Re: Bleed off the page

2007-04-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
At 06:15 PM 4/4/2007, Art Campbell wrote: Look at C:\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.2\samples\MoreSamples\Books\Bkstyle5 for an example. Just set up the graphics and header text container on the master pages... If that directory isn't on your system, go to the Adobe FrameMaker downloads page

Re: Bleed off the page

2007-04-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
only needs to be done once. Okay ... I will try again because I gave up the last time! :) Thanks! Z On 4/5/07, Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 06:15 PM 4/4/2007, Art Campbell wrote: Look at C:\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.2\samples\MoreSamples\Books\Bkstyle5 for an example

Re: Fwd: FrameScript - give a script to a colleague

2007-05-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, for sure. Z Stephen O'Brien wrote: I have FrameScript and want to share a script with a colleague. Does that person also have to have FrameScript (i.e., buy a 2nd license) on his computer? ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as

Re: Tool to convert tables to paragraphs?

2007-05-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Pat. Pat Christenson wrote: Does anyone know of a FrameMaker plug-in that will convert tables to paragraphs throughout a book or directory? Hmmm ... doesn't the built-in menu function Table-Convert to Paragraphs in FrameMaker work for you? Z

Re: Search and replace content of a variable

2007-06-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I thoroughly endorse the BookVars plugin! It is an excellent tool and I use it all the time. In fact, I literally updated a few properties (using BookVars) for a FrameMaker book for creating a new PDF ... a few minutes before I responded to this e-mail. Z Scott Prentice wrote: You might also

Re: link to HTML doc from PDF

2007-06-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, as long as the HTML file has a URL, that it can be reached by, on an accessible host. I use the Special-Hypertext...-Command from the menu and select goto URL for this purpose, enter the URL in the Syntax section of the pop-up in FrameMaker. It works very well. The output PDF has a

Re: Any beta testers yet of FrameMaker 8?

2007-07-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Bodvar Bjorgvinsson wrote: I signed up for beta testing of FM 8, but have not received any reply back from Adobe yet. Has anyone else on the list had any response? Yes. Some of us are testing it ... Z ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as

Re: Frame 7.2 and Distiller 8.1 Crash

2007-08-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Rick, et. al. I am seeing exactly the same thing - no scripts in use, but I see the occasional crash, and the same files as you noted left behind in the directory, even though it did not happen with version 8.0. This occurs when I print to the Adobe PDF printer, or save to PDF format from

Re: border around a word?

2007-08-06 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I don't have a way to make a complete box appear around the words, but I can and do put a line above and below the words. This gets me most of the functionality that I am looking---i.e., the kind of unusual/special emphasis that you are striving for, I think! To do this, I created a character

Re: Need 8 Install Help

2007-08-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, guys. Paul Findon wrote: On 7 Aug 2007, at 18:55, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson wrote: I would buy the thing off the Adobe website if they only let me -- in a fair trade. I don't like being laughing stock of Adobe Finance Specialists (or whatever they are) who have set up their feudal system so

Re: first impressions of FrameMaker 8

2007-08-09 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Dov, et. al. Dov Isaacs wrote: The activation mechanism supports two activations such that you can use the software per the EULA. Note that if you need to move from a system to another (i.e., a third system), there is a function to DE-activate on a system which adds one back to your

Re: first impressions of FrameMaker 8

2007-08-09 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
(and not a violation of the license terms that they agreed to) and also dumb enough to think that they would not be caught. Sad ... Z -Original Message- From: Syed Zaeem Hosain [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:35 PM To: Dov Isaacs Cc: Bodvar Bjorgvinsson; Sarah O'Keefe; [EMAIL

Re: XP Home and FM6?

