'Missing' imported files mystery, and Tuesdays

2007-04-03 Thread Steve Rickaby
Large book, many imported graphics, all imported by reference. Today FrameMaker 7.0 (Mac) reported on saving a file that graphics information had been lost and asked me to report the problem to Adobe (Mac FrameMaker problem - Adobe - ha-ha!). On checking the document, it turned out that three

Re: Bleed off the page

2007-04-05 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:04 -0700 5/4/07, Drew Little wrote: I got that part fine, but the tabs stop at the edge of the page. is there a way to make the tabs larger than the page size for bleed purposes? I am sure it is something rather simple, but for the life of me, I can't figure it out. Hi Drew... yes, it's

Re: Importing MathType equations to FM 7.2

2007-04-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 15:45 -0400 6/4/07, Art Campbell wrote: Once you have a good EPS or PDF, in FM, put your cursor where you want the anchor, like at the end of a paragraph. Then try importing the EPS graphic using File Import File (importing by reference is the preferred method). It'll pop into an anchored

RE: Registration Marks and PDF generation

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 16:42 -0400 9/4/07, Molly Keegan wrote: Thanks for the tips. They did work on a paper I authored in Frame that was a single document. They did not work for the multi-document book I'm working on. Is there perhaps a difference when adding registration marks to a book instead of a single

Re: Importing Mathtype equations to FM 7.2 - summary

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 15:19 -0700 9/4/07, Gabrielle Burns wrote: Mike Wickham's suggestion below helped me to determine that the equation files created in Math Type 5 should be saved as file type Encapsulated Postscript/TIFF (*.eps). It's the TIFF that made the difference. I can understand your confusion: this is

RE: Can't print from Frame

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:36 +1000 10/4/07, Tina Poole wrote: OK Dove, what does bubbamisa mean??? I'm guessin' something like crap! :) I did add sort of a disclaimer that the reason I gave was questionable! Let me save you the time of waiting for Dov to reply. It is - and I am sure he will correct me if wrong -

Re: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
to reapply the para format to correct it. On 3/30/07, Steve Rickaby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wonder if anyone can help me with an inexplicable irritation. I have a para format with an under-rule graphic taken off the reference page and applied with the Frame blow pgf feature in the Advanced

Re: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:50 -0400 10/4/07, Art Campbell wrote: There isn't a lot of white space in the container around the rule on the Ref Page, is there? No chance there's any other container there, maybe an empty/invisible one? I've just pulled it apart, and, sadly, no. 'Sadly' because it would have been a

Re: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:50 -0500 10/4/07, Mike Wickham wrote: Grasping at straws, here, but I vaguely recall a problem I had with similar reference line. After testing it, I had decided that I wanted to move the line up closer to the text it followed. So I went to the reference page to tweak it. I can't

RE: Can't print from Frame

2007-04-11 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 22:07 -0700 10/4/07, Dov Isaacs wrote: Grandmother's tale is best and most literal translation from the Yiddish. - Dov PS:Dove is a bird; Dov is a bear. And 'typo' is a contraction of 'typographical error' ;-) -- Steve ___ You are

RE: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-11 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:16 -0700 11/4/07, Rene Stephenson wrote: We have the same problem with 2 similar BlockLine paragraph tags that use 2 pt font w/ 6 pt space above and paragraph below pointing to a line on the reference page. Both are aligned across all columns and sideheads. Incientally, it doesn't happen

RE: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-12 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 05:37 -0700 12/4/07, Rene Stephenson wrote: We're moving toward automating the PDF creation process from our FM files, though, and I don't know if we'll be able to get it fully automated if we're having to run a plugin between importing from the settings file to switch conditions and

RE: Maddening problem with frame below

2007-04-12 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:43 +0100 12/4/07, Steve Rickaby wrote: I think the original idea came from Hedley Finger, for which, thanks. Grovel: it was Hayden Jones. Thanks anyway: Hedley's a hero too ;-) -- Steve ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL

