Adobe FrameMaker

Adobe FrameMaker is a document processor developed originally by Frame Technology Corporation before being acquired by Adobe.

Technical documentation and structured authoring are ideal uses of its platform, while its efficient operation enables users to work on large documents without experiencing lag or instability.

Text formatting

This program offers a comprehensive selection of text formatting options. These options allow you to change casing from uppercase or lowercase, adjust font size up or down and add/remove spaces between words for technical documentation writing and improving readability and clarity. Furthermore, graphics/tables can easily be integrated into documents as well as PDF conversion.

Text formatting can be achieved using either the Paragraph Designer toolbar or Format > Paragraph Styles, where any format created becomes a paragraph style that applies automatically to text that follows it in your document. Multiple paragraph styles can also be connected using Next Paragraph Style property of Paragraph Designer toolbar.

Adobe FrameMaker is a document authoring software that makes writing and publishing documents for different platforms and devices easy. Its rich features include support for XML/DITA documents, WYSIWYG PDF creation, multimedia file inserting tools and support for online PDF review with collaborative annotations. It also facilitates collaboration and review processes through online PDF review with collaborative annotations.

FrameMaker gives you the power to quickly create and apply character, table, and paragraph formats. They are stored in a catalog and can be updated at any time – whenever a format is used it updates its usage information in real-time! Furthermore, you can modify properties of paragraph or character styles.

FrameMaker 7.0 allows you to easily create autonumber formats for figures and tables, including counters $num> and building blocks such as chapters and volumes. Furthermore, you can specify font usage when using these autonumber formats; set line spacing between paragraphs as well as whether hyphenating words in justified paragraphs is desirable.

Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 supports all the latest operating systems and libraries, running natively on 64-bit machines. Rewritten core libraries offer improved performance and stability. In addition, this version of FrameMaker now includes support for XLIFF files.

Paragraph cross-references

Paragraph cross-references provide a method of linking to another paragraph within the same document, similar to spot cross-references; with one crucial difference: instead of inserting markers at its destination paragraphs, paragraph cross-references use special symbols which appear either visually in FrameMaker’s marker window, as well as by their special syntax – making these references much more reliable than spot ones.

Spot cross-references in FrameMaker are added with scripts that run in the background; their code is executed when you click on one in the viewer. These scripts are ideal for technical writers familiar with computers but new to Adobe FrameMaker; they’re also helpful if authors used FrameMaker years ago but need to refresh their skills.

Cross-references for paragraphs are straightforward to insert from either the Paragraph toolbar or Cross-Reference dialog box, simply by selecting your document of interest, selecting Paragraph tab in dialog box, and finally clicking “Insert Cross-Reference Button.”

Cross-referencing may result in unresolved cross-references if a text inset doesn’t open in its target document; to address this problem, use the Cross-References panel which displays all unresolved references. If both documents are identical, select it in this panel then use its dialog box’s list of markers to choose a new marker from.

The cross-reference dialog box allows you to easily create and modify formats for paragraph, external and internal cross-references within your document. You can edit these formats across all documents within an entire template as well as import cross-reference formats from other documents or Adobe Acrobat Distiller using its Edit Cross-Reference Format dialog.

XRef properties

Adobe FrameMaker is a desktop publishing software designed specifically to facilitate structured authoring and large-scale content management. It can accommodate various content types, from multilingual documents and multimedia assets to technical documentation and large document management tasks such as DITA support. Adobe FrameMaker truly shines when working with structured documents organized into logical units which can be updated easily over time.

Structured FrameMaker uses XML and DITA to break document contents down into distinct, reusable components known as elements that contain formatting and structural data. This enables users to produce more presentable documents while keeping contents up-to-date, and also includes an effective search engine that searches text within selections, documents or entire books; character format properties as well as specific paragraph and character styles can even be searched for with ease.

WYSIWYG view allows you to simultaneously work on various documents – unstructured files as well as structured ones – while its dual views reduce switching between views by opening both simultaneously.

Additionally, you can use the XRef Properties dialog to adjust cross-reference formats within documents or books. Furthermore, this feature enables you to create new formats as well as modify existing ones – an especially helpful feature when dealing with long or complex documents.

Example: Use the XRef Properties dialog to restrict searches to only resolved cross-references, thereby eliminating time wasted looking up marker texts of unresolved cross-references. However, be wary if altering any markers’ XRefSrcText values; doing so would result in unresolved cross-references being generated again.

If your document contains anchored graphics, the XRef properties allow you to easily compare their sizes between both frames – an anchor frame and its parent frame – in order to identify differences and prevent errors from slipping through, as well as ensure content within them is uniform across frames.


FrameMaker is an impressive document processing software capable of managing large volumes of information with ease. Its robust architecture makes it suitable for technical documentation, while structured authoring capabilities enable content modularisation. Multilingual publishing is also supported, and FrameMaker integrates smoothly with other Adobe products – it even handles various formats and languages without altering content formatting or style!

Adobe FrameMaker features symbols like straight and curved quotation marks, as well as apostrophes. In addition, this program supports other characters like diacritical letters and arrows; additionally it has a feature allowing users to insert symbols using keyboard shortcuts – and is available both for Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

Software such as AccessPDF allows users to produce accessible PDF documents for viewing across a range of devices. This can be accomplished by placing all graphics in anchored frames and using alternate text tags as verbal descriptions for them; alternatively HTML documents with special layouts may also be produced using this approach.

Adobe FrameMaker also includes support for XML and Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), two vital structures used for structured authoring. These formats guarantee consistent formatting and content modularisation as well as cross-references; making Adobe FrameMaker perfect for multilingual documentation projects as it can easily adapt to any language.

FrameMaker excels at sorting Japanese and Western character sets for indexing purposes, typically symbols, numerics, roman alphabetical characters, kana characters, and kanji characters in alphabetical order. This allows users to quickly produce indexes without much hassle or effort.

Adobe FrameMaker can also be used for more specialised document creation than previously discussed, including technical manuals, user guides and instructional booklets. Furthermore, multimedia elements like videos and 3D models can even be integrated seamlessly. Adobe’s advanced architecture can handle extensive amounts of content while their powerful search feature helps authors locate information more efficiently and update it more frequently.

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