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Developing ExtendScripts – Part 1

An overview of developing ExtendScripts

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 1)

In this detailed blog post series, Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, guides you through the main steps in the process of creating a FrameMaker template. The information in this series is targeted mainly toward creating unstructured templates, but many parts of it also apply to structured templates.

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Print documents with large page size on regular printer

With the free Adobe Reader X or Acrobat X it is possible to quickly print over-sized files on regular desktop printers, without scaling them down to A4 size. Read on to know how.

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Linking to a page within a PDF (and more!)

Some handy Acrobat tips…

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Making change bars ‘invisible’ in interim PDFs

Another tip on managing change bars efficiently…

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Creating PDF Portfolios

Tweet PDF Portfolios are a powerful way to present your content. Your customers can use the free Adobe Reader, and get rich, engaging content that has become quite the norm today. Portfolios let you package content created in various authoring applications such as FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, and even non-adobe software such as Microsoft Word and […]

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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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