Re: Error message: Resulting columns would be too short

2007-04-13 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:36 +0200 13/4/07, Reng, Winfried Dr. wrote: I want to change the height of a text frame in an anchored frame. When I try to change it from 0.661 cm to 0.265 cm with the Object properties window, I get an error message: Resulting columns would be too short. The error message starts with a

RE: document window size

2007-04-17 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:24 -0500 16/4/07, Natalie Bircher wrote: Ah,yes. It is not a new window, it is a saved doc. Strange that FM saves the zoom level, I think. Not at all: thank goodness that it does. What would you want it to do? For any specific template and any specific monitor, there is always an optimal

Re: Generating a list of paragraph tags with properties?

2007-04-17 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:23 -0600 17/4/07, Van Boening, Tammy wrote: I am sure that this is a job for Framescript, but darn it, you can do it in Word without doing anything special (Print and under Print What, select Styles), so I am hoping that you can do it on Framemaker. I want to generate on a per file basis,

Re: OT: An interesting article about Microsoft vs. Adobe

2007-04-18 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:32 -0600 18/4/07, Van Boening, Tammy wrote: Obviously, take with a grain of salt, but some interesting points, nonetheless. This is all we need: yet another set of web 'standards'. The NYT site that the article refers to was a mess. 'While Microsoft's hybrid applications can only be

Re: Better diff tool that change bars?

2007-04-18 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:35 -0400 18/4/07, Molly Keegan wrote: I am wondering how others keep track of changes made to their books. I am the only technical writer at my company, and we have a rigorous system of reviews such that people are looking at the manuals who don't edit/read them regularly. Those engineers

Re: Table title alignment oddity

2007-04-18 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:13 -0600 18/4/07, Linda G. Gallagher wrote: I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. My client and I are both seeing this odd and inconsistent behavior and neither of us can explain or fix it. :o Our template has side heads set up and several table styles. Wasn't something like

RE: Another missing fonts question

2007-04-19 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:44 -0600 18/4/07, Combs, Richard wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I inherited some documentation, and I get an error message The Frutiger-Black Font is not available. Does anyone know where I can download that font for free or does anyone know anything about that font. I am using FM

Re: Doc Architecture Challenge: Linking Between Books

2007-04-19 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:16 +0200 19/4/07, Yves Barbion wrote: Indeed, if a user downloads a pdf of one book, and not the other, the links will not work, but I guess the user will be smart enough to download the other guide and then use the navigational aids (TOC, IX, bookmarks, ...) of the other guide. Are you

Re: Doc Architecture Challenge: Linking Between Books

2007-04-19 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 05:51 -0700 19/4/07, Angela Akridge wrote: That's a good point, but I'm not delivering via CD-ROM. The user downloads the PDF from the company's website. If you're responding to my point, then it should make no difference as long as the recipient stored the cross-linked PDFs in the same

Re: Importing HTML into FrameMaker?

2007-04-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:15 -0700 20/4/07, Pat Christenson wrote: I have a client who wants to import HTML docs into FrameMaker. My guess is that this will be a copy-and-paste with a lot of manual cleanup. Anybody have any ideas on how to make this less painful? HTML, or XHTML? If the latter, structured

Re: pagenumonly and bibliographies

2007-04-23 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:16 +0200 22/4/07, Rob Shell wrote: I am 6 months into the legendary Framemaker, I love it. You are clearly a man of taste and fine discrimination. I need a better manual. Is there such an animal? Yes...

