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    Can I create in FrameMaker such a feature, for an ePub document? Preferably with embedded images (in a single ePub file).

    Basically I want in my main document a low-res small image that, when pressed, would show the high-res image in a different window. I've tried importing the object but the big image is just the same zoomed low-res image imported in document with a low dpi.

    Please help!

    Thank you!

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    I want to get concept-outputclass value with extend script ?

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    I have been trying to remove the background from an image I copied into a table in FrameMaker 14. I have tried every way I know to remove the white background and nothing works. (There is a white background on this image.) The image was created in Snagit.




    Is there any particular magic to removing this?


    Thanks for any help.





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    Hi, have you ever tried changing the pagination ?


    doc.PageSide = Constants.FV_BK_START_RIGHT;   seems, doesn't work

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    The XML schema we are using maps two different elements onto FrameMaker cross-references. One of them is a link to an ID elsewhere in this or another document, and the other is a footnote reference (where e.g. a table has two footnotes, and multiple cells in the table share the same footnote). The two types of cross reference have their own element tags and formats, on loading an XML document the elements are mapped to the correct type of cross-reference via rules, and when a document is saved the cross-references are translated back into link and footnoteref elements with all the appropriate attributes and content. So far so good.


    In a previous version of FrameMaker I had the software set up so that if a user inserted a link element in the structure view, the "insert cross reference" dialog would automatically pop up, and the element tag and format would be correctly primed for a link; similarly if they inserted a footnote reference element in the structure view, the dialog would appear primed for a footnote. I cannot see how to make this happen in Frame 2019. Can anyone give me a tip?


    Something similar is already happening with images; when a user inserts an img in the structure view, the insert > image dialog opens immediately. I didn't have to code or set anything to trigger this, it seems to be built in. But I definitely had cross references doing the equivalent thing in FrameMaker 8, and I'd like to get Frame 2019 doing the same, if possible.


    Thanks in advance


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    Hello all,


    I write and maintain documentation for two different companies, but the software that I document is used by both.


    So, I maintain two different documents which are 80% the same. Structure wise, it is exactly the same, it differs in hardware and technical names, some procedures, etc.


    My question is: does Framemaker 2019 (currently using 2017 but planning an upgrade) allow me to, using variables/conditional/anything else possible for all the differences between the two documents, work with only one .fm file, and through it, produce two different PDFs?


    Thanks for the help! If my description was not clear enough, just ask me specific questions about it, I will be glad to answer. This would really help me, and I would be grateful for any inputs you may have.


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  • 12/19/18--07:01: revise current book
  • I'm revising our current 2018 book with 2019 revisions.  I did a save as and the chapter numbers are showing as the path and file name of the 2018 book.  can I rename the chapters and/or save the source file in a different location? Do I need to create a new book using the 2018 chapters and then revise that book?  Pain in the butt!!

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    Well the 150 pages document is a complete User manual having about 50 images scattered through out the manual.

    While PDF generation is going on, CPU load is about 50% and RAM usage is about 5 GB out of 8 GB.


    Similar looking document in FM 2011 of same length takes about 1.5-2 hours on same machine.


    Is there anything wrong in FM 2015? We cannot ask for a favor from client any more. 


    Please suggest a solution. Thanks in advance.

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    Before you tell me, I know I can refresh the display - but I'm wondering if everyone has this issue and has learned to live with it, or it's something to do with my machine setup. As I've been asked to give advice on specifying a machine to work with FM, I want to check - although my machine meets (exceeds) the specs, the graphics card is basic...


    I typeset a couple of journals in FM (programming journals, so the tool is appropriate for so many reasons).

    I get the source articles in all sorts of ways (HTML, markdown, asciidoc, Word, OO...) and I tend to paste-special as text to get the articles in. I have to layout and edit/proofread, so it's as easy to format as I edit...