2007-08-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Lester C. Smalley wrote: Not a problem with XP Home specifically, but rather with the supplier installer routine - I had the same issues with XP Pro. It appears that the virtual memory check in the installer interprets large values of free disk space/VM as Negative values. Yes. Over 2 GB

Removing conditional text inside a table after a compare

2007-08-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. In FrameMaker 7.2 latest patch version on a Windows XP Pro box. I compared two documents and FM put in conditional text (like I asked for) for the old/deleted and the new/inserted text into a new document. After that, I checked all the old/deleted text and properly deleted it. Now, I

Re: Removing conditional text inside a table after a compare

2007-08-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
on how to treat the tagged text: delete it (appropriate for the Deleted condition) make it unconditional (perfect for the Inserted condition) This should work on anyting that is tagged with that condition, whether body text, table text, table rows, or anchred frames. -Fred Ridder From: Syed Zaeem

Re: batch deleting backup files

2007-08-29 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Put the following into a file (named with extension .BAT): @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: dir *.backup.* *.lck echo. del *.backup.* *.lck and that will do the trick when you execute the batch program in a DOS window or from the Run command line. Z

Re: batch deleting backup files

2007-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Mike. Mike Wickham wrote: Put the following into a file (named with extension .BAT): @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: dir *.backup.* *.lck echo. del *.backup.* *.lck and that will do the trick when you execute the batch program in a DOS window

Re: batch deleting backup files

2007-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
/s HTH Rene Stephenson */Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED]/* wrote: Hi, Mike. Mike Wickham wrote: Put the following into a file (named with extension .BAT): @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the current directory: dir *.backup

Re: batch deleting backup files

2007-08-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
: @echo off echo. echo Deleting the following files from the directory: cd %1% dir *.backup.* *.lck %2% echo. del *.backup.* *.lck %2% Z Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: Perhaps adding a master path and /s to catch the subdirectories would do

Re: an apology (LinkedIn fiasco)

2007-08-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
No problem with me! :) I accepted the invite ... Z Bill Swallow wrote: All, Many of you whom I've conversed with through this list have been sent invites for LinkedIn. This was not intentional. Somehow instead of connecting with a few choice Gmail contacts, LinkedIn sent an invite to everyone

Re: batch processing of large numbers of text files?

2007-08-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Ben. B Hechter wrote: Well, it looks like I will need to batch process a large number of ASCII (plain text) system configuration files in the same manner, in order to filter out information that I do not need, before I import them into Frame. I don't know if this a proper topic for the

Re: batch processing of large numbers of text files?

2007-08-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Oh, yeah - good input! I forgot about awk ... I don't use it anymore though. sed and perl do the job in almost all my minimal use of these kinds of text editing functions. Regards, Z Chris Borokowski wrote: Stick with what you know. Go to www.activestate.com and download ActivePerl, which

Re: FrameMaker Console

2007-10-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Minimize it is what I do too ... :) (FrameScript pops it up each time you start FrameMaker, for example.) Z Scott Prentice wrote: However, plugins may make use of the console, and I believe that it will still open with this setting disabled. I find that the best thing to do is to leave it

Re: FrameMaker Console

2007-10-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Project leader for FrameScript - Original Message - From: Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Scott Prentice [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 1:36 PM Subject: Re: FrameMaker Console Minimize it is what I do too ... :) (FrameScript pops it up

Re: radical revamping of techpubs

2007-10-11 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Bill Swallow wrote: I don't buy your few companies generalization. Perhaps small pre-IPO companies and the like, but I've not met an established company that didn't have a solid tech writing staff in place. Correct ... and even small, pre-IPO, companies often have competent, professional,

Re: FrameMaker enhancement suggestion: book-level custom variables

2007-10-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Steve. Steve Rickaby wrote: Subject line says it all, really. I do know about MIF fragments, but IMHO we should not have to mess about like that. I use the Leximation BookVars plug-in for this purpose with excellent results! I endorse this completely. Check out www.leximation.com for

Re: Sorry for the bandwidth, but is the Frameusers site functioning?

2007-10-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Tammy ... may I suggest you get a @Gmail.com e-mail account? I can send you a Gmail invite for this purpose, to your current active e-mail address. Once you get that account going - very easy, by the way - and get the Framers list issues worked out and pointing to it), you can then

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

2006-01-16 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, John. John Wilcox wrote: This came up as a possible style standards issue here. Please reply off-list, and I'll summarize the results next week. Thanks for your time! A. Click the B and I buttons, or press Ctrl+B and Ctrl+I. B. Select Bold and Emphasis from the Character Catalog. I

