#writeright 28) FrameMaker & Word: Line Breaks and Special Characters

Wednesday, October 23 2013 @ 12:08 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this blog, we draw your attention to two recent featurette videos that will be of interest to novice FrameMaker users as well as Word users who are considering FrameMaker 11 for their more challenging projects. Learn various ways to control line breaks and also how to enter frequently used special characters in dialogue boxes.

FrameMaker and Word: Controlling line breaks, hyphenation

FrameMaker 11 gives you very tight control over hypenation. Not only can you control hyphenation on a document of paragraph level, you have several tools for making individual words break or not break the way you wish at a line break. Watch this short video to discover how.

FrameMaker and Word: Special Characters in Dialogue Boxes

FrameMaker 11 has many keyboard short cuts for creating special characters like em dash or en dash within body text, but some of these short cuts do not work in dialogue boxes. For instance, if you wish to have a trademark symbol or an em dash as part of your paragraph auto numbered format, you need a special code preceded by a backslash. This very brief video shows you four common key sequences to use in dialogue boxes for special characters

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Have your own hands-on with FrameMaker 11 and decide how you can use it

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 includes FrameMaker 11, which is an excellent authoring solution and also a versatile structured editor for DITA/XML. The possibilities with these new tools are as limitless as the profiles of our existing and potential customers. To discover how you can use FrameMaker, download a trial copy of FrameMaker 11 today. After having your own hands-on, you may decide in favor of the best bargain of all, obtaining a cloud subscription to the entire Tech Comm Suite 4, which includes RoboHelp 10, Captivate 6 and other products in addition to FrameMaker 11.

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