RE: Framers Digest, Vol 25, Issue 4

2007-11-05 Thread David Artman
. every page render in Reader). Impossible? David Artman ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe send a blank email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] or visit http://lists.frameusers.com

Re: FM window minimizing unexpectedly

2012-03-29 Thread David Artman
I'm gonna take a guess that you are using a Microsoft Touch Mouse.If so: Return it for your money back, as I did.If not: Got nuthin'.David Artmandavid artman designs ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list

RE: FM window minimizing unexpectedly

2012-04-01 Thread David Artman
Sorry--forgot the listserv is still plaintext. RESEND: I'm gonna take a guess that you are using a Microsoft Touch Mouse. If so: Return it for your money back, as I did. If not: Got nuthin'. David Artman david artman designs ___ You

Manual Task Sheet Checklist

2012-04-01 Thread David Artman
-made for HTML Help (or similar) drop-down paras in Checklist... I'm trying, here... Baby steps] David Artman ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe

RE: Manual Task Sheet Checklist

2012-04-01 Thread David Artman
://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwYIazaIFHy4MHc4OXpLZ1VUYi1TeUd0RnRDbTRsZw David Artman Original Message Subject: Manual Task Sheet Checklist From: David Artman da...@davidartman.com Date: Fri, March 30, 2012 11:35 am To: framers@lists.frameusers.com ... Goals: Three

RE: How to replace curved apostrophe with straight apostrophe?

2012-04-02 Thread David Artman
On 3/31/2012 3:41 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote: Frame 8. How do I search/replace for curved apostrophe to straight apostrophe? Find: ALT+0146 (’) Replace: ' (just type it) How do I search/replace for curved open and close quotes to straight quotes? Find: ALT+0147 (“) or ALT+0148 (”)

RE: Frame 9 F9 key behavior

2012-04-05 Thread David Artman
Have you tried either turning off the toolbar with the drop-down or rearranging that toolbar (in Maker.ini) to no longer show that list box? I do the former within minutes of launching any new setup. David Original Message Subject: Frame 9 F9 key behavior From: Tim Pann

RE: Numbering problems in a book

2012-04-06 Thread David Artman
Original Message I've followed the instructions, added the cross reference from the pod, chosen the Paragraph Tag (Figure n+) from the list, selected specific paragraph from the Paragraphs list and chosen the format 'Figure No.' from the Formats list. Possibly obvious

RE: Manual Task Sheet Checklist

2012-04-06 Thread David Artman
One reply, off-list, suggested a cross-referencing plug-in. That *might* work for linking back automatically, but it doesn't address building the TASK and CHKL out of the comprehensive IMPL (main book). I'm leaning towards LOP, this week. Each Task and Step would link back to the manual

FM 8, Inter-document references, and the iPad

2012-04-06 Thread David Artman
Related to my Manual Task Sheet Checklist project (you though the single-sourcing challenge was tricky!): I have the Checklist linking to various external publications that it calls (in the previous email, I simplified it to one doc, but it's really linking out to about ten different docs). On

RE: FM 8, Inter-document references, and the iPad

2012-04-20 Thread David Artman
Hi, all!Thanks for the suggestions. As it turns out, there's all SORTS of odd issues:* PDF Expert support acknowledges that it's a bug that will be fixed in the next patch. OK; and their signature -capture support is superior to Reader (see below).* Cross-links in Reader for the iPad does NOT work

RE: Table Continuation variable - how do I change to lower-case c?