Re: Frame vs. Quicksilver - Please help me save Frame

2006-01-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. A related sidebar: Ever use FrameMaker and put the Interleaf in a document and then spell-check it in FrameMaker? Try it! :) Z Karen L. Zorn wrote: Cost. Last I heard Interleaf was thousands per seat, while FM is much, much less. Karen L. Zorn Zorn Technologies, Inc. Mesa, AZ

Re: Frame vs. Quicksilver - Please help me save Frame

2006-01-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard, et. al. Combs, Richard wrote: BTW, back when I was working in Interleaf (on Sun 3/50s), we demo'd this new software called FrameMaker. My evaluation? It had a brilliant paradigm and lots of potential, but it wasn't robust and full-featured enough to replace Interleaf. Times

Re: PDF to FrameMaker?

2006-03-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I go from PDF to Word using Scansoft (now called Nuance) PDF Converter Professional and then this can be output as an RTF for FrameMaker to read. Relatively inexpensive solution! Z [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi - FrameMaker 7, Windows 2000 Professional. Does anyone know of a way to convert a

Re: Converting FM to Word (was RE: Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker)

2006-04-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard Combs, Richard wrote: David Levy wrote: I'm at the point where, if a client wants the work done in Word, I build it in FM, PDF it, and then use an OCR program to convert it to Word. The results are better than FM's Save as feature. shudder / OCR??? The PDF contains *real

Re: Converting FM to Word (was RE: Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker)

2006-04-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard Combs, Richard wrote: Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: Hmmm ... I would be surprised if he is using a true image OCR program. I suspect a mis-speak! :) Perhaps you're right. But in fact, there's no _other_ kind of OCR program. OCR stands for optical character recognition. It's

Hyperlinks in Acrobat not present?

2006-05-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. I hope this issue has an obvious answer. Here is the context: 1. I am using FrameMaker 7.2p158 on a Windows PC and Acrobat 7.0.7 Professional. 2. My FrameMaker book has text insets (relevance will become clear in a moment). 3. I use cross-references to header paragraphs, tables and

Re: Hyperlinks in Acrobat not present?

2006-05-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Martha. Martha J Davidson wrote: At 04:14 PM 5/17/2006, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have not isolated this to the text insets, although that was my initial reaction to the problem. That's exactly it. Cross-references in text insets don't become clickable links in PDF. Unfortunately,

Re: Career advice--which application to focus on: FM or Word?

2006-05-19 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Diane. Diane Gaskill wrote: Word is also a memory hog. It uses more than twice as much RAM as FM at launch and sucks up more as time goes on. It often runs out of memory and sends error messages about no longer letting you undo anything. If you are working in a Word doc over 150 pages or

What do you use for PDF generation?

2006-05-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. Pardon the slightly unrelated to FrameMaker questions, but I am figure I am not too far off the mark here, since you all are likely to be very familiar with similar polices to what I describe here. We are standardizing on a new policy that documents/files sent outside the company must

Re: What do you use for PDF generation?

2006-05-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
. Has anybody used their stuff? Z On 5/21/06, Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, all. Pardon the slightly unrelated to FrameMaker questions, but I am figure I am not too far off the mark here, since you all are likely to be very familiar with similar polices to what I describe here. We

Re: What do you use for PDF Generation?

2006-05-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
:28 -0700 From: Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: What do you use for PDF generation? To: framers framers@frameusers.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Hi, all. Pardon the slightly unrelated to FrameMaker questions, but I am

Re: What do you use for PDF Generation?

2006-05-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
employees total!), we would not be looking at cheaper alternatives. Hint, hint! :) Thanks for the input regardless! It is appreciated. Z -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 10:09 AM To: Ron

Re: What do you use for PDF Generation?

2006-05-23 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
it up properly. Is there a way to disable this permanently, like a setting, in Acrobat so that it does not occur as a matter of course? Z -Original Message- From: Syed Zaeem Hosain [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:36 PM To: Dov Isaacs Cc: Ron Teplitz; Framers

Re: 7.2 crash on exit

2006-05-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Mark. Mark Barratt wrote: And does everyone get the 'undo history will be lost' every time they save or print? This one I know about! :) You can set this up in the TFrameMaker to only come up once (or not at all) per FrameMaker session. Use File-Preferences-General to see the check box

Re: What do you use for PDF Generation?

