FrameMaker Training Courses

Beginner & advanced, structured & unstructured FrameMaker

If you are a user of FrameMaker and you wish to fully understand the features of this powerful software application, these public courses will give you the skills you need.

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If you'd like more information about Cherryleaf's training courses, including options for courses for groups in a single organisation, contact us using our training services contact form. If you can’t see the course you want, contact us, as we may still be able to cater for your needs.

FrameMaker Basic/Intermediate

At the end of this 2-day course you will be able to begin creating and modifying FrameMaker documents confidently.

  • Getting Started
  • Choosing a template
  • Creating and Modifying Formats
  • Graphics
  • Tables
  • Footnotes
  • Revising Documentation
  • Page Layout
  • Reference Pages
  • Revision

FrameMaker Advanced

At the end of this 2-day course you will be able to create template documents and build and maintain multi-chapter books together with Tables of Contents and Indexes.

  • Working with Text Flows
  • Variables
  • Text Insets and Cross References
  • Conditional Text
  • Exporting to HTML and using Hypertext Markers
  • Template Creation
  • Tables of Contents
  • Indexing
  • Book Building
  • Colour
  • Equations

Authoring Structured FrameMaker

At the end of this 2-day course you will be able to create and edit documents using structured FrameMaker templates, and feel confident with the authoring environment and the steps required to produce a valid document instance prior to export to SGML or XML.

  • Overview of Structured FrameMaker
  • Getting Started
  • The Structured Environment
  • Working with Text Elements
  • Attributes
  • Importing Files into a Structured Flow
  • Validation
  • Object Elements
  • Table Elements
  • Indexing
  • Book Building
  • Tables of Contents

Creating EDDs

At the end of this 2-day course you will be able to build an Element Definition Document and link elements using formatting rules to a FrameMaker template. You will also learn how to convert legacy data to a Structured FrameMaker file using a conversion table.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Authoring and Formatting Structured Documents courses, or work experience covering all the topics of these courses.

  • What is an EDD?
  • Creating an EDD
  • Defining Container Elements
  • Importing the EDD into a Template
  • Defining Table Elements
  • Inclusions and Exclusions
  • Auto insertions
  • Object Formatting
  • Attributes
  • Text Format Rules
  • Book Building
  • Conversion Tables.
  • Export to HTML

Working with XML (FrameMaker) Workshop

This is a 4-day summary of all the other structured courses.

Prerequisites: Some experience with XML, DTD’s or FrameMaker is desirable, although not essential.


Course documents

Delegates receive a set of printed handouts.


Cost and dates of courses

The following courses run each month:

  • Adobe FrameMaker Basic/Intermediate £450
  • Adobe FrameMaker Advanced £450
  • Designing Case Report Forms (CRFs) with Adobe FrameMaker £500
  • Authoring Structured Documents (Structured FrameMaker) £550
  • Creating EDDs £550

Contact us for dates for these course:

  • Working with XML (FrameMaker) Workshop £1300

Prices exclude VAT and are per delegate.


Contact us

contact cherryleaf
If you'd like more information about Cherryleaf's training courses, including options for courses for groups in a single organisation, contact us using our training services contact form. If you can’t see the course you want, contact us, as we may still be able to cater for your needs.