Course Outlines
Page Layout

Adobe InDesign

Adobe FrameMaker

Adobe InCopy


Microsoft Publisher

Graphics & Photos

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator



PDFs & Forms

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms

Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Video & Audio

Adobe Premiere Pro

After Effects

Adobe Audition


Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter

TechSmith Camtasia

Articulate Storyline

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Office









FileMaker Pro

Microsoft Access

Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Animate


ePubs with InDesign

ePubs with FrameMaker

Apple iBooks Author

If desired, IDEAS can modify any on-site class, custom classroom and on-line training, or one-on-one instruction. Feel free to mix-and-match topics from different level outlines if it meets your needs better—or even mix-and-match different programs. (Custom training is restricted to a single company.)

Structured Editing in FrameMaker

Attendence in our Intro and Advanced Non-Structured FrameMaker classes, or equalivant knowledge, is required before attending the Structured FrameMaker class. Students in open-enrollment classes wishing to by-pass our Intro and Advanced Frame classes, and go directly into Structured Frame may be required to sign a waiver.

This class discusses the usage and general coding of DTDs and EDDs, it does not go into detail as to their creation.

Working with Existing Structured Documents

  1. About Structured Authoring
  2. Why FrameMaker for Structured Authoring
  3. Structured Features
  4. Setting up for Structured Documents
  5. Working with the Structure window
  6. Working with the Element Catalog
  7. Structured FrameMaker Terms

Editing Structure

  1. Manipulating Elements
  2. Inserting elements and adding text
    1. Automatically inserting of children elements
  3. Importing a Structured Flow
    1. Correcting invalid elements
  4. Working with Elements
    1. Moving Elements
    2. Wrapping and Unwrapping Elements
    3. Merging and Splitting Elements


  1. Working with Attributes
    1. Changing attribute display
    2. Choosing attribute values
  2. Inserting New Elements and Attributes
  3. Recognizing and Correcting Attributes with Errors


  1. Validating a Document’s Structure
  2. Special Cases for Elements and Attributes

Advanced Structure

  1. Element Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Inserting elements
  3. Unstructured document conversion with preexisting Conversion Table
  4. Converting from Structured FrameMaker to XML
  5. Working with XML files directly in FrameMaker
    1. Local Formatting limitations

Anchored Frames

  1. Working with Anchored Frames in a Structured Document
  2. Adding Captions

Working with Cross References, System Variables and Footnotes

  1. Using cross-references in a structured document
  2. Using system variables in a structured document
  3. Using footnotes in a structured document

Working with Tables

  1. Working with tables in a structured document
  2. Basic table structure
  3. Adding elements and text to table cells
  4. Inserting table footnotes

Structured Templates

  1. Creating Structured Documents
  2. Extracting EDD from document
    1. EDD review

Structured Books

  1. Marking Text for an Index
  2. Working with Tables of Contents and Indexes in a Structured Book
  3. Finalizing Book Structure

Output: XML

  1. Converting FrameMaker Files to XML