2006-05-28 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/syed.hosain%40aeris.net Send administrative questions to [EMAIL PROTECTED] Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. -- | Syed Zaeem HosainSenior Vice

Re: Monitor issue

2006-08-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
The Dell 20 LCD is a very good value! I use it (at home) and one of their 24 wide-screen LCD at work. The 20 has 1600x1200 native resolution, and the 24 has 1920x1200 native. Excellent results, and there are occasionally sales at Dell on the LCD monitors. The 20 is often on sale (go to the Small

Re: good flowchart software to use with Frame

2006-09-14 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Beth Prince wrote: Hi, all, I need to make up some flowcharts to import into frame. I used SmartDraw, but when I import the SmartDraw file, it's not very clear and it does not resize well. Anyone have any suggestions?? I use Visio for this ... save it in a vector format and it will work

Re: Recommended Laptop Hardware Requirements help please

2006-09-18 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
We have a bunch of Dell Latitudes here too. They work very well! My current machine is an Alienware super-fast laptop. You might convince your IT department to get that - since Alienware is now owned by Dell! :) Anyway, one of Dell's high-end laptops, with at least 1GB of RAM (more preferred -

Re: Recommended Laptop Hardware Requirements help please

2006-09-19 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Rene. Rene Stephenson wrote: Personally, I can't get by with an integrated chipset for graphics, because we use a lot of detailed isometric drawings in our FM docs that can really slow down the ability to page through a document. However, that puts you at the high end of the Dell laptops.

Re: Clarification of table title problem.

2006-10-02 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I have noted a related (well, not really, but sort of!) problem with using side-head columns and table. In some of my documents, the table title uses both the side-head and the text column (the table number is in the side-head in these documents). When I make the table width small, the table

Any way to highlight file imports when by reference?

2006-10-16 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, all. A couple of related questions. In some of my documents, I am using a large number of file imports by reference - keeping the common text and information into separate files (these get imported into multiple final documents). 1. When I am working on a particular FM file with these file

Re: Any way to highlight file imports when by reference?

2006-10-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Peter. Thanks for your suggestions. Peter Gold wrote: For editing purposes, you could define and apply a conditional text tag whose text indicator (underline, overline, strikethrough) or color (standard or one you define) would identify the inset. For more information, search for

Re: Any way to highlight file imports when by reference?

2006-10-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Oleg. Oleg A. Paraschenko wrote: Hi! On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:54:00 -0700 Syed Zaeem Hosain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... 1. When I am working on a particular FM file with these file imports, I'd like to highlight them (like with a gray background or something like that) during my editing

Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0

2006-11-03 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Good info! But be aware that this link is for Acrobat Pro 8.0 ... not Acrobat Reader 8.0 (like the original requester asked). Z Art Campbell wrote: Press release on the Adobe site dated yesterday 11/02 says immediate availability. Eval version is available at:

Re: PDF to framemaker

2007-01-11 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Kenneth C. Benson wrote: PDF is mostly a one-way street. It's an end product. The text in a PDF is set line by line and page by page. Any method of converting PDF back to formatted text and graphics is going to involve a good deal of work and judgment. PDFs are complex enough and generated

Re: PDF to framemaker

2007-01-12 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Steve. Steve Rickaby wrote: Same company does lots of other PDF-somethingelse converters, but sadly not for FrameMaker... unsurprisingly. However, you might be able to use one of their converters as a stepping stone, but I don't know whether it would give any advantage over a save to RTF

Re: Dual Monitor(s) ??s

2007-01-15 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard Richard Doll wrote: As many of you have touted the advantages of dual monitors . . . My ??s follow: Replacing 4-yr. old (now too slow) Dell 360 Precision WrkStation with: NewSys: WinXP Pro - Dell 490 PrecisionWorkStation - 2G Mem - 80Gig Hard Drv - Dual Monitor IntFace/Contrlr

Re: Code Samples: Tables or Graphic Frame?

