Creating a final, print-quality PDF from FrameMaker documents can be an involved, multi-step process. We thought it would be useful to capture all relevant considerations and steps in a single handbook that could be immediately put to use in real-world situations.
The following sections are included in this handbook:
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Stage 0: Prepare the content
Stage 1: Clean up the source
Stage 2: Prepare the book and create PDF
Stage 3: Test the PDF
Stage 4: Prepare the PDF for publication
Stage 5: Optimize the PDF in Acrobat
Appendix: Best practices for using conditional text
Appendix: Keeping track of content changes across versions in a collaborative environment
Consider this scenario: you’re working in a FrameMaker document that uses a lot of conditional tags, including the conditional tag defined for comments and editorial notes. If you need to work on incorporating comments, you can display all the conditional content in the document with the condition indicators visible. However, browsing your way through the multi-colored text to look for comments may be difficult.
A simple workaround here could be applying a character tag to the comments and editorial notes in addition to the conditional formatting. This way, even when the condition indicators are hidden, the comments and editorial notes in the document stand out from the rest of the content.The screenshot below illustrates the character tag Comment-text applied to editorial notes.Further reading