe Illustrator is probably the favorite program there, but there are similar programs. Just this week, someone posted a link to a very cheap version of Xara Extreme, but you'd have to hunt the archives for the link. Here's

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Mike Wickham wrote: SnagIt is probably the far and away favorite for capturing screenshots. It's very powerful and inexpensive. In Windows, you can also use the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It captures the whole screen. Then you open a new file in Photoshop and hit Ctrl-V to paste

Re: Scrolling through files in a book

2009-01-22 Thread Dave Reynolds
This used to be a problem in earlier versions of Frame. I know that in Frame 6 you could not page through a book if you had Para Designer open, but you could if it was closed. I can't remember now if other Designers had the same effect. Anyway, seems to have been fixed in 8. We upgraded

RE: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Lief Erickson
My question is do you need Acrobat Pro Extended or will Acrobat Pro (or even Acrobat Standard) suffice? -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art Campbell Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:49 PM To: John

RE: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
I was using Acrobat 8 Professional that came with Adobe Design Premium CS3. -Original Message- From: Lief Erickson [mailto:l...@networkinstruments.com] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:51 PM To: Art Campbell; John Sgammato Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com; Mike Wickham; Lin Sims

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread rinch
Kelly, My experience is that my users prefer viewing PDFs, preferring PDF over paper. We shifted from delivering paper operating manuals to delivering PDFs on CD a years ago. We were worried at first, but needlessly so. We even offered to ship printed, bound hardcopy for free to any user that

RE: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 andnewAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Lief Erickson wrote: My question is do you need Acrobat Pro Extended or will Acrobat Pro (or even Acrobat Standard) suffice? You need Pro or Pro Extended to create a PDF that reviewers can mark up with Adobe Reader. The version comparison matrix is at:

Re: Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread rinch
Lea, I use Adobe Photoshop for bitmap stuff. I use Adobe Illustrator for vector stuff. I use FullShot for screen captures, saving into PNG format. Regards, Richard Lea Rush l...@astoria-pacific.com Sent by: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 01/22/2009 01:07 PM To

RE: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 andnewAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Fred Ridder
Responding to Leif Erikson, Richard Combs wrote: You need Pro or Pro Extended to create a PDF that reviewers can mark up with Adobe Reader. The version comparison matrix is at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html It's my understanding that what you need the Pro Extended

Why does Frame cycle 2x ?

2009-01-22 Thread Nancy Allison
Whenever I use Find in a book, Frame always cycles twice through each chapter file before going on to the next chapter file. How come? How do I make it STOP. --Nancy ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send

RE: Why does Frame cycle 2x ?

2009-01-22 Thread Lief Erickson
My experience is that if you leave the Find dialog box to edit something, FrameMaker knows this and starts its search over from the last location of the cursor in the flow until it has circled through the file back to the cursor spot. If you don't jump from the Find dialog into the document,

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Pinkham, Jim
My 2 cents, as others have hinted, is that it depends on the application. When I'm working on manuals by day, I love having a searchable PDF when I need to track something down for reference. When I'm assembling a gizmo at home, I want a hard copy. Chances are I won't be working anywhere close to

Re: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 andnewAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
The web server option is just that -- a option. Not required. If you don't use the (free, for now) adobe.com option, you can use any LAN network folder that allows all reviewers r/w access as the base location for the review. Art Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com ... In my opinion,

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Bill Swallow
I can't speak for users but I prefer online for search and indexing. Paper just contributes to clutter, which I have more than my fair share of. On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Kelly McDaniel kmcdan...@pavtech.com wrote: Quick Survey: Is it your experience that users view PDF documentation

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Bill Swallow
At best they are an 11-year renewable resource. So, yes. On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Rick Quatro frameexp...@truevine.net wrote: German culture is much more green-minded than ours, so among our German customers, especially in manufacturing, printed docs are anathema, proof that we

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Bill Swallow wrote: At best they are an 11-year renewable resource. So, yes. On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Rick Quatro frameexp...@truevine.net wrote: German culture is much more green-minded than ours, so among our German customers, especially in manufacturing, printed docs are

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
Well, for what it's worth, my German service engineer said that in Germany, his customers prefer PDFs to printed books, for all the usual reasons, PLUS they strongly feel that paper manuals are a sign of a company that does not think green. Whether they are right or wrong is immaterial; we

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread O'Laoghaire Micheal
Even if there is plenty of raw material (trees) in the US, processing, handling and disposing of the paper is definitely un-green. Micheal O'Laoghaire Comverse Inc, Cambridge, MA -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On

RE: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Robert Shelton wrote: What you say may very well be true, though I'd be reluctant to say that a tree farm = forested land. However, the cite you give is from John Stossel, who is hardly unbiased when it comes to reporting environmental issues. Again, it may be true, but I'd take it with a

TOC pages start at page 4, and I want it to start at page iv.

