Adobe FrameMaker Unstructured

Who should attend this course?

Adobe FrameMaker Unstructured training course is aimed at people who are new to the software, only using it in the most basic of ways. The course will give you the skills necessary to work with unstructured templates, produce well-organised, consistent documents including graphics, tables, footnotes, equations and cross-references.

It will teach you how to produce fully-formatted books comprising multiple documents, including a table of contents and an index. You will become confident in the use of a full range of editing techniques to standardise information across multiple documents efficiently.

Duration 2 Days
Price Call for details
Location Mekon House, Sutton, Surrey, UK

Benefits

Adobe FrameMaker Unstructured training course will give you the skills necessary to work with unstructured templates to produce well organised, consistent documents including graphics, tables, footnotes, equations and cross‐references. The course will also teach you how to produce fully‐formatted books comprising multiple documents, including a table of contents and an index. You will become confident in the use of a full range of editing techniques to standardise information across multiple documents efficiently.

Length of course

2 Days

Course outline

Templates

  • Document types
  • Templates & Documents
  • The benefits of a template-driven approach
  • Template components
  • Standard templates
  • Creating a document from a template

The document environment

  • The document window
  • The QuickAccess Bar and the Formatting Bar
  • Using zoom
  • Visual guides
  • Navigation techniques
  • Save options.

Recycling content

  • Import formats
  • Importing a file.

Applying styles

  • Paragraph styles
  • The Paragraph Catalogue
  • The benefits of applying styles
  • Methods of applying a style to a paragraph
  • Character styles
  • The Character Catalogue
  • Methods of applying a character style.

Editing text

  • Inserting and deleting text
  • Selecting and replacing text
  • Clear and Undo commands
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting
  • Smart Spaces and Smart Quotes
  • Special Characters
  • Context Menus
  • Spelling Checker
  • Find and Change
  • Thesaurus

Adding graphics

  • Page-anchored graphics
  • Text-anchored graphics
  • Text-anchored frames
  • Anchoring point
  • Importing graphics
  • Anchoring frames in other positions.

Adding tables

  • Table structure
  • Table styles
  • Table Catalog
  • Table anchor
  • Adding a page break
  • Selecting parts of a table
  • Modifying the shape of a table
  • Resizing selected columns
  • Adding data to a table
  • Moving around in a table
  • Customising a table.

Inserting cross-references

  • Cross-references
  • Automatic links
  • Updating cross-references
  • Unresolved cross-references
  • Identifying unresolved cross-references
  • Fixing unresolved cross-references.

Layout

  • Page layout
  • Body pages
  • Master pages
  • Single-sided and double-sided documents
  • Custom layout.

Books

  • A FrameMaker book file
  • Creating a book
  • Updating a book.

Adding a table of contents

  • Generated files
  • Formatting a generated file
  • Automatic links.

Adding an index

  • Marking index entries
  • Generated files
  • Formatting the index using a template
  • Automatic links.

Finalising the book

  • Including other material in a book
  • Updating user defined variables
  • Importing variable definitions
  • Preparing to publish.

Optional Modules

All these modules can be substituted for modules in the standard list or they can all be taken in an optional extra day.

  • Footnotes
  • Equations
  • Conditional Text
  • Creating PDF from FrameMaker.