FrameMaker 2019 Update 4 (August 2019)

by Stefan Gentz

Posted on 08-21-2019

This blog post was co-authored with Amitoj Singh, product manager for Adobe FrameMaker.

In this post

Overview

We are pleased to announce the availability of Adobe FrameMaker (2019 release) Update 4. We have fixed many bugs and issues reported by our customers. Many thanks to everyone who contributed by reporting issues and helping us further improve the FrameMaker 2019 release. Let us go through the what’s new and better in FrameMaker 2019 with Update 4 in this blog post.

As always, you can also find the detailed release notes for all updates here.

However, before we go into it, here is a list of our blogs posts for the FrameMaker 2019 release and the updates we have rolled out since the first release in August 2018:

  1. FrameMaker 2019 – Launch Blog Post
  2. FrameMaker 2019 – Update 1
  3. FrameMaker 2019 – Update 2
  4. FrameMaker 2019 – Update 3

What’s new and better

The primary focus for Update 4 was towards fixing bugs and issues which have been reported by users. We have also added a new feature for users using Adobe Experience Manager with FrameMaker.

Automatically check out files on saving or opening in Adobe Experience Manager

We have added a new option in the in Adobe Experience Manager CMS Connector preferences. Now you can choose to check out files on opening or saving automatically. To Enable auto-checkout, choose Edit → Preferences, and select CMS → Adobe Experience Manager in the Preferences dialog.

Screenshot of Adobe FrameMaker (2019 release) – Update 4 – Preferences for Adobe Experience Manager with new "Enable auto-checkout" options

Added a new flag to control image scaling in a table cell

Many users have asked us to implement a feature that allows you to control if an image is scaled down to the cell/column width when importing it into a table cell. Or always import the image at 100% size into the table cell, even if it does not fit into the cell. With Update 4, we have added this possibility. You can now add a new flag in the user’s maker.ini to control this value.

How to control in FrameMaker if an image is scaled or not during import into a table cell:

  1. If you have FrameMaker open, close it.

  2. Open the FrameMaker User folder:

    C:\Users\{Your Windows User Name}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\15

    Alternatively, you can copy and paste this address into the Windows Explorer address bar and hit Return:

    %appadata%\Adobe\FrameMaker\15

  3. Open the file maker.ini in a plain text editor like Windows Notepad.

  4. Go to the section [Preference].

  5. Add a new line at the end of the [Preference] section:

    AutoScaleImageInTableCell=On – When importing an image into a table cell, FrameMaker scales down the image, if the width of the image is wider than the table cells width.

    AutoScaleImageInTableCell=Off – When importing an image into a table cell, the image is never scaled and imported at 100%, even if it does not fit into the table cell. If the image does not fit, parts of the image become invisible. You can scale down the image manually to the required size.

With Update 4, we have also addressed a couple of issues in the area of authoring:

With Update 4, we have also addressed a couple of issues in the area of publishing:

Other enhancements and fixes

Some users had reported some random crashes. We have looked into them and fixed them. We have also fixed a couple of translation/localization related issues.

How to get Update 4 of FrameMaker 2019 release

The best way to update Adobe FrameMaker (2019 release) is to choose Help → Updates from the FrameMaker main menu to download and install the latest update. You can also download the installer directly from the FrameMaker Service Releases page.

Found a bug? Want to suggest an improvement? Let us know!

There’s a channel for that: We call it “Adobe Tracker.” Adobe Tracker is your place to go when you find a bug and want to report it to us so that we can fix it in the next update/release. You can also file in your feature requests, ideas, requests for improvements. It’s very easy to do, and the reports go directly into our system, and our product managers, engineers, and support people have direct access to it.

You can report a bug, file in an improvement request, or request a new feature here.

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