Archive for category FrameMaker

Clearing change bars in a FrameMaker book

While generating the final PDF for publication, you must remove the change bars in a FrameMaker book. Before you remove the change bars, you should flatten any text insets that the book contains. Here’s information on how you can complete these two tasks…

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Find: Much beyond text…

You can use the Find/Change feature in FrameMaker to look for many different kinds of objects across a book or in a document.

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Fix broken cross-references in PDF files

Tweet It can be challenging to find broken cross-references in long documents — 500 pages, for example. Resolving the cross-reference(s) in the source FrameMaker file and then generating the PDF all over again isn’t the only way out. With Acrobat, you can easily fix broken cross-references in the PDF itself. Here’s how: In Acrobat, click Tools > […]

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Searching for ‘missing’ text in FrameMaker documents

Consider these important cases while searching for text in a FrameMaker document or book…

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Interactive 3D models in PDF documents

Tweet A picture is worth a thousand words. How much would an interactive 3D Model be worth? See this sample 3D_Model PDF to help you decide. Universal 3D is a compressed file format for 3D computer graphics data, and Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have support embedding and viewing these 3D models for some time […]

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Setting up a Table of Contents in FrameMaker

Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, shares valuable tips about setting up and formatting TOCs.

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Embed a TOC in a FrameMaker document

Here’s an easy way to embed a file-level TOC in a FrameMaker document. We’ll generate a standalone TOC for the document and then import it by reference into the same document.

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A curious case of broken cross-references

An interesting broken cross-reference case in FrameMaker and how to resolve it…

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Book-wide variables and attributes

Efficiently handle variables common across all files in a FrameMaker book…

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FrameMaker: Crucial considerations for generating PDF files

The options that you need to specify while generating PDF files from FrameMaker documents…

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