Re: Unwanted re-ordering of files in booked publications

2008-03-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
filename in the book, the file I clicked on moves within the book, at the end of FM's rename and save process. The file I renamed stays in place. Weird. And very annoying - my instinct is to end the renaming by clicking somewhere. ** Carol J. Elkins

OT and apology--list owner intervention requested

2008-03-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Gary Duncan at [EMAIL PROTECTED] can receive this list's digest and he can edit his digest preferences, but messages that he posts to framers@lists.frameusers.com never show up on the list. His requests for help sent to framers@lists.frameusers.com have gone unanswered. If someone can help

Frame 8's Track Changes feature and other reasons to upgrade

2008-09-09 Thread Carol J. Elkins
most of the major bugs in Frame 8 been fixed? If not, what are the ones that you feel are still the biggest problems? Thanks for your always invaluable information! Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719

searching for a section symbol

2009-03-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
In a table cell with View-Text Symbols turned on, how do I search for a blank space following the last alpha-numeric character and preceding the section symbol? I know the keyboard strokes to search for the tab symbol, forced return symbol, end-of-paragraph symbol, etc., but none of my

Re: searching for a section symbol

2009-03-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Stuart, Dick, and all, When I search for text using the backslash-f term with Wildcards turned on, I receive a message that The item you are searching for requires text in the Find text box. When I precede the backslash-f term with a space, then I find every space in the entire doc--not just

Re: searching for a section symbol

2009-03-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
You are brilliant, Stuart! The space $ string is what I needed. Carol At 11:59 AM 3/5/2009, Stuart Rogers wrote: However, you might be able to work with ' $' (space, dollar sign) with wildcards turned on. That finds a space at the end of a paragraph or cell (not the end of a line, as the Help

Frame-to-PDF mini-docs

2009-04-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
document. I'll probably need to do this once every couple of years. The hard way would be to take the whole-book PDF and manually extract each document to an individual file. Is there an easier way? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making

Re: Frame-to-PDF mini-docs

2009-04-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks Art and Jeremy. You definitely summed up my problem well. A Frameuser wrote me offline to suggest that ARTS PDF Split Merge Lite would do the job by splitting at the bookmark level. Because I use two other ARTS plugins for PDFs, I have confidence in the company, so that is probably a

How to create a custom alert

2009-06-08 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm looking for a way to create an alert message (Danger, Caution, etc.) that avoids having to make the whole thing a graphic. I have a manual with a zillion of these. They are rectangular with rounded corners; the width is constant and the height will vary according to message content. There

Can Word identify graphic file names?

2009-06-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
that. Does anyone know a workaround in Word that will help me identify all of these graphic files? A macro? I am not a Word guru so all help is appreciated. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773

Re: Can Word identify graphic file names?

2009-06-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks to the folks who suggested that I convert the Word docs to HTML to obtain the filenames for the graphics. If I remember, that was a trick useful when the original graphics are not available because saving to HTML causes Word to convert the graphics to gifs and jpgs. But in doing so,

PDF bookmarks don't show em dashes and quotation marks

2009-12-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-standing problem.) ~I created a document in Frame9 and distilled it in both Distiller 7 and 9 and the bookmarks DO NOT display correctly in either PDF file. Has anyone seen this problem on their Frame9 set-up? And fixed it? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins

Paragraph Designer freezes

2010-04-02 Thread Carol J. Elkins
. It is resolved by closing down Frame and restarting the program. Within a few minutes, the problem returns. Very annoying and time consuming, especially while I am designing templates. Any ideas? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information

Re: Paragraph Designer freezes

2010-04-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Hi Shlomo, So far, five people has responded to my email indicating that they, too, experience this problem with some regularity. Neither they nor I have been able to identify any specific sequence that triggers the freeze. However, yours is the first information I've received that suggests

Incrementing, Balloon-type Numbered List pgf

2010-04-14 Thread Carol J. Elkins
AM 4/14/2010, you wrote: I know I can make a pgf with an individual webding character balloon number, but my instructions will get past 10 in several tasks, so I don't want to create twenty-some pgfs. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making

Re: Rely on system fonts only

2010-05-12 Thread Carol J. Elkins
twice. 12. Repeat when Adobe next does an automatic update. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Keyboard shortcuts to pod elements

