WebWorks Publisher Import Utility anybody?

2006-03-23 Thread Beck, Charles
Does anybody on this list have experience working with the WebWorks Publisher Import Utility? I am working on a project where I must convert a batch of HTML files to FrameMaker, but the ordered lists do not always behave as expected. If anybody out there could give me some pointers, I'd be ever so

Welcome, RJ

2006-04-06 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all ( especially RJ), I get the listserve posts by digest, so I have to respond to everything a day or so later. I don't know you, RJ, but I'd like to add my voice to the chorus welcoming you. And to show you just how much I appreciate and value you, I'm going to start right in with a

Scroll wheel update

2006-04-10 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi fellow Framers, I just wanted to send you all a quick update (if anybody cares) on my scroll wheel problem, just on the off-chance that someone else is still struggling with this and resigned (as I was) to just living with it not working in Frame. Don't give up! There is hope! Thanks, first,

RE: Find not finding

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
3:48 PM To: Beck, Charles Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find not finding Charles-- Might I ask how the original Word material was brought into FrameMaker? That is, was it opened with FileOpen and thus filtered in through FrameMaker's own mechanisms? And was this all

RE: What do you use for PDF generation?

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Z, You wrote: One other product I found while googling is www.pdf995.com! This has a pretty outstanding price for the Enterprise license. Has anybody used their stuff? I have not used the enterprise version, but I used to use the regular version of pdf995, and I loved it! It does a great

RE: Find not finding

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
that introduced the problem. Am I missing something here? Chuck From: Shmuel Wolfson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 10:04 AM To: Beck, Charles Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find not finding You can use PureText to paste

Question about Frame to PDF start pages

2006-05-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Fellow Framers, I am turning to this group once again, because I agree with what others have said about this group being one of the absolute best resources for people who work with FrameMaker. I am sure one of you Frame whiz kids will be able to help me with this one. My question of the day

RE: Question about Frame to PDF start pages

2006-05-30 Thread Beck, Charles
. I'm sure that someone out there knows the reason why, but I sure don't. Thanks for the tip! Chuck -Original Message- From: Doug [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 3:51 PM To: Beck, Charles Subject: Re: Question about Frame to PDF start pages Steve's advice worked

RE: Organization Charts

2006-06-05 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Eduardo, I don't know if anyone else replied to your query offline, but I haven't seen any replies to the list, so I thought I'd just toss in my bit: I don't know of any Adobe-native tools that do what you want to do. But then, I am not familiar with the entire Adobe CS family either, so I

RE: Hiding Pages?

2006-06-09 Thread Beck, Charles
Actually, where I have worked in the past, we used a combination of both variables *and* conditional text for multiple versions of a product. FWIW. Chuck Beck -Original Message- Subject: RE: Hiding Pages? In a situation where only the name changes, I find that it is *much* more

RE: mif2go

2006-06-13 Thread Beck, Charles
Maybe both of you could take this offline? -Original Message- To: framers; Jeremy H. Griffith Subject: Re: mif2go Public bullying? Huh? snip ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL

Converting to Frame from HTML

2006-06-14 Thread Beck, Charles
Hello fellow Framers, A couple months ago, I believe, I submitted a question about the WebWorks Import Utility that takes HTML files and converts them to Frame (MIF) format. We have been using that tool fairly successfully, but we have found that it has several fairly serious shortcomings.

WebWorks forum?

