RE: Why have list AND step paragraph tags

2007-04-30 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Eli Har-Even [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Our FrameMaker templates have two sets of numbered lists, one set for steps (step1, step2, step3) and another for lists (and list1, list2, list3). Visually, steps and lists look different, but in practice, authors use them interchangeably. I'm

Re: Productivity Gains from Structured Authoring

2007-05-09 Thread Daniel Emory
--- John Sgammato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am thinking of something along the lines of output pages per writer. I appreciate any help. === Using an ROI estimate to justify changing over to a structured approach is definitely the right way to go. But coming up

Re: Double-spacing a PDF output doc from a structured Frame book

2007-05-15 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Bob Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wondering HOW to simply double-space my PDF output doc (from a structured Frame book) - so that our writers can more easily make mark ups on the hardcopy. They write - we production wonks put their stuff into the frame books. (We like it this way -

Re: Nested ul and ol elements

2007-05-17 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Rick Quatro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need help with text formatting rules in an EDD. Basically, I am allowing nesting of ol and ul elements. I need rules that will allow a particular format to be called, depending on the nesting level. Here is an example of flat structure. The text

Re: FW: Adobe CEO interview

2007-05-20 Thread Daniel Emory
--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As far as a device that you can comfortably and safely use in the tub is concerned, I don't think that paper will be the delivery method of the future. It’s estimated that 40% of the US adult population is non-literate, which means they

RE: First Time FrameMaker User

2007-05-26 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Mark Lawrence [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My job involves producing 40 page reports in Microsoft Word. These reports are nearly identical. I use the mailmerge feature in Word to import variables such as the date of the report, the name of the product on which the report is based, the

Re: Help decoding Running H/F variables with attibutes

2007-05-26 Thread Daniel Emory
As I understand what you are stating, each book component will store the value of the book file title attribute value which existed the last time the generate/update action was taken on the book file. Thus, if the value of the attribute in the book file is changed but the generate/update action is

RE: FrameMaker8 Automatic Letter Spacing Broken

2007-08-10 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Mike Wickham [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Justification and Automatic Letter Spacing used to work together. Now, only one or the other works. Is anyone else seeing this? Yes, I can verify this behavior with FrameMaker 8 on Windows XP. Dang. I hope Adobe fixes this soon. The feature

RE: structured Frame

2007-09-12 Thread Daniel Emory
The fundamental issue is Return on Investment (ROI), whether the staff is one writer or 100. Here are the major cost factors that must be evaluated: A Realizable positive values of a structured solution. 1. A breakdown of the identifiable costs of the current unstructured methodology which can

Re: FrameMaker XML inDesign XML imports

2007-12-01 Thread Daniel Emory
UniMerge is the solution. You create a report template in FrameMaker describing how each type of database record is to be processed and formatted, save it as a MIF file, and execute it on the database output. The result is fully-formatted, ready-to print output. The rport templated can include FM

Registering a new FrameMaker license

2008-02-19 Thread Daniel Emory
I recall recent posts on this subject. Specifically about buying an old version of frame from Ebay, and then registering it with adobe so as to get the upgrade price for the latest version. Apparently, part of the problem is to be sure the copy is not already registered to someone else. How can I

Re: Best Approach to Structure

2005-12-05 Thread Daniel Emory
On 12/5/05, DeFlorio, Dominick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What is the best approach to learning how to structure Frame documents? I need to learn quickly how to create and implement EDDs into many and varied, unstructured Frame documents. Suggestions...links? The individual who asked

Re: Apply Default Attribute Values

2005-12-17 Thread Daniel Emory
We're mainly talking, I presume, about Choice-type attributes (Name Token Groups in DTD parlance). If such an attribute is declared to be REQUIRED, either the EDD, the DTD, or both MAY specify a default value (i.e, one of the specified values in the name-token group), in which case the absence of

RE: POLL: Which method do you use to apply bold and italics?

2006-01-17 Thread Daniel Emory
Bill Swallow wrote: Being a manager and until recently a template owner, I completely disagree. UI tweaks passively hinder misuse. Proper training and education for writers actively prevents misuse, and even initiates their own investigation into other ways to prevent needless headaches in

RE: Interchange vs. Analysis

2006-02-01 Thread Daniel Emory
--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I consider DITA to be an interchange format. If two organisations can figure out how to convert their own structure to and from DITA, they can freely exchange data. Add five more organisations and impose the same requirement on them and everyone can exchange data,

Re: Structure/Schema - Custom or off the shelf?

2006-02-03 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Alan Houser [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Organizations are successful when they meet their business requirements as efficiently (time and $$$) as possible. I talk lots of people _out_ of migrating to XML for this reason. I even occasionally say you're doing just fine with MS Word.

Re: Esc m p for anchored frames?

2006-02-08 Thread Daniel Emory
If you initially set the anchored frame postion to be Below Current Line, using ESC mp to shrink the size of the anchored frame to the size of the contained graphic object changes the anchored frame position to At Insertion Point. To restore the original position after shrinking it, you must click

RE: TOC Formatting Problem

2006-03-01 Thread Daniel Emory
--- davidaflynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am new to FrameMaker (6.0). Could anyone describe how we can set / update / create / modify styles in 1. a book 2. its individual fms === In the top menu bar of FM 6.0, choose File New. In the New dialog, you'll

Re: Page Numbering Properties

2006-03-05 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Wollenberger, David [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a situation which I don't think is so unusual, and yet I can't seem to figure out how to get FM to handle it. Our TOC page numbering begins on iii and goes as long as it has to, ending on an even page. Our Chapter 1 begins on the next

RE: Unbelievable On-Line Help Stupidity

2006-03-10 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Phil Heron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am on Windows XP Professional. The instructions you list (Click Start, click Shut Down, and then in the drop-down list click Shut Down) are perfectly correct for my computer. That is exactly what I see. === The

Re: Newbie with Questions

2006-03-27 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Kevin Rusnak [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I want to successfully pull in XML into a structured document. I am not interested in much else then seeing it work; and then making the process more sophisticated after seeing it done. To pull existing XML

Re: Newbie with Questions

2006-03-28 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Lynne A. Price [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you are moving XML documents into FrameMaker, or structured FrameMaker documents to XML, you almost always need a DTD. == Based on the newbie's description of what he's trying to do, I concluded that

Re: Footnote Structured Frame Bug

2006-04-02 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Lynne A. Price [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you Lynne for confirming that this bug has been propagated through all releases of structured FrameMaker. == 1) You comment that it doesn't matter whether the text range is defined as an inclusion or

Re: [FrameSGML] Getting FM auto numbers into the xml

2006-04-02 Thread Daniel Emory
At 09:50 AM 3/31/2006, Terry Badger wrote: Is there a way to push the auto numbers ing information generated in FM into the xml file? I don't see any variables to grab and put into an xml attribute. = What you describe is a serious incompatibility between the

Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker

2006-04-26 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Carol J. Elkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good post, Dan. However, I'm trying to visualize your statement, ...clicking on this button produced a menu of links to major subject areas... The button part I understand, the menu of links I'm struggling with. A popup menu? If so, could you

Trick For Creating Graphs in FrameMaker

2006-05-04 Thread Daniel Emory
Im talking about graphs where both the horizontal and/or vertical axes have a linear array of marked values, and the axis lines extend across the graphic. In other words, the background of the graphic looks like a FrameMaker table in which , consisting of rows and columns in which all columns are

Re: Is there a change in behaviour between FM 5, 6 and 7 EDD?

2006-05-09 Thread Daniel Emory
If your premise is correct, namely that the formatting in element Table will be inherited by the table title and the cells within the table, it's going to be a mighty strange table, because all text will be 2.0 pt with a space below of -2.0 pt. clearly, the intent of this formatting is to create

Re: Is there a change in behaviour between FM 5, 6 and 7 EDD?

2006-05-09 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Bodvar Bjorgvinsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for the input, Dan. I mostly agree with you about the rest, but it is good for reassurance. :-) What seems to me unprofessional about the legacy EDD is that every element that has anything to do with text is specifically assigned the

I Object to sites which demand registration before exposing pricing

2006-05-11 Thread Daniel Emory
Yeserday, Siberlogic sent to the lists an announcement of a new CMS product that integrates FrameMaker. I was acutely interested. The details of the product seemed a bit light, but I proceeded anyway to look at the pricing, which, often, gives you a handle on the scope and breadth of a product.