2010-06-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
in functionality by upgrading to a newer product. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Framemaker desktop to Framemaker Server, Adobe Content Server, Sharepoint, and Sitecore

2010-10-14 Thread Carol J. Elkins
questions. If there are better questions to ask, I know I can trust you to suggest them. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

On-Demand Watermarks in PDF

2011-01-21 Thread Carol J. Elkins
, but that is not what this question is about. I think this would have to be an add-on of some kind to Acrobat or a server-based program. I've also posted this question to Planet PDF; if you can recommend a better resource, please let me know. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins

Sharepoint links in a Frame doc

2011-01-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks to everyone for pointing out Acrobat's watermark feature. I think it will be perfect for applying a watermark that can't be viewed until the document is printed. The same client wanting the watermark wants his PDF documents to contain Sharepoint links to other docs (tiffs, Word docs,

Re: Sharepoint links in a Frame doc

2011-01-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Ah, see that's why I asked. I don't know anything about Sharepoint, so I didn't know those were required. If a person is already logged in, do they still need to provide that information? My client planned to make the links via Acrobat, so I suspect that if he can link from Acrobat, I can

Revision marks (bars)

2011-02-22 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I create a character tag that I routinely label zz:change_bar. I'll explain why later. The character tag sets everything AS IS except I enable the change bars option. Select each word or paragraph that you want to be marked with change bars and apply the character tag. When you are ready to

Web site with Adobe customer help phone numbers

2011-03-18 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-service_12.html Note that Customer Service phone #2 is for Licensing. There have been a lot of questions on this list recently about licensing and activation. HTH. If not, let us know. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information

OT: Does anyone have an old InDesign template folder?

2011-07-07 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-up of my personally designed templates. If anyone would be willing to share their Template folder from an older version of InDesign, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone

OT: Follow-up to Does anyone have an old InDesign template folder?

2011-07-22 Thread Carol J. Elkins
be willing to share their Template folder from an older version of InDesign, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http

Bookmarks and zoom level in PDF

2011-08-29 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I think I should know how to fix this but apparently not. I'm using Acrobat 9 Pro Extended v 9.4.1. Problem: Bookmarks that I've manually created in a PDF have a different zoom than the bookmarks set for the PDF in Framemaker. For example, I may be viewing a page that displays at 100% and then

Re: screwy x-ref formatting

2011-10-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I haven't seen a response to this, so I wanted to comment that I have this happen in one particular book as well. But unlike John's experience where his entire xref turns blue, every time I regenerate, I lose the blue character formatting in some, but not all, of the xrefs. But when I close

installing PDF printer driver

2011-10-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
to be, and forgive me in advance if I'm not using the correct terminology. Can anyone help? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Re: installing PDF printer driver

2011-10-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Correct. The only printers that are listed in the Control Panel's Printers area are one installed by Snag-It and the Dell printer that my network shares. (The guy who helps manage my network and router installed that Dell printer to the laptop.) Carol At 01:03 PM 10/23/2011, you wrote: Are

Acrobat 9 Pro can't read out loud

2011-12-08 Thread Carol J. Elkins
matter if I'm using a PDF generated from Framemaker or one downloaded from Adobe's site. I've read through Adobe's Help forums and can't find a solution. Has anyone had and successfully resolved this problem?: Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC

OT: New Frame 10 license for sale

2012-02-28 Thread Carol J. Elkins
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OT: SOLD--New Frame 10 license for sale

2012-02-28 Thread Carol J. Elkins
, or academic license. Retail price is $999. I'm offering it for $499. Contact me off-list if you are interested. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http

Re: FrameMaker 9 Find not Finding

2012-03-18 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm running Frame 9 on Win7 and have experienced a lot of unreliability in Frame's Find function. I don't use conditional text or text insets, and the text I'm trying to find is not a variable or specially formatted. Frame is just blind to it sometimes. I can position the cursor immediately

Re: FM 10 - crashes and PDF bookmark settings

2012-04-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Ah, that does explain my similar experience. I thought it was just me doing something wrong. I'm in FM9 now and have discovered that you do indeed need to select all files in the book and then set the job options. If I remember correctly, in FM8, all you had to do was select the book file.