Re: Frame vs Arbortext

2007-04-26 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 20:17 -0400 25/4/07, Diane Gaskill wrote: Hello Frameratti, I like that... but shouldn't it be 'Framerati'? You might be thinking of 'Frameretti', i.e. little Framers ;-) Remember the old days when we had debates and comparisons between the dreaded Word and Frame? Well, now it seems that

Re: need help with x-ref format that is causing conditional text to break

2007-04-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 16:50 -0700 26/4/07, Melissa Clark wrote: When the x-ref is split into two separate x-refs (one referencing the table and one referencing the field), conditional text operates normally and as expected; however, this then means twice as many x-refs. I seem to remember hitting this problem a

RE: Frame vs Arbortext

2007-04-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:46 -0700 26/4/07, Matt Sullivan wrote: These days, Frame can work directly with the XML, and storing as .fm is strictly optional. IMO, this undercuts much of AT's sales pitch. If the [fairly imminent?] upcoming version of FrameMaker actually turns out to be FrameMaker 8 and not FrameMaker

Re: OT: Business insurance for independent contractors

2007-05-01 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:55 +1200 1/5/07, Alan Litchfield wrote: I have both general business insurance with large public liability cover and where necessary I get professional indemnity insurance. The professional indemnity insurance is the one that is really expensive. In the UK I have found that it can be, but

Re: Automating the application of Master Pages

2007-05-04 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:08 +0100 4/5/07, Alexandra Wilowska wrote: I would like to set things up so as to: map Preface Heading para to the Preface First master page, then for each subsequent left/right page apply Preface Left or Preface Right, until a Chapter Heading para is encountered, whereupon map that para

Re: Automating the application of Master Pages

2007-05-05 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 23:53 +0200 4/5/07, Michael Müller-Hillebrand wrote: So for a TOC you could define rules for the (unique) TOC paragraph formats to switch to the custom masterpages in single page mode. This is true, and your approach is valid. However, it is perhaps a special case, particularly as the

Re: Text Insets: Any Gotchas?

2007-05-16 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:22 -0700 15/5/07, Angela Akridge wrote: Are there any gotchas with using text insets? For example, can I insert xrefs so long as all books that use the text inset have the section to which the text entity references? I assume that I'd need to regenerate to get the appropriate page number as

RE: Entry Level Technical Writer - Contract - Moorpark, CA

2007-05-16 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:40 -0700 15/5/07, Rene Stephenson wrote: I have had secretaries apply for tech writer openings in my group. Internal candidates always get phone screening, so I'd have to call them. I always asked what they felt were their qualifications, and they all responded that they had good English

Re: FrameMaker.next

2007-05-17 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:58 -0400 17/5/07, Bill Swallow wrote: Currently the DITA package for FM has a few limitations and bigs (for example, stripping all XML comments from the files on use) That sure sounds more like a big than a bug ;-) -- Steve ___ You are

RE: FrameMaker.next

2007-05-18 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 15:50 -0700 17/5/07, Chris Borokowski wrote: I was excited by the social networking package that is rumored to be part of Framemaker.next. In addition to translating output into PDF and XML, the new version will also automatically post it to your blog or Myspace. This is for real, Chris, or

RE: Character switching FM/Distiller

2007-05-21 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:25 -0700 21/5/07, Dov Isaacs wrote: For what it is worth, there is no such thing as an Adobe PostScript Driver, at least for the current versions of Windows. The driver used for the Adobe PDF PostScript printer driver instance and for most printers supporting PostScript is in fact the

Re: Structured FM: Conversion Table Question

2007-05-23 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:11 -0500 23/5/07, Lin Surasky wrote: For now, the question is, what's wrong with my conversion table that I can't get the Description element to be wrapped properly around the paragraphs and lists that follow a CR Title? If I specify E:Para as the object(s) to be wrapped in the Description

Re: Help decoding Running H/F variables with attibutes

2007-05-26 Thread Steve Rickaby
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 assume that the first is looking for the value of the Booktitle

Re: First Time Framer!

2007-05-26 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 18:09 +0200 25/5/07, Mark Lawrence wrote: The reason I am being so hesitant to just go out and buy the software and subsribe to every training course available (other than cashflow) is that I am basically unsure whether Framemaker will do the job I want it to, hence I will try to describe

Re: CorelDraw Embedded Graphics

2007-05-29 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:51 +0300 29/5/07, Shmuel Wolfson wrote: I have a Frame document with several embedded CorelDraw graphics. In some of the graphics, the text is very choppy. That is, each letter is a series of short lines. This text looks very bad. In other CorelDraw graphics in the same document, the

RE: First Time Framer!

