Q: FrameMaker: Disconnected Pages: Appropriate Use

Subject: Q: FrameMaker: Disconnected Pages: Appropriate Use
From: "Trese, Timothy G." <Timothy -dot- G -dot- Trese -at- SAICSeals -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 16:20:06 -0500

I've noticed the subject of disconnected pages in Frame can cause
otherwise stalwart writers to behave like abused doggies who see a
rolled-up newspaper coming. It's not that I blame them; I've had my
share of spankings trying to "reconnect pages" as well. But I think I
have a situation that calls for disconnected pages, and I just want to
make sure there isn't a better way before I try to sell it to my doc
team. Here's the situation:

An anchored-frame figure appears on a left-hand page, followed by a
multi-page table which is supposed to appear only on right-hand pages.
The idea is that the technician can turn to any page of the table and
refer back and forth between the figure and the table by holding up any
intervening pages, or bending them down, or whatever. Get it? The blank
left-hand pages that back the table must have printed on them, in
time-honored military tradition, "THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK."

What's a Framer to do? The practice around here has been to break up the
table into individual tables, but that strikes me as inelegant and a
time-waster, because every time you edit the content of the table, you
have to monkey with the rows to get it to paginate correctly. Is this
not a situation that calls for inserting disconnected right-hand pages
with the "INTENTIONALLY BLANK" master as one of the last steps before
building the book, or am I asking for trouble? Is there a better way to
do this that has escaped me?

Tim Trese
Documentation Specialist

Collect Royalties, Not Rejection Letters! Tell us your rejection story when you
submit your manuscript to iUniverse Nov. 6 -Dec. 15 and get five free copies of
your book. What are you waiting for? http://www.iuniverse.com/media/techwr

Have you looked at the new content on TECHWR-L lately?
See http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ and check it out.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: Distiller errors
Next by Author: Fw: powerpoint xp - linked files cannot be updated and are unavailable
Previous by Thread: Re: appendices within appendices
Next by Thread: upgrade from 98 to XP

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads