Adobe Structured FrameMaker 9

This is an Adobe Structured FrameMaker 9 Course designed to get you up to speed with technical writing and authoring in Structured FrameMaker 9.

You should be familiar the Windows operating system.

We can also configure custom training options upon request. Those using Microsoft Word or working with XML will find FrameMaker is an excellent way to move your workflow into XML and a Structured workflow.

Adobe FrameMaker 9 is now part of the Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 featuring Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Captivate 4, Adobe RoboHelp 8, & Adobe Acrobat 3D

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend

Those working with Microsoft Word, Technical Writers, Corporate Knowledge Workers or writers who need to work in an XML or Structured workflow.

Anybody involved in converting documents into a Structured XML workflow.

Those who must create, edit, re-use and publish information stored as XML with increased productivity & Network Publishing Support.


Prerequisites

You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

Mac users will need to be running the Windows OS on their Macs


Workflows Benefiting from Adobe Structured FrameMaker 9

Corporate Knowledge Workers

Those who must create, edit, re-use and publish information stored as XML with increased productivity & Network Publishing Support

Information Publishers

Who need XML-savvy, server-based solutions for publishing personalized documents and information in databases & web portals

Technical Publishing Departments

Who produce manuals, user guides, maintenance and reference documentation in a variety of media. Adobe FrameMaker is already the tool of choice.

Commercial Publishers

Book publishers for whom XML and template-based publishing enables new products in new media quickly and cheaply.

Cross–Media Publishers

Those who must repurpose material for Print, HTML, XML, PDF, Ebook, Palm, Tagged PDF, SVG, or SGML


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

Onsite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Rates can be discounted for software packages such as the any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

FrameMaker 9 Topics Outline
What’s new in FrameMaker 9
FrameMaker Basics
User interface
Accessibility features in FrameMaker
Opening, saving, & closing documents
Templates and Page Layout
Templates basics
Formats
Master pages and reference pages
Page layouts
Multiflow documents
Variables
Templates
Creating documents
Text basics
Adding and editing text
Working in structured documents
Formatting text
Search for items
Check spelling
Personal and document dictionaries
Using site dictionaries
Use the Thesaurus
Multiple Undo & Redo
Creating & Editing Equations
Working with multiple languages
Table basics
Table Parts
Insert, move, or remove a table
Text and graphics in tables
Formatting tables
Table position and spacing
Graphics basics
Graphics and objects
Using color in text and objects
Anchored frames
Using RoboScreenCapture
Working with Dynamic Documents
Marker basics
Hypertext and view-only documents
Hypertext commands
Creating hypertext links
Hypertext start, open, & close options
Test and troubleshoot hypertext
Add hypertext links to generated files

FluidView format
Cross-references
Books and Long Documents
Book Basics
Creating books
Setting up hierarchical books
Managing books
Generating and update books
Tables of contents and other lists
Creating indexes
Formatting lists and indexes
Footnotes and endnotes
Conditional documents
Troubleshooting books
Working with Documents
Importing and linking files
Embedding objects
Export text and graphics
Managing files using WebDAV
Editing Content
Identify changes by tracking edited text
Identify revised text with change bars
Compare versions to view changes
Determine word and character count
Import PDF comments
Structured Authoring
Introduction to structured authoring
Unstructured FrameMaker to XML
Unstructured files to structured files
XML and FrameMaker
XML with XSL transformation
XML with Cascading Style Sheets
XML with schema
Filter By Attribute
Structured Authoring Using DITA
DITA Basics
DITA support in FrameMaker
DITA topics
DITA maps and bookmaps
DITA content references (conrefs)
DITA cross-references and links
Conditional processing
Generating Output
Generating PDFs
Generating print output
Generating HTML
Adobe Captivate

Class Outline

FrameMaker Structured Authoring Part 1
Working with Structured Documents
About Structured Authoring
Why FrameMaker 9 for Structured Authoring
Structured Features
Setting up for Structured Documents
Setting the application to Structured FrameMaker
Setting up the work space
Working with the Structure window
Selecting elements
Moving the insertion point in the document window
Moving the insertion point in the Structure View
Collapsing and expanding elements
Viewing attributes
Working with the Element Catalog
Opening & setting Element Catalog display options
Changing the Element Catalog display options
Creating a custom element list
Structured FrameMaker Terms
Editing Structure
Manipulating Elements
Inserting elements and adding text
Inserting elements
Adding a child element and text
Adding more elements
Adding a list element
Automatically inserting of children elements
Auto inserting child elements
Importing a Structured Flow
Importing structured text
Correcting invalid elements
Moving Elements
Moving and deleting elements
More practice moving by dragging
Moving by cutting and pasting
Move an element by nudging
Wrapping and Unwrapping Elements
Wrapping text in elements
Merging and Splitting Elements
Merging elements
Splitting an element
Changing an element
Attributes
Working with Attributes
Changing attribute display
Displaying attributes
Choosing attribute values
Changing a string value
Changing a choice attribute
Inserting New Elements and Attributes
Importing structured text
Prompting for attribute values
Recognizing & Correcting Attributes with Errors
Fixing missing attribute values
Deleting an attribute value
Validation
Validating a Document’s Structure
Correcting attribute errors
Importing a structured document
Fixing more validation errors
Correcting by nudging
Correcting by unwrapping
Special Cases for Elements and Attributes
Allowing a special case
Advanced Structure
Element Keyboard Shortcuts
Inserting elements
Inserting elements using shortcuts
Using Return to enter a repeating element
Inserting elements using Return
Unstructured document conversion

Importing element definitions
Applying a conversion table
Converting from Structured FrameMaker to XMl
Structured FrameMaker document to XML
Structured Templates

Creating Structured Documents
Creating a new structured document with importing
Creating a new structured document with Save As
Creating a new structured document
with a format template and EDD
Extracting an EDD
Structured Books
Marking Text for an Index
Inserting index elements
Modifying existing index elements
Working with Tables of Contents and
Working with Indexes in a Structured Book
Adding a table of contents and index
Formatting a TOC and index using a template
Finalizing Book Structure
Finalizing the book structure
FrameMaker Structured Authoring Part 2
Application Setup for Structured Authoring.
Application Setup:
Setting up Structured FrameMaker for Importing and Exporting XML.
Creating Read/Write Rules:
Creating the Read Write Rules
import and export XML, i
Including rules for mapping names
Applying formatting
Managing multiple files & books with Rules
Enabling Namespaces:
XML Namespaces
XML Namespaces when import or exporting XML.
Document Schemas:
Creating an Element Definition Document (EDD)
Adding formatting controls.
Reading XML Documents:
Opening and rendering an XML document as a Structured FrameMaker document.
Reading XML Fragments:
Importing an XML fragment into a Structured FrameMaker document.
Structured Authoring:
Using “Guided Editing” to easily edit and validate a Structured FrameMaker document.
Writing an XML Instance:
Exporting an XML instance from a Structured FrameMaker document.
XSL Stylesheets and CSS Stylesheets (CSS):
Defining the behavior of Structured FrameMaker for creating a CSS or for referencing a CSS or XSL when exporting XML documents.
Working with an XML Schema in FrameMaker 9
Using DITA in FrameMaker 9
Creating a DITA Map
Creating and Working with DITA Topics
Creating and Working with DITA Tasks
Creating and Working with DITA References
Generating FrameMaker Documents from DITA Maps
Building FrameMaker Books from DITA Maps
Publishing DITA Documents