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Adobe Framemaker 8 Fundamentals On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Learn the skills for producing long documents with an eye toward revisions.

Course Description/Agenda

This instructor-led workshop provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe FrameMaker 8 effectively. You get hands-on practice working with techniques listed in the outline below. Framemaker works with you to make substantial or frequent revisions less difficult.This class covers the Unstructured View of FrameMaker.

Learn the skills for producing long documents with an eye toward revisions.

Technical writers and other professionals who need to begin producing long documents, such as documentation, technical product sheets, and books of all kinds.

Basic Windows or Mac skills as well as frequent, successful use of one or two software programs.

Define and apply paragraph formats, including auto-numbered lists Define and apply character formats Use Unicode characters for non-English and multi-language documents. Lay out your document Build master pages, including a running footer Define and apply colors Import, format, and anchor images and charts Use graphic tools to create a call out Use variables to customize your document Insert and format a table Make your documentation interactive with animations and tutorials in embedded Flash SWFs

Next Steps
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Working with FrameMaker 8 Documents

  • Exploring the document window
  • Applying predefined paragraph formats
  • Applying predefined character formats
  • Writing a short memo

Defining Paragraph Formats

  • Creating a custom document
  • Copying text
  • Setting up rulers and the grid
  • Creating a side-head area
  • Displaying the Paragraph Designer
  • Formatting headings
  • Formatting body text
  • Formatting numbered lists
  • Formatting bulleted lists
  • Creating a chapter title
  • Deleting formats

Defining Colors and Character Formats

  • Defining custom colors and tints
  • Adding color to paragraph formats
  • Adding color to autonumbers
  • Emphasizing words and phrases

Page Layout

  • Changing column layout
  • Displaying master pages
  • Numbering pages
  • Creating a running footer
  • Finishing the footers
  • Custom master pages
  • Assigning master pages to paragraph tags
  • Create a new paragraph format


  • Adjusting header and footer frames for graphics
  • Importing a graphic
  • Masking part of a graphic
  • Copying the graphics
  • Drawing lines and rectangles
  • Aligning and distributing objects
  • Copying the graphics


  • Defining a user variable
  • Inserting variables
  • Finding and changing text
  • Changing a variable definition
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Checking spelling, using one of the 30 new dictionaries.
  • Viewing the finished article with graphics


  • Inserting a table
  • Filling in the table
  • Adding rows and columns
  • Rearranging information
  • Formatting text in table cells
  • Resizing columns
  • Changing the table format
  • Straddling table cells
  • Reusing a table format

Customizing Tables

  • Viewing a sample table
  • Importing text into a table
  • Formatting body cells
  • Formatting the table title
  • Setting basic table properties
  • Resizing columns
  • Using tabs in table cells
  • Defining ruling styles
  • Setting table ruling
  • Using custom ruling and shading

Anchored Frames and Graphics

  • Editing text containing anchored frames
  • Importing a graphic
  • Importing a second graphic
  • Anchoring graphics in the column
  • Using art in the margin
  • Copying anchored frames
  • Using inline graphics
  • Reusing anchored frames
  • Using run-in art
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Importing movies into documents


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