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Design professional templates with FrameMaker
About the course

Learn how to design professional templates with Adobe® FrameMaker® 2019 Release in classic mode, and bring more consistency and customisation to your technical communications.

This is a two-day advanced course designed for users of Adobe FrameMaker, who want to create and manage all components of their unstructured templates to customise editing and publishing of their documentation.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn how a FrameMaker document is built and what components you need to define to create efficient templates. We will also review all the facets of the customisation of FrameMaker, such as authoring, publishing and importing MS Word files.

How you learn

This Adobe FrameMaker training course includes live classroom training, either on-site at your location, or online via Adobe® Connect™. The course includes live demonstrations, explanations and activities to help you use FrameMaker as you learn.

You’ll also receive course materials that you can reference during the two-day training. These learning materials are yours to keep and refer to after you’ve completed the course.

Course overview

This is a two-day advanced course, aimed at technical authors with some experience of Adobe FrameMaker. As a prerequisite, we recommend that participants have completed the FrameMaker 2019 for technical authors course, or have suitable experience before enrolling on this course.

Day 1: How you create and edit content with the standard interface of FrameMaker

We’ll discuss how a FrameMaker document is organised, define all the customisable components and learn how to apply a new template.

We will then look at master pages, how to create new ones and how to problem-solve common issues. We’ll review the use of reference pages and the main scenarios for using them. Then we will begin to define all the format types than can be created in a template.

Day 2: Organise your content to maximise reuse and publish multichannel documentation

After finishing the review of format types, paragraphs, characters, tables, objects and cross-references, you will then learn to set up a single source process in a template. We’ll cover the use of book templates, especially the table of contents and index.

Finally, you will learn how to customise your template and define publication settings for main output formats. You will then create templates for PDF, HTML5 and HTML Help publications from your FrameMaker book.

Topics covered

  • Model components and template management
  • Layout and master pages
  • Reference pages
  • Paragraph and text formatting
  • MS Word import customisation/mapping
  • Table formatting
  • Formatting of other objects
  • Single source configuration
  • Book configuration
  • Publication configuration (PDF, HTML-based outputs, skins)

A full course schedule is available on application.

Course type
Classroom, Live online
Course duration
2 days
Course date
Course tutor
Philippe Zingoni

Philippe Zingoni is an experienced technical communicator, trainer and consultant, and has been working in the field of technical communication for more than 15 years as an Adobe partner around techcomm products. He has created and delivered many courses around FrameMaker and RoboHelp, and has helped companies, large and small, to manage and produce their own professional technical information.

Contact us today to schedule your Adobe FrameMaker 2019 training and discuss pricing options.