2007-05-30 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 16:07 +0200 30/5/07, Mark Lawrence wrote: I think I missed Shmuel's point as he was overtly discussing 'Print Preview' and I think my need is somewhat different, so please allow me to state it in more detail: what I tend to notice in Word is the poor consistency of the texture of justified

Re: First Time Framer!

2007-05-30 Thread Steve Rickaby
Kenneth C. Benson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's decidedly a tradeoff: you'll give up certain aspects of automation and long document support, but getting the text pretty is much easier. Indesign has some XML capabilities, but I don't know much about them. As in the song, 'Small, but a-growin''

Re: Process for Creating a Structured Frame Application

2007-05-30 Thread Steve Rickaby
My 10c... At 15:38 -0400 30/5/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After printing out the 600+ manual entitled Structured Application Developer's Guide, I believe I have the general gist of what needs to be done. Sheesh - just printing it enabled you to grok it? That's fast work... ;-) Since it

Re: First Time Framer!

2007-05-30 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:42 -0500 30/5/07, Kenneth C. Benson wrote: Frame considers only one line at a time. ID understands that it can break URLs at slashes and periods; Frame allows you to define break characters, but once you've allowed (for example) breaks after slashes, you have no way to disallow 1/2 from

RE: First Time Framer!

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 14:49 -0600 30/5/07, Combs, Richard wrote: And, indulge my curmudgeonliness for a moment: Does the tech writing profession really need more excuses for font fondling? :-o Well, for my money, one of the great things about InD is the quality of layout it produces without interference. Ok, you

RE: First Time Framer!

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 14:29 -0700 30/5/07, Dov Isaacs wrote: Or maybe you want an InDesign = 6 that supports all the wonderful FrameMaker features that aren't already in InDesign. That would solve a whole bunch of other problems such as Macintosh support, CMYK + spot color support, transparency support, etc.

Re: Change in PDF job options

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 18:06 -0700 30/5/07, Janet Underwood wrote: Can someone clarify for me the changes in the PDF job options? I'm using v.7.1 and when setting up a PDF, my options are eBook, Press, Print and Screen. A friend is using v 7.2 and his options are High Quality Print, PDFA Draft, PDFX1a2001,

Re: Save EDD As DTD Not Working

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 19:08 -0500 30/5/07, Lin Surasky wrote: I started by creating an EDD in FrameMaker. It's not particularly fancy, but it meets the basic requirements for what I need right now. I tried to save it as a DTD so I could move on to the next step of testing imported XML. I was getting error messages,

RE: Save EDD As DTD Not Working

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:12 -0500 31/5/07, Lin Surasky wrote: Stick to the base character set, alphanumerics, no spaces, for your element names. Are hyphens okay? All my element names are alpha only, no spaces, but two have hyphens in them... Not sure: check with the XML spec at the W3C site. It might be your

RE: Save EDD As DTD Not Working

2007-05-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:32 -0500 31/5/07, Lin Surasky wrote: Well, what did you expect? This looks to me like a valid DTD, although neither your EDD nor your DTD are exactly exciting. So sorry to bore you! ;-) Joke. That was my test to see if FrameMaker was having an issue or if it was ALL me. It's mostly

Re: Which is better, FM with DocBook or DITA

2007-06-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:56 +0100 8/6/07, Steve Rickaby wrote: If you decide to follow the DocBook route, you might be interested in the packaged DocBook product, DocFrame, from Scriptorium Press, which is designed to take some of the pain out of using DocBook with FrameMaker: http://www.scriptorium.com/docframe

Re: system variables inside a user variable?