2012-05-16 Thread David Artman
On the FM main menu, select Special Variables. Find the Table Continuation variable. Click Edit Definition. Change the Definition field to suit your needs. Click Edit to commit the change. Click Done on the Variable dialog to close it. Should do it. HTH; David Original Message

Archive all imported files

2012-05-17 Thread David Artman
Hi, all;I'm wondering what ever happened to Bruce Foster's "Archive" tool for FM (v8). I am hunting around Carmen Publishing, Leximation, Techknowledgecorp's Handy FrameMaker tools page, and various other sites; and I can not seem to find it anywhere.We just want to open a book, click a menu item,

Archive all imported files

2012-05-17 Thread David Artman
[Resending because I *always* forget we're on an ancient listserv...] Hi, all; I'm wondering what ever happened to Bruce Foster's Archive tool for FM (v8). I am hunting around Carmen Publishing, Leximation, Techknowledgecorp's Handy FrameMaker tools page, and various other sites; and I can not

RE: Importing Word Object into FrameMaker doc

2012-06-06 Thread David Artman
I am curious as to why you'd maintain the content in Word then import to Frame. Why not just convert the Word to Frame, maintain that as the source file, and avoid this whole issue? Assuming that It Must Be This Way... I got nothing, sorry. I have yet to work in a production environment that

RE: What's your top feature request for FrameMaker 11?

2012-06-08 Thread David Artman
Could you please explain what you mean by this: From: ri...@inficon.com If XML is ever going to become truly mainstream, Adobe has to make creating XML outputs just as easy as creating a PDF. I don't think I've encountered a need for an XML deliverable, yet. Are you thinking in terms of

Single file used in two BOOKs, Xref between the BOOKs

2012-07-05 Thread David Artman
at that sort of stuff, they tell me! So... HOW? What should I do differently? Where's the setting in FM8 or FM9 that says, Hey, link to this EXACT BOOK and Document file, not 'Current'? Thanks a million, y'all; David Artman ___ You are currently subscribed

RE: Hello (FM 11 Documentation)

2012-07-31 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: Robert Lauriston rob...@lauriston.com ... Things like that. The current state of the FrameMaker docs is the result of them being updated with new features release after release. You should rewrite from scratch with a task-oriented focus. -- While I'm

RE: Re: Template for four-page brochure?

2012-08-23 Thread David Artman
You have answered your own question--see below: I neglected to add that we will distribute this document in two ways: 1. Physically along with the hardware product 2. In PDF form from the web site The (2) means you should build it as Letter and have the printer impose it into a 2-Up,

RE: Batch Update of FM file templates

2012-08-23 Thread David Artman
). Thanks! David Artman Original Message From: Nancy Allison ma...@verizon.net Date: Fri, August 03, 2012 9:36 am ... 1. Open your FM book. 2. Use a .dll function, not native to Frame, to save all the book files to .mif at once

Running H/F Looking Backwards or Current open para

2012-08-23 Thread David Artman
Hi, all--FM8 Unstructured on Win7. GOAL: Trying to use a Running H/F to show readers the major step in which they are *currently* working. ISSUE: The Running H/F picks up the first major step para on the current page, *NOT* the major step in which they are working. EXAMPLE: User began step 20.5

Re: Directed arrows

2012-08-23 Thread David Artman
use Wingdings Alt+0216 for a stylized arrow in procs. For example, Click Start SomethingElse SomethingElse. I'm trying to define this as a Character style but all I can seem to accomplish is the font family, not the decimal symbol character code Alt+0216. I would define your character

RE: Hyperlink or cross reference to another book

2012-08-25 Thread David Artman
Richard is right on all counts: * You must have the target FM file open, and select it in the Document drop-down. * Then, your Source Type is Paragraphs, and you select the appropriate para tag. * Select the target paragraph from Source Text. FM insert an xref marker in the target doc and the

RE: OT - Using a Defect Tracking System to Create a Glossary

2012-08-25 Thread David Artman
I might be the only one confused... but what is the point of a defect tracker to develop a glossary? Are you trying to use the tracker as a means of handling review and edit? I mean... there's TONS of ways to handle such a workflow, if the goal is merely: * Someone comes up with a new term for the

Automatic PDF Form

2012-09-13 Thread David Artman
initially (or will do it wherever a special type of marker is placed--half automatic so to speak). Thanks in advance; David Artman david artman designs ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages

RE: Is there a video demonstrating Word vs Framemaker?