2009-01-22 Thread Avraham Makeler
HI all, In one particular book, the TOC section starts at page 4, and I want it to start at page iv. Nothing I do seems to want it to start at page iv. Ideas? avi ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list

Re: Slow File Loading in FM9

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
Interesting, and does anyone know if there is an option to display low resolution images onscreen a la InDesign instead of high? Alan On 23/01/2009, at 8:50 AM, Mike Wickham wrote: I've started playing with the FM9 trial, and I've noticed a change. Files load much more slowly for me.

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
Depends upon what it is (how long mostly) and the page layout (size, portrait vs landscape). If it is one page it seems to get printed, but if it is long and is a manual it gets printed too. But if if is middling to long and is, for example a District Plan, technical reference, or something

Re: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 andnewAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
And, Acrobat Pro allows you to merge the comments together into one pdf. Alan On 23/01/2009, at 11:36 AM, Art Campbell wrote: The web server option is just that -- a option. Not required. If you don't use the (free, for now) adobe.com option, you can use any LAN network folder that

Re: Importing multipage TIFFs into FM8

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
Try printing to pdf from a graphics application that can open multiple pages of a multi-page tif and import the pdf. Alan On 23/01/2009, at 5:33 AM, Yves Barbion wrote: Posted on behalf of Richard Melanson *Hello Framers,* ** *I have spent the last couples of hours trying to find an

RE: TOC pages start at page 4, and I want it to start at page iv.

2009-01-22 Thread Fred Ridder
Avi Makeler wrote: In one particular book, the TOC section starts at page 4, and I want it to start at page iv. Nothing I do seems to want it to start at page iv. From the book file, right-click on the TOC file, then select Numbering from the context menu. On the Page tab set the numbering

FM 9 - Sort Order for Paragraphs, F8/F9 keyboard shortcuts

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
Thanks Carla, On 22/01/2009, at 3:53 AM, Martinek, Carla wrote: > > > === > > You will notice that the F8 and F9 shortcuts DO NOT work the same as > previous versions. This is really really bad. So what you're saying is that it only responds to the first letter you press and if

FM 9 - Sort Order for Paragraphs, F8/F9 keyboard shortcuts

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
On 22/01/2009, at 8:16 AM, Martinek, Carla wrote: > > > Please, file your comments with Adobe. Let them know that YOU find > this > a deal-breaker, and why. > Where? But as I said, whistling in the wind... > Now, all that said, a couple of the beta testers who write > FrameScripts > said

FM 9 - Sort Order for Paragraphs, F8/F9 keyboard shortcuts

2009-01-22 Thread Alan Litchfield
OK. Can anyone confirm if the other commands are lost too? Such as the meta key commands? I can't install this new version onto my old computer. Alan

Percent symbol in FM equation

2009-01-22 Thread Shlomo Perets
Linda, You wrote: >I suspect there's a simple answer, but I can't figure out how to insert a >percent symbol % into an equation using the FM equation editor. I use the >editor rarely and usually muddle my through. > >I'm re-creating an equation that was originally done in Word (I've already

Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
Hi all, and sorry for the disturbance. I know this one has been dealt with a number of time, but I cannot perform a proper search in the Framers Archives (the site seems in maintenance). We work with Frame 6.0 on Unix and would like to insert a number of landscape pages within a document

Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Mathieu No need to apologize, you're not disturbing anyone here on this list. ;-) You can do one of the following to insert landscape pages: - Choose *Format > Customize Layout > Rotate Page Clockwise* (or Counterclockwise) - Split up your file and put the files in a FrameMaker

ANN: Front Runner Training's upcoming courses to help update your skills

2009-01-22 Thread Veronica
Front Runner Training provides technical writers and documentation specialist the skills to work efficiently - saving themselves and their companies time and money. Our instructors are from various fields such as; desktop publishing, XML/DITA development, graphic design, where they work and teach

RESOLVED: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
Thank you Yves, that looks fine. I'm trying it right now! Have a nice day, Mathieu. P.S.: you're of a much better disposition than some who can't bear questions about already resolved issues...;o) Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:52:04 +0100 Subject: Re: Inserting a landscape page within a

RESOLVED: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
Vendor post but not very vendor-y As you know, MadCap Software is offering a series of free, typically tool-neutral, webinars. There?s still time to sign up for the next one, offered Jan 29 at 9am Pacific time. Mike Hamilton is talking about Advanced Publishing in Flare or Blaze.