2007-06-13 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:03 -0400 13/6/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is it possible to put building blocks inside a user variable? Ideally I'd like to create a variable named CurrentYear that contains only the $year building block. For reasons unknown, I'd like to do this without modifying or using the existing

Re: OT: Indexing

2007-06-13 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 14:57 -0400 13/6/07, Ann Zdunczyk wrote: I know some of you guys do indexing a lot. I have been asked to quote doing an index in Pagemaker (sorry). There are 1300 terms that are to be listed in the index. In Pagemaker, as in Framemaker, I would need to add an index entry for each instance of

Re: Change bars in Framemaker

2007-06-15 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:10 -0400 15/6/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My framehating coworker requested that I send this question in. We use automatic change bars every time we work on our files. Big ones, 10 pt thickness, on the left side of the column. When my coworker works on a file, it will add change bars in

Acrobat 8 / Distiller on Mac

2007-06-16 Thread Steve Rickaby
I currently have a good sound working FrameMaker set-up with FrameMaker 7.0 and Acrobat 6 Pro on Mac. I may have to go to Acrobat 8 for non-FrameMaker reasons. As there have been reports [Windows only?] of Acrobat 8 installations interfering with FrameMaker PDF workflows, can anyone prompt me

RE: Need some FM tips

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:46 -0400 19/6/07, John Sgammato wrote: I keep a folder in Outlook called Tips Tricks, and when something useful comes across a list like this, I just drag it in there. If the email does not have a helpful title, then I forward it to myself and rename it before saving it. Seconded. Mine is

Re: Does anyones have an EDD for the Bible?

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 23:56 + 19/6/07, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson wrote: I think I have seen a Bible DTD for XML, but not an EDD... Well, this would give you a flying start if you needed to work up an EDD, as FrameMaker will create an EDD from the DTD for you. Am I over my head in this? Probably not, but where

Re: Does anyones have an EDD for the Bible?

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 03:56 -0500 20/6/07, Peter Gold wrote: Is there any reason you can't just use two stone tablets and a chisel?G Probably because you need the Finger of God, not a mere chisel. -- Steve ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL

RE: Can't Change Paragraph Tag

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:11 -0400 20/6/07, Parcell, Michelle wrote: Thanks, Steve and Kimber, for the suggestion. Unfortunately, the problem was that I *couldn't* remove it or change it - the tag wouldn't let me manipulate it in any way. However, Winfried Reng did provide a solution that worked and for which I

RE: Can't Change Paragraph Tag

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 15:43 +0200 20/6/07, Reng, Winfried Dr. wrote: I don't know when this flag gets set. In the MIF documentation it mentions text insets. Eventually there was a text inset before/after this paragraph which was deleted and the paragraph retained its flag. I had the same problem some time ago and

RE: Does anyones have an EDD for the Bible?

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:32 -0700 20/6/07, Daniel Doornbos wrote: Now those comments show just how much you guys know about the Bible. The 10 Commandments are in the Old Testament. But Bodvar is working on the New Testament. Ah... so that's what 'NT' stood for. I though it was a Windoze reference ;-) The NT

Re: Does anyones have an EDD for the Bible?

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:55 -0500 20/6/07, Peter Gold wrote: If you want to see an ambitious project, browse through http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/. In the public TV documentary, I recall that it took a heck of a long time, a lot of gifted folks working a lot of hours, days, years, and a bunch of bucks to

RE: Does anyone have an EDD for the Bible?

2007-06-20 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:45 -0700 20/6/07, Gillian Flato wrote: I saw that, and was also thinking about it. I think it was a Monty Python film. Moses was walking down the mountain holding three tablets. He says, I give you the 15... and then one tablet drops and breaks. So he amends his statement and says, I give

Re: Thumbtabs issue

2007-06-26 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 01:21 -0700 25/6/07, Radha Padmanabhan wrote: * Each chapter start has $header_footer1 set to the chapter no. (hard coded) * the thumbtab image in the master pages remain in the same position for every chapter (Still the tabs move when seen in body pages ) * the thumbtab image also holds a

RE: Generating an outline from a written formatted document?

