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FrameMaker 201: Hot Shot


This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe FrameMaker effectively. You get hands-on practice working with advanced techniques in FrameMaker in order to get the most out of your experience. You will learn the skills that will allow you to take advantage of long-document support that includes book management features, sophisticated tables, and rich formatting options offered by FrameMaker.


Professionals who need an essential understanding of authoring and publishing using the advanced features of FrameMaker. Structured and un-structured users will benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

Assumed Knowledge

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to observe the class lessons or do their best to keep up without slowing down the rest of the class. We highly recommend working with the application tutorial before coming to the course. We highly recommend attending the FrameMaker 101 : Rookie class first.


  • Producing Online Output
  • Working with Color Output
  • Working with Conditional Text
  • Advanced Cross-References
  • Writing Equations
  • Interactive Content
  • Managing Files with WebDAV
  • Validating a Document
  • Maker Interchange Format
  • Working with Templates

  • Course content

    Producing Online Output

    • Saving as HTML
    • Saving a Book as HTML
    • Customizing HTML Output
    • Modifying Conversion Settings
    • Graphically
    • Modifying the Reference Pages
    • Mapping Character Tags
    • Mapping Cross-Reference Formats
    • Modifying Style Sheet Information
    • Going Beyond Basic Customization

    Colour Output

    • Understanding Types of Colour
    • Understanding Process Colour
    • Understanding Spot Colour
    • Applying Colour to Text and Objects
    • Managing Color Definitions
    • Modifying Existing Colours
    • Creating Custom Colours
    • Adding Colors from a Colour Library
    • Renaming Colours
    • Viewing Colours
    • Selecting a Colour View
    • Setting up Colour Views
    • Deleting Colours
    • Colour for Online Output

    Setting Up Conditional Text

    • How Conditional Text Works
    • Applying Condition Tags
    • Removing a Single Condition Tag
    • Using Condition Indicators
    • Planning Conditional Text
    • Alternatives to Conditional Text
    • Creating Condition Tags
    • Modifying Condition Tags
    • Deleting a Condition Tag
    • Showing All Conditional Text
    • Showing or Hiding Conditional Text
    • as per Condition
    • Building Expressions
    • Modifying Expressions
    • Deleting Expressions
    • Examples of Expressions

    Creating Interactive Content

    • Hypertext
    • Setting Up a Basic Hypertext Link
    • Identifying the Target of a Link
    • Creating a Link to the Target
    • Creating the Active Area in Text
    • Testing Links
    • Creating Image Maps
    • Creating a Link to a Web Address
    • Creating an Email Link
    • Creating Notes in PDF Files
    • Locking and Unlocking View-Only
    • Documents

    Writing Equations

    • The Equations Palette
    • Inserting Equations
    • Using the Equations Palette
    • Typing an Equation
    • Navigating Through Equations
    • Moving Equations
    • Modifying Equations
    • Deleting Equations
    • Formatting Equations
    • Changing Equation Fonts
    • Changing Equation Font Sizes
    • Inserting Automatic Line Breaks
    • Changing the Equation Size
    • Applying Character Tags
    • Evaluating Equations

    Maker Interchange Format

    • Creating a MIF File
    • Opening a MIF File in FrameMaker
    • Viewing a MIF File
    • Cool Stuff You Can Do with MIF
    • Using MIF Fragments to Update
    • Catalog Settings
    • Performing Global Search-and-
    • Replace Operations
    • Writing Your Own Conversion Tools
    • Using MIF in Configuration
    • Management Environments

    Creating Modules with Text Insets

    • A Text Inset Example
    • Working with Text in Insets
    • Considering Text Insets and Other
    • Reuse Options
    • Planning Modular Text
    • Breaking Text Down into Modules
    • File Storage
    • Information Retrieval
    • Creating a Text Inset
    • Managing Text Insets
    • Opening the Source File
    • Converting Text Insets to Text


    • Getting Started with Templates
    • What Makes a ‘Good’ Template?
    • Understanding Template
    • Interactions
    • Colour Definitions
    • Character Tags
    • Graphic Objects
    • Conditional Text Tags
    • Paragraph Tags
    • Table Tags
    • Cross-Reference Formats
    • Variable Definitions
    • Reference Pages
    • Markers
    • Math Definitions
    • Master Pages
    • PDF Settings
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Paragraph Tags
    • Character Tags
    • Table Tags
    • Reference Pages
    • Entering Special Characters in Dialog
    • Boxes
    • Naming Conventions
    • Capitalisation
    • Special Characters
    • Format vs. Function Names

    Sharing and Managing Files Using

    • WebDAV
    • Managing Workgroups
    • Editing a Workgroup
    • Deleting a Workgroup
    • Modifying Workgroup Preferences
    • Working with Managed Documents
    • Adding Files to the Server
    • Opening Files
    • Checking Out Files
    • Saving Managed Documents
    • Cancelling Check Outs
    • Checking In Files
    • Updating Local Documents
    • Renaming Files
    • Closing Files
    • Uploading and Downloading Files
    • Adding and Managing Links
    • Importing Files
    • Managing Links.

Duration: 2 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £495.00

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