“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…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 2: image triggers and captivate videos

May 30, 2013 @ 2:10 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is a second in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. The previous blog focused on navigation links like hypertext. Now we move on to a couple of more usefule features. ROBOHELP 10: Image Triggers for dramatic graphic entrance/exit Some read more…

#writeright 10) FrameMaker & Word: Automatic Caution/Warning with Reference Pages

April 27, 2013 @ 2:41 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Many forms of tech doc still require CAUTIONs and WARNINGs, which are delineated by special artwork. Most Word users employ artwork that is copied and pasted to achieve the desired look. FrameMaker 11 offers a powerful feature: Reference Pages which contain one instance of the desired CAUTION artwork that is duplicated many times via paragraph read more…

douwriteright 8) FrameMaker and Word: Anchored Frames and Parts Tables linked to 3D Graphics

April 1, 2013 @ 1:43 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

One of the most common complaints I have heard from Microsoft Word users is the amount of time they spend trying to reposition “slippery” graphics that fall off of the page near a page break. With effort, it is possible to create a true anchored frame to control an image somewhat, but the choices for read more…

Guest Blog: Top 10 reasons to move from Microsoft Word to Adobe FrameMaker

November 27, 2012 @ 4:35 PM, By Parth Mukherjee

We recently assisted a defence customer to transition from MS Word to Adobe FrameMaker 11.  With the transition, several different sized technical publication templates were developed in FrameMaker. Some of the more complex requirements included the capability to have full page graphics from size A4 all the way up to large throw clears (full size read more…

Unstructured Authoring Post #1: Rich Graphics control in FrameMaker 11

September 20, 2012 @ 5:19 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is our first in a series of parallel blogs covering unstructured FrameMaker 11, to balance blogs written by Kapil Verma which cover the many enhancements to FrameMaker 11 for working with XML and DITA. Increasing importance of dynamic graphics In the last couple of years it become possible to insert video and other forms read more…

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