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.

2 thoughts on “PostScript Text Frames”

  1. Rick, it might be helpful to demonstrate how to set up a correct numbering system that incorporates paragraphs, figures, and tables. So many of the Adobe templates do this poorly and don’t teach new users how to do it correctly. I think it was Brad Anderson who provided a matrix to use when developing the numbering scheme. It made it so easy to keep the levels straight. I’ll send you a copy by email.

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