2007-06-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:48 -0600 27/6/07, Combs, Richard wrote: You need Enhance (www.sandybrook.com/enhance/). Among other features, it gives you an outline view of your FM doc that works much like Word's outline view -- you can promote/demote levels, move chunks around, etc. Steve Kubis at SiliconPrairie has a

RE: Strange Footnotes Request

2007-07-08 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 13:01 -0600 7/7/07, Combs, Richard wrote: I'm with Art. If I could think of a way to do what your client wants, I wouldn't tell you as a matter of principle -- because it _ought_not_to_be_done_. That aside, here's a pointer if you really have to do it. FrameMaker won't let you enter tables

RE: Conditional Text Question

2007-07-10 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:17 -0500 10/7/07, Sam Beard wrote: However, I have no real choice as to having three separate files (my second point), because of our documentation control system. We number our documents with a one-up system, including the month/year as the last four parts of an eight-digit number. If

Re: FrameMaker 7.2 (Windows) and Mathtype 5 (windows)

2007-07-18 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:57 -0400 18/7/07, Brenda Waltermeyer wrote: I use Mathtype 5 (windows) for all my equations in FrameMaker 7.2 (windows). Each equation is saved as an Postscript/tiff (*eps) file and then imported into FM. For some reason the greek lettering is converting to english lettering. I never had

Re: Print settings for *color* is inconsistant ERROR

2007-07-19 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:16 -0500 19/7/07, Natalie Bircher wrote: In FrameMaker 6.0 (Structured), when generating the book, an employee gets the following error messages for each file in the book: Print settings for black is inconsistent Print settings for cyan is inconsistent Print settings for magenta is

RE: Text Inset?

2007-07-19 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:08 -0400 19/7/07, Fred Ridder wrote: My personal suggestion would be this: -make a PDF of the Word document Apologies for a 'me too' posting, but I agree with Fred here. Worked for me, keeps any sort of Word nasties out of the argument. And the best bit is, if someone else is

Re: deleting backup files

2007-07-25 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:26 -0700 24/7/07, B Hechter wrote: I have not yet found any selective backup synchronization software that meets my needs, but, hey, maybe it's out there. Retrospect? -- Steve ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Vertical spacing inconsistencies

2007-07-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
I'm probably breaking rules here by posting two queries in succession. Sorry. Today is not a good day with FrameMaker. TGIF. I am working up a template, and am seeing visibly inconsistent vertical spacing between headings and body paras in the same document despite the fact that there are no

RE: FrameMaker 8 and Plugins

2007-07-31 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 18:14 -0400 31/7/07, John Sgammato wrote: According to Adobe Support, FM8 docs can't be saved as FM7.2 docs, either. What!! Backward compatibility has been dropped? Who's bright idea was that? At 15:20 -0700 31/7/07, Scott Prentice wrote: The SaveAs dialog includes FM7.0 as an export

Re: Vertical spacing inconsistencies

2007-08-02 Thread Steve Rickaby
Anyone following this thread may remember that I was suffering from inconsistent vertical spacing between headings and following paras when no overrides were active, and that I found that creating a new document and copying selected contents to it removed the problem. I did not find the cause

RE: Vertical spacing inconsistencies

2007-08-02 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:36 -0600 2/8/07, Combs, Richard wrote: Are you sure you don't have Baseline Synchronization or Feather turned on (in Format Page Layout Line Layout)? I've never used those features (or Balance Columns in Column Layout), so I'm guessing -- but they're my primary suspects (actually, my only

Re: How Do I Conditionalize an Entire File

2007-08-02 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 11:29 -0700 2/8/07, Angela Akridge wrote: I have two covers for branding purposes. How do I exclude/include an entire file using conditional text? I'm able to do this with Epic, but don't know how to in Frame. Is it an entire file you want to conditionalize, or just the covers? If the

Re: Book-To-Book Xrefs File Not Found

2007-08-04 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 12:10 -0700 4/8/07, Angela Akridge wrote: I use book-to-book xrefs. The xref formats look good. When I update my books, Frame doesn't complain about broken links. However, after I generate the pdf and test the book-to-book links, I get an error that says the file can't be found. When I go to

Re: border around a word?

