Adobe Software

Improved EDD file now in Structured Formatting course

Premise: The default EDD in FrameMaker is difficult to read: excessive margins on all four sides of the page it uses Times Roman. Serif fonts are great for reading printed material, and bad for reading on screens. Everything is in black, rather than color coded, as in NotePad++ and even FrameMaker’s own Code View Solution:…

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Course+Class: The best and fastest way to get your training

Announcement: The primary delivery for Tech Comm Tools training is Course+Class. This method combines the immediate access of a self-paced online course with the personal attention you get in a live class. Put another way, it combines the in-depth topics in my online courses with the high-touch experience of my virtual instructor-led training, which includes…

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Producing Pixel-Perfect PDF

FrameMaker gives you access to two separate PDF creation workflows. Both workflows support online or print-oriented delivery, and easily manage structured or unstructured content. And both workflows are fully customizable, allowing you to easily produce PDF output on the fly.

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FrameMaker 2020 Update 2 now available

Adobe has released the second update to FrameMaker 2020, also known as FrameMaker 16.0. The official build is 16.0.2.916. If you are using FrameMaker 16.0.0 or 16.0.1 you should be able to use the Help > Updates option in FrameMaker to download the latest build. If you are part of the prerelease for 16.0.2, you…

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RoboHelp 2020 Update 4 now available

Adobe RoboHelp (2020 release) Update 4 introduces a new Knowledge Base output preset with article-based publishing, support for Zoho Knowledge Base, Multi-level Autonumbering, enhanced user Experience with accessibility improvements, Search and Frameless skin enhancements, other authoring enhancements. Adobe has also put together an excellent writeup of the release and what it contains. See their extensive help article…

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Custom graphics in DITA template headers

If your custom FrameMaker DITA template is stubbornly missing from your PDF output, FrameMaker may be looking for a referenced graphic file that it can’t find on your system. There’s a limitation when placing master page or other graphics: After importing the custom template file into your Publish Options, FrameMaker has trouble finding the path…

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Fixing Word Wrap in FrameMaker Table of Contents

Sometimes headings are longer than you like, creating uncomfortable line breaks in a generated table of contents. But setting up your TOC entries to break across two lines is pretty easy, once you have tab stops set up and you understand how to work with nonbreaking spaces, margins, and tab stops. Using something earlier than…

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