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RoboHelp 11: Keyboard Shortcuts for Inserting Objects
Show: RoboHelp 11 Features
RoboHelp projects frequently require repetitious actions like inserting graphics, inserting drop-down text or editing Index keywords. Watch this brief video to discover how simple keyboard shortcuts can reduce your editing time by at least 40% in these instances.
FrameMaker XML Author 12: Creating MathML equations
FrameMaker XML Author 12 allows you to create powerful DITA compliant content. For instance you can use the optional MathML add-on to create XML-compliant equations. Discover how easy it is to insert MathML equations, and how you can even view and edit code in a "line mode" via the XML Code View.
FrameMaker and Word: Find and Delete Empty Paragraphs
Often, documents imported from Word or other programs will cause blank paragraphs in FrameMaker. This can lead to bad pagination when a blank linke occurs at the top of the page. Fortunately there is an old but "trusty" method for locating all instances of blank paragraphs and eliminating them from your FrameMaker document in a single step. Watch this brief video to find out just how simple this is to do. This brief video is great for beginners.
FrameMaker and Word: Numbered Paragraph SUFFIX
Sometimes users don't discover advanced features in FrameMaker 11 due to lack of curiosity; they forget to pull-down an option arrow to see other choices. 99% of the time, we want autonumbers or "prefix" text to go at the BEGINNING of the paragraph. There, however, some instances when we would like to put automatic text and/or numbers at the END of the paragraph. This can be particularly useful for suffixes like "Example" or certain repetitious text citations. Let this brief video show you how to use this unique, yet powerful formatting feature.
FrameMaker and Word: Special Characters in Dialogue Boxes
FrameMaker 11 has many keyboard short cuts for creating special characters like em dash or en dash within body text, but some of these short cuts do not work in dialogue boxes. For instance, if you wish to have a trademark symbol or an em dash as part of your paragraph auto numbered format, you need a special code preceded by a backslash. This very brief video shows you four common key sequences to use in dialogue boxes for special characters
FrameMaker and WORD: Time-saving Cross Reference Tricks
Cross references (xrefs) are a hallmark of long, complex FrameMaker techcom documents. Unfortunately, not all FM users have discovered the handy, optional "pods" that can appear at the bottom of your workspace. The Cross Reference pod is extremely useful for display previously hidden meta-data associated with your xrefs. For instance, you can view all xrefs in all open documents, of filter your view to only display external xrefs, or unresolved (broken) xrefs. This brief video takes you through a complete tour of the tools at your disposal in the indispensable cross reference pod.
FrameMaker and WORD: Change View Options for all files in Book
FrameMaker 11's powerful book feature can also be used to do something quite simple. In this case, visual document display housekeeping. When several authors are working with various chapters in a book, it is not uncommon for each author to save their chapter with different view options. For instance, one author may leave rulers, grids and text symbols displayed, while another author has turned off all options, including the display of graphics. This can be disconcerting for whomever does final edits on the book level. Watch this very brief video to see how easy it is to select all book content and set view options to be the same for all chapters or documents.
FrameMaker for WORD: "Dictionary" Page Header/Footers
Running Headers and Footers are easy to create in FrameMaker 11. YOu simply insert system variables on the master page to display the first instance of a paragraph style. With a simple modification to the definition of a H/F system variable, you can also have your master page display the LAST instance of a paragraph style. Combining these two types of variables empowers you to swiftly create "dictionary" headers, which show the FIRST and LAST instance of text from a paragraph style at the top of your page. Adobe Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann (@maxwellhoffmann) shows you how!