2012-09-24 Thread David Artman
FYI, your link isn't Scriptorium. :) http://www.techknowledgecorp.com/ That said, Scriptorium has TONS of stuff online for content creators: http://www.scriptorium.com/resources/ David Original Message Subject: Re: Is there a video demonstrating Word vs Framemaker? From:

RE: copying Save as HTML settings from one FM10 file to another

2012-09-26 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: John Sgammato jsgamm...@imprivata.com Date: Tue, September 25, 2012 12:37 pm Does anyone know if there is a way to copy the Save as HTML settings from one unstructured FM10 file to another? I don’t want to go through the whole procedure again for every

RE: copying Save as HTML settings from one FM10 file to another

2012-09-26 Thread David Artman
Or, yeah... do what Rick said. *blush* But even THAT only works if you have consistent style names between source and target. *sheepishly shuffle away* David Original Message Subject: RE: copying Save as HTML settings from one FM10 file to another From: Rick Quatro

RE: Buying an old copy of FrameMaker

2012-10-03 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: Jeremy H. Griffith jer...@omsys.com I did think 8 was an improvement, but the road after that turned so sharply downhill it resembled falling off a cliff... IMNSHO. I still use 8; we have the later ones for testing with Mif2Go, but do not use them

RE: Buying an old copy of FrameMaker

2012-10-04 Thread David Artman
Original Message Subject: RE: Buying an old copy of FrameMaker David said: that's why I was off-list for almost six years: working long-term for a client that's on DITA and uses a seriously robust editor. Please tell me What Editor you were using for DITA ? (Maybe I missed the

Checklists with AutoForm Radio Buttons

2012-10-09 Thread David Artman
Hi, again, all--still working a checklist template concept. ALMOST got it all working in Frame+Acrobat... I'll be brief: Unstructured FM8, Acrobat 9 Pro ONLY on Win7 64bit I want radio buttons to appear to the right of a line with a specific paragraph tag that already has autonumbering: 1)

RE: Checklists with AutoForm Radio Buttons

2012-10-09 Thread David Artman
I wrote [edited]: OR, it might be that they are out of frame, and if they were run into para and floated right, they'd better-associate? (Trying that now--just thought of it!) --- NOPE! As I figured, the PDF doesn't 'know' where these circles are; it just knows that they are vertically aligned;

RE: Checklists with AutoForm Radio Buttons

2012-10-10 Thread David Artman
OK, additional news/breakthrough! (And a sheepish apology for not providing full details--I didn't think that the following mattered.) OK, so this checklist is intended to be viewed on a tablet, so the page layout is 7.5 x 5.5 (i.e., Custom). Apparently, Custom leads FM to decide that I'm in

RE: Checklists with AutoForm Radio Buttons

2012-10-10 Thread David Artman
On the one hand, you're right, Rick... if I'd known in advance that I was going to trip over some obscure bug in the Acrobat form wizard. But, on another hand, you're unaware of the whole situation. A more accurate assessment is: they will be spending several tens of thousands of dollars on a

RE: Problem with Save as PDF (FM-10, Acro 9.5) - solved

2012-11-16 Thread David Artman
Finally i have managed to get a correct PDF (font, links) with the image on page 48: Glad we could help! ;) [FWIW, I do the same thing all the time: continually try to solve a problem and post updates to the list, hoping I won't cause someone to repeat my own failed attempts. Just poking some

What is a PI marker or programming instruction marker

2012-11-28 Thread David Artman
it consistently in FM, not by hacking away with a text editor. Help me with HELP! David Artman ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email

RE: What is a PI marker or programming instruction marker

2012-11-29 Thread David Artman
Thanks for replying, Jeremy--I did not expect such support, given I'm trying to save every penny for the client and using the free version. If it is any consolation, you've given me sufficient ammo to get them to crack loose on MIF2Go. ;) [By way of some background: We're in an odd spot where

