• FM 2017: Possible to create new variable from existing?

    Prior to FM 2017, we could open the Edit Variable dialog box, and it had two options: could either edit the existing variable, or use the edit to create a new variable (~ make from).   That feature seems to have...
    last modified by TrishMcD
  • Creating TOC and List of Figures is VERY slow!

    Creating the TOC and List of Figures for a book takes 30 mins PER generation, no mater the number of documents. Why is this so slow?? (FM 2017)
    last modified by ap16165019
  • Filling Table Cells with Color

    I'm making a table for a wiring diagram that requires table cells to be color coded. Using unstructured FrameMaker, is it possible to fill an entire cell with color? I figured I'd change the font color to white to ...
    last modified by fradog68techwriter
  • Images not displayed correctly in HTML5 Help

    Hello, I am having an issue when converting my FM 2017 documents to responsive HTML5. Pictures are displayed center-aligned in the middle of the topic, instaed of being left-aligned. I found out that this is associate...
    last modified by FabrizioGrieco
  • FrameMaker 2017 display issues on 4k monitor

    Hi everyone,   We're upgrading to new hardware and FrameMaker 2017 and are seeing a few display issues. Our environment is as follows:   Microsoft Surface Pro (the latest 2017 one) plugged into Microsoft ...
    last modified by OQPCICT
  • Frame12 "Internal Error 12044 21794484, 21794778, 24739173"

    This note is an FYI to describe the solution to a Frame12 error I encountered. On launching Frame12 by double clicking on a .fm file, the response was "Internal Error 12044 21794484, 21794778, 24739173".  A sear...
    last modified by paulg7470367
  • Image getting cut off when converting the fm file to pdf

    If I rotate an image in FrameMaker and convert the fm file to pdf, then the image is cutted in the PDF. I use FrameMaker version 2015. I found this problem already in this forum. There was the solution: "rotate the i...
    last modified by jssortimo
  • Is it possible to generate 100% accessible (qualifies VPAT testing) and responsive HTML5 from FM 2017?

    I need to create accessible HTML output through FM 2017 since all our guides are already in FM so we cannot migrate to robohelp or any other HTML editor, because it may take too much time.   There are few points...
    last modified by vpratap.tw
  • Any Subscriptions Plans for Print and publishing products

    Hi,   Need to know any sbcriptions plans for print & publishing products Or any plans involving print & publishing products with Illustrations Products     please reply at the earliest 
    last modified by kapuranirudh
  • HTML Help: Anchored frame in text inset replaced by text image

    Who can explain this absurdity? When I publish an HTML Help file, some pages show an image of text where an anchored frame ought to be. I have seen this error on different pages in the output file, and the only wa...
    last modified by GrayChurch
  • In FM 2017, the Table Variables erroneously shift the cursor position in the table title text

    The table variables are buggy, depending on the zoom, i.e. the table continuation:   Zoom: 100 % (Cursor at the end of the table title text, placed directly after the table continuation variable)   Zoom:...
    Lothar Voigt
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  • Ctrl+L

    In the last 20 years, FM has undergone lots of revisions.   Every FM user knows the shortcut to refresh the screen: Ctrl+l (small L).   Why is there still the need for this shortcut?   No automation ...
    Lothar Voigt
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  • Landscape tables in FM 12?

    In some portrait-oriented chapters, I am about to make long and wide tables that are multiple pages in length. I'd prefer to have them be landscape-oriented.   I found a forum reply that says once a table is rot...
    last modified by michelep55318063
  • How to delete all formats in a doc with minimal keystrokes?

    Hello,   I'm cleaning out a bunch of old paragraph formats in a book, and then I'm adding in new formats. I did the first document in the book by hand so that it has exactly the formats I want. Several of the fo...
    last modified by jwermont
  • using framemaker as a command to generate an output (eg: PDF)

    I would like to know if there is a way to use framemaker as a command to generate an output such as a pdf file without opening the framemaker UI.   For example, I have already created a book file using framemake...
    last modified by lawrenceo2155973
  • How do you tell if a FM file is a 2017 file vs a 2015 or earlier file?

    How do you tell if a FM file is a 2017 file vs a 2015 or earlier file?
    last modified by CW6er
  • Can't import SVG files

    Hello   I can't import svg files in fm document when svg files are located on my computer (I have a message saying that the filter can't finish the conversion), but I can import the same svg files when they are ...
    last modified by benoitc71597962
  • Can't open .tps file error when creating a PDF file from a .fm file?

    Why do I get an error message stating that FrameMaker can't open the .tps file when I try to make a PDF from a .fm file. It worked originally.
    last modified by kevinm31333235
  • How to fix navigation button activity in Responsive HTML5 output through FM2017?

    When I click next/previous button it navigates to next file available in book instead of Headings. My headings are properly ordered in TOC and it looks like this: As you can see the screenshot the 'Heading 1 again'...
    last modified by vpratap.tw
  • When testing Xrefs, is there a hot key for returning to the previous view?

    There used to be a hot key, Esc v P I believe, that would return the user to the page containing the Xref. When testing Xrefs, it is most inconvenient to have to hunt back to the point of origin. In Reader, this abili...
    last modified by DonTheDoorGuy