The following 10 items should be included in any short-list of important FrameMaker features.
- You can follow any hyperlink in FrameMaker by
pressing Control+Alt as you click on
You can do this with manual hyperlinks (i.e., a link to a web page) or automatic hyperlinks (i.e., a cross-reference, or an index page number).
- You can hide and show all imported graphics in
an image by simply unchecking/checking Graphics under View > Options.
- You can quickly create a new single-sided
portrait document by pressing Control+N,
- You can insert a user-variable by pressing Control+0 (zero, not the letter O) and
typing the first letter(s) of the desired variable.
- You can select two consecutive paragraphs with
different paragraph formats and change both of them at the same time. (When you
pick Update All, the Global Updates dialog box opens when you have two or more
- You can unlock an accidently-locked document
by pressing Esc F l k. (Shortcuts are case
sensitive so you need a capital F and lower case l k.
- You can shrinkwrap an anchored frame and
position it at the insertion point by pressing Esc m p.
- You can add a tab within a table cell by
pressing Esc Tab.
- You can type an inch mark, even with smart quotes on, by
pressing Esc Shift '.
- You can pose questions on the FrameMaker General Discussion forum and FrameMaker experts will rush to answer them (because they earn Adobe "community points" for each question satisfactorily answered).
About the author: Barbara Binder is the president and founder of Rocky Mountain Training. Barbara has been a trainer for nearly two decades and has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.