Managing FrameMaker styles when importing MS Word content

It’s easier to import MS Word content into FrameMaker, starting with the 2015 release of FrameMaker. MS Word (copy into document) Beginning with FrameMaker 2015, when converting MS Word documents using the Copy into Document option, you have a robust style mapping wizard that is exponentially faster than other conversion methods. If you are using…

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Book size poll results

The results are below. Reference books Slightly more folks (56% to 43%) prefer a larger format for a reference book.​​​​​​​ This one was a bit surprising to me, and will be something I consider for future titles I publish. However, the difference isn’t enough to go back and change the size if the current (2017 Release)…

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What are your favorite book dimensions?

I’m getting ready to publish my Structured FrameMaker workbook, and would love hear your opinion on overall book size. What do you prefer… large thin books, or short thick books? I’ll post the results in a few weeks, and if you include your email below I will email you the results directly.

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FrameMaker 14.0.1.406 now available

UPDATE: 14.0.2.425 is now available… see the list of issues fixed in both releases here There are a total of 44 things fixed with this release…here’s the list, straight from Adobe. Applies to: FrameMaker (2017 release) Last Published: April 25, 2017 The following is a list of issues resolved in FrameMaker (2017 release) and subsequent…

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STC Technical Summit

Will you be in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 STC Technical Communication Summit? I’ll be doing a number of events while I’m there, and would love to see you in person. Here’s an overview: Adobe Tech Comm Tools Certificate Workshop  Free event, no conference registration required, and free lunch for participants. Sunday May 7, 2017…

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FrameMaker reference books

Information on my books has been updated and moved. For printed or digital copies of my FrameMaker reference books Please see the Books page. For information on courses, classes, and support Please see the Training page.

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FrameMaker 2017: User Experience Improvements

Some significant improvements in the 2017 release of FrameMaker are quite subtle. Here’s a list of changes in how things display in FrameMaker: View Commands (Rulers, etc.) are now session level commands (turned on or off for all open documents) The History pod is appropriately renamed the Undo History pod. It’s now under the View…

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Social Media Marketing World Recap

I attended Social Media Marketing World last week, perhaps my favorite show of the year. I had a great time, (check out the video I placed below) and came back ready to put lots of great ideas to work. Here’s the main reason I keep coming back: Conferences give you access to industry leaders SMMW…

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FrameMaker 2017: Conditional text improvements

Conditional text is one of the more useful content reuse features in FrameMaker. And while the feature got a significant overhaul in the last few versions, it also got a nice bump in usability for FrameMaker 2017. The pod is no longer wide, but redesigned to nicely fit in a vertical format, and the formatting is…

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