    As you can imagine, the white-on-grey means I have to make any corrections to names one at a time, and keep refreshing because I'm effectively typing blind. This one isn't "occasionally" - it is every edit! (What it "should" look like on teh left, what I see while editing on the right.)

    white-on-grey-before-editing.png  white-on-grey-while-editing.png


    In the "text" examples, I start from the end of the article and work up as that way the corruption doesn't affect so much. It doesn't happen EVERY time, but does more than not... and if it happens with an article, it happens every edit within that article. (As before, a "what it should be" and a "what I see"...)

    text-before-editing.png  text-while-editing.png


    Is it just me? I feel I'm going to wear out Ctrl+L because I can be pressing it every few seconds!


    Thanks in advance,



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  • 12/21/18--06:55: Show/Hide Condition
  • I am trying to build a document that uses conditions. The person who set this up is now gone. I have tags that are named Show X100, Hide X100, Show UNIS, Hide UNIS. Why they would be named this way makes no sense since they are moved back and forth from the SHOW HIDE Condition in the POD. How do I identify exactly what condition is doing what?

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    Size of HTML5 help project


    The result of the compilation of an HTML5 help project from Frame 2017 is 15 Mega

    The dev team would like it to be smaller.  (the package I give them)


    Graphics are small .png files


    Are there any settings that can be changed to reduce the size of the files sets?

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    My laptop just died (CPU failure). Received a new one from work, and am currently installing all of my old application onto it. The new computer is a Windows 10 HP Elite Book G4, i5 7th gen CPU, 120gb M.2 SSD and 20gb of RAM (4 + 16).


    All the Adobe CC apps installed just fine... then came FrameMaker 2017. The screenshot above shows my error message. It downloads fine, extracts the files pretty quickly, then the installer works for about 5 seconds before this message appears. The Adobe website says that the "Support Advisor" has been discontinued, and I can't find it anywhere. I contacted Adobe Support and after 22 minutes on Chat Support, they just ended the conversation on me without any solution.


    I've re-downloaded the files 3 times now, I've tried running both the "Framemaker_14_LREFDJ.exe" extractor and the "Set-up.exe" installer, used the "AdobeCreativeCloudCleanerTool.exe", and restarted about 20 times now. After a solid week, I still can not get this to install on my new computer.


    I can't upgrade to 2019 because my entire team is running on the 2017 version, and we have a third-party plug-in that works with it.



    Does anyone have a solution to getting FrameMaker 2017 to install, or what the error message is actually saying? Any idea where the log files for this would be?




    Adobe support:


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    One of our reasons for wanting to upgrade to FrameMaker 2019 from FrameMaker 11 is that now that we have been moved over to Windows 10, we cannot print PDFs from FrameMaker. I presume that the 64-bit version fixes this, but what about the 32-bit version (we have other products that we need to interact with that only support FrameMaker 32-bit).


    What are the other differences between 64-bit and 320bit, if any?

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    I am currently using Framemaker 2019 and running into an issue when I try to import svg files from Solidworks Composer. The svg dimensions are set when exporting from Composer. When importing a svg to an anchored frame in Framemaker, the graphic dimensions are larger than they should be, bigger than the frame. When looking at the object properties, the DPI option show up as "not applicable" as well. Even when overwriting an imported svg file, the new graphic is still larger than the original.


    Is this an issue with Framemaker 2019? No issues in Frame 2017.

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  • 12/27/18--09:24: Drawing arcs with ESTK ...
  • Dear friends,

    Next step after lines and polylines: I want to draw arcs (with a constant radius) and encounter a similar problem as with the lines in the different quadrants.

    The blue lines are what I want to achieve. The outer three are correct, their starting angle is ≥ 0. The inner ones have starting angles -90, -60 and -30 degrees, which converted to 270, 300 and 330 respectively - because negative values are not allowed (they are interpreted as 0).


    I do not see how to force the Arc object to draw what I want. Drawing with UI is not easier: To get the desired angles is quite simple, but to get the arc in correct position after rotation …

    It seems that I need a comparable approach to the Line function (a multitude of transformations).