how to italicize every instance of certain words

2012-06-25 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Autotext add-on, I don't think that it does what I need. I have a vague memory of MSWord or some elderly word processor (the only kind I'm familiar with since I'm elderly) having this functionality. Any ideas? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word

RE: how to italicize every instance of certain words

2012-06-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
As I indicated in the restrictions, I don't want to do more than type the word. I'm aware that variables would work, but there are a zillion instances of these words and I do not want to locate and insert a variable for each instance. For this exercise, I was hoping to learn about scripts,

Adding a column to multiple tables

2012-07-21 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Tammy, if you have Shlomo Peret's enhanced toolbar, one of its tools is to copy a table width to the clipboard. (If I'm mistkane here and is a Frame feature, I apologize. I've copied my .ini file and plug-ins from so many versions of FM I no longer know which tool goes with what plugin.) So

Is there a video demonstrating Word vs Framemaker?

2012-09-17 Thread Carol J. Elkins
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Response from Adobe - Print to .PS issue - Cause and solution

2012-09-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Does anyone know if the problem occurs when using the Print Selected Files option in unstructured FM11? Or does it only occur when using the Print Book option? Carol At 11:00 AM 9/27/2012, you wrote: This issue occurs when a user who is running FrameMaker11 in unstructured mode and tries to

Re: table sort order

2006-03-07 Thread Carol J. Elkins
. To make insertion easier, create a NoPrint character format (where the color is set to an invisible one), then create a variable named 0, which has: NoPrint0 ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto

RE: table sort order

2006-03-07 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Sorry, Ann, to keep my question simple, I didn't mention that each number is preceded by an alpha character. The numbers really look like this: M-509 M-509 M-5104 M-5105 M-5115 M-512 M-5120 That sends a different message to Frame, signalling an alpha sort instead of a numeric sort. Sorry

SOLVED: table sort order

2006-03-09 Thread Carol J. Elkins
for your creative suggestions. I'm always in awe of the problem-solving capabilities of this list. If we put the collective talent of this list to work on world problems, well Carol P.S. Welcome back, Dov. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making

Pagemaker to FrameMaker conversion

2006-06-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
vendor who could manage this conversion? Thanks, as always, for your help. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.awrittenword.com

RE: Pagemaker to FrameMaker conversion

2006-06-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Hi Mollye, Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, my client doesn't know what he wants other than to reduce the twice yearly expense of printing the Spanish version of this book. I maintain this manual in FrameMaker and the gal who maintains the Spanish version works in PageMaker. I think

Re: Any way of applying a custom master page to final even page in component file

2006-11-21 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Headley, I use Silicon Prairie Software's MasterPage Tools to do this. I'm really pleased with their product. http://www.siliconprairiesoftware.com/ Carol On 11/21/2006 6:04:58 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there some way to do this automagically? Or do I have to write a FrameScript

Can Frame's default color definitions be changed?

2012-10-16 Thread Carol J. Elkins
happens for the default colors). So changing any of the default colors from the UI doesn't seem to be an option. Any other way? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk

Re: Can Frame's default color definitions be changed?

2012-10-16 Thread Carol J. Elkins
wrote: Forgive me for stating the obvious, but won't merely defining the green you want as a custom color work for you? ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http

Re: Can Frame's default color definitions be changed? - a solution

2012-10-17 Thread Carol J. Elkins
to your new colour. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Webworks ePublisher price

2012-11-13 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Sigh. I thought I'd have a look at ePublisher to see how it compares price-wise to RoboHelp. Maybe I'm missing something on their Web site, but it appears that the only way to find out the price is to give them my contact information first via a form. I object to that practice on principal.

OT: Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription

2012-12-25 Thread Carol J. Elkins
about this in the next week or so and would like to hear as many of your stories and experiences as possible. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http

Can't import Object styles

2013-01-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
all is to click the button twice. Can anyone else reproduce this behavior? Does anyone know how to dock the Object Designer alongside the Paragraph Design and Character Designer pod/panels? It doesn't seem to be dockable. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins

RESOLVED: Can't import Object styles

2013-01-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
it into other files as I can do with paragraph and character styles via File-Import-Formats. Object Styles isn't a listed option, ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http

best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-10 Thread Carol J. Elkins
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Re: best web help add-on for FrameMaker 10?

