Word To FrameMaker 2015

Working more easily with Microsoft Word Docs and FrameMaker 2015

It has always been relatively easy to import Word docs into FrameMaker, or to convert Word docs into well-formed FrameMaker files. This process has been dramatically improved in the new release of FrameMaker 2015.

In this webinar session, Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, walks you through how to use an intuitive “style mapper” to assign desired paragraph, character and table styles to types of Word formatting before you import the file. You may view the engaging (and fun) process for working with Word files by clicking on the TITLE below:

Now work more easily with Word documents and FrameMaker 2015

Note: you will need to click on [REGISTER] to obtain access to the recording. You will receive a confirmation webpage that  has a link with webinar name. Click on that and you will see title and description, and the [REGISTER] button will have changed to [VIEW NOW].

The following minute markers will help you locate the portion of the recording that is of highest relevance or interest to your needs:

07:00

Topics to be covered

08:30

LIVE DEMO …

A blank document, which is a FrameMaker template to import Word document into

14:00

Review over how most of the world just does an “open” of a Word document and get an “average quality” FrameMaker document
Review of typical cleanup with old method

16:00

Saving the traditional “open Word to FM” conversion for comparison

17:00

View of the finished results we intend to achieve with new methods; review over page layout and para styles in FrameMaker template

19:00

Steps for IMPORT BY COPY to bring Word content into FrameMaker

19:15

FrameMaker gives benign warning, and then a NEW WORD IMPORT mapping table

REVIEW over choices to create new style or to map to existing FM styles

22:00

Initial results are reviewed

23:00 – 31:00

DEMO of typical steps to clean up WORD content that you have mapped until you achieve desired “settings” which you save as an *.sts file to re-use

40:00

DEMO of many enhancements to Tables

44:00

Working with CONDITIONAL TEXT CONTROL in tables

NEW: ability to apply CONDITIONS to TABLE COLUMNS

50:00

NEW NAVIGATION gestures to move w/in tables and add rows while editing

57:00

NEW: how to insert/generate a “mini-TOC” (Table of Contents) within document; traditionally called “chapter-relative TOC

 

Maxwell Hoffmann

I am the Adobe Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. I am passionate about powerful, single-source publishing that can deliver content anytime, anywhere, any way.

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