The traditional menu location ("all" versions of FM) is Format >Paragraph > Catalog.
I prefer the Ctrl-9 or F9 shortcuts in FM11, however, which brings up the Smart Insert feature at your cursor location. See the FM reviewer's guide on the framemaker product page for more info and a recording of the process.
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You sound like you're working with Structured FM - formating of paragraphs doesn't play into it - that's all controlled by your EDD or DTD or something (you can tell I don't use structured FM at all ;>) )
No, formatting of paragraphs doesn’t play into it. However, the ability to apply formats via the catalog does very much play into it. You can’t get a bullet unless you apply a bullet format to a list item in a
. And I can’t believe how impossible it is to find the catalog.
It sounds like you might be looking to get started using FM for the first time. If so, FrameMaker is substantially different in logic from other word processing applications. Consider the FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book, Lynda.com, or a live training class.
I used FrameMaker for 20 years. I’m using structured FrameMaker now to create a DITA document. There used to be catalogs on the right side of the document frame. Those aren’t there any more. I just need to know how to access it. I know how to use it.
When using the Authoring workspace (upper right corner of the FM application) I am able to access Format > Paragraph > Catalog. Perhaps you are using a workspace like XML/Structured, which (on my system) hides non-structured menu options)
Best of luck,
Check your Workspace. In Structured FM, the Review and XML/Structured ones don't include the Catalog options.
The keyboard shortcuts have remained the same since day one.
Parargraph Catalog: esc o p c
Character Catalog: esc o c c