Adobe Adobe FrameMaker Training Courses

Adobe FrameMaker Training Course | Introduction



(£478.80 incl. VAT)


2 Days


Online virtual classroom


Discover easy to learn techniques with proven results on this Adobe FrameMaker training course that will guarantee you'll be working confidently and enthusiastically with FrameMaker in no time. Unlimited email support following your FrameMaker training course means you won't be left struggling on your own when those "moments of crisis" arise.


  • Tuesday 28th June - Thursday 7th July 2022 | 10:00 - 13:00

Who should attend?

This Adobe FrameMaker Introductory course is designed for new users with little or no previous experience of electronic publishing and who wish to learn how to make the best use of Adobe FrameMaker. Starting from first principles, delegates will be led through the procedures for creating new documents and modifying existing ones based on templates or other existing documents. During the course, delegates will learn to use Adobe FrameMaker to create "Unstructured" documents, using tags to maintain consistency and control over layouts – habits that will provide a sound foundation for when you're ready to move on to creating "Structured" XML FrameMaker docuements.

The online version of the course is delivered over four three hour sessions spread over at least a week so you'll have plenty of time to practice what you learnt in between the sessions before consolidating and developing your skills in the next session.

Contact us to run this course or a customised version of it on your own premises for just £425+vat per day for up to two people. Add just £75+vat each for additional person. The price is inclusive of course reference notes and email support but exclusive of the trainer's travel and overnight accommodation costs where required.

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Course Content

What you can expect to learn on this Adobe FrameMaker training course:

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Overview of Desktop/Electronic Publishing

  • The Traditional Publishing Process
  • The Electronic Publishing Process

Understanding the User Interface

  • The Toolbars
  • The Toolbox
  • The Status Bar
  • Preferences and Options

Opening, Creating and Saving FrameMaker Documents

  • Understanding How FrameMaker uses Documents as Templates
  • Creating and Using Document Templates
  • Understanding the Use of Body, Master and Reference Pages
  • Creating Multi-Column Layouts
  • Understanding the Importance of Flow Tags
  • Customising the Layout
  • Changing Page Size and Layout

Working with Tables

  • Inserting Tables
  • Formatting Text in Table Cells
  • Formatting the appearance of Tables with Table Tags
  • Adjusting Row Height/Column Width
  • Adding Pictures to Table Cells
  • Applying Borders and Shading

Editing Text

  • Importing Text Created in Other Applications – by Reference and by Copying into Document
  • Working with Text Insets
  • Pre-tagging Text Insets for Automatic Formatting in FrameMaker
  • Typing and Correcting Text
  • Spell Checking Dictionaries
  • Search & Replace
  • Inserting Footnotes

All About Formats (Tags)

  • Formats explained – Paragraph, Character and Table
  • Applying Existing Formats from a Template
  • Creating New Formats
  • Modifying the Properties of Formats
  • Copying Formats from one Document to Another
  • Printing & Typesetting Terminology Explained
  • Choosing and Using Typefaces Effectively
  • Setting Leading (Inter-Line space) Appropriately
  • Typesetting for Maximum Readability

Autonumbering and Bullets

  • Simple Paragraph Numbering
  • Creating Bullet Point Formats
  • Complex “Point” Paragraph Numbering
  • Understanding the Importance of Series Labels
  • Autonumbering Tables, Figures, Captions etc…

Working with Master Pages

  • Adding Master Pages
  • Changing the Column Layout for the Main Flow
  • Customising Column Layouts in the Main Flow
  • Creating a Landscape Master Page in a Portrait Document
  • Deleting Master Pages

Headers & Footers

  • Creating Static Running Headers and Footers
  • Using Variables in Headers and Footers to Create Dynamic Content
  • Page Numbering

Creating and Using Frames

  • Using Graphics Frames in Documents
  • Importing Graphics Created in Other Applications – by Reference and by Copying into Document
  • Drawing FrameMaker Graphics in Frames
  • Sizing and Scaling Pictures
  • Rules Around Frames
  • Captions
  • Flowing Text Around Frames

Using the Drawing Tools

  • Drawing Graphics – Rectangles, Ellipses, Polygons and Lines
  • Modifying Graphic Objects
  • Understanding Bézier Curves
  • Smoothing and Unsmoothing Lines
  • Applying Pen and Fill Attributes

Creating an Automatic Table of Contents

  • Generating a Mini Table of Contents for a Single File Publication

Printing and Other Output Options

  • Print Options
  • Saving Postscript Files for Output by Remote Service Providers
  • Saving as HTML
  • Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

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