    #target framemaker
    function main () {
    var j, oDoc, oFrame, x0, y0, r, th0, thf, aArcs = [];
        CM = 1857713, PT = 65536, DEGREE = 65536, pi = Math.PI;  oDoc = app.ActiveDoc;  oFrame = oDoc.FirstSelectedGraphicInDoc;  if (!oFrame.ObjectValid()) {    Alert("Select an anchored frame and try again.", Constants.FF_ALERT_CONTINUE_WARN);    return;  }  for (j= 0; j < 6; j++) {                       // FM-coordinate systemin cm    r = 2 + j*0.5;                               //  2, 2.5, 3.0, ...    th0 = -90 + j* 30;                           // -30, 0, 30, ...    thf = th0 + 90;    aArcs[j] = DrawArc(oDoc, oFrame, 5, 5, r, th0, thf);    aArcs[j].BorderWidth = 0.05*CM;    aArcs[j].Color = oDoc.GetNamedColor("Magenta");    aArcs[j].HeadArrow = 1;                      // default arrows  }
    } //--- end main
    function DrawArc(oDoc, oFrame, x0, y0, r, th0, thf) { // === Draw an arc ==========================
    // Arguments  x0/y0  coordinates of center point [CM] FM coord system
    //            r      radius of circular arc
    //            th0    Angle (degrees) of start-point
    //            thf    Angle (degrees) of end-point
    // Returns    object (e.g. for grouping)
    var oArc, th1, 
        CM = 1857713, PT = 65536, DEGREE = 65536, pi = Math.PI;  oArc = oDoc.NewArc(oFrame);  oArc.Width = r * CM;  oArc.Height= r * CM;                            // let's start with a square 90° arc  oArc.LocX = x0 * CM;  oArc.LocY = (y0 - r) * CM;  if (th0 < 0) {th0 = th0 + 360;}  oArc.Theta  = th0 * DEGREE;  oArc.DTheta = (th0 - thf)* DEGREE;  oArc.Theta  = th0 * DEGREE;  oArc.DTheta = (thf - th0)* DEGREE;  return oArc;
    } //--- end DrawArc

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         how to find the text based on specific language.. is there any mistake in following code


    findParams = AllocatePropVals(2);

    findParams[0].propIdent.num = Constants.FS_FindCharFmt;

    findParams[0].propVal.valType = Constants.FTF_LANGUAGE;

    findParams[0].propVal.sval =Constants.FV_LANG_ENGLISH;

    var foundText = doc.Find(tloc, findParams);

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  • 01/02/19--22:06: Issue with adobe distiller
  • Hi I have a problem with saving file into pdf it is asking for latest version of adobe distiller can you please help me out

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    I mostly have no trouble in applying character tags and getting them to stick but I just noticed this:


    I have Paragraph style for the NOTE as shown below. I want to make the hyperlinks appear blue (as they are throughout the document) but also 10 pt and bold (as shown in the first example). I created a "HYPERLINK NOTE" Character tag to do that. It sticks right up until I close the document and then it resets to appear like the second Note. Sometimes I get that popup that asks if I want to retain the Overrides and I've been clicking "Yes" but even when I don't get that message, this character tag disappears.


    Any ideas?


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    I have generated TOC for my manual in FrameMaker 2015.  I formatted the TOC paragraph styles as per our style guide.

    Added a tab stop as displayed.


    In the TOC paragraph style, when I select the tab stop and apply to TOC as displayed below:


    I am facing an issue in adding a Tab stop to the TOC paragraph styles. When I select the Tab stop and Click Apply. The indentation is as displayed below:


    Please let me know the reason for this indentation.




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    Good morning,


    I'm using Adobe FrameMaker 12 (version, and Microsoft Word for Office 365 MSO (16.0.10827.20118) 32-bit.


    I regularly receive requests to pull all of the content from an existing Word document into FrameMaker. Often, these existing Word documents consist mainly of tables (hundreds of pages of tables).


    What would you all recommend as the most robust way to pull these tables into FrameMaker? The table rows have irregular shading patterns, and the table text is irregularly indented.


    All the best,


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