2007-02-06 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, David, et. al. David Taylor wrote: they are in the text flow with a custom paragraph format. This is how I do it. In a fixed-width font (Courier) for the text to line up. I use two paragraph formats ... one for the lines of the code and one for the last line (for the extra space to the

Re: Frame's future

2007-02-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Rick. Rick Quatro wrote: FrameScript's developer will not do this because it removes an incentive for people to purchase FrameScript. Hundreds of scripts would be distributed with no renumeration for FrameScript's developer. Unless Adobe paid some them small royalty portion of the sales

Re: Frame's future

2007-02-25 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Paul, et. al. Paul Findon wrote: On 25 Feb 2007, at 22:02, Dov Isaacs wrote: How was that statement fear, uncertainty, and doubt? I was stating FACT based on having been involved personally in or as a direct witness to what was going on at the time. Apple is one of Adobe's competitors.

Re: Frame's future @ Mac/UNIX

2007-03-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Folks, Worrying about whether the latest versions of FrameMaker are, or are not, available for a particular OS and platform is not productive at all. Whether we know and/or agree/disagree with Adobe's reasons for dropping the Mac version is not anything we can or should waste any [more] time on.

Re: Frame's future @ Mac/UNIX

2007-03-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Oops, sorry, Richard. my response was not aimed at your earlier response. I just did a reply-all and should have trimmed out your words. Z Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: Folks, Worrying about whether the latest versions of FrameMaker are, or are not, available for a particular OS and platform

Re: Strange PDF Problem

2007-03-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Steve Rickaby wrote: No, because I don't use 'Save as PDF'. Isn't the general view that it's broken and therefore deprecated? Or has it been fixed in 7.2? Hmmm ... I use Save As PDF successfully in FM 7.2 all the time (although I have not changed the filename - other than using a .PDF

Re: converting Frame to Word

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, David. Eason, David wrote: Brad Simons wrote: Then, I used a program called PDF to Word which is manufactured by a company called Very PDF. (http://www.verypdf.com/pdf2word/index.html) I tried that program one time, and it worked very well. However, it is one-dimensional. My program of

Re: converting Frame to Word

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Gillian Flato wrote: Will PDF converter work if the originator of the PDF put security on it? No, that will not work. That is a limitation of almost all those products, I think (but not sure). Z ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as

Re: Watermark WAS: NagGram

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Glenn Voyles wrote: I tried putting a watermark in a file once, but it messed up my monitor. First there was a loud sizzle and then a small explosion. All for naught. When I opened the file on another computer, the watermark was not there. Now I just try to imitate the watermark

Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. Somebody once sent me a solution, which I find myself unable to do again in a new document I am working on. This solution, as I recall, was to create a new paragraph format,

Re: Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Stuart Stuart Rogers wrote: Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. Somebody once sent me a solution, which I find myself unable to do again in a new document I am working

Re: Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: Hi, Stuart Stuart Rogers wrote: Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. Somebody once sent me a solution, which I find myself unable to do again in a new document

Re: Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: You may also find it useful to set a unique colour for the TableAnchor pgf tag, so that the pilcrow is easy to identify when text symbols are visible. Ah! I do keep my text symbols on, as I find it useful. This color suggestion will make it easier. Thanks! One more

Re: Can't print from Frame

2007-04-02 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Bill Swallow wrote: Make sure the printer is config'd to handle the fonts and such. Might also be good to see if the printer is using the right driver. Agreed! The print driver has been my usual reason for such problems. You can get updates from the Xerox web site ... Z On 4/2/07, Gillian

Re: [Framers] Mif2Go conversion to Word

2016-01-05 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Key for making it work in FrameMaker 12 (and probably FrameMaker 2015 too? but I have not tried that version), is the one file that needs to be changed. It is described in an older post here or at the website perhaps. Z From: Framers [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of

Re: [Framers] "Exemplified" - use in technical documentation?

2016-05-31 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
"Exemplified" implies more than "shown in" ... it also has connotations of "this is a better way". Unless that was the intention (i.e., emphasizing the "better way"), when pointing to a figure or diagram, this is unnecessary and almost a tiny bit arrogant. Consider using a more active voice

Re: [Framers] "Exemplified" - use in technical documentation?