2007-08-06 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 18:29 +0200 6/8/07, Gunnar Carlsson wrote: Does anyone know if there is an easy way to put a border around 1-2 words in a sentence, for example to mark a button. Example:Please press ABORT to leave this funcion. Here I would like to have a thin border around ABORT. It is very simple

Re: border around a word?

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 17:24 -0500 6/8/07, Peter Gold wrote: It is perhaps a little easier to size and position a text line inside an inline anchored frame, than a text frame. You can create the text with the text line tool (the A tool on the Graphics tool panel), and drag or paste it inside an anchored frame

Re: border around a word?

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 17:11 -0700 6/8/07, Courtney Collins wrote: I haven't ever tried this, but what about creating a box on the reference page and using that instead of the lines that usually appear there? I'm home now, but I will try ot tomorrow at work if I get time. Not sure if this would work. The purpose

Foxy stuff on master pages

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
Hi Framers In off-group discussions with Angela and others, it's become only too clear that it's possible to create clever stuff on master pages that is obvious to its designer but to no-one else ;-) For example, the auto thumbtabs stuff which came up recently on the group, or anything that

Re: Foxy stuff on master pages

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:06 +0100 7/8/07, Steve Rickaby wrote: When massing with multiple frames on master pages, it's a lot easier to see what's going on if you give the various frames a temporary - and different - fill pattern and/or colored border. When you've finished dickering with them, you can use

Re: Foxy stuff on master pages

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
Hi Peter At 06:27 -0500 7/8/07, Peter Gold wrote: On 8/7/07, Steve Rickaby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A way to ensure that the description travels around with the template is to add one or more extra reference pages called 'Notes' or somesuch, and put a brief potted description of how

Re: border around a word?

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 06:04 -0500 7/8/07, Peter Gold wrote: Text lines accept character tags, but not paragraph tags. I did not know that. Thanks ;-) -- Steve ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: For Unstructured Framemaker users: FM8 migration plans

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 08:41 -0500 7/8/07, Pinkham, Jim wrote: (Yes, I know the chorus, Undo is for wimps! but I've been spoiled by all those years in Word... Yeah, Wurd tends to have that effect - but not in the sense you mean ;-) -- Steve ___ You are currently

RE: For Unstructured Framemaker users: FM8 migration plans

2007-08-07 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:55 -0500 7/8/07, Pinkham, Jim wrote: LOL. Thanks, Steve :) I'll not restart the tool wars by rising to the bait on that one. Wise man, wise man ;-) -- Steve ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages

Re: Framers Template repository? Was: Re: Foxy stuff on master pages

2007-08-08 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 09:25 -0700 7/8/07, Valerie Lipow wrote: If anyone has one or more templates demonstrating the type of Master pages/Reference pages discussed in the parent subject, if they're not copyrighted, and if you're authorized and willing to disseminate them to the group, would you please store a copy

Re: Heading with autonumber and square bullet

2007-08-09 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 10:48 -0400 9/8/07, Brenda Waltermeyer wrote: That is exactly what it does (rubbish). I need it to be included in the numbering string not as a character style. I already have a character style called ZHeadNum in the Character Format under Numbering tab in the Paragraph designer. I need to

OT: Acrobat plug-in information

2007-08-16 Thread Steve Rickaby
Apologies for OT posting. I've been trawling the Adobe site looking for information on third-party plug-ins for Acrobat, as there is for example for FrameMaker, but so far have not found anything. . If anyone can point me to an Acrobat site like the Leximation FrameMaker plug-in web pages, I'd

Odd symbol: hyphenation suppression?

