FrameMaker 6: Beyond the Basics
||Author: Lisa Jahred|
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Publisher: New Riders (17 August, 2001)
Sales Rank: 99,024
Average Customer Rating: 3.83 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
This is not an advanced book, nor is the indexing comprehensive. I would expect that a "power user" would know how to index better. If you attempt to work with multiple dictionaries in FM and then find anything on it within the index - no can do. Writing style is extremely elementary and insulting to a power user (aka other writers). If you can read to the third grade level, you can read this. Much of the information is "fluff," and is not necessary to the teaching. You could cut out 2/3rds and have a useful guide.
Printing problems (standard in Framemaker) are not even discussed. This book should be titled: FrameMaker 6: BARELY the Basics.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Skimp on details
After following numerous examples in this book, I end up getting a different result as was shown. I believe Framemaker is operating system specific, therefore something that works in the examples using Mac, doesn't work in Unix. The author should of noted this in each of the examples.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Power Users Rejoice!
I use "Framemaker 6" eight hours a day, five days a week. I am a power user. This is the book I have been waiting for. It streamlined my everyday procedures and took me step by step uncharted territory I was afraid to use before. Even a power user FM^ can be intimidating. The closest I can come to how I felt after reading the book is it is like having a personal trainer. I accomplish more with less effort, and my documents look great. I am not kidding, FM6 can stress out, I feel better. When I get backed in a corner I use this book first to resolve my problems. I subscribe to the Adobe Tech support. This book has helped me in situations that had Adobe TS stumped. I recommend they buy a copy or even better, include it with the software.
This book works on so many levels. The first time I read the book it was like taking a very informative college level class in FM. I learned a more streamlined approach to template setup that eliminated so many little annoying problems. For the first time I have FM..books that have no error log listings!
I also use it like a reference book. Unlike the user manual you get with FM 6, this one is truly useful. I prefer it for several reasons. It is filled with workable universal examples that are complete, all the steps are there. The format makes it easy to use and find topics.
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