2013-02-11 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Matt, yes I am using RH's Multiscreen output. I'm annoyed at the differences in the out-of-box options for the various device outputs. There doesn't appear to be a unified set that retains the same color scheme or other skin characteristics. But my biggest whine is that RH10 treats the device

Re: Frame 11 Appearance

2013-02-20 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm so glad other people have commented about their dislike of this feature. I hate it too. But it isn't that the text isn't sharp, it's that it has a white drop-shadow. Adobe, please make this go away on the next version or tell us if we can change it ourselves. It has made it very difficult

RE: Chunking FM files into Topics for RH

2013-03-01 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Nancy, consider creating markers for all headings, regardless of whether you plan to use them or not. Let RoboHelp break them into topics. Then in your RoboHelp TOC and browse sequences, just include the topics that you want. Yes, the unwanted ones will go along for the ride when the file is

Chunking FM files into Topics for RH

2013-03-03 Thread Carol J. Elkins
There is a discussion of how to use markers in Framemaker to control page breaks in RoboHelp at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/robohtml/WS9F91508B-AC18-4b72-8FFB-B639F73F4741.html As with most things, there are many ways to achieve the desired outcome. Often combinations of ways work

Multiscreen HTML Output - making changes to the default Desktop output

2013-04-25 Thread Carol J. Elkins
There are several problems with the HTML5 layouts supplied with RH10: ~They are not consistently formatted across mobile device layouts; a client wanting output for all mobile devices will have to put up with different color schemes, different branding, etc. for each device he wants to output

very small pages (WAS Importing .swf files and creating pdfs)

2013-04-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
works fine and I use it as the standard way to produce PDFs from FM. There are highly exceptional cases where Save as PDF fails (e.g. producing very small pages), and then switching to PS+distill is the workaround. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC

how do people copy-protect their PDFs?

2013-05-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Does anyone use Adobe LiveCycle as a digital rights management (DRM) solution for selling/distributing their documents? If so, I'd appreciate your emailing me off-list so that I can ask a couple of questions. Thanks in advance, Carol ** Carol J. Elkins

RE: how do people copy-protect their PDFs?

2013-05-06 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Hi Alison, So far, the only response has been from someone who uses LiveCycle Designer for forms but has no experience with it for ecommerce. Like you, I use Acrobat security for PDFs to prevent changing the docs or copying the content to clipboard, but it cannot prevent copying the entire

Re: OT: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

2013-05-21 Thread Carol J. Elkins
… I'm sure that these points and many other valid points were already made in the different threads in so many forums] Shlomo Perets ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk

How to set up a Running H/F to call a paratag from a previous file

2013-05-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
the [H2 Sub Title] paratag. But there are hundreds of them and I'd rather not. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

RE: How to set up a Running H/F to call a paratag from a previous file

2013-05-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
The reason that the child pages are in individual files is because the client isn't sure yet how he wants to organize the content of the book. Hundreds of diagrams that could be grouped in various ways. To remain flexible, it made sense to create individual files that I could organize at the

composite books?

2013-06-09 Thread Carol J. Elkins
wrote: Do I remember right that I can build a FM11 unstructured book that can include non-FM files? I can't find anything in the help, but maybe I do not recall the name of the feature ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information

Crop marks on PDF

2013-06-19 Thread Carol J. Elkins
and Acrobat.) Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

RE: Crop marks on PDF

2013-06-20 Thread Carol J. Elkins
At 01:09 AM 6/20/2013, Harro de Jong wrote: Carol J. Elkins wrote: HOWEVER, I don't want all of the registration marks; I want only trim marks. So I need to do this in Acrobat, not Frame. I cannot get Acrobat set up to do this correctly. I've located the Add Printer Marks toolbar, but I can't

need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
. This is List Number 5 2.2.2.2.2. This is Heading 5 2.2.2.2.2.1. This is List Number 6 2.2.2.2.2.2. This is Heading 6 Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Re: Disappearing Palette Items

2013-08-29 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I can second Mike's suggestion to watch RJ's video. I watched it immediately after upgrading to Frame 9 and it made the paradigm shift from Frame 7 so much smoother. A lot of people really struggled with how to manage the pods and panels on the new UI, but RJ made it easy to understand. Until

Re: need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
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Re: need to collaborate with a Word guru

2013-08-30 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Matt, thanks for the advise, but I think you misunderstood. My client wants a Word template that matches my Frame template. I don't plan to parcel out the work; I'm doing it myself. As the subject line indicates, I want to collaborate with a Word guru, so my post was to find a Word guru on

RE: can corrupted FM doc be opened in some other way?

