RE: Defining styles in framemaker 5.6

Subject: RE: Defining styles in framemaker 5.6
From: "Kay Ethier" <kethier -at- travelthepath -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 12:04:11 -0500


Yes, you can definately define styles. In a FrameMaker document, you have a
list of styles that are preexisting--some Adobe makes and some you may have
made by importing text or using someone else's files.

You can add/delete/rename styles -- Paragraph Formats -- within a document.
Most function are available in the paragraph designer (CTRL+m on windows).
Once you have these set up how you like for a document, you can also import
formats through many files to give them consistent lists of styles and a
consistent look. (And, if you have one or two files that needs to look
different, you can still make changes inside those specific files.)

Working with paragraph formats is fairly important to FrameMaker documents.
The paragraph dormats not only determines how the text looks, but these are
the key to publishing: the paragraph format are used to create FrameMaker
TOCs, List of Figures/Tables, bookmarks in printed PDFs, tags in HTML
output, etc. Using them effectively saves you time later on; using them
incorrectly can be a nightmare.

If you are having trouble with this aspect of FrameMaker, you really should
consider a training class. If training is not an option, then pick up both
Adobe's "FrameMaker 6 Classroom in a Book" (a step-by-step tutorials) and
Thomas Neuberger's "The Master Series: FrameMaker 6" (a must-have book with
real-world tips and techniques).

Good luck, and don't get discouraged... I've 'converted' many a Word user to
FrameMaker and had them become FrameMaker champions.


Kay Ethier
FrameMaker Expert & Trainer
100 Park Drive, Suite 102
PO Box 14265
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-4265
PHONE: 919.547.0129 (main#)
FAX: 919.558.2183
mailto:kethier -at- travelthepath -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Swati Jain

Hello Framemaker users!!

Is it possible to define styles such as heading1, H2, Body text specific to
a document in Framemaker 5.6.

If i want to customise my heading 1, i have to do it each time i insert a
H1. Can heading1 inserted in a document, be updated according to a user
defined style for a specific document (the way we so in Word)

Please update.

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