RE: Outsourcing

2006-05-16 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Anne Robotti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Greater value? To whom? The consumer, perhaps, I don't think the companies that are saving money by outsourcing are necessarily passing on the savings to the consumer. I'd have to see some pretty firm research on that before I'd believe it.

RE: Numbering Systems for Technical Service Manuals

2006-05-18 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Linda G. Gallagher [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't think it was necessary to single out my response and call what I said laughable. Your unqualified statement that the only people left who use such numbering schemes are engineers communicating with other

RE: Numbering Systems for Technical Service Manuals

2006-05-18 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Anne Robotti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is this a private email from Linda that you posted to the list? How completely rude. = My mistake, and I apologize to Linda. The Framer's list, unlike some others, identifies the sender's name, not the list's name as the

RE: Numbering Systems for Technical Service Manuals

2006-05-19 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Steve Rickaby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Surely the answer here is 'horses for courses'? There are many areas where numbering is either appropriate or essential (engineering manuals,legal documents, political documents, medical documents, repair manuals, ya-de-yah), and others where it is

Re: Help vertically centering text in FM..

2006-06-03 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Andy Kelsall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't for the life of me figure out how to vertically align text in FM. I have a page where I would like to align the text vertically, but after poking around FM and doing a Google search, I'm still stumped. Is it possible to do this in

re: question re object properties in Frame 7.2

2006-06-11 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Shlomo Perets [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The extremely useful phrase is indeed used in the review, but frankly I wasn't sure how it should be interpreted. = You are very kind Shlomo. ___ You are currently

RE: Schema Tools

2006-08-08 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Jon Harvey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We would like to begin developing in structured framemaker. My understanding is that to do so, we need to bring in schema that FM can use to help us structure our docs. Can anyone recommend some solid tools for creating schema? It's either that or

Re: Importing Pricing ino Frame Document

2006-08-15 Thread Daniel Emory
You've gotten plenty of suggestions. I assume that, presently, production of your catalog is being done in a manner that is incompatible with a full database publishing solution, otherwise the solution would be obvious. The FrameScript solution offered by Rick Quatro would seem to be the

Re: Columns in middle of chapter

2006-10-10 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Lisa M. Balbes, Ph.D. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My client wants one section of a particular chapter to be in columns, instead of the full page width text of the rest of the chapter. This section will extend over several pages, and will probably have things added and deleted as we continue

RE: general publication quiestion

2006-10-21 Thread Daniel Emory
applications ought to also take advantage of that laboratory. --- Combs, Richard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Daniel Emory wrote: --- Charles Beck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Maybe I'm missing something, and then again, maybe I'm not. I too have always considered it a strange paradox when

Re: The Page Left Intentionally Blank

2006-10-21 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Shmuel Wolfson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I always felt that This Page Intentionally Left Blank sounds a bit weird. Why would you intentionally leave a page blank? I vote to change it to This Page Left Blank for Double-sided Printing. What about the

Re: OT: MIL specs (was RE: general publication quiestion)

2006-10-21 Thread Daniel Emory
. --- Combs, Richard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Daniel Emory wrote: The fact is that the US military is the only true laboratory where technical documentation is subjected to extensive post-publication review to determine its effectiveness in the real world. Findings resulting from

RE: Searching in text insets

2006-12-13 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Fred Ridder [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Supposed to be could be argued, but it certainly is the way things *are*. Text insets are treated as black boxes by the Find/Change operation. == Putting text insets in text frames (each with a different text

Re: Can an Element be a Container and a System Variable

2006-12-13 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Catudal Rousseau [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can an element be a container and a system variable at the same time? I would like to generate the Chapter-Section-Subject in the footer of the page from the attributes of the subject element. === Yes, this is

Re: Displaying a Portion of an Attribute Value

2006-12-22 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Catudal Rousseau [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would like to display a portion of an element's REFLOC value, for example, this element with attribute values REFEXT REFMAN = WM REFLOC = WM20/REFEXT to be displayed Wiring Manual Chapter 20 so I would like to display the numerical value of the

Re: PDF to framemaker

2007-01-15 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Peter Ring [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dov is of course correct in stating that PDF should be considered a final form document format. But, nevertheless, PDF can be used as an input (to Frame) === Another effective way to use PDF as an input to FrameMaker is to

Re: New to the list, and asking for help

2007-01-16 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Pedro Pastor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Maybe the troubles I've found come from my inexperience developing structured applications in FM, but I cannot fully understand the aim behind the (so called) XML-roundtrip editing. == Assuming that the

Re: QA wants unique edition number in changed footers

2007-01-31 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Andersen, Verner Engell VEA [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Have you any idea of how I can have the various edition numbers in footer of each chapter page and still have the possibility of importing all formats from all files without messing things up? == This kind of

Re: Database Publishing book

2007-02-01 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Pat Bensky [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Framers, I am thinking of writing a book about database publishing. It would cover publishing with InDesign and Quark (possibly FrameMaker and Word as well) using the following methods: InDesign tags Quark tags Xtags, Xdata XML RTF

Re: Replacing Framemaker

2007-02-01 Thread Daniel Emory
The publication by the STC of this article demonstrates the declining relevance of that organization. ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe send a blank email to

Re: Using variables for single sourcing

2007-02-05 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Scott Prentice [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The only way I can think of to do this without a plugin (or FrameScript), would be to source the files as XML or MIF, and have some process outside of Frame that manages these values. In my document entitled A New

RE: Reasons to Structure

2007-02-14 Thread Daniel Emory
No one has mentioned the potential for greatly improving writer productivity, as well as eliminating format overrides. Once authors are up to speed on using the structure view and the element catalog, they're freed from the entire formatting burden (if the EDD specifies context-based format

RE: Reasons to Structure

2007-02-14 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Charles Beck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Besides-with the caveat that I have not actually experienced *enforced* structured authoring, per sé-if you need to format a word or phrase for emphasis or for special recognition (such as bolding UI elements), don't you still have to tag that

RE: Structured Frame Saving XML

2007-03-02 Thread Daniel Emory
What, exactly, do you mean by Frame's perversity in line wrapping? What, exactly, are you comparing it with on the XML side? Frame's line wrapping actions are dependent upon settings in the paragraph designer, including: * Under Advanced (automatic hyphenation) * Under Basic (indents). ---

Re: anticipating a move to Structrued Frame

2007-03-15 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Milan Davidovic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm looking for resources or advice on how to start working in unstructured Frame in anticipation of a move to Structured Frame. 1. In your unstructured template, create paragraph, character, table, marker and

RE: anticipating a move to Structrued Frame

2007-03-16 Thread Daniel Emory
--- John Sgammato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But the point remains that the best way to prepare depends greatly on what your goals and objectives are. Just as one example, if you are not planning to adopt topic-oriented authoring and topic-level reuse, then spending time learning about DITA

Re: Version control of FM documents/books

2007-03-21 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Radha Padmanabhan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wish to know whether we can use CVS for version control of FM files/books and how the path sensitivity of FM /size of books will effect this. Or what is the best way to ensure version control of FM docs/books?

Re: [FrameSGML] Format Change Lists and Removing Structure

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Rick Quatro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: have a document where the EDD uses format change lists for its formatting. As a result there is a bare bones paragraph catalog, with each paragraph tagged as *Body. When I remove the structure from the document, the paragraph catalog now has a

Re: Display of variable content in Structured FM

2007-03-31 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Nantel, Elise [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm working with Structured FM 7.0 on Windows XP. I use a lot of variables in my manuals, typically for product lines and product names. Sometimes after I generate a structured book, the variable content appears in Times New Roman instead of

