Category Archives: FrameMaker
One of the major discussion threads of the Adobe #writeright twitter thread and www.douwriteright.com site focused on how easy it was to misuse Microsoft Word. We all know the areas that can be problematic with Microsoft Word in large documents, but in theory at least these problems can be avoided IF the user knows how to make the best use of it.
Last week Adobe launched a microsite – http://www.douwriteright.com/ – focusing on how people, not just Technical Communicators, use Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker. This followed a discussion on the Adobe Technical Communication Suite Professionals and Technical Writer Forum LinkedIn groups and #WriteRight Twitter hashtag.
Adobe are well known in the technical communication industry for providing products like RoboHelp, FrameMaker, Captivate and Acrobat. You’d naturally expect a lot of their marketing collateral to focus on these products. What is sometimes lost among all the product noise are the non-product activities supporting the wider technical communication community.
Recently a user posted a question on the Adobe RoboHelp forums regarding one of their imported FrameMaker files. Prior to the import, they had set their style mapping to start a new RoboHelp topic each time their chosen FrameMaker paragraph tag was mapped to a RoboHelp Heading 1 style. By setting the pagination option against this style, all was OK. The problem arose when after importing they changed their mind and wanted to the pagination on both the RoboHelp Heading 1 and Heading 2 style. What were they to do?