RE: What is a PI marker or programming instruction marker

2012-12-01 Thread David Artman
Original Message Subject: Re: What is a PI marker or programming instruction marker From: Writer generic...@yahoo.ca Date: Thu, November 29, 2012 7:24 pm To: David Artman da...@davidartman.com, Jeremy H. Griffith jer...@omsys.com, Framers framers@lists.frameusers.com [By way of some

RE: Cross-reference to a previous file

2012-12-12 Thread David Artman
|From: Lin Sims ljsims...@gmail.com |Date: Tue, December 11, 2012 8:20 pm | |Where I work, we have a sort-of-similar issue, and we solved it by |using cross-references. It means you'll have to remember to check that |you're pointing to the right files if you add any new ones in, but it |beats

RE: How to force capital letters in a generated Index?

2012-12-18 Thread David Artman
Short answer: no; there's no way to use paragraph styles toenforce initial captals.You could force all caps, as a quick hack. More-relevant answer: You shouldn't do this, anyway. I feelt that indexes should use capitalizattion as driven by tthe indexed terms. So, proper nouns and such get

RE: Cross-reference to a previous file

2012-12-18 Thread David Artman
Why can't you use this technique: As a final, hacky solution, you could make a super-stripped file (I use MIF editing to kill, like, EVERY catalog I can) and then have one of those files for each part, in which you define a Variable to carry the H/F text? That way, you could still use

RE: Sorting paragraphs

2013-01-03 Thread David Artman
What's your use case? I'm having trouble imagining why one would ever do this... I suppose that, if I needed to sort paragraphs, I'd use an Index of References. David Original Message From: Shmuel Wolfson shmue...@gmail.com Date: Thu, January 03, 2013 9:53 am Is there a way to

RE: Sorting paragraphs

2013-01-03 Thread David Artman
paragraphs From: Shmuel shmue...@gmail.com Date: Thu, January 03, 2013 2:31 pm To: David Artman da...@davidartman.com Cc: Framers framers@lists.frameusers.com Any sort of list that's not in a table. My particular case was a list of referenced graphics that I generated that I wanted sorted

RE: Pagination FM 11

2013-02-02 Thread David Artman
I set Adobe PDF as my default system printer, as I generate PDFs far more often than I print to dead trees. Try that, maybe? Also, be sure to uncheck Remember missing font names in the FM Preferences, and you should be able to strip all legacy font info from your files as you open them and save

RE: Vertical Alignment Bottom

2013-02-13 Thread David Artman
A couple of hacky ideas (I'm also copying others' ideas, to centralize them): 1) Run-in para (2 pit, -2pt space below) followed by a push-down para with Space Above Pgf equal to line height minus text frame height. 1a) Additional push-down paras to accommodate two, three, and more lines of text

Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-25 Thread David Artman
Hi, all; Latest, out-of-the-blue functional bug on FM8.0p277, Win 7: 1) Navigate to working folder for project [just like every day]. 2) Double-click BOOK file. FrameMaker opens, them immediately displays the following message: Cannot find the file named __. Make sure that the file exists.

RE: Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-25 Thread David Artman
the file named... From: David Artman da...@davidartman.com Date: Mon, February 25, 2013 10:33 am To: Framers framers@lists.frameusers.com Hi, all; Latest, out-of-the-blue functional bug on FM8.0p277, Win 7: 1) Navigate to working folder for project [just like every day]. 2) Double-click BOOK file

RE: Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-27 Thread David Artman
Message From: David Artman da...@davidartman.com Date: Mon, February 25, 2013 10:33 am Hi, all; Latest, out-of-the-blue functional bug on FM8.0p277, Win 7: 1) Navigate to working folder for project [just like every day]. 2) Double-click BOOK file. FrameMaker opens, them immediately

RE: Cannot find the file named...