2016-06-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
> From Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) > > I'll chime in to say that in almost every case where people create content, > it should be done with the audience in mind. Unless the audience knows > "exemplified" it's likely best to stick to ideas other people have suggested. > > Simpler is

Re: [Framers] Win7 versus Win10 with FM2015 as of January 2016

2016-01-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
FM2015 will run fine on Windows 10. Indeed, I am using the older FM12 on Windows 10 without issues either. My setup is Windows 10 Pro on 3 year old high-end laptop, 64 bit, with tons of memory. Z On Jan 13, 2016 7:36 AM, kou...@kouroo.info wrote: Dell delivered a new workstation with Win7 as

Re: [Framers] Has anyone received Adobe email "Just Launched: Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015!"?

2016-01-13 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, I received it ... Z Simon BUCH wrote: > Dear Framers, > > I was looking through my mailbox, when I happened to receive an email > entitled "Just Launched: Adobe Tech Comm Product Survey 2015!", from > techc...@adobemailers.com at Tue, 12 Jan 2016 02:35:07 +0530. Due to the > timezone

Search and replace content of a variable

2007-06-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I thoroughly endorse the BookVars plugin! It is an excellent tool and I use it all the time. In fact, I literally updated a few properties (using BookVars) for a FrameMaker book for creating a new PDF ... a few minutes before I responded to this e-mail. Z Scott Prentice wrote: > You might also

OT: My Favorite Software

2007-06-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Bill Briggs wrote: > Quick question, what would you do on > Windows if I asked you to produce the "exact" result > of 47^349 ? Use LispWorks. No sweat in Windows. :) Z

Distiller 8 leaving behind tps and tpdf

2007-06-24 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
I noticed this too, although it has obviously been occurring for a while for me too, since I upgraded it to Acrobat Pro 8 a few months ago. I just had not focused on it due to lack of time. So, please let me/us know what you hear back on this. Thanks! Z Jing Torralba wrote: > Hello, > > I

link to HTML doc from PDF

2007-06-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, as long as the HTML file has a URL, that it can be reached by, on an accessible host. I use the "Special->Hypertext...->Command" from the menu and select "goto URL" for this purpose, enter the URL in the "Syntax" section of the pop-up in FrameMaker. It works very well. The output PDF has a

link to HTML doc from PDF

2007-06-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hmmm ... What was the exact entry in the "message URL readme.html" in the Syntax box? Did you use/try a relative path (i.e., "message URL ./readme4.5.html") to make sure that it looked in the current directory rather than the default directory of the browser? If you did do that, then I am not

Frame's future @ Mac/UNIX

2007-03-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Folks, Worrying about whether the latest versions of FrameMaker are, or are not, available for a particular OS and platform is not productive at all. Whether we know and/or agree/disagree with Adobe's reasons for dropping the Mac version is not anything we can or should waste any [more] time on.

Frame's future @ Mac/UNIX

2007-03-01 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Oops, sorry, Richard. my response was not aimed at your earlier response. I just did a reply-all and should have trimmed out your words. Z Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > Folks, > > Worrying about whether the latest versions of FrameMaker are, or are > not, available for a particular OS

Strange PDF Problem

2007-03-20 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Steve Rickaby wrote: > No, because I don't use 'Save as PDF'. Isn't the general view that it's broken and therefore deprecated? Or has it been fixed in 7.2? Hmmm ... I use "Save As PDF" successfully in FM 7.2 all the time (although I have not changed the filename - other than using a .PDF

converting Frame to Word

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, David. Eason, David wrote: > Brad Simons wrote: >> "Then, I used a program called "PDF to Word" which is manufactured by a >> company called Very PDF. (http://www.verypdf.com/pdf2word/index.html)" > > I tried that program one time, and it worked very well. However, it is > one-dimensional.

converting Frame to Word

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Gillian Flato wrote: > Will PDF converter work if the originator of the PDF put security on it? No, that will not work. That is a limitation of almost all those products, I think (but not sure). Z

Watermark WAS: NagGram

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Glenn Voyles wrote: > I tried putting a watermark in a file once, but it messed up my monitor. > First there was a loud sizzle and then a small explosion. All for naught. > When I opened the file on another computer, the watermark was not there. > > Now I just try to imitate the watermark

Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. Somebody once sent me a solution, which I find myself unable to do again in a new document I am working on. This solution, as I recall, was to create a new paragraph format,

Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Stuart Stuart Rogers wrote: > Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: >> When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively >> small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. >> >> Somebody once sent me a solution, which I find myself unable to do >> aga

Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > Hi, Stuart > > Stuart Rogers wrote: >> Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: >>> When using Sideheads, I found that if the table widths are relatively >>> small, table titles do not go into the sideheads. >>> >>> Somebody once s

Table anchors and extra spaces in sideheads ...

