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Fm Publishing: Formatting lists in HTML5

When producing HTML-based formats like HTML5, FrameMaker previously had an option to convert numbered and bulleted lists into appropriate <ol> ordered lists and <ul> unordered list representations, complete with <li> list item elements for each item in the list. Apparently, that conversion wasn’t 100% solid, and the latest release now maps list items to formatted…

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Customizing TOC icons in Indigo layouts

Both RoboHelp and FrameMaker output options contain a frameless responsive HTML5 layout, named Indigo. Indigo is a frameless HTML5 layout, as opposed to “traditional” 3-pane help with a familiar nav pane on the left side. Frameless output is more easily indexed by search engines (both internal and external) and results in more concise URLs than…

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SOLVED: Odd spacing in FrameMaker TOC Entries

In case you see random spacing within the TOC in your own work, know that there is an odd behavior within TOC entries when there is a language mismatch between the language you author in and the dictionary used for the text. Specifically, when authoring in English, but having your dictionary inadvertently set to Chinese,…

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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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