The V12.0.3 update to FrameMaker now allows you to easily reposition table rows and columns w/o cut and paste. Now you can simply select an entire row or column, then drag it into the new position w/in the table. This is much more intuitive than the old method, and less prone to error
Watch this short, simple video to discover how easy it is to use "Row Format" options in FrameMaker 12 tables to control which row pairs always stay on the same page. This method eliminates manual "page breaks" in tables that can lead to unwanted white space on pages when you reduce table content through editing.
Discover the most efficient method for downloading your images to disk, importing to Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes organizing, finding and editing your photos easy.
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.
Many people know how to import all values and styles from one FrameMaker document into another. But, did you know that there is a method that will let you select only those paragraph styles you wish to import into a new document? This brief video shows you how to eliminate the styles you don't wish to import, and have only the paragraph styles you wish present in your source format document. This technique avoids bringing in unwanted and unused styles, saving you hours of clean up down the line.
Marcia Riefer Johnston shares a real life case study in which she cut 6 weeks and $16,000 by using FrameMaker to single-source, vs. conventional methods. Benefits of the streamlined workflow included improved language translation. Johnston is a well known thought leader on technical writing and also author of "Word Up!"
Nov 03, 2013
Adobe FrameMaker, Technical Writing, Writing, reduced workflow, time to market, time-to-market
Founder Director of the Media Design & New Media Art Department (School), NABA.
Professor of Theory and Method of Mass Media.
Director of the MA Film & New Media (Art), NABA.
Director of the PhD M-Node Planetary Collegium NABA University of Plymouth.
FrameMaker 11's powerful automatic numbering is not always used to it's full potential. Most users use one paragraph to start or restart a numbered list, and another paragraph style for the subsequent numbers, like 2, 3, 4, etc. In this brief video, Adobe Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann shows you how to use a simple label and a special counter in an introductory paragraph or heading, that will automatically set the first item of a following, associated list to "1". You have to see the video to fully grasp this powerful, yet simple technique. This method can save you hours of re-tagging paragraphs if you need to reorder the items in your lists.
Our www.douwriteright.com calculator enables you to see savings calculated for FrameMaker advantages over Word. In this video, we "zero out" all categories in the calculator and just enter reasonable values for sideheads on several large projects. We explore how sideheads are commonly created via Tables in Word, and the problems that method leads to. Then we do work with the exact same document content and formatting in FrameMaker to demonstrate how "fool proof" sideheads are, even with numbered headings. As you can see, the savings with sideheads in FrameMaker over Word are considerable. Try it for yourself!
Sep 01, 2013
FrameMaker, Word, tables, douwriteright, headings in tables, savings calculator, sideheads
In this STC/Adobe interview, Sonali Natarajan of CISCO comments on "Leadership in TechComm". You need your team, because you can't do it alone. As a leader you role is to paint the vision. You company has to change along with the company. New content strategies and methods based on analytics are required. Introducing new technologies can be disruptive, but working together as a team, you can overcome temporary obstacles.
Aug 05, 2013
analytics, Adobe, STC, leadership, strategy, team work, vision
In this STC/Adobe booth interview, thought leader Neil Perlin discusses how techcomm Help authors went through a major sea change at WinWriter years ago when Microsoft announced that their Help would be based on HTML, vs. familiar *.chm files. Before that event, the world of techcomm and Help were separate silos. According to Perlin, many of us are still feeling our way around in mobile, as best methods are being defined. Many people are still trying to determine if they are to create eBooks, Apps, mobile Help. Look for several years of disruption as we experienced a dozen years ago when Help shifted to HTML.
FrameMaker not only gives you more control over your Index than Word; the methods are easy and accessible. Watch this brief, 3 minute video to see how you can easily insert symbolic "character tags" around key words and phrases in your index entries to change fonts for emphsis. This method is ideal for changing publication title to italic, for instance. You can do it too!
Jun 24, 2013
FrameMaker, Word, formatting, Index, character tag, font, markers
File management is an important part of video post-production. Many times you will be using several media files of various formats that are essential to the finished piece. You want to be able to retrieve those files with minimal fuss, so it is important to have a consistent method of file organization. Follow the guidelines in this tutorial to help you with your workflow.
In this Episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne demonstrates the advantage of setting up presets in Lightroom to simultaneously export images to multiple file types, sizes, compression settings etc. You might find even find this method more powerful than Photoshop’s Image Processor!