2013-09-06 Thread Carol J. Elkins
: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 10:04 AM To: fram...@omsys.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: can corrupted FM doc be opened in some other way? I'm using FM11 on a Win7 box. I

SOLVED: RE: can corrupted FM doc be opened in some other way?

2013-09-06 Thread Carol J. Elkins
to work in Frame v7 and 8. I haven't tested it in FM11. -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 10:04 AM To: fram...@omsys.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com

can corrupted FM doc be opened in some other way?

2013-09-06 Thread Carol J. Elkins
. Is there some other way to open this file and get at the ASCII text? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

Re: One big file 200mb or small files grouped for a commercial pdf produ

2013-09-08 Thread Carol J. Elkins
and then group them before copying the group to the final CD?. ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

more on Adobe hack

2013-10-11 Thread Carol J. Elkins
wondering if it has any relation to the Adobe hack. It is a bit scary that the man knew my name. I will not answer any incoming call from Skyp 661-748-024 from this point forward. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable

Who won the Content Strategy Tools Survey contest?

2013-10-19 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-Technical-Communications-Professionals-Group-2381149/about I checked their blog and LinkedIn URLs and can find no mention of who won. Does anyone know? Did I win? Did you? Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable

Re: framers Digest, Vol 97, Issue 22

2013-11-23 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks for the link, Harro. And congratulations on being one of the winners! Carol At 11:00 AM 11/23/2013, you wrote: the announcement just went up today: https://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2013/11/congratulations-to-adobe-tech-comm-content-strategy-tool-survey-winners.html

Re: [Stccicsig-l] Maybe OT -- Does anyone have recent experience with POD publishers?

2013-11-25 Thread Carol J. Elkins
evaluated them for documentation POD, the samples weren't good. Any recent feedback from anyone? ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948-3773 mailto:celk...@awrittenword.com http://www.awrittenword.com

OT--PDF Read Out Loud problem

2013-12-10 Thread Carol J. Elkins
. No complicated reading order. So for the life of me I can't figure out what to do to get the thing to read to me. I never had a problem before Acrobat 11 and I've never had to do anything to prepare the PDF. Help! Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word

OT--PDF Read Out Loud problem

2013-12-11 Thread Carol J. Elkins
After I emailed this yesterday, I tested the PDF on my laptop (also running Acrobat 11 Pro on Windows 7), and the Read Out Loud function works fine. So the problem must be with the Acrobat installation on my desktop CPU. I've run the Repair feature to no avail. It isn't worth uninstalling and

FM12 has char format in xref been fixed?

2014-02-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Can anyone tell me if FM12 has fixed the problem in which character formats in source text are lost in cross-references to that source text? That one little fix would be a tipping point for me to upgrade to FM12. If not, has anyone found a better workaround than the one in the Frame archives

RE: FM12 has char format in xref been fixed?

2014-02-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Best practice for setting up character formats is to set everything As Is except the feature that you want the character tag to control. That would include setting the Font Family to As Is. So for Emphasis, for example, the font family would be set to As Is and only the Angle set to Italic.

RE: FM12 has char format in xref been fixed?

2014-02-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-0700 4/2/14, Carol J. Elkins wrote: Best practice for setting up character formats is to set everything As Is except the feature that you want the character tag to control. That would include setting the Font Family to As Is. So for Emphasis, for example, the font family would be set

RE: FM12 has char format in xref been fixed?

