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FrameMaker 2015 Essential Training

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Overview

Learn to build elegant and easy-to-read long-form documents with Adobe FrameMaker 2015.

Build elegant and easy-to-read long-form documents with Adobe's popular FrameMaker software. Join Garrick Chow as he explores the features, tools, and techniques you need to become more proficient with FrameMaker 2015. Learn how to add and format text, customize page layouts, assign master pages, and work with colors and character formats. Then discover how to use graphics in your layouts, format tables, use footnotes and cross-references, combine documents into longer books, and generate tables of contents and indexes. Garrick also shows how to add interactive features such as hyperlinks and export FrameMaker layouts to PDF and EPUB.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Getting Started
  • What is FrameMaker?
  • Tour the user interface
  • Work with pods and workspaces
  • Use visual guides and rulers
  • Use templates to create new documents
2. Formatting Documents
  • Create a custom document
  • Copy text to a blank document
  • Create a side-head area
  • Use the Paragraph Designer
  • Redefine paragraph formats
  • Format body text
  • Format numbered lists
  • Format bulleted lists
  • Format chapter titles
  • Delete formats
3. Working with Page Layout
  • Change column layout
  • Work with master pages
  • Work with headers and footers
  • Create custom master pages
4. Working with Colors and Character Formats
  • Define custom colors and tints
  • Use color in paragraph formats
  • Create character formats
  • Character formats in paragraph autonumbering
5. Working with Graphics
  • Adjust frames for graphics
  • Import graphics
  • Draw lines and shapes
  • Modify graphic properties
  • Align graphic objects
  • Group graphic objects
  • Use anchored frames
  • Edit anchored frames
  • Reposition anchored frames
  • Reuse anchored frames
6. Editing Documents
  • Hide and show graphics
  • Work with user variables
  • Change variable definitions
  • Find and change text
  • Check spelling
  • Use the thesaurus
7. Working with Tables
  • Insert a table
  • Add content, rows, and columns
  • Resize columns
  • Change table formats
  • Rearrange and sort rows and columns
  • Import text into a table
  • Format table text
  • Customize table formatting
8. Using Cross-References and Footnotes
  • Insert cross-references in headings
  • Cross-reference other documents
  • Insert footnotes
  • Modify footnote properties
9. Generating Books
  • Create a book file
  • Add documents to a book
  • Create a table of contents
  • Change pagination for a TOC
  • Modify the layout of a TOC
  • Add dot leaders
10. Working with Indexes
  • Insert index entries
  • Add an index to a book
  • Format an index
  • Edit markers and update indexes
11. Using Conditional Text
  • Create condition tags and assign indicators
  • Apply condition tags to text
  • View conditional documents
  • Save versions of conditional documents
12. Using Hyperlinks and Publishing to Multiple Formats
  • Add hyperlinks to a TOC and index
  • Modify the cross-reference format for hyperlinking
  • Save a book file to a PDF
  • Publish to multple formats
Conclusion
  • What's next?

Taught by

Garrick Chow

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