The mid-March update to Digital Publishing Suite introduces a new features for Enterprise users. There's a new and improved method for "restricted distribution" which allows a publisher to control who can see specific folios. The new method is much easier than the previous technique and will appeal to member organizations. Enterprise subscribers can also modify more navigation buttons including the Library and Viewer icons; and they can use a new method to link from an article to their custom store for their app.
Product Version: CC
Apr 11, 2012
adobe, DPS, Digital Publishing Suite, InDesign, digital publishing, enterprise, Colin Fleming, DPS Enterprise, Enterprise DPS
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost reveals there is far more to the History panel than simply un-doing mistakes. Learn as she reveals little known shortcuts for working with the History Panel, including how to fill with the History Brush, as well as a fluid method for painting between snapshots with no layer or masking knowledge required!
Product Version: CC
Dec 14, 2011
Photoshop , Snapshots, painting, Fill with History, History Brush, History Panel, Non-Linear History
In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost demonstrates the two most frequent methods for importing files into Lightroom. She discusses the advantages of each workflow, whether you’re importing directly from a card or importing images already copied to a specific location on your hard drive.
Nov 16, 2011
download, import, lightroom, Add to Catalog, Copy Images
In this episode of the Flex in a Week training series, you learn about the Remoting Service and how to use the Flex framework's RemoteObject component to request data using the service. You'll also learn how to access remote methods to request data and how to handle faults.
In this episode of the Flex in a Week training series, you learn about working with the Flex framework's WebService component to invoke web service methods, how to handle faults, and how to call multiple methods from the same WebService object.
In this episode of the Flex in a Week training series, you will learn how to create ActionScript classes without any MXML code. You will also learn how to import and instantiate these classes in your MXML application code and how to create an ActionScript method that manipulates class properties and can be called from MXML.
Doug continues to cover best practices for accessing data in object-oriented programming. In this video, he uses the "get" command to make his custom class' private method act like a regular public variable.
Product Version: CC
Mar 29, 2011
Flash, Flash Pro, best practices, get command, FlashPro, Professional, access, actionscript, app, application
Kush receives a tweet from a viewer asking about the recently aired video showcasing Wired magazine’s new iPad app powered by Adobe tools. He explores that and even simpler ways to create digital publications. Creating content for various devices like the iPad using Adobe tools might be easier than what you think after all.
"Discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes organizing, finding and editing your photos easy. "
Learn how Full Sail University is using the Adobe Flash Platform to instruct students
how to create Rich Internet Applications that access APIs and Web Services. Bill Bain explains how they use the Adobe Flash Platform along with design and development methods to
teach students to design, build, and deploy their own RIAs. Examples are shown of how
students implement the Flash Platform, including the Flash and Flash Builder authoring
environments along with the Flash Player and AIR runtimes.
Product Version: CC
May 07, 2010
elearning, Higher Education, adobe education leaders, ael 2009 institute
Learn about methods for assessing the impact of Adobe solutions on learning outcomes. Hear ideas for multi-institutional research, at both the K-12 and Higher Education levels, as well as potential methods for disseminating findings to promote increased awareness. Finally learn about strategic dissemination of findings through use cases and qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods via presentations, press releases, journals and books.
Learn how to use OnLocation to create shot lists and log shots, and to add comments to them. Examine one method that involves shooting straight to the computer hard disk and another method that is useful when shooting with an un-tethered camera.
Join Sisu and Mstudio for a technical session on best practices and decision-making processes for freeing content from Drupal to utilize within Flash. We’ll take you through examples that demo various methods currently available to help you determine what will work best.
Product Version: CC
Jan 06, 2010
Flash, Drupal, xml, AMFPHP, alex motzenbecker, matt ronchetti
Persistent entities usually have methods to retrieve data from a persistent storage (e.g., database). Fiber supports a concept known as filters that enables developers to filter data based on a criteria. Check out this video to learn more about filters.
In the murky past…. Makes you think of fog right? Join Dennis in this episode of Adobe Beginner Classes as he gives you a method for creating semi-realistic fog inside of After Effects with nothing but a Photoshop document!
In this session Chris Scott will introduce, Swiz, a framework for Adobe Flex that aims to bring complete simplicity to RIA development. Swiz provides Inversion of Control, event handing, and simple life cycle for asynchronous remote methods.