FrameMaker

NEW FEATURE: FrameMaker (2017 Release) Command Search

See how easy it is to find functions and shortcuts in FrameMaker 2017 with the new Command Search function. This is one in a series of ten new feature videos I created for Adobe to help promote the 2017 release of FrameMaker. Script from the video One side effect of an application as powerful as…

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Editing FrameMaker 2017 Icons and the new Welcome screen

Last week I posted my review of the 2017 release of FrameMaker including my (generally positive) opinion of the new stuff. I asked my email list for opinions, good, bad, or otherwise and was pleasantly surprised to get back an in-depth review from Sue Thomson. Her experience was decidedly less enjoyable than mine; I asked (and received) permission…

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NEW FEATURE: FrameMaker 2017 menu reorganization

The improved menu structure, transparent shortcuts, and command search make working in FrameMaker easier than ever before. Watch this video to see why. Editor’s note: FrameMaker (2017 Release) is now available. This is video 1 of 10 that I produced in a series commissioned by Adobe for the product launch. Find out more about the new…

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Review: FrameMaker (2017 Release)

The new release of FrameMaker is here! And since FrameMaker is such a big part of what I do, I’m pleased to announce that I’m very happy with this latest release. While I have yet to see a “perfect” release of any application, from Adobe or anyone else, this version gets a big stamp of approval…

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Work twice as fast in FrameMaker

My FrameMaker students often tell me they spend over half their time editing their documents for style and pagination issues. They’re amazed when I show them how much time a template-based workflow can save them. Watch the video Click below to request a short video on setting up a template-based workflow. It shows how you can all but eliminate the time you…

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What exactly is a FrameMaker Template?

Let’s start with a few simple assumptions about FrameMaker. FrameMaker is great for: maintaining long documents maintaining documents with a long lifecycle FrameMaker is not great for memos marketing collateral anything where formatting and design is more important than the content And, importantly, FrameMaker is most efficient when you maintain your formatting in a separate…

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FrameMaker online courses

I run two proctored online courses in FrameMaker FrameMaker – Creating and Editing Content Click to get more information on FrameMaker – Creating and Editing Content Click to get a sample video on template-based workflows from the course FrameMaker – Template Design Click to get more information on FrameMaker – Template Design The courses are 6 weeks…

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Mobilize your content: A FrameMaker Digital Publishing Overview

I love it when things that sound difficult turn out to be easier than I expect. And FrameMaker’s digital publishing feature is squarely in that category. In fact, if you’re finding this post after reading post 2 or 3 in the series, and don’t mind skipping some fine reference material, you can skip down to Delivering HTML5 From…

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Your FrameMaker 2015 content: There’s an app for that

This is the third in a series of three guest posts by Matt Sullivan, of Tech Comm Tools. You can find the first two posts at: Mobilize your content: A FrameMaker Digital Publishing Overview Easily brand and format digital content with FrameMaker Mobile apps…what’s in it for me? Because really, if you have PDF/print, and…

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Easily brand and format digital content with FrameMaker

In Mobilize your content: A FrameMaker Digital Publishing Overview, I showed you how easy it is to produced sophisticated web and mobile content from FrameMaker 2015 files. If you aren’t yet familiar with FrameMaker’s Publish pod, you might want to quickly review it before going on. In this post I’ll show you how to easily improve…

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FrameMaker reference book

The following versions of my unstructured FrameMaker book are available This is the book used in both my FrameMaker online courses. For more information on courses, visit Creating and Editing Content with FrameMaker (six week blended learning course*) FrameMaker Template Design 6-week Workshop (six week blended learning course*) FrameMaker – Creating and Publishing Content (Matt Sullivan, Sept 2015) Get…

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