In this blog we focus on two FrameMaker featurettes: (a) various ways to select XML elements w/o resorting to the traditional structure view window and (b) how to make the most of cross-references using the optional “pod” in your workspace.
FrameMaker and Word: Selecting XML Elements
FrameMaker 11 is a user-friendly DITA/XML authoring and editing tool. In this brief video we look at several ways that you can select and manipulate XML elements without using the familiar structure view window. Several convenient keyboard shortcuts are shared.
FrameMaker and WORD: Time-saving Cross Reference Tricks
Cross references (xrefs) are a hallmark of long, complex FrameMaker techcom documents. Unfortunately, not all FM users have discovered the handy, optional “pods” that can appear at the bottom of your workspace. The Cross Reference pod is extremely useful for display previously hidden meta-data associated with your xrefs. For instance, you can view all xrefs in all open documents, of filter your view to only display external xrefs, or unresolved (broken) xrefs. This brief video takes you through a complete tour of the tools at your disposal in the indispensable cross reference pod.
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