2013-02-28 Thread David Artman
Thanks, Heiko, but I don't understand how the OS or network gets fingered when ALL other applications that I use work normally. Even Adobe applications. If Frame is too impatient, that's a BUG, not a 'problem' with the ever-so-slow network. I was hoping to learn about some kind of INI file

RE: OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts

2013-04-26 Thread David Artman
I'm more into *typefaces*--I need multiple sizes. ;) David Original Message Subject: OT: Book Suggestion - Fonts From: Alison Craig alison.cr...@ultrasonix.com Date: Thu, April 25, 2013 5:11 pm ... As technical writers, many of you will be interested in fonts. ...

RE: Can a variable be used in a numbering scheme in Frame V8?

2013-05-06 Thread David Artman
This is a commonly wished for feature that FrameMaker doesn't support. If you describe the actual details, we might be able to kludge a method (e.g., run-in heading containing a Ref Page placement of the variable in a text box plus some leading tricks, followed by the autonumbered format using

RE: Catalog definitions ... fonts not available

2013-08-08 Thread David Artman
You could save the template(s) as MIF and search for the offending font. It's probably on some Reference page or tucked on a Master Page or some-such. Change the missing font name to the name of an available font (or just use the MIF to investigate where it's occurring, and use FrameMaker on its

RE: Autonumbering Puzzle for an Ordered List Numbering Scheme

2013-08-25 Thread David Artman
Your centering problem is easily solved by having a new style called "Bullet Number 10+" that you use for enumeration above 9, with slightly different tab stops than "Bullet Number". That's a bit of a hack in modern FM autonumbering strategies; but you're already using n=1 (rather than an

RE: Unavailable fonts message - incorrect?

2013-08-25 Thread David Artman
Excellent summary from Fred!I'll just add the (very minor) point that SVG graphics can have font information in them, too. If the font's glyphs used in the SVG's aren't embedded, that would trigger this FM error. Original Message Subject: RE: Unavailable fonts message -

RE: FrameMaker: Is any version URL-aware?

2013-10-01 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: VLM TechSubs techs...@vibrantlivingministries.org Date: Sun, September 29, 2013 11:26 pm ... Guess FrameMaker is a bit behind the curve when it comes to the Internet, eh? And … it will work, so that’s just grand! ... In defense of FrameMaker; it doesn't

RE: Insert image as H/F variable

2013-10-18 Thread David Artman
Can you provide more details or an actual use case?We toggle between BW and color product logos in H/Fs using conditions on the anchor frames the images. But that's book-wide, not 'reactive' or variable based on chapter-specific content (i.e., paratext of a paratag). Original Message

RE: Insert image as H/F variable - script

2013-10-25 Thread David Artman
luck with the scripting solution that I see you pursuing in later posts.Sorry that I couldn't help more;David Original Message Subject: Re: Insert image as H/F variable - script From: Wim Hooghwinkel - idtp w...@idtp.eu Date: Wed, October 23, 2013 10:18 am To: David Artman da

RE: batch import formats

2013-11-08 Thread David Artman
I'd just make a single-use BOOK file, drag them all in, and apply across the book.Get coffee.Then destroy the (now-pointless) book.Writing a FrameScript would take long, I imagine, but YMMVDavid Original Message Subject: batch import formats From: Anneke von den Hoff

RE: Choosing a Help Format

2013-11-22 Thread David Artman
Original Message From: Fei Min Lorente feimin.lore...@onsemi.com Date: Fri, November 22, 2013 10:53 am And we weren't worried about OmniHelp losing files; we are worried about users going in and messing with them. Is there any way to lock them down? Security through obscurity:

RE: What is the current fm version...

2013-12-06 Thread David Artman
Rather than merely give John a fish:http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Windows(and for up to v7:)http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Macintosh(and for up to

Durham, NC Job Listing

2014-01-09 Thread David Artman
We have an opening at my company for a Senior Tech Writer:https://parata.applicantpro.com/jobs/62162.html ___ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to framers@lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send

RE: OT: looking for a font designer

2014-01-22 Thread David Artman
FontCreator is a LOT cheaper than contracting a font designer, if you already have the art and just need it put into a font file. (It's tantamount to hiring an architect just to do drafting... or hiring a technical writer just to copy paste between two applications. ;) )DIY, I sayDavid

