Public FrameMaker training courses

Beginner, advanced, structured and unstructured FrameMaker courses

These public courses give users of FrameMaker the skills they need. They also help you understand fully the features of this powerful software application.

Available courses

FrameMaker Basic/Intermediate (FrameMaker Authoring Unstructured Documents)

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
  • Indexes
  • Tables
  • Footnotes
  • Revising text
  • Page Layout
  • Cross references
  • Revision
  • Conditional formatting
  • Book files

FrameMaker Advanced (FrameMaker Template Design)

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
  • Tables of Contents
  • Indexing
  • Colour
  • Paragraph formats
  • Master pages
  • Table design
  • Reference pages
  • Object styles
  • Template design

Authoring Structured Documents in 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

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

Creating Element Definition Documents (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.

  • 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

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

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.

Delegates receive a set of printed handouts.

Price and frequency of course dates

The following courses run each month:

  • FrameMaker Authoring Unstructured Documents £450
  • FrameMaker Template Design £450
  • Authoring Structured Documents in FrameMaker £550
  • Creating EDDs £550
  • Designing Case Report Forms (CRFs) with Adobe FrameMaker £500

Next courses:

  • 3-4 September FrameMaker Authoring Unstructured Documents
  • 28-29 September FrameMaker Template Design
  • 5-6 October Authoring Structured Documents in FrameMaker

Prices exclude VAT and are per delegate.

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