“FrameMaker for Word Users” Round Up: Collected Blogs and videos

September 3, 2013 @ 12:29 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

UPDATE: please note that although this blog was written for FrameMaker 11 before the release of FrameMaker 12, all functional areas are still relevant. There are even more compelling reasons to migrate from Word to the latest FrameMaker 12. Stay tuned for more blogs and updated videos. Some months back we began our “douwriteright” campaign read more…

Back-to-School: Advanced FrameMaker 3-part webinar series

September 2, 2013 @ 4:33 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2″ on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Hgh Advanced FrameMaker Sess 1) Beyond Fonts and Numbering September read more…

#writeright 20) FrameMaker & Word: Insert Landscape Pages Next to Numbered Headings

August 28, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In Microsoft Word, there are often problems associated with inserting single column layout or landscape pages within multicolumn layout, if a section break is required in the middle of a multi-level list, or next to a numbered heading. This is not the case with FrameMaker. Word requires section breaks to change page layout; FrameMaker uses read more…

#writeright 19) FrameMaker & Word: Calculate Sidehead Savings

August 27, 2013 @ 12:26 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our www.douwriteright.com calculator enables you to see savings calculated for FrameMaker advantages over Word. In this video, we “zero out” all categories in the calculator and just enter reasonable values for sideheads on several large projects. We explore how sideheads are commonly created via Tables in Word, and the problems that method leads to. Then read more…

#writeright 18) FrameMaker & Word: How to use the FM vs Word Savings Calculator

August 21, 2013 @ 11:15 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Earlier in the year we created a special microsite aimed at Word Users, or tech comm professionals who have Word as their primary frame of reference. This microsite contains an amazing calculator that can add up just how much of a cash leak you may have if you are using Word for the wrong kind read more…

Did you miss FrameMaker 101 “Summer School?”

August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

With the busy summer months of June and July, you may have missed our “Summer School” session, which was a 3-part overview of FrameMaker. As with our RoboHelp 101 Series, our goal was to give you a “20,000 foot view” of the products most important capabilities. FrameMaker was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 read more…

#writeright 15) FrameMaker & Word: Caution Labels, Multiple Style Updates and Templates for Variables

August 2, 2013 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We continue our “FrameMaker for Word” series of featurette videos with a deep dive into Word to FrameMaker workflow, how to update formats for multiple paragraph styles in one step and using special templates just for User Variables. FrameMaker for Word: Caution Labels via Paragraph Prefixes and Reference Pages [in depth] Certified Adobe instructor, Barb read more…

#writeright 14) FrameMaker & Word: Keyboard Shortcuts and Word to FM workflow

July 29, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We are continuing our series of “guest” #writeright “how to” videos. This week, we posted 3 more new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Word to FrameMaker workflow [in depth] In this instructive session, Adobe Certified FrameMaker instructor Barb Binder describes 3 ways to get content from Word read more…

#writeright 13) FrameMaker & Word: Custom Bulleted Lists & Master Pages

July 25, 2013 @ 11:55 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We are continuing our series of “guest” #writeright “how to” videos. This week, we posted 3 more new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Custom Bullets [in depth] Certified FrameMaker trainer, Barb Binder, shows how flexible paragraph prefixes are in FrameMaker. Not only can you craft complex mixed read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: Think Global, Reclaim Content Strategy & FrameMaker Saves the Day

July 22, 2013 @ 12:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why “tech writers” should reclaim content strategy, why we should focus on business issues, and how important it is to think globally.   Rahel Baile: Reclaiming Content Strategy Rahel Baile reminds of something read more…

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