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Missing menu commands in FM11

Dec 27, 2012 10:24 AM

Hi,

 

FM11, structured, original release (not patched), Win XP

 

I have begin to notice a number of commands that have disappeared from FM menus with version 11, including:

 

Format > Font

Format > Paragraph

Format > Style

Format > Characters

Format > Paragraphs

Table > Custom Ruling And Shading

 

I first noticed this when I needed to undo some wacky ruling and shading that came in with a table pasted from MS Word. I could get the ruling and shading pod using the keyboard shortcut (Esc t x) but just cannot get it to appear in the Table menu. I am in the WYSIWYG view and it doesn't matter whether a structured or unstructured document is active.

 

Does anyone know what I'm overlooking here? Did somebody decide that I don't need these functionalities because I have the product interface set to structured?

 

Thanks,

Russ

 
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:44 AM   in reply to Russ Ward

    Try patching your version first & see if that has any impact.

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:52 AM   in reply to Russ Ward

    I'm not sure if this affects those particular menu items, but check

    View> Menus to see if you have Complete or Quick set. Quick menus are a

    subset of Complete.

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to Russ Ward

    Russ,

     

    It's not the structured mode. Here's what I get in FM11:

     

    FM11_format_menu.png

     

    Are you using any plug-in that modifies the menus? The menu customizations have changed for FM11 (see Klaus Daube's info at: http://daube.ch/docu/files/etb-customising-fm.pdf )

     

     

     

    Also, the Table > Custom Ruling And Shading option has been moved to a sub-menu since FM10.

     

    FM11_table_format_rows.png

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:08 PM   in reply to Russ Ward

    > ... 'menus' folder ...

    If nothing more elegant gets posted, you could always rename the .cfg folders and/or files ,

    (after making backup copies, of course)

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:28 PM   in reply to Russ Ward

    A quick search didn't find  menus_structured_authoring.cfg on my

    computer. Someone may have created a custom set of menu items on your

    computer. (This is sometimes done intentionally to keep users from

    accessing certain commands.) Check the following setting in maker.ini to

    see if it has been altered:

     

    ConfigMenuFile=fminit\maker\menus.cfg

     

    Note: there are two maker.ini files. One is in the FrameMaker program

    folder. The other is somewhere in the users area. (I forget the exact

    location.) The setting in the user area takes precedence over the other.

     
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:04 PM   in reply to Russ Ward

    Hi Russ,

     

    There's new functionality in FM 11 that allows you to customize menus and call up custom menus via the Workspaces.

     

    I wrote it up in the FM 11 Reviewer's Guide.

     
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