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These Framemaker Tutorial videos are the ideal way for users to quickly advance their working knowledge of this powerful application. Taught by a leading Framemaker expert, practical working files also accompany this self-paced training series.
FrameMaker 9 Tutorial Video
This groundbreaking Adobe FrameMaker 9 Tutorial Video is the perfect resource for professional writers who need to learn this versatile technical publishing software. A word processor and layout program rolled into one, version 9 now includes support for common CMS setups so that it’s an effective tool for writing for the web, as well.
For as popular and powerful as FrameMaker is, there is an astounding lack of good training resources to be found in stores or online. Some companies offer traditional corporate-style training seminars at several hundred dollars a piece, but for those without have the time or money to spare, these are simply not an option. What these video tutorials provide is the same level of one-on-one guidance that a private teacher can provide with the added bonus of being extremely affordable and letting you decide your own pace.
The way the lessons are structured, at the very core, is quite simple. Starting with a tour of the program’s layout, users learn the tools and menus that make the software fundamentally work. The tutorial author clicks on the menus and screens himself as he explains each feature real time. Once the basics are covered, he progresses to first basic and then gradually more advanced tasks, each shown one step at a time so users can gain confidence and skill as they advance from one section to another.
FrameMaker Interface: Reconsidered and Revamped
After being neglected by Adobe for some time while the company invested significant resources into InDesign, FrameMaker had an uncertain future. With an aging UNIX-style interface reminiscent of the 1980s, the program was becoming a necessary evil for writers and publishers, still functional but clumsy to use.
After acquiring Macromedia, however, Adobe gained both Captivate and RoboHelp, and suddenly found an opportunity to put a dent in the technical publishing world. New life was breathed into FrameMaker as the head of the Technical Communication Suite, and with version 9, it now features a familiar docking menu and toolbar interface similar to Photoshop and Illustrator. While it had toolbars in the past, they have been simplified and rethought to include features working professionals are most likely to use. Also in the vein of other Adobe offerings, the layout can be customized to suit specific workflows.
The other main update to the FrameMaker UI is the introduction of pods. Docked at the bottom of the screen, these interactive panels track cross-references, variables, imbedded insets, markers, and conditional text. Users now have immediate access to these elements that before had to be handled one by one. A new pod for Fonts also lets the user have universal control over their document’s typefaces, allowing simple modification and change.
These intuitive FrameMaker 9 tutorial video lessons not only give you tips on mastering and customizing the user interface to your preferences but also give users a full tour of the program’s word processing and layout capabilities. Adobe has put a lot of work into making FrameMaker 9 the best release yet, but it’s only at its full power when you know how to use it.
This product is suitable for users at all levels and will allow you to learn Framemaker 9 at your own pace.