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FrameMaker 5.5.6 for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764506374

ISBN-13: 9780764506376

Edition: 2000

Authors: Sarah O'Keefea, John Warnock

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This guide to FrameMaker 5.5.6 offers information on features for producing effective long documents, including text editing and formatting, graphics, page design and creating templates. The CD-ROM contains templates, plug-ins and examples.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About This Book
Why You Need This Book
How to Use This Book
How This Book Is Organized
A Note About Screen Shots
Conventions Used in This Book
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go From Here
Figuring Out FrameMaker
FrameMaker: The Long Document's Best Friend
FrameMaker Is for You If
Word Processing in FrameMaker
FrameMaker on Multiple Platforms
Special Features in FrameMaker
Template Tantrum
Firing Up FrameMaker
Starting FrameMaker
Creating a New Document
Opening Existing Documents
Converting from Other Formats
Understanding Word Processing
Getting Around
Saving What You've Got
Closing Your Document
Quitting for the Day
Word Processing: The FrameMaker Way
Check Your Spelling
What's Another Word for Theasurus?
Education: The Path to Smart Spaces
Street-Smart Quotes
Automating Pagination
Your Mission: Search and Replace
Barring Any Changes
Something Old, Something New
Supplying Text, Tables, and Graphics
Formatting Paragraphs with Paragraph Tags
Understanding Paragraph Tags and the Paragraph Catalog
Applying Paragraph Tags Using the Paragraph Catalog
Creating a Paragraph Tag
Modifying an Existing Paragraph Tag
Deleting Paragraph Tags
Formatting Inside Paragraphs with Character Tags
Applying Character Tags Using the Character Catalog
Creating a New Character Tag
The Importance of As Is
Modifying Existing Character Tags
Deleting Character Tags
Inserting Graphics -- Anchored Frames Aweigh
Creating an Anchored Frame
Importing Information -- It's Import-ant!
Understanding the Drawing Tools
Understanding the Graphics Menu Commands
Contemplating Your Table
Inserting Tables
Creating Table Definitions in the Table Designer
Now That I Have a Table, How Do I Fix It?
Continuing Education
Adding More Rows and Columns
Creating Table Headings and Footers
Creating Table Footnotes
Converting Text to Tables
Sorting Table Information
Making FrameMaker Do the Heavy Lifting
Mastering Page Layouts
Getting Around in the Master Pages
Applying a Custom Master Page to a Body Page
Changing Master Page Items
Adding Master Page Items
Creating New Master Pages
Having Fun with Master Pages
Automating Cross-References
Understanding Why You Should Bother with Cross-References
Creating a Cross-Reference
Formatting Your Cross-References
Getting Help for Unresolved Cross-References
Variables: Saving You Time and Trouble
What's a Variable and Why Should I Bother?
The Basics: Inserting Variables in Text
Headers and Footers: Create Them Once and Move on with Your Life
The Dating Game: Using the Date-related Variables
Table Talk: Variables in Tables
Another Work Elimination Technique: Creating User Variables
Managing Color
Seeing the World in Color
Working with Color Definitions
Adding Color Definitions
Wondering Where Color Definitions Appear?
Deleting Color Definitions
Working with Modular Text
Creating a Text Inset
Updating Text Insets
Preventing Automatic Updates
Removing a Text Inset
Converting a Text Inset to Regular Text
Designing FrameMaker Templates
Understanding Templates
Copying Formats from a Template
Organizing Your Template
Creating Output in Many Media
Printing a Hard Copy
Creating PDF Files
Creating HTML Files
Creating XML Files
Creating RTF and WinHelp Files
Understanding Reference Pages
Setting Up a Graphic Frame
Modifying Generated File Definitions
Setting Up HTML Conversion
Setting Up XML Conversion
Adding a New Reference Page
Deleting a Reference Page
Maintaining Multiple Versions with Conditional Text
Planning Your Conditional Text
Applying a Condition Tag
Removing a Condition Tag
Setting Up Conditional Text Tags
Deleting a Condition Tag
Showing and Hiding Conditional Text
Blending In: Making Conditional Text Look Like Regular Text
Working with Books
Building a Book
Creating a Book File
Managing the Contents of Your Book File
Opening, Closing, and Saving Files in a Book
Printing from a Book File
Refining the Table of Contents
Deciding What Goes into the TOC
Formatting the Content
Adding Introductory Information
Setting Up .......... Tabs
Controlling Line Breaks in the Table of Contents
Indexing Your Masterpiece
Indexing Strategy
And Now the Main Event ... Index Entries
Finally, Format That Index!
The Part of Tens
Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
Invisible Tables Are Useful For Formatting
Use MIF for Power Search and Replace
Crime and Punishment: If You Import a Table From Word, You Have to Clean It Up
Some Things You Just Can't Change
What to Do About AWOL Fonts?
Jump Around with Cross-References, Table of Contents Entries, and Index Entries
Find/Change More Than Just Text
Think Locally, Change Globally in the Paragraph Designer
Import Template from Current Document to Eliminate Overrides
Don't Despair: Framers Are There
(Almost) Ten Template Questions
How Many Tags Should Be in a Template?
Who Should Own the Template?
What Supporting Material Should I Include with the Template?
Should I Use Conditional Text?
How Do I Create a Template for Multiple Languages?
How Do I Restart Page Numbering Within a File?
Can I Automatically Put the Name of a Chapter in the Header?
What Is a Good Naming Convention for Tags?
Where Can I Get Templates?
(Nearly) Ten Autonumbering Examples
Bullet Ballet
Red Alert! (And Now That I Have Your Attention...)
Baby Steps
Steps Within Steps
A Totally Different Step Technique
Quick and Easy Numbered Headings
Mix It Up: Adding Figures and Tables
All Together Now: Chapters, Figures, Tables, and Headings
Ten Building Blocks You Should Know
Keyboard Shortcuts
Reading the Shortcut Commands
Document Basics
Editing Text
Using Tables
Variables, Markers, and Condition Tags
Working with Graphics
Menu Commands
Online Resources
Web sites
Mailing Lists
About the CD
System Requirements
Using the CD with Microsoft Windows
Using the CD with Mac OS
What You'll Find
If You've Got Problems (Of the CD Kind)
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement
Installation Instructions
Book Registration Information