2007-08-23 Thread Steve Rickaby
I am working on a book in which some letter pairs are underlined when 'view symbols' is enabled. I don't recall having noticed this symbol before, so I looked it up, and the user guide suggests that it indicates hyphenation suppression [presumably manually applied?] What strikes me as odd is

Re: Learning FrameMaker 7.0 on Mactel (10.4.10) with Parallels/XP Home

2007-08-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 16:02 -0500 25/8/07, Noel Lashbrook wrote: I am curious to know if anyone out there has a similar configuration that is already running FrameMaker 7.0 successfully. I will be starting a course this fall to learn the basics of FrameMaker 7.0. Noel: got to the 'FrameMaker for OS X' group:

Another of those Distiller crashes

2007-08-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
Can anyone shed any light on the possible causes of the following quick close to the start of distillation of a large (221 MB) Ps book file? %%[ Error: syntaxerror; OffendingCommand: ƒo ]%% %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%% %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file

Another of those Distiller crashes

2007-08-27 Thread Steve Rickaby
I wrote... Can anyone shed any light on the possible causes of the following quick close to the start of distillation of a large (221 MB) Ps book file? %%[ Error: syntaxerror; OffendingCommand: ƒo ]%% %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%% %%[ Warning: PostScript error.

Re: Can't save a file in FM 7.2

2007-08-29 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 15:58 -0400 27/8/07, Nina Rogers wrote: My coworker has a book saved out on a network. I'm working in the same version of Frame and keep getting this message when I try to save my work: The document was saved to a temporary file, but FM can't rename it to have the correct name. The newer

OT Re: Text lines disappearing below bottom of main text flow frame

2007-08-29 Thread Steve Rickaby
At 20:51 + 28/8/07, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson wrote: And to complicate things further, the eth and thorn and even an accented y (which are all parts of the extended ASCII) seem to FrameMaker just as some space character when it comes to hyphenating. 'Eth' and 'thorn' are letter names in

Odd maths font problem

2007-09-02 Thread Steve Rickaby
Dear FramerUsers Is anyone aware of an issue that could cause character transposition when moving FrameMaker documents containing FrameMaker equations from one platform [Windows] to another [Mac]? Some embedded equations have suffered the following character transpositions: . Summation

Odd maths font problem... more

2007-09-03 Thread Steve Rickaby
MIF-washing the document in question, but it had no effect. I'm stumped. Anyone any ideas? At 16:58 +0100 2/9/07, Steve Rickaby wrote: Is anyone aware of an issue that could cause character transposition when moving FrameMaker documents containing FrameMaker equations from one platform

Re: Odd maths font problem... more

2007-09-04 Thread Steve Rickaby
Further... if anyone is following this... there appear to two different Symbol fonts: . That installed here with FrameMaker 7.0 on Mac appears to be copyright Apple Computer and also appears to be Unicode . That used by the originator of the documents appears to be copyright Monotype/Type

Re: Odd maths font problem... solved!

2007-09-04 Thread Steve Rickaby
A friend suggest the following: 'Are you certain the author is using Symbol for his equations? Other typefaces probably contain math symbols.' He was right. I remembered where to go in the bowels of the Equation Editor to find out the default fonts, and lo! The originator of the documents not

Tip for top TOC tingles

2007-09-05 Thread Steve Rickaby
Hi Framers I've just spent about half an hour trying to fox out why an A heading TOC constructor was failing to have any effect whatsoever on the actual formatting of the headings in the TOC. I'd put tabs in and take tabs out until I was blue in the face, but the page numbers resolutely

FrameMaker and Illustrator EPS files

2007-09-12 Thread Steve Rickaby
FrameMaker 7.0, Mac, Illustrator CS2 I have a chapter opener decorative EPS which is about a 4.5 MB Illustrator file and is imported onto the chapter opener master page. Because of FrameMaker's paucity of text effects, the simplest way to implement the required design [a 180 point reversed-out

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