FrameMaker, which is at the core of the Adobe Technical Communication Suite, has long been the gold standard for writing, illustrating, and laying out technical documentation in print. With new features like support for rich media objects and powerful PDF export, FrameMaker excels at authoring online documents as well. This Classroom in a Book (a revision of the successful FrameMaker 7 Classroom in a Book) begins with a survey of the fundamentals of FrameMaker 9: styling paragraphs, placing graphics, creating tables, adding captions, cross-references, and footnotes. Later chapters cover long-document features, such as tables of contents and indexes. Preparing content for output to print or to screen (PDF or HTML), working with Unicode (for handling foreign languages), and using DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) to structure documents using XML, round out the coverage.
Part One: Adobe FrameMaker Lesson 1 - Getting Started Lesson 2 - Defining Paragraph Formats Lesson 3 - Page Layout Part Two: Color and Graphics Lesson 4 - Working with Color Lesson 5 - Graphics Lesson 6 - Anchored Frames and Graphics Part Three: Editing Framemaker Documents Lesson 7 - Document Editing Part Four: Working with Tables Lesson 8 - Tables Lesson 9 - Customizing Tables Lesson 10 - Cross-References and Footnotes Part Five: Automating with the Book Feature Lesson 11 - Books Part Six: Advanced Features of Framemaker Lesson 12 - Indexes Lesson 13 - Conditional Text Lesson 14 - Overview of Hypertext and PDF Part Seven: Unicode, Foreign Language and DITA Support Lesson 15 - Working with Unicode and Foreign Languages Lesson 16 - Working with DITA