Frame Authoring

Course-at-a-glance: This three–day course is developed for people who need to work with FrameMaker—using the Standard Interface—to develop content based on existing templates. Learn about its WYSIWYG authoring using a familiar word processing, style–tagging mode. Acquire hands–on experience with document publishing including the use of unstructured templates and the creation and management of book documents.

Prerequisite: You must have a solid working familiarity with your operating system.

Objectives: Upon successful completion attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the FrameMaker model and its word processing and desktop publishing features
  • Recognize document level objects which are to be used in the creation of content
  • Use the Paragraph and Character Catalogs in the creation of documents
  • Apply master pages manually or automatically
  • Work with footnotes in text and table locations
  • Insert, modify and delete content in table heading, cells, headers and footers and merge cells
  • Work with graphics and anchored frames that are imported or created within FrameMaker
  • Insert, modify and delete cross–references and variables within documents and between files
  • Apply conditional settings to content
    • Work with text insets to reuse content between files
  • Configure color settings for a variety of objects including text, tables and graphics
  • Create and maintain files such as tables of contents, indices and book documents for publishing
  • Create PDF documents for distribution

Further Learning: FrameMaker Template Development

Delivery: The following delivery is available:

  • Instructor–led, group–paced, online–delivery learning model with structured hands–on activities and assignments
  • Customized classroom training at your location

Fees: Course pricing is as follows:

  • Instructor–led, online–delivery: $1495/participant (group rates available)
  • Customized classroom training at your location: $1995/day for up to 8 participants plus travel expenses


"I had the pleasure of first meeting Bernard through training services for Adobe Framemaker that he provided to the documentation team at the firm I was with. His delivery was excellent, he knew his stuff, and his "unscripted" approach - he knew his stuff but didn't follow in a rigid manner - made the training very worthwhile."

David Lewis, Senior Program Analyst - Policy Directorate - Indian and Northern Affairs