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STRUCTURED FRAMEMAKER 7.x, 8 & 9 (FrameMaker 6+SGML)
Authoring Structured Documents
Creating EDDS
Importing / Exporting Structured data
Working with XML
Formatting for Structured Documents with Adobe FrameMaker (3 days)

Who Should Attend. Suitable for Application developers and end-users who are responsible for defining templates and format rules for structured documents.

Pre-requisites. Completion of Authoring for Structured Documents course or equivalent experience in-house.

Course Description. This 3 day course covers the basics of formatting FrameMaker structured documents for users with no previous FrameMaker experience. It introduces the concept of a template and explains how to create new templates and how to use existing templates.

Course Content Overview: The role of the template in a structured document.

Working with Character and Paragraph Formats: Identifying the character and paragraph catalogs. Understand the role of the character and paragraph designers. Create and modify character formats.

Working with the Paragraph Designer: Creating and editing paragraph formats. Changing font and alignment settings. Understanding tabs and indents. Setting Pagination and Advanced properties. Setting autonumbered formats from simple to complex sequences. Creating text only numbered paragraphs for notes and tips etc.

Tables: Use the Table Designer to edit and create Table formats to ensure consistency of style.

Footnotes: Insert and edit footnotes placed directly on the page and in tables. Manipulate the design and numbering properties of the footnotes.

Master Pages: Understanding the role of the Master Page within a FrameMaker document. Differentiate between default and custom master pages. Design and place components on the master page. Assign master pages.

Reference Pages: Understand the different roles of the Reference page. Creating reference art and including as part of a paragraph design.

Text Flow: Learn how to work with single and multiple text flows within a document. Connect and disconnect frames.

Variables: Insert and edit System variables to create running header and footer information. Create and insert User variables.

Cross References: Insert cross-references within a file and across multiple files. Edit and create cross-reference formats. Maintain cross-reference links.

Conditional Text: Create and apply conditional text tags to produce a multi-version datasheet.

Tables of Contents: Generate and update a Table of Contents. Prepare a table of contents template.

Indexing: Learn how to mark text for an Index. Generate an index and produce an Index template.

Related courses
Authoring Structured Documents
Creating Element Definition Documents (EDDs)
Importing and Exporting Structured Data
Adobe Acrobat
XML Workshop