2006-06-15 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all, I know this is a little OT for Frame, maybe, but I have not been able to find what I'm looking for elsewhere, and certainly not from the Quadralay website: Do any of you know of any Quadralay/WebWorks online forums like this group, where you can ask and get answers to questions about

RE: Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Tammy, Bad news: At least one major style guide and my own experience are on your new editor's side on this one. In fact, the _Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications, Third Edition_ takes it even further: That style guide states that you should avoid the if...then construction

RE: OT: Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
One additional thought: Despite what I said in my previous post, I agree with Jeremy. Your editor's construction is also not correct. You should not be using either and OR then with conditional construct statements. In this case, your editor's position (on reading closer) is worse than the one you

RE: Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
, then do this, or If such-and-such is true, do this. Chuck -Original Message- From: Bill Swallow [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:09 PM To: Beck, Charles Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; framers@frameusers.com Subject: Re: Syntax for if/then statement Bad news: At least one

RE: Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

2006-07-17 Thread Beck, Charles
You don't even need to Print to file if you use an Adobe printer driver when printing to PDF. In versions 7.x, the printer driver is Adobe PDF. (I forget just now which one it is in version 6.x--Acrobat Distiller, maybe?) When you do it this way (making sure to *clear* the Print to file check

RE: DITA and FrameMaker

2006-07-25 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi David, Many of the members of our group recently attended an STC telephone seminar conducted by one of the guys who works with XMetaL. (I was, unfortunately, unable to attend.) I believe they talked about this tool as part of the seminar. You might check; I don't know for sure whether it was

RE: Decompiling chm Help to Frame 7.2

2006-07-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Just a word of caution about the WebWorks Import Utility: While I agree that it is generally a very nice tool, it does not handle tables well at all. So, if you have tables, pay special attention to how they get imported into Frame. However, Rick Quatro (on this list) has an excellent Table

Welcome, RJ

2006-04-06 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all (& especially RJ), I get the listserve posts by digest, so I have to respond to everything a day or so later. I don't know you, RJ, but I'd like to add my voice to the chorus welcoming you. And to show you just how much I appreciate and value you, I'm going to start right in with a

Scroll wheel update

2006-04-10 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi fellow Framers, I just wanted to send you all a quick update (if anybody cares) on my scroll wheel problem, just on the off-chance that someone else is still struggling with this and resigned (as I was) to just living with it not working in Frame. Don't give up! There is hope! Thanks, first,

A couple (digest) items

2006-04-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all, Once again, I'm responding today to yesterday's posts, because I get them by digest. I'd like to comment on a couple items: -- Subject: FrameMaker Keyboard Shortcuts I have a list of the shortcuts that I have found to be the most useful (some of which I have

Using SAVE AS PDF in FrameMaker 6.0

2006-07-17 Thread Beck, Charles
You don't even need to "Print to file" if you use an Adobe printer driver when printing to PDF. In versions 7.x, the printer driver is "Adobe PDF." (I forget just now which one it is in version 6.x--"Acrobat Distiller", maybe?) When you do it this way (making sure to *clear* the "Print to file"

DITA and FrameMaker

2006-07-25 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi David, Many of the members of our group recently attended an STC telephone seminar conducted by one of the guys who works with XMetaL. (I was, unfortunately, unable to attend.) I believe they talked about this tool as part of the seminar. You might check; I don't know for sure whether it was

Decompiling chm Help to Frame 7.2

2006-07-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Just a word of caution about the WebWorks Import Utility: While I agree that it is generally a very nice tool, it does not handle tables well at all. So, if you have tables, pay special attention to how they get imported into Frame. However, Rick Quatro (on this list) has an excellent Table

links in Frame converting to PDF

2006-07-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all, One other thing I have discovered (the hard way): If you want links to work, you must select the 'Generate Acrobat Data' check box in the 'Print Book' dialog box before you print. I also wonder with Surbhi whether you just have a few bad links or are none of them working? HTH, Chuck

Organization Charts

2006-06-05 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Eduardo, I don't know if anyone else replied to your query offline, but I haven't seen any replies to the list, so I thought I'd just toss in my bit: I don't know of any Adobe-native tools that do what you want to do. But then, I am not familiar with the entire Adobe CS family either, so I

Hiding Pages?