Structured Frame Saving XML

2007-03-02 Thread Daniel Emory
What, exactly, do you mean by Frame's "perversity" in line wrapping? What, exactly, are you comparing it with on the XML side? Frame's line wrapping actions are dependent upon settings in the paragraph designer, including: * Under Advanced (automatic hyphenation) * Under Basic (indents). ---

anticipating a move to Structrued Frame

2007-03-15 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Milan Davidovic wrote: > I'm looking for resources or advice on how to start > working in unstructured Frame in anticipation of a > move to Structured Frame. 1. In your unstructured template, create paragraph, character, table, marker and cross-reference tags

anticipating a move to Structrued Frame

2007-03-16 Thread Daniel Emory
--- John Sgammato wrote: > But the point remains that the best way to prepare > depends greatly on what your goals and objectives > are. Just as one example, if you are not planning to > adopt topic-oriented authoring and topic-level > reuse, then spending time learning about DITA would > be a

Version control of FM documents/books

2007-03-21 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Radha Padmanabhan wrote: > I wish to know whether we can use CVS for version > control of FM files/books and how the path > sensitivity of FM /size of books will effect this. > Or what is the best way to ensure version control of > FM docs/books? === It

[FrameSGML] Format Change Lists and Removing Structure

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Rick Quatro wrote: > have a document where the EDD uses format change > lists for its formatting. > As a result there is a bare bones paragraph catalog, > with each paragraph > tagged as *Body. When I remove the structure from > the document, the > paragraph catalog now has a bunch of new

Display of variable content in Structured FM

2007-03-31 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Nantel, Elise" wrote: > I'm working with Structured FM 7.0 on Windows XP. > I use a lot of variables in my manuals, typically > for product lines and product names. Sometimes after > I generate a structured book, the variable content > > appears in Times New Roman instead of Verdana. It's >

Productivity Gains from Structured Authoring

2007-05-09 Thread Daniel Emory
--- John Sgammato wrote: > I am thinking of something along the lines of output > pages per writer. I appreciate any help. === Using an ROI estimate to justify changing over to a structured approach is definitely the right way to go. But coming up with a number is

Double-spacing a PDF output doc from a structured Frame book

2007-05-15 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Bob Williams wrote: > Wondering HOW to simply double-space my PDF output > doc (from a structured > Frame book) - so that our writers can more easily > make mark ups on the > hardcopy. They write - we production wonks put their > stuff into the frame > books. (We like it this way - less

Nested ul and ol elements

2007-05-17 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Rick Quatro wrote: > I need help with text formatting rules in an EDD. > Basically, I am allowing > nesting of ol and ul elements. I need rules that > will allow a particular > format to be called, depending on the nesting level. > Here is an example of > "flat" structure. The text in the

FW: Adobe CEO interview

2007-05-20 Thread Daniel Emory
--- mcarr at allette.com.au wrote: > As far as a device that you can comfortably and > safely use in the tub is > concerned, I don't think that paper will be the > delivery method of the > future. It?s estimated that 40% of the US adult population is non-literate, which

First Time FrameMaker User

2007-05-26 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Mark Lawrence wrote: > My job involves producing 40 page reports in > Microsoft Word. These > reports are nearly identical. I use the mailmerge > feature in Word to > import variables such as the date of the report, the > name of the product > on which the report is based, the final score

Help decoding Running H/F variables with attibutes

2007-05-26 Thread Daniel Emory
> At 10:28 -0400 24/5/07, Rick Quatro wrote: > >I am trying to figure out how attribute-based > Running H/F variables work. Here is are examples of > a couple in a document I have: > > > ><$attribute[Booktitle:book]> > ><$attribute[Revision:book]> = I may be missing

Help decoding Running H/F variables with attibutes

2007-05-26 Thread Daniel Emory
As I understand what you are stating, each book component will store the value of the book file title attribute value which existed the last time the generate/update action was taken on the book file. Thus, if the value of the attribute in the book file is changed but the generate/update action is

structured Frame

2007-09-12 Thread Daniel Emory
The fundamental issue is Return on Investment (ROI), whether the staff is one writer or 100. Here are the major cost factors that must be evaluated: A Realizable positive values of a structured solution. 1. A breakdown of the identifiable costs of the current unstructured methodology which can

Registering a new FrameMaker license

2008-02-19 Thread Daniel Emory
I recall recent posts on this subject. Specifically about buying an old version of frame from Ebay, and then registering it with adobe so as to get the upgrade price for the latest version. Apparently, part of the problem is to be sure the copy is not already registered to someone else. How can I

