I’ve downloaded the program (FM11 trial), in order to create service manuals. I have created many portions of them in Word, which are highly effective, however, due to the number of graphics and word graphics added to them, the docuemnts get very large very fast. I am struggling, as I do not have a tonne of time to invest in learning your product. Do you have any videos specific to my need?
> ... due to the number of graphics and word graphics added to them, the documents get very large very fast.
What gets large,
the working source document or
the resulting PDF or XML product?
And why is that size a problem?
If you use copy-into-document imported objects, I wouldn't expect a Frame document to be appreciably smaller than a .docx. I would expect authoring performance to be snappier than Word.
What is the graphics format? If raster, what resolution at printing size? If color, any chance it's indexed color?
Some opportunities may exist for performance and size economies.
But you're facing a steep learning curve if you're new to Frame. The current state of the documentation is not exactly optimized for customers who don't already know how to use the product.
Along with the excellent sources provided for video (some of which are my Captivate demos and recordings of my Adobe webinars), you might try the printed or epub version of my book, which is one of the best references on Frame you're likely to find.
**It was also edited by Arnis and Jeff, who gave you the video references.
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11