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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 3)

In part 3 of this detailed blog post series, Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, explains how you can change the bullet character for your unordered lists…

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FrameMaker keyboard shortcuts-A ready reckoner

FrameMaker provides keyboard shortcuts for all common actions, thereby increasing your efficiency and reducing your effort. Read on to know how they are useful and to download a PDF you can print and pin at your desk, for quick reference.

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 2)

Advanced information about bulleted lists, list building blocks, and sub-bullets…

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FrameMaker Captivate integration in TCS3

Tweet Instead of plain text documents, readers are looking for a richer experience when they consume content—across all platforms, devices, and formats. TCS3 includes two industry leading tools for authoring documents and creating eLearning content—FrameMaker 10 and Captivate 5—which provide just that! TCS3 makes you even more productive by providing strong coupling between all its […]

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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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