Now that you've seen how easy it is to create and edit FrameMaker content, you can move forward in this course to learn how to create more complex structures.
Remember that FrameMaker is not only efficient, but it's also quite powerful. If you'd like to learn more about FrameMaker's advanced text editing features, check out the syllabus for my FrameMaker Advanced Authoring and FrameMaker Templates courses
One text editing feature that sets FrameMaker apart from other applications is its numbering capabilities.
The following section is a sampling of the numbering schemes FrameMaker can manage inside a well-designed template. The automatically applied numbering in each item is shown in bold.
Full control over custom numbering strings is only part of the advantage...here are some automatic numbering situations that are easy to create, apply, and manage in FrameMaker, but that are deal breakers in MS Word:
FrameMaker also allows you to use different formatting for the autonumber portion of your paragraph. You can use this for changing the color, weight, or angle of the autonumber text. But with a little creativity you can design autonumbers that do some pretty amazing things, like this series of paragraph styles that I use in my reference and workbooks.