RE: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

2014-05-23 Thread David Artman
If Google Ngrams is to be believed, it was first coined around 1824: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=wordmongeryear_start=1800year_end=2000 Original Message From: Steve Rickaby srick...@wordmongers.demon.co.uk Date: Tue, May 20, 2014 2:05 pm Ps. Word Mongers -

RE: Question about formats for files in book

2014-07-17 Thread David Artman
Personally, I prefer global MPs, RPs, and catalogs. Trying to keep styles separated is a mugs game, especially if you are tasked to change (for example) the baseline body or procedure styles' fonts or what-not. Doing it all in one file and Importing Formats across the whole document set is a lot

RE: More about characters

2014-08-06 Thread David Artman
http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/enter_unicode.htm Specifically: " This method works regardless of any of your language settings, but is the most cumbersome to type. Press and hold down the Alt key. Press the + (plus) key on the numeric keypad. Type the hexidecimal unicode value. Release

RE: Consistent Conditional Text

2014-11-10 Thread David Artman
Yes, you must always turn on View Text Symbols when you are performing conditional markup (and troubleshooting). The 'gotcha' in FrameMaker is that if you are typing inside of a condition and press Enter for a new paragraph, FM does NOT conditionalize the pilcrow. [I do not know why this is the

RE: Consistent Conditional Text

2014-11-12 Thread David Artman
Thanks for the FM7 advice, Fred; but it seems to have been undone by FM8.0(p277). Interestingly, while I was testing whether it still worked like that, I found a bigger gotcha for folks who edit conditional text without condition indicators or text symbols visible: * [FM8.0] If you are in the

RE: Wildcard search

2014-12-29 Thread David Artman
Roger, do you have many instances where a hyphen *is* intended? If not, you could brute-force replace all then go back and tune those you didn't want replaced (e.g., if they're, say, part numbers in a handful of tables). Alternately, export to MIF and use any programmer's text editor (e.g.,

RE: Cannot import graphics

2015-01-23 Thread David Artman
Another note about file types: If you are using EPS files that DO NOT have embedded TIFF 'previews', then there's nothing for FrameMaker to show (IIRC; and if that hasn't been changed post-FM8). HTH; David Original Message From: David Spreadbury dspre...@yahoo.comDate: Thu,

RE: Basic question: Book revision best practices

2015-02-05 Thread David Artman
HUGE subject, but I'll just note one element: Now I want to make changes, so it will become version 1.1. What do best practices say to do? I assume save all content, TOC, and title files as new "v1-1" files. Should I create a new "v1-1" book file into which the v1-1 content goes? Or should the

RE: NOT a How Do I. Query re conditionaling table columns

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
While we're talking underlying theory/structure:I suspect many tables in which one wants to conditionalize a column could be refactored so thatthe columns were instead rows, which are conditionable. Thoughts? Yes, theoretically, if you didn't have spanned cells, you could hide/show the cells

RE: Basic question: Book revision best practices

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
One note: If needed, I simply rename the output PDF filename if I want to have the version number in the name. Doing this breaks inter-document links, if you generated a set of PDFs while all of their BOOK files were open (the easiest way to do it). I firmly advicate naming your BOOK to match

Adobe Shared Review methods

2015-02-06 Thread David Artman
Since it's come up, I've had one niggling issue with Adobe SHare Review at our site that I just work around, but it's bugging me. I'll try to be brief, assuming anyone who can answe knows the basics. * Using a network share, same share every time. * Each development draft is saved with a suffix:

RE: Conditional text by paragraph tag?

2015-02-11 Thread David Artman
0) Save all files in book. 1) Get condition onto your Clipboard (right-click text with the condition, Copy Special Conditional Text Format). 2) Find: Paragraph Style [name of paragraph]. 3) Replace: By Pasting. 4) Find and Change for one or two, then fire Replace All when you see that it's going

RE: Customizing anchored frames in FM12 (unstructured)

2015-01-09 Thread David Artman
THAT, is a clever hack, Pat! As soon as I read "one-cell" I was smacking my forehead. DCA Original Message From: "Christenson, Pat" pchristen...@ftportfolios.comDate: Fri, January 09, 2015 2:51 pmHere's a workaround for underlining the screen cap (if I understand the problem

RE: Setup has detected . . .