There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the subject line, but... I clearly needed more coffee. -- sharon From web Quoting Sharon Burton : > Vendor post but not very vendor-y > > As you know, MadCap Software is offering a series of free, typically > tool-neutral, webinars. There?s still time

TOOL: Very inexpensive alternative to Illustrator etc.

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Kristy Nolan wrote: > Hi, Stuart! > > Do you happen to know if this will run on Mac? I can't find anything > about system requirements on their site. > Hi Kristy, A Mac version is under development in the open-source branch, http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ The Linux version is apparently almost

Scrolling through files in a book

2009-01-22 Thread Jon Harvey
Everyone, I have a book with several files in it. With the book open, there are times when I can easily page up or down from one file to the next throughout the book. There are other times that FM stops at either the first or last page of a file and refuses to go any further. In these cases, I

Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
Yves Barbion wrote: > You can do one of the following to insert landscape pages: > >- Choose *Format > Customize Layout > Rotate Page Clockwise* (or >Counterclockwise) >- Split up your file and put the files in a FrameMaker book. Create >separate files for the landscape pages

Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document

2009-01-22 Thread mathieu jacquet
That does help! Thank you Robert. Cordialement, Mathieu. > Subject: RE: Inserting a landscape page within a portrait layout document > Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:41:06 -0700 > From: richard.combs at Polycom.com > To: yves.barbion at gmail.com; bobitch at hotmail.com > CC: framers at

Percent symbol in FM equation

2009-01-22 Thread Linda G. Gallagher
That worked. Not sure I would have ever figured that out on my own. Thanks much! ~ Linda G. Gallagher TechCom Plus, LLC lindag at techcomplus dot com www.techcomplus.com 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 User guides, online help, FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher templates

There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Stuart Rogers
Sharon Burton wrote: > Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the subject line, but... I clearly > needed more coffee. Hi Sharon, It's a better idea to start a new thread with a new message, not a Reply. If I'm not mistaken, even if you edit the subject line, the header info retained in a Reply

There's still time to sign up for the free webinar next week

2009-01-22 Thread Sharon Burton
I know. I'm functioning on 3.5 hours of sleep and working off my server email client. With all that against me, I still managed to sort of post. Sorry. -- sharon From web Quoting Stuart Rogers : > Sharon Burton wrote: >> Sorry, guys. I swear I changed the subject line, but... I clearly

Scrolling through files in a book

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
Jon, Could you provide all the environment info, please? OS, FM rev, files on servers, etc. Without that, the default behaviour is to go from page to page across file boundaries within a book. This assumes that the book has been updated since they were added, but I've not seen this not work.

Importing multipage TIFFs into FM8

2009-01-22 Thread Yves Barbion
Posted on behalf of Richard Melanson *Hello Framers,* ** *I have spent the last couples of hours trying to find an answer to this question. I am importing by reference TIFFs into a Framemaker 8 file. The TIFFs are a single file with multiple pages, but Frame is only importing the first page.

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Kelly McDaniel
Quick Survey: Is it your experience that users view PDF documentation on their computer display in preference to printing it for use? If so, by what ratio of view:print? Opinions and SWAGs are fine. Kelly M. McDaniel Senior Technical Writer Pavilion Technologies A Rockwell Automation

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Kelly, I am not sure about my users, but I prefer to read documentation on paper, so I usually print PDFs that I refer to often. I also like to read in the bathtub :-). Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > Quick Survey: > > > > Is it your experience that

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
I think it depends on whether it's task-oriented info or reference, and also on what the product is. If it's software, and it's task-oriented, I usually keep it on-screen while I'm doing something. If it's conceptual or reference doc, I'm more likely to print it. If it's hardware based, like how

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
In my experience (especially following recent conversations with our services guys), user preference for print vs PDF changes quite a lot with industry, country, and what the user's other product documentation is like. For example, in US hospitals, many users like the printed docs and see them as

FW: Framer's List issue

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
I'm forwarding this to the list at Mark's request. -Original Message- From: Eichelberger, Mark [mailto:mark.eichelber...@aftech.fiserv.com] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:23 AM To: Combs, Richard Subject: Framer's List issue Richard, Hello. My name is Mark Eichelberger, and I was

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Rick Quatro
> German culture is much more green-minded than ours, so among our German > customers, especially in manufacturing, printed docs are anathema, proof > that we ignorant Americans will destroy our planet in short order. Huh? Is there is a shortage of trees in America? Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing

How can I search for bold text and change it to a character style?

