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Adobe FrameMaker - XML Training Course

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FrameMaker - XML Training Course Synopsis

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.

FrameMaker - XML Training Course Length and Time

This class is 2 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

What You Will Learn in This FrameMaker - XML Training Course

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

Who Should Attend this FrameMaker - XML Training 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.

FrameMaker - XML Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Locations for this FrameMaker - XML Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Prerequisites for this FrameMaker - XML Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes.

Goals for this FrameMaker - XML Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Lesson 1 - Working with Structured Documents

  • About Structured Authoring
  • Basics of Framemaker and XML
  • Structured Features
  • Setting Up for Structured Documents
  • Working with the Structured Window
  • Working with the Element Catalog
  • Structured Framemaker Terms

Lesson 2 - Editing Text

  • Select, Edit, Copy, and Paste Text
  • Text Options and File Info Settings
  • Using Smart and Straight Quotes
  • Adding Special Characters
  • Setting the File Information

Lesson 3 - Finding Text, Spell Checking, and Using the Thesaurus

  • Finding and Changing Text
  • Using the Spelling Checker
  • Exploring the Spelling Checker Options
  • Removing a Word from the User Dictionary
  • Exploring the Dictionary Options
  • Working with the Thesaurus

Lesson 4 - Editing Structure

  • Manipulating Elements
  • Inserting Elements and Adding Text
  • Automatically Inserting Children Elements
  • Importing a Structure Flow
  • Correcting Invalid Elements
  • Moving and Deleting Elements
  • Moving with Cut and Paste
  • Wrapping and Unwrapping Elements
  • Merging and Splitting Elements

Lesson 5 - Working with Attributes

  • Changing Attribute Display
  • Displaying Attributes
  • Choosing Attribute Values
  • Changing a String Value
  • Changing a Choice Attribute
  • Inserting New Elements and Attributes
  • Importing Structured Text
  • Prompting for Attribute Values
  • Recognizing and Correcting Attributes with Errors
  • Fixing Missing Attribute Values
  • Deleting an Attribute Value

Lesson 6 - Working with Tables in a Structured Document

  • Basic Table Structure
  • Inserting a Table Element
  • Deleting and Resizing Columns
  • Adding Rows
  • Adding Elements and Text to Table Cells
  • Adding a Table Title
  • Prompting for Required Attribute Values
  • Inserting Table Footnotes

Lesson 7 - Object Elements and Footnotes

  • Working with Anchored Frames
  • Inserting a Pasted Graphic
  • Importing a Graphic File
  • Using Cross-References
  • Using a System Variable Element
  • Inserting Footnote Elements

Lesson 8 - Validating a Documents Structure

  • Correcting Attribute Errors
  • Importing a Structured Document
  • Fixing More Validation Errors
  • Correcting by Nudging
  • Correcting by Unwrapping

Lesson 9 - Structured Books

  • Marking Text for an Index
  • Inserting Index Elements
  • Modifying Existing Index Elements
  • Working with a Table of Contents and Indexes in a Structured Book
  • Adding a Table of Contents and Index
  • Formatting Using a Template
  • Finalizing Book Structure

Lesson 10 - Advanced Techniques with Structure

  • Element Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Inserting Elements Using Shortcuts
  • Using Return to Enter a Repeating Element
  • Inserting Elements Using Return
  • Unstructured Document Conversion
  • Importing Element Definitions
  • Applying a Conversion Table
  • Converting from Structured Framemaker to XML or SGML
  • Converting a Structured Document to XML

Lesson 11 - Structured Templates

  • Creating a New Structured Document with Importing
  • Creating a New Structured Document with Save As
  • Creating a New Structured Document with a Format Template and EDD
  • Extracting an EDD from a Structured Framemaker Document


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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Comments from Students

Instructor was knowledgeable and very informative in course being taught.. Instructor was friendly, personable and willing to take the time to ensure everyone understood the material..

- Anonymous, Jul 20, 2018