Adobe FrameMaker - XML

Adobe FrameMaker - XML Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Adobe FrameMaker’s Structured Document capabilities allow you to create complex, highly structured documents in Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). This class teaches you all the basics, as well as many advanced techniques, that you need in order to know how to use Structured FrameMaker as a complete publishing system. Within this authoring environment, you can automate formatting, create, edit, and publish XML-based content, and enforce required document structures.

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Intended Audience for this Adobe FrameMaker - XML Course

  • » Professionals who need an essential understanding of authoring and publishing using FrameMaker 11 Unstructured View Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.

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Adobe FrameMaker - XML Course Objectives

  • » Structured Documents
  • » Working with Text
  • » Attributes
  • » Object Elements and Footnotes
  • » Working with Tables
  • » Validation
  • » Structured Books
  • » Structured Templates

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Adobe FrameMaker - XML Course Outline

      1. Working with Structured Documents
        1. About Structured Authoring
        2. Basics of Framemaker and XML
        3. Structured Features
        4. Setting Up for Structured Documents
        5. Working with the Structured Window
        6. Working with the Element Catalog
        7. Structured Framemaker Terms
      2. Editing Text
        1. Select, Edit, Copy, and Paste Text
        2. Text Options and File Info Settings
        3. Using Smart and Straight Quotes
        4. Adding Special Characters
        5. Setting the File Information
      3. Finding Text, Spell Checking, and Using the Thesaurus
        1. Finding and Changing Text
        2. Using the Spelling Checker
        3. Exploring the Spelling Checker Options
        4. Removing a Word from the User Dictionary
        5. Exploring the Dictionary Options
        6. Working with the Thesaurus
      4. Editing Structure
        1. Manipulating Elements
        2. Inserting Elements and Adding Text
        3. Automatically Inserting Children Elements
        4. Importing a Structure Flow
        5. Correcting Invalid Elements
        6. Moving and Deleting Elements
        7. Moving with Cut and Paste
        8. Wrapping and Unwrapping Elements
        9. Merging and Splitting Elements
      5. Working with Attributes
        1. Changing Attribute Display
        2. Displaying Attributes
        3. Choosing Attribute Values
        4. Changing a String Value
        5. Changing a Choice Attribute
        6. Inserting New Elements and Attributes
        7. Importing Structured Text
        8. Prompting for Attribute Values
        9. Recognizing and Correcting Attributes with Errors
        10. Fixing Missing Attribute Values
        11. Deleting an Attribute Value
      6. Working with Tables in a Structured Document
        1. Basic Table Structure
        2. Inserting a Table Element
        3. Deleting and Resizing Columns
        4. Adding Rows
        5. Adding Elements and Text to Table Cells
        6. Adding a Table Title
        7. Prompting for Required Attribute Values
        8. Inserting Table Footnotes
      7. Object Elements and Footnotes
        1. Working with Anchored Frames
        2. Inserting a Pasted Graphic
        3. Importing a Graphic File
        4. Using Cross-References
        5. Using a System Variable Element
        6. Inserting Footnote Elements
      8. Validating a Documents Structure
        1. Correcting Attribute Errors
        2. Importing a Structured Document
        3. Fixing More Validation Errors
        4. Correcting by Nudging
        5. Correcting by Unwrapping
      9. Structured Books
        1. Marking Text for an Index
        2. Inserting Index Elements
        3. Modifying Existing Index Elements
        4. Working with a Table of Contents and Indexes in a Structured Book
        5. Adding a Table of Contents and Index
        6. Formatting Using a Template
        7. Finalizing Book Structure
      10. Advanced Techniques with Structure
        1. Element Keyboard Shortcuts
        2. Inserting Elements Using Shortcuts
        3. Using Return to Enter a Repeating Element
        4. Inserting Elements Using Return
        5. Unstructured Document Conversion
        6. Importing Element Definitions
        7. Applying a Conversion Table
        8. Converting from Structured Framemaker to XML or SGML
        9. Converting a Structured Document to XML
      11. Structured Templates
        1. Creating a New Structured Document with Importing
        2. Creating a New Structured Document with Save As
        3. Creating a New Structured Document with a Format Template and EDD
        4. Extracting an EDD from a Structured Framemaker Document

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics


Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.


Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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