Best Approach to Structure

2005-12-05 Thread Daniel Emory
> On 12/5/05, DeFlorio, Dominick > wrote: > > > > What is the best approach to learning how to > structure Frame documents? I > > need to learn quickly how to create and implement > EDDs into many and varied, > > unstructured Frame documents. > Suggestions...links? The individual who asked for

Apply Default Attribute Values

2005-12-19 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Lynne A. Price" wrote: > Shlomo, >Of course--having a default contradicts requiring > a value to be specified! = I stated: "If such an attribute is declared to be "REQUIRED", either the EDD, the DTD, or both MAY specify a default value (i.e, one of

Footnote Structured Frame Bug

2006-04-02 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Lynne A. Price" wrote: Thank you Lynne for confirming that this bug has been propagated through all releases of structured FrameMaker. == > 1) You comment that it doesn't matter whether the > text range is defined as > an inclusion or contextual element.

[FrameSGML] Getting FM auto numbers into the xml

2006-04-02 Thread Daniel Emory
At 09:50 AM 3/31/2006, Terry Badger wrote: >Is there a way to push the auto numbers ing >information generated in FM into the xml file? >I don't see any variables to grab and put into an > xml attribute. = What you describe is a serious incompatibility between

FrameMaker Evangelist

2006-04-05 Thread Daniel Emory
--- RJ Jacquez wrote: > Hi All, > Just wanted to introduce myself to the group and > share with you that as of Monday, I'm now the > FrameMaker Evangelist for Adobe Systems and > so I'm looking forward to contributing to this group > and being as involved and supportive as I can to > everyone

Technical Writing Suite From Adobe

2006-04-25 Thread Daniel Emory
The "Content Wrangler's" "vision" of FrameMaker?s future is fatally flawed. It would do little to improve the quality of on-line help, or increase the penetration of FrameMaker into the on-line help market. Some years back, I wrote an article entitled "Thoughts About On-Line Help", which is still

Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker

2006-04-26 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Carol J. Elkins" wrote: > Good post, Dan. However, I'm trying to visualize your > statement, "...clicking on this button produced a > menu of links to major subject areas..." The > button part I understand, the menu of links I'm > struggling with. A popup menu? If so, could you tell > me

Schema Tools

2006-08-08 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Jon Harvey wrote: > We would like to begin developing in structured > framemaker. My understanding is that to do so, we > need to bring in schema that FM can use to help us > structure our docs. Can anyone recommend some solid > tools for creating schema? It's either that or > write the

Importing Pricing ino Frame Document

2006-08-15 Thread Daniel Emory
You've gotten plenty of suggestions. I assume that, presently, production of your catalog is being done in a manner that is incompatible with a full database publishing solution, otherwise the solution would be obvious. The FrameScript solution offered by Rick Quatro would seem to be the

Searching in text insets

2006-12-13 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Fred Ridder wrote: > "Supposed to be" could be argued, but it certainly > is the way > things *are*. Text insets are treated as black boxes > by the > Find/Change operation. == Putting text insets in text frames (each with a different text flow name)

Can an Element be a Container and a System Variable

2006-12-13 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Catudal & Rousseau wrote: > Can an element be a container and a system variable > at the same time? I > would like to generate the Chapter-Section-Subject > in the footer of the page from the > attributes of the subject element. === Yes, this is doable if

Displaying a Portion of an Attribute Value

2006-12-22 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Catudal & Rousseau wrote: > I would like to display a portion of an element's > REFLOC value, for example, > this element with attribute values to be displayed Wiring Manual Chapter 20 so I would like to display the numerical value of the REFLOC attribute with a prefix.

Interchange vs. Analysis

2006-02-01 Thread Daniel Emory
--- mcarr at allette.com.au wrote: > I consider DITA to be an interchange format. If two > organisations can figure out how to convert their own structure > to and from DITA, they can freely exchange data. Add five more > organisations and impose the same requirement on them and everyone can

Structure/Schema - Custom or off the shelf?

