#writeright 12) FrameMaker & Word: Workspaces, Catalogs & Designers, Character Tags

July 8, 2013 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We’ve expanded the breadth of our #writeright “how to” videos with new topics by guest experts. This week, we posted 3 new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Work Spaces   Work spaces were introduced in FrameMaker 9. Powerful as they are, for older users, used to the read more…

#writeright 11) FrameMaker & Word: Advanced indexing, Lists and prefixes

June 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this collection of recent videos from our “Do You Write Right” campaign we tackle four common challenges that FrameMaker handles quite easily. Each video is 3-4 minutes long, so you can view these bite-sized tutorials at your leisure. FrameMaker for Word: Index entry with page range Index entries are easy in FrameMaker 11: there read more…

Report from Eindhoven: TCWorld Roadshow with FrameMaker

June 13, 2013 @ 4:44 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Another week, another part of Europe. Today the tcworld roadshow landed in Eindhoven. This city was a tiny town when the Philips family started a light bulb factory in 1891. The city is still known as the ‘city of lights’ in the Netherlands. Thanks to the enormous amount of educated workforce that was needed by read more…

douwriteright 9) FrameMaker and Word: “Anyone can” make tables with FrameMaker

April 18, 2013 @ 12:30 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Tables are relatively simple to create with Word, but compared to FrameMaker tables they would not be classified as “sturdy.” For years tables have been one of the strongest features in FrameMaker, in large part due to the degree that customers have “stretched the envelope” with complex, high page count projects that required tables with read more…

Preview both FrameMaker 11 and Training Book in one Recording!

March 4, 2013 @ 6:24 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Long time FrameMaker maven and trainer, Barb Binder of Rocky Mountain Training, was our recent webinar guest in a lively session entitled “FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book: meet the author, see it on iPad!” In this engaging interview, Barb revealed what led her to write the book in the first place, and the reception read more…

douwriteright 4) FrameMaker and Word: Using Cross References

March 1, 2013 @ 4:15 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Cross References provide one of the most dramatic contrasts between Word and FrameMaker 11. It is possible to create an xref to a page number, Figure, Table or paragraph in Word. But it requires a string of cross references to achieve what appears to be a complex sentence with reference to a Table, the title, read more…

Telling Your Manager to #WriteRight

February 26, 2013 @ 12:51 PM, By Parth Mukherjee

“We left Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint off the survey because they are so ubiquitous in the IT industry. In past surveys over 90% of respondents indicated using Word.“ – 2012 WritersUA User Assistance Tools Survey Word is one of the most pervasive and widely used documentation tool in the world. It however does not meet read more…

douwriteright 3) FrameMaker and Word: Page Layout and Master Pages

February 20, 2013 @ 6:28 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our third “video blog” on FrameMaker 11 for Word users focuses on the dynamics of page layout. This is possibly one of the areas in “basic” FrameMaker where feature advantages over Word are most pronounced. Since Word was originally developed as a personal, productivity word processor on a platform (PC with DOS) that did not read more…

douwriteright 2) FrameMaker and Word: Page Headers/Footers

February 18, 2013 @ 6:18 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the second in our series of blogs that highlight key differences between Microsoft Word and FrameMaker 11. Simple page headers and footers show a dramatic contrast between product capabilities. FrameMaker 11 page headers update in real time A major difference between the two products is the lack of manual updates required to update read more…

douwriteright: 1) FrameMaker and Word: Autonumbered paragraphs and prefixes

February 11, 2013 @ 12:59 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the first in a series of several brief blogs that highlight some videos we have created to compliment our #WriteRight compaign. Be sure to visit and register for our new micro site, http://www.douwriteright.com/, for a chance to voice your opinion and also to see a growing collection of “mini-videos.” The first feature comparison read more…

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