2006-06-09 Thread Beck, Charles
Actually, where I have worked in the past, we used a combination of both variables *and* conditional text for multiple versions of a product. FWIW. Chuck Beck -Original Message- Subject: RE: Hiding Pages? In a situation where only the name changes, I find that it is *much* more

mif2go

2006-06-13 Thread Beck, Charles
Maybe both of you could take this offline? -Original Message- To: framers; Jeremy H. Griffith Subject: Re: mif2go Public bullying? Huh?

Converting to Frame from HTML

2006-06-14 Thread Beck, Charles
Hello fellow Framers, A couple months ago, I believe, I submitted a question about the WebWorks Import Utility that takes HTML files and converts them to Frame (MIF) format. We have been using that tool fairly successfully, but we have found that it has several fairly serious shortcomings.

WebWorks forum?

2006-06-15 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi all, I know this is a little OT for Frame, maybe, but I have not been able to find what I'm looking for elsewhere, and certainly not from the Quadralay website: Do any of you know of any Quadralay/WebWorks online forums like this group, where you can ask and get answers to questions about

Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Tammy, Bad news: At least one major style guide and my own experience are on your new editor's side on this one. In fact, the _Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications, Third Edition_ takes it even further: That style guide states that you should avoid the "if...then" construction

OT: Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
One additional thought: Despite what I said in my previous post, I agree with Jeremy. Your editor's construction is also not correct. You should not be using either "and" OR "then" with conditional construct statements. In this case, your editor's position (on reading closer) is worse than the one

Syntax for if/then statement

2006-06-29 Thread Beck, Charles
true, then do this," or "If such-and-such is true, do this." Chuck -Original Message- From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommd...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 2:09 PM To: Beck, Charles Cc: Tammy.VanBoening at jeppesen.com; framers at frameusers.com

WebWorks Publisher Import Utility anybody?

2006-03-23 Thread Beck, Charles
Does anybody on this list have experience working with the WebWorks Publisher Import Utility? I am working on a project where I must convert a batch of HTML files to FrameMaker, but the ordered lists do not always behave as expected. If anybody out there could give me some pointers, I'd be ever so

Find not finding

2006-05-19 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi fellow Framers, Got a new one I've never seen before: One of my local colleagues is working with a Frame file he inherited somewhere along the line. He did a search for a string that he *knows* is in the file. If the cursor is in the particular section where the string is when he starts the

Find not finding

2006-05-19 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi again all, Just wanted to let you all know that I received several replies, including one with the correct remedy. Thought it might be of general interest to the rest of the group. The tip of the hat goes to Alan Houser who asked whether there was any imported MS Word content in the file.

Find not finding

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
den.com] Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 3:48 PM To: Beck, Charles Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find not finding Charles-- Might I ask how the original Word material was brought into FrameMaker? That is, was it opened with File>Open and thus filtered in through FrameMaker's

What do you use for PDF generation?

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
Hi Z, You wrote: "One other product I found while googling is www.pdf995.com! This has a pretty outstanding price for the Enterprise license. Has anybody used their stuff?" I have not used the enterprise version, but I used to use the regular version of pdf995, and I loved it! It does a great

Find not finding

2006-05-22 Thread Beck, Charles
that introduced the problem. Am I missing something here? Chuck From: Shmuel Wolfson [mailto:s...@actcom.com] Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 10:04 AM To: Beck, Charles Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find not finding You can use PureText to paste

Question about Frame to PDF start pages

2006-05-26 Thread Beck, Charles
Fellow Framers, I am turning to this group once again, because I agree with what others have said about this group being one of the absolute best resources for people who work with FrameMaker. I am sure one of you Frame whiz kids will be able to help me with this one. My question of the day

Question about Frame to PDF start pages

2006-05-30 Thread Beck, Charles
n't. I'm sure that someone out there knows the reason why, but I sure don't. Thanks for the tip! Chuck -Original Message- From: Doug [mailto:dbailey4...@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 3:51 PM To: Beck, Charles Subject: Re: Question about Frame to PDF start pages Steve's advice wor