2007-03-30 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: >>> You may also find it useful to set a unique colour for the >>> TableAnchor pgf tag, so that the pilcrow is easy to identify when >>> text symbols are visible. >> >> Ah! I do keep my text symbols on, as I find it useful. This

Fwd: FrameScript - give a script to a colleague

2007-05-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Yes, for sure. Z Stephen O'Brien wrote: >> I have FrameScript and want to share a script with a colleague. Does >> that person also have to have FrameScript (i.e., buy a 2nd license) on >> his computer?

Tool to convert tables to paragraphs?

2007-05-21 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Pat. Pat Christenson wrote: > Does anyone know of a FrameMaker plug-in that will convert tables to > paragraphs throughout a book or directory? Hmmm ... doesn't the built-in menu function "Table->Convert to Paragraphs" in FrameMaker work for you? Z

Tool to convert tables to paragraphs?

2007-05-22 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Pat Christenson wrote: > You can only do a single table at a time with Table>Convert to > Paragraphs. I'm looking for something to work throughout a book or > directory. Ah! I misread your question. Sorry about that ... Z > On May 21, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote

FrameMaker Console

2007-10-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Minimize it is what I do too ... :) (FrameScript pops it up each time you start FrameMaker, for example.) Z Scott Prentice wrote: > However, plugins may make use of the console, and I believe that it will > still open with this setting disabled. I find that the best thing to do > is to leave

FrameMaker Console

2007-10-08 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
> Frank Elmore > Project leader for FrameScript > > - Original Message ----- From: "Syed Zaeem Hosain" > > To: "Scott Prentice" > Cc: > Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 1:36 PM > Subject: Re: FrameMaker Console > > >> Minimize it is wh

radical revamping of techpubs

2007-10-11 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Bill Swallow wrote: > I don't buy your "few companies" generalization. Perhaps small pre-IPO > companies and the like, but I've not met an established company that > didn't have a solid tech writing staff in place. Correct ... and even small, pre-IPO, companies often have competent,

FrameMaker enhancement suggestion: book-level custom variables

2007-10-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Steve. Steve Rickaby wrote: > Subject line says it all, really. > > I do know about MIF fragments, but IMHO we should not have to mess about like > that. I use the Leximation BookVars plug-in for this purpose with excellent results! I endorse this completely. Check out www.leximation.com

Sorry for the bandwidth, but is the Frameusers site functioning?

2007-10-17 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Tammy ... may I suggest you get a @Gmail.com e-mail account? I can send you a Gmail invite for this purpose, to your current active e-mail address. Once you get that account going - very easy, by the way - and get the Framers list issues worked out and pointing to it), you can then

Converting FM to Word (was RE: Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker)

2006-04-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard Combs, Richard wrote: > David Levy wrote: >> I'm at the point where, if a client wants the work done in >> Word, I build it in FM, PDF it, and then use an OCR program >> to convert it to Word. The results are better than FM's >> "Save as" feature. > > OCR??? The PDF contains

Converting FM to Word (was RE: Creating Popup menus in FrameMaker)

2006-04-27 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
Hi, Richard Combs, Richard wrote: > Syed Zaeem Hosain wrote: > >> Hmmm ... I would be surprised if he is using a true "image" >> OCR program. I suspect a mis-speak! :) > > Perhaps you're right. But in fact, there's no _other_ kind of OCR > progr

Monitor issue

2006-08-26 Thread Syed Zaeem Hosain
The Dell 20" LCD is a very good value! I use it (at home) and one of their 24" wide-screen LCD at work. The 20" has 1600x1200 native resolution, and the 24" has 1920x1200 native. Excellent results, and there are occasionally sales at Dell on the LCD monitors. The 20" is often on sale (go to the

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