Advanced Autonumber Concepts

Here is a follow up to the Autonumber Primer that was posted last week. If you are brand new to FrameMaker or autonumbers, you should watch that video first:

Autonumber Primer

The video below goes into more detail about autonumbers and how to set up a complex series of autonumbered paragraph formats. The focus is on the counter building blocks and how they relate to each other in a series of autonumbered paragraphs. Your comments and questions about autonumbers are welcomed in the comments section below.

Towards the end of the video, I demonstrate a simple ExtendScript script for transferring the autonumber building blocks from the table to your paragraph formats. This eliminates the need to tediously copy and paste them one-by-one from the table. You can purchase this script for $19 US from my Carmen Publishing Inc. Store.

FrameMaker Autonumber Primer

Hello Framers! Below is a FrameMaker autonumber primer on video. If you are a new FrameMaker user, this will give you a 20-minute overview of autonumbers and how they work. This is the first in my “antiwebinar” series. No forms to fill out, no fancy slides, just (mainly) unedited content that you can view whenever you want. You may hear some doors slamming in the background or my creaky chair, but I will get straight to the point so you can learn something. As always, I value your questions and comments. -Rick

PostScript Text Frames

We had our first informal FrameMaker webinar on December 10, 2015. It was graciously hosted by Vivek Kumar of Adobe Systems via Adobe Connect. The topic was PostScript Text Frames and it was presented by me, Rick Quatro. Here is a link to the recording:

During the webinar I mentioned some useful resources for further learning:

  • pdfmark Reference. This document explains pdfmark syntax, which is a PostScript language extension. pdfmark is used to produce Acrobat features, such as links, bookmarks, and buttons during the distilling process.
  • Microtype makes TimeSavers which is a fantastic program for adding Acrobat features with Hypertext markers instead of PostScript text frames. I have used this program for years and highly recommend it.
  • Summary by Klaus Daube. Klaus is FrameMaker’s unofficial historian and has documented the nooks and crannies of the FrameMaker world.

If you have any comments or questions about PostScript Text Frames, please leave a comment below. Let me know if you have suggestions for further webinars.