2015-01-09 Thread David Artman
Hopefully I'm not too late to help! I actually got a new system at work today and fully rebuilt my production environment before lunch (FM8 + CS5 AcroPro9 oXygen all updates across the system). As it wasn't my first rodeo with Frame and the terrible PDF support, I knew to do the following: 1)

RE: User's manual vs. User manual

2015-03-16 Thread David Artman
We avoid this issue by naming books after their functional scope: 'Widget' Installation 'Widget' Operation 'Widget' Administration (etc) The thinking being (a) we avoid this whole thread, (b) we don't have to superfluous terms like "manual" or "guide" that state the obvious,and (c) end users

RE: extremely slow PNG loading

2015-03-30 Thread David Artman
Unless something's changed, expect bad news from your IT: https://threatpost.com/png-image-metadata-leading-to-iframe-injections/104047 But there's no reason to leave run-time scanning on them, so long as the file-create and file-modify scanning remains (i.e., check each write operation, not each

RE: post-processing a PDF with FM markers

2015-03-24 Thread David Artman
I concur with Robert, unless you're facing other issue that you didn't mention in your post. Have all the BOOK files open when you print to PDF; and esure that the resulting PDFs are located in the same relative file structure as the BOOK files. [If I were you, I'd put all BOOK files in one

RE: post-processing a PDF with FM markers

2015-03-24 Thread David Artman
a PDF with FM markersFrom: John Sgammato john.sgamm...@actifio.comDate: Tue, March 24, 2015 3:51 pmTo: David Artman da...@davidartman.comCc: "framers@lists.frameusers.com" framers@lists.frameusers.com That's pretty much what we do now, but it's hard to have all the books open at once

RE: What FM plugin suite give the most bang?

2015-04-24 Thread David Artman
I would give serious thought to Acrolinx, if you're facing consistency issue as your content scales up and if you're going to bring in multiple writers. It can also help other casual content authors (e.g., developer's and tester's design and use case docs; marcomm) or give you a fast-editing path

RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes

2015-06-08 Thread David Artman
"Things that make me go 'hmmm'" = That's one! :)I did not know that, having never embedded multimedia in PDF.David Original Message Subject: RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes From: tom.beiswen...@emhartglass.com Date: Mon, June 08, 2015 2:32 pm The only time that I

RE: Book Save-As PDF w/ multiple page sizes

2015-06-08 Thread David Artman
At the risk of seeming blunt: Don't use Save As PDF.I never have in 20 years (has it EVER worked?), I never do so now (for my remaining time in FM), and I probably never will (being on my way out of the Adobe ecosystem permanently).If it works one way, why use another? Heck, print to PS is BETTER

RE: Adobe Customer Care-less - Yet another round

2015-06-03 Thread David Artman
Glad I've never bothered to investigate the Yahoo group. In my experience, Yahoo Groups basically died sometime in the mid-oughties, and like many ghost towns, squatters and coyotes abound.If I can't find an answer onhttp://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/listinfo/framers (Framers; this list and its

Re: [Framers] condition indicator for table rows - suppress from PDF ?

2016-05-26 Thread David Artman
Unless you script something, that's Working As Intended (e.g., reviewers might need to see condition indicators to be able to follow the intent). Original Message Subject: [Framers] condition indicator for table rows - suppress from PDF ? From: "Monique

Framers Digest, Vol 25, Issue 4

2007-11-05 Thread David Artman
turn (i.e. every page render in Reader). Impossible? David Artman

How to replace curved apostrophe with straight apostrophe?

