#writeright 29) FrameMaker & Word: Autonumber paragraph suffixes and change Capitalization

n this blog, we draw your attention to two recent featurette videos that will be of interest to novice FrameMaker users as well as Word users who are considering FrameMaker 11 for their more challenging projects. Learn various ways to control line breaks and also how to enter frequently used special characters in dialogue boxes.

FrameMaker and Word: Numbered Paragraph SUFFIX

Sometimes users don’t discover advanced features in FrameMaker 11 due to lack of curiosity; they forget to pull-down an option arrow to see other choices. 99% of the time, we want autonumbers or “prefix” text to go at the BEGINNING of the paragraph. There, however, some instances when we would like to put automatic text and/or numbers at the END of the paragraph. This can be particularly useful for suffixes like “Example” or certain repetitious text citations. Let this brief video show you how to use this unique, yet powerful formatting feature.


FrameMaker and Word: Controlling Capitalization

FrameMaker 11 gives you two ways to modify or control capitalization of text: (a) keyboard short cuts to “retype” the case and (b) paragraph format properties to “force display” upper case or small caps. You will find the 3 keyboard shortcuts for swiftly switching from UPPER CASE to lower case and Initial Cap Case extremely useful. Watch this brief video to find out how.


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