A few quick updates

Five years, five updates. Sounds about right. A few quick updates, in the interest in posting more than once a year: I’ve been managing other writers for almost four years now, so I should probably change my byline to reflect that. I’m still writing and working on tool/architecture stuff. But at some point, I should […]

FrameMaker and the Kinesis Advantage Keyboard

Because of RSI, I use a Kinesis Advantage keyboard. I used the Microsoft ergonomic keyboards for a while, but I’d burn one out every year, and the membrane keys are a bit mushy. I went whole-hog and spent the money on the Kinesis, which I don’t regret at all, except for one thing: the function […]

Blank Markers in FrameMaker

Here’s a FrameMaker problem I had once on a 64-bit Windows machine. I don’t remember having it on my next Win7 machine, but I’ve seen it more than once. The problem: the marker symbols were missing. These are the little “T” symbols you normally see when you insert a cross-reference or an index marker. The […]

The FrameMaker Text Inset Header Problem

Here’s a FrameMaker thing that burns me once a year, usually a few hours before a release. So, you’ve done this: Created a text inset file that begins with a Head1 paragraph style. Inserted that file as a reference in another file, at a point where the paragraph style was Body. Did a book update, […]