2009-01-22 Thread Lin Sims
(Sorry if this is 2 days after the question, but I've been on vacation.) You can also get Rick Quattro's Find/Change Special plugin, which can search for a character style and replace it with another character style (amongst other things). On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Fred Ridder wrote: >

New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Lin Sims
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Mike Wickham wrote: > Yes. I just went back and looked at the online video. They are calling it > "PDF shared review," but there is not one word of mention of it in the FM9 > user guide, nor of the File> Save as PDF (Send For Review) menu item in FM9. > I can see

Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Lea Rush
Heya, I'd like to solicit opinions on graphic editors from the community. I'm in a grey area between graphics needs, and I could use some advice on the appropriate editor. I care for three kinds of graphics. * Simple line-art drawings, similar to kindergarten mechanical drawings *

Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
Given that Photoshop is now bundled with TCS2, that would be my choice for most of your needs. I prefer SnagIt for screenshots because of its tighter integration; it has a rudimentary editor and Photoshop can do more serious work on the files it creates. For really simple line drawings, Photoshop

New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread John Sgammato
It can. I downloaded the FM9 demo and tested it last night. I opened my Appliance Guide book and all chapters and generated the PDF using the Save as PDF (Send for review)... Feature. Then I opened the PDF and made some various edits (deletions, insertions, sticky notes, and highlighting). Then

New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and newAdobeeLearningSuite

2009-01-22 Thread Art Campbell
John, I'm not positive because I haven't played with it yet myself, but I think the next step is to use Frame's Track Changes tool to Accept/Reject the delete / insert comments that you've imported. Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Ed Rush
On 22 Jan 2009, at 9:55 AM, Art Campbell wrote: > If it's hardware based, like how to install something -- either > computer or, > say, room lights, I'd expect it to be printed. Just a few days ago, my MacBook Pro wouldn't finish booting. Fortunately, I had previously installed Applejack,

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Feimster
Yes. : ) I like to both view it on the screen and print it out. And when I print it out, I generally like to print it double-sided on 3-hole punch paper and put it in a binder. Please keep that in mind if buy anything from your company. : ) Mike -Original Message- From:

Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Mike McCallister
Lea, I concur with Art Campbell re: Photoshop/TCSuite2 and SnagIt for screen caps. For the line drawings, you should try a couple of open-source options: Dia (Windows download: http://dia-installer.de/index_en.html) for Visio-like diagrams Inkscape: (www.inkscape.org) for vector drawing (a la

Vaguely OT: Graphics Editor Recommendations?

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Wickham
> I care for three kinds of graphics. > * Simple line-art drawings, similar to kindergarten mechanical > drawings > * Photos for inclusion in both printed and PDF media > * Software dialog screenshots for both printed and PDF media > > I'm running Vista with FM8.0. I'm considering upgrading to

Framer's List issue

2009-01-22 Thread Combs, Richard
I've received an email from another list member whose posts aren't showing up on the list. I'd rather not end up forwarding a number of such messages to the list (I don't mind the few clicks it would take, but it's not something that should clog up the list). If you're posting to the list, but

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Scott Prentice
OK .. I'll add my 0.02 to this "survey" .. In general I hate reading PDFs on screen. When reading content on screen I much prefer doing so in an application that allows me to resize the window to suit my needs (typically HTML .. web browser or CHM), and the content flows to fit that window. If

PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Fred Ridder
Scott Prentice wrote (in small part): >Searching in a PDF is a fairly useless > operation as well, which is > another reason I prefer to use other types > of online docs. Actually, I find Acrobat's search operation, with it's list of results showing some of the surrounding context, to be

Slow File Loading in FM9

2009-01-22 Thread Mike Wickham
I've started playing with the FM9 trial, and I've noticed a change. Files load much more slowly for me. It's due to FM9 loading all graphics before it presents the first page. Previous FM versions presented the first page, and only loaded graphics for other pages if I actually scrolled to a

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