Introducing FrameMaker (Free course, courtesy of Adobe)

Convince your organization to adopt a more cost effective FrameMaker workflow

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Here is what to expect in this course

You’re a writer and a communicator. So why spend half of your documentation time (or more) being a desktop publisher? Or a web designer?

Used correctly, Adobe FrameMaker manages all of your numbering, your page breaks, and your electronic cross-references. It gives you the freedom to publish whenever you want, to whatever format you need.

This free course will introduce you to FrameMaker and show you why FrameMaker is such an invaluable tool for technical communicators.

You'll also learn how you can set up a new workflow or migrate an existing workflow into FrameMaker. It even contains a module that shows you how to make the cost justification for the switch!

The course is free, so what are you waiting for? I'll look forward to seeing you on the other side.

Your Instructor

Matt Sullivan
Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan has been guiding organizations large and small through the process of template-based workflows for over twenty years. He consistently provides a 30% or more reduction in time spent on documentation, while at the same time improving the consistency, branding, and organization of the content.

Course Curriculum

  PART 4: Creating Content
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  4.2: Using the Document Splitter utility
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  4.3: Tables
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  4.4: Cross-references
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  4.5: Working with graphics
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  Working with structured documents
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is on-demand and starts immediately upon registration. While the material is designed to build on previous topics, you're free to skip to specific lessons if you like.
How long do I have access to this course?
Adobe has graciously sponsored this course, and you can expect it to be available until the next major release of FrameMaker. Your enrollment will end when that next major release comes out, but if you like, the course will be available for a nominal fee after that time.
Why have you put together such an extensive free course?
Neither Tech Comm Tools nor Adobe wants the cost of education to keep you from moving to a new or upgraded FrameMaker environment. This course teaches you the basics and is designed to get you up and moving quickly. It's only part of what you would get in a full 2-day FrameMaker class or course.
How do I get info on content not covered here?
Tech Comm Tools also has an integrated paid access Advanced FrameMaker course that picks up where this course leaves off. That course covers more options and best practices. We also have a Template Design workshop that gives you access to reviews of your template work and discussions with other template workshop attendees. If you don't want to pursue a full class or course, contact Tech Comm Tools for individualized help and solutions to your pricklier issues related to a full-blown FrameMaker environment.

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