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FrameMaker Page Layout

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FrameMaker's major benefit over word-based layout tools is revealed in its name; it is a frame-based tool—designed to layout its presentation using multiple frames.

FrameMaker (FM) is not a document viewing tool—like word-based document creation tools—so is only used during document creation, and generates an output document (like PDF or HTML) for distribution and viewing.

FM is modelled after the printed and bound book paradigm, consisting of a master document file termed a book, which can contain front-matter, a master Table of Contents (TOC), book sections, book chapters, and a master index.

FM books

FrameMaker uses a "book" file (with a ".book" extension) to store the detail about what's in the book, such as:

however, also allows for multiple page sizes in a document.

When converting from single large documents to multiple smaller section documents, the page alignment and numbering needs to be applied to each sub section document.

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For single page documents, you still need to set the document pagination to double sided, but nominate which side this page will display upon. Even if pagination numbering is set to 'Continue from previous document', or not, you still need to define which side this page will fall, so that the page number will display on the proper side of the page. Set the Format | Page Layout | Pagination menu property to "Double Sided" and "Right" for pages that are to display on the right, and "Left" for pages that are to display on the left, as illustrated above.






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Altering frames in an open document



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Navigating through an open document



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Moving the insertion point



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