2006-02-03 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Alan Houser wrote: > Organizations are "successful" when they meet their > business requirements as efficiently (time and $$$) as > possible. I talk lots of people _out_ of migrating to XML for > this reason. I even occasionally say "you're doing just fine > with MS Word."

Esc m p for anchored frames?

2006-02-08 Thread Daniel Emory
If you initially set the anchored frame postion to be Below Current Line, using ESC mp to shrink the size of the anchored frame to the size of the contained graphic object changes the anchored frame position to "At Insertion Point". To restore the original position after shrinking it, you must

POLL: Which method do you use to apply bold and italics?

2006-01-17 Thread Daniel Emory
> Bill Swallow wrote: > > Being a manager and until recently a template > owner, I completely disagree. UI tweaks passively hinder > misuse. Proper training and education for writers actively > prevents misuse, and even initiates their own investigation > into other ways to prevent needless

Help vertically centering text in FM..

2006-06-03 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Andy Kelsall wrote: > I can't for the life of me figure out how to > vertically align text > in FM. I have a page where I would > like to align the text vertically, but after poking > around FM and doing a > Google search, I'm still stumped. > Is it possible to do this in FM? Does it

question re object properties in Frame 7.2

2006-06-11 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Shlomo Perets wrote: > The "extremely useful" phrase is indeed used in the > review, but frankly I > wasn't sure how it should be interpreted. = You are very kind Shlomo.

Page Numbering Properties

2006-03-05 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Wollenberger, David" wrote: > I have a situation which I don't think is so > unusual, and yet I can't seem to figure out how to > get FM to handle it. Our TOC page numbering begins > on iii and goes as long as it has to, ending on an > even page. > Our Chapter 1 begins on the next page after

OT: Unbelievable On-Line Help Stupidity

2006-03-10 Thread Daniel Emory
I was helping a friend who?d just acquired her first computer, an E-Machine with Windows XP. I was demonstrating how to get help, and showed how she could type in a search phrase and get a list of all the help topics containing that phrase. So, to demonstrate how to properly shut down the

Unbelievable On-Line Help Stupidity

2006-03-10 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Phil Heron wrote: > I am on Windows XP Professional. > The instructions you list ("Click Start, click Shut > Down, and then in > the drop-down list click Shut Down") are perfectly > correct for my > computer. That is exactly what I see. === The e-Machine had

Newbie with Questions

2006-03-27 Thread Daniel Emory
--- Kevin Rusnak wrote: > I want to successfully pull in XML into a structured > document. I am not > interested in much else then seeing it work; and > then making the process > more sophisticated after seeing it done. To pull existing XML instances into

Newbie with Questions

2006-03-28 Thread Daniel Emory
--- "Lynne A. Price" wrote: >If you are moving XML documents into FrameMaker, > or structured > FrameMaker documents to XML, you almost always need > a DTD. == Based on the "newbie's" description of what he's trying to do, I concluded that he's

Footnote Structured Frame Bug

2006-03-31 Thread Daniel Emory
This bug is in FM+SGML 6, and I'm curious whether it's also in later releases. I have an EDD in which an element of type Footnote (not surprisingly, the element name is also Footnote) is provided for most elements that have in their structure rule. The bug is unaffected by whether the Footnote

TOC Formatting Problem

2006-03-01 Thread Daniel Emory
--- davidaflynn wrote: > I am new to FrameMaker (6.0). Could anyone describe > how we can set / update > / create / modify styles in > > 1. a book > 2. its individual fms === In the top menu bar of FM 6.0, choose File > New. In the New dialog, you'll see that,

Trick For Creating Graphs in FrameMaker

2006-05-04 Thread Daniel Emory
Im talking about graphs where both the horizontal and/or vertical axes have a linear array of marked values, and the axis lines extend across the graphic. In other words, the background of the graphic looks like a FrameMaker table in which , consisting of rows and columns in which all columns are

Is there a change in behaviour between FM 5, 6 and 7 EDD?

2006-05-09 Thread Daniel Emory
Are you sure the element named Table is specified as being of type table? If element Table is a container type element, element Tgroup should be specified as the element of type table, and container element Table then produces the anchor paragraph for the table, and the text format rules you

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