2012-04-02 Thread David Artman
> On 3/31/2012 3:41 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote: > > Frame 8. > > > > How do I search/replace for curved apostrophe to straight apostrophe? Find: ALT+0146 (?) Replace: ' (just type it) > > How do I search/replace for curved open and close quotes to straight > > quotes? Find: ALT+0147 (?) or

Frame 9 F9 key behavior

2012-04-05 Thread David Artman
Have you tried either turning off the toolbar with the drop-down or rearranging that toolbar (in Maker.ini) to no longer show that list box? I do the former within minutes of launching any new setup. David > Original Message > Subject: Frame 9 F9 key behavior > From: Tim Pann >

Numbering problems in a book

2012-04-05 Thread David Artman
> Original Message > I've followed the instructions, added the cross reference from the pod, > chosen the Paragraph Tag (Figure n+) from the list, selected specific > paragraph from the Paragraphs list and chosen the format 'Figure No.' from > the Formats list. Possibly obvious

Manual > Task Sheet > Checklist

2012-04-05 Thread David Artman
One reply, off-list, suggested a cross-referencing plug-in. That *might* work for linking back automatically, but it doesn't address building the TASK and CHKL out of the "comprehensive" IMPL (main book). I'm leaning towards LOP, this week. Each Task and Step would link back to the manual

FM 8, Inter-document references, and the iPad

2012-04-05 Thread David Artman
Related to my Manual > Task Sheet > Checklist project (you though the single-sourcing challenge was tricky!): I have the Checklist linking to various external publications that it calls (in the previous email, I simplified it to one doc, but it's really linking out to about ten different docs).

FM 8, Inter-document references, and the iPad

2012-04-20 Thread David Artman
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Template for four-page brochure?

2012-08-06 Thread David Artman
You have answered your own question--see below: > I neglected to add that we will distribute this document in two ways: > > 1. Physically along with the hardware product > > 2. In PDF form from the web site The (2) means you should build it as Letter and have the printer impose it into a

Batch Update of FM file templates

2012-08-03 Thread David Artman
). Thanks! David Artman Original Message From: Nancy Allison <ma...@verizon.net> Date: Fri, August 03, 2012 9:36 am ... 1. Open your FM book. 2. Use a .dll function, not native to Frame, to save all the book files to .mif at once. ...

Running H/F "Looking Backwards" or "Current open para"

2012-08-20 Thread David Artman
Hi, all--FM8 Unstructured on Win7. GOAL: Trying to use a Running H/F to show readers the "major step" in which they are *currently* working. ISSUE: The Running H/F picks up the first major step para on the current page, *NOT* the major step in which they are working. EXAMPLE: User began step

Directed arrows

2012-08-23 Thread David Artman
> use Wingdings > Alt+0216 for a stylized arrow in procs. For example, "Click Start > > SomethingElse > SomethingElse." > I'm trying to define this as a Character style but all I can seem to > accomplish is the font family, not the decimal symbol character code > Alt+0216. I would define your

Hyperlink or cross reference to another book

2012-08-24 Thread David Artman
Richard is right on all counts: * You must have the target FM file open, and select it in the "Document" drop-down. * Then, your "Source Type" is "Paragraphs", and you select the appropriate para tag. * Select the target paragraph from "Source Text". FM insert an xref marker in the target doc

OT - Using a Defect Tracking System to Create a Glossary

2012-08-24 Thread David Artman
I might be the only one confused... but what is the point of a defect tracker to develop a glossary? Are you trying to use the tracker as a means of handling review and edit? I mean... there's TONS of ways to handle such a workflow, if the goal is merely: * Someone comes up with a new term for the

Cross-reference to a previous file

2012-12-12 Thread David Artman
|From: Lin Sims |Date: Tue, December 11, 2012 8:20 pm | |Where I work, we have a sort-of-similar issue, and we solved it by |using cross-references. It means you'll have to remember to check that |you're pointing to the right files if you add any new ones in, but it |beats typing everything in

How to force capital letters in a generated Index?

2012-12-18 Thread David Artman
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