2014-02-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks, Steve. My struggle right now is with cross-references to paragraphs that, in addition to regular text, house hypertext links formatted with a Character tag that makes the text blue; and cross-references that house an italicized citation to a book. The character-formatted text in those

shortcut to change text boxes to make room for side heads

2014-02-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
document and manually change it back to NOT make room for side heads. I'd just like to know what the shortcut is so that I never, ever, ever do that again. Carol ** Carol J. Elkins---A Written Word LLC Making Information Understandable Phone: 719-948

RE: shortcut to change text boxes to make room for side heads

2014-02-26 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm working in Frame 11, all patches applied. So if it's a bug, it is persistent. Carol At 09:44 AM 2/26/2014, Craig Ede wrote: I look forward to the responses to this since I have had the same thing happen to me (on FM10). It may be a bug. Usually I immediately close the document without

need referrals for localization companies

2014-03-11 Thread Carol J. Elkins
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Annotating text in a cross-ref in a PDF

2014-03-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm generating PDFs out of Frame 11 and opening them in Acrobat 11 Pro in a Windows environment. I've discovered that the text in cross-references created in Framemaker cannot be annotated in Acrobat using the Strikethrough Text tool or the Insert Text at Cursor tool, and probably other tools

RE: Annotating text in a cross-ref in a PDF

2014-03-27 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Craig, Of course I revise any annotated cross-ref in the source FM document. But the cross-references must be reviewed and annotated, if necessary, in Acrobat. I give these PDFs to my clients for review and THEY must be able to annotate them. Carol At 01:43 PM 3/27/2014, you wrote: If it

Re: framers Digest, Vol 101, Issue 27

2014-03-28 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks for trying, Winfried. Unfortunately, text in the middle of the cross-reference isn't annotatable. The I-beam cursor starts red-lining wherever it is placed and the user can't segregate just the text that they want to annotate from the surrounding text in the cross-reference. I think

RE: Annotating text in a cross-ref in a PDF

2014-03-31 Thread Carol J. Elkins
-reference text. You know that you can change your selected text when you press the SHIFT key and the Left/Right arrow keys! Best regards Winfried -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers- boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins Sent

RESOLVED: Annotating text in a cross-ref in a PDF

2014-04-01 Thread Carol J. Elkins
With help from Winifried and Rick, I finally figured out what the problem was and why I couldn't select text within a cross-reference so that I could annotate it. What was not pointed out in anyone's instructions is that you must have the I-beam/Arrow tool selected as the default tool.

Anything I should know before upgrading to TCS5?

2014-05-07 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I've attended most of the Adobe Webinars about TCS5 and FM12 and am getting close to being ready to upgrade from TCS 4 using FM11 and RH10 to TCS5 using FM12 and RH11. I'm running Windows 7. To the best of this group's collective knowledge, are there any gotchas that I need to be aware of?

Re: Anything I should know before upgrading to TCS5?

2014-05-08 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Last year I opted to subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud for $29.99/month promotional. That has now jumped to $49.99/month, but it provides access to every Adobe product I could want, including Photoshop and Illustrator. But those products were part of TCS4, so some people who already have

top-bound book

2014-06-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Framers, I'm ready to print a wire-bound pocket-sized booklet that will be top-bound (coil binding along the top of the book) so as to fit nicely in one's pocket. In all my 18 years of doing this, this is the first time I've run across having to publish a top-bound book, so I have no

Solved: top-bound book

2014-06-04 Thread Carol J. Elkins
Thanks, everyone. I agree that this should be done by the printer and I will contact him. It is easy enough for me to rotate the even-numbered pages in the PDF (thanks, Robert!) , which will nicely solve that problem if he doesn't want to do it himself. Rotating in the PDF will prevent me from

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
When I need to convert a Word book into Frame, the workflow I use is to print the Word book to PDF, open the PDF in Acrobat, and export all of the graphics as .eps files. Then I import those by reference into the FM book. (I rename them first to some meaningful filename.) However, sometimes

Re: Import by reference question: Word conversion to FM11

2014-06-05 Thread Carol J. Elkins
, Robert Lauriston wrote: You don't need to convert Word to PDF to extract images. Save the Word doc as .docx if it's not already, make a copy, change the extension from .docx to .zip, extract the files, and the images are all in \word\media. On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Carol J. Elkins celk

Section Number resets after closing file

2014-07-03 Thread Carol J. Elkins
I'm working in Frame 12 fully patched on a Win7 system. For each document in a book, I've set a specific Section number using the file's Numbering Properties (Format--Document--Numbering--Section). Everything works fine while all files in the book are open. Cross-references to that section

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