Adobe Framemaker training
Advanced FrameMaker training

2 days
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

Master key advanced techniques for using FrameMaker in unstructured mode.

You’ll learn to:

  • Incorporate cross-references, contents, index and variables;
  • Build and maintain multi-chapter books;
  • Create and maintain FrameMaker templates, essential for consistent and efficient use.

Advanced FrameMaker training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. We can provide your training in-class at one of our centres, at your venue, or online.

Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

Been furloughed? You can still participate in training without this affecting your furloughed status, as confirmed on

In-class or online

In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.

You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.

Accredited Advanced FrameMaker training

Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide FrameMaker training.

FrameMaker courses are hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors, who are Adobe Certified Experts in FrameMaker with significant technical authoring experience. See Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

FrameMaker training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running FrameMaker.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for FrameMaker, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Adobe‑accredited FrameMaker training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following FrameMaker training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their FrameMaker trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should be familiar with the techniques taught in our Introduction to FrameMaker course, in particular character formatting, paragraphs, the table designer and master pages.

FrameMaker version

Training can be based on any version of FrameMaker to suit you.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for FrameMaker training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Advanced FrameMaker course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Advanced FrameMaker course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainers

Expert trainers

Advanced FrameMaker training courses are hosted by:

Philip Odell

Philip Odell Autodesk Certified Instructor

Philip is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), specialising in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and FrameMaker.

Philip began his working life with Texas Instruments, before joining Adobe in 1995, where he worked for five years. Philip still has links with Adobe, manning their stands and carrying out presentations when they’re exhibiting in the UK.

For the last eighteen years, Philip has worked as a graphic design specialist, consultant and trainer. He continues to use Adobe applications extensively in his day-to-day professional work.

Lynne Telfer

Lynne Telfer Autodesk Certified Instructor

Lynne Telfer is an Adobe Certified Instructor with over 25 years’ experience working as a professional trainer.

She has expert knowledge of:

  • Adobe FrameMaker – both Unstructured and Structured use. In the late nineties, Lynne worked for Adobe as a trainer, hosting their FrameMaker courses. She’s provided training in the application ever since, and is an Adobe Certified Expert in the application.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Lynne has expert knowledge of the key applications used for creative design: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Microsoft Office suite of applications, covering the mainstream applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint to advanced level.

Lynne has a BA Hons in Educational Practice from Oxford Brookes University.

Course content

Course content

Working with Text Flows

  • Discover how to create and manage single, parallel and multi-flow documents.
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting the flow


  • A discussion of the role of system and user variables
  • Creating, inserting and editing running header and footers
  • Creating new user variables

Text insets and cross-references

  • Working with imported text files
  • Inserting and maintaining cross-references within a document
  • Cross-references to other documents
  • Creating and modifying cross-reference formats

Conditional text

  • Creating a multi-version document using conditional tags

Exporting to HTML and using Hypertext markers

  • Inserting hypertext markers into your FrameMaker file.
  • Producing an HTML file from your FrameMaker source document

Template Creation

  • Creating a complete FrameMaker template from scratch including character and paragraph formats, master pages and variables

Table of contents creation

  • Generating, formatting and updating a table of contents
  • Generating a table of figures list for stand-alone documents and books
  • Creating a table of contents template

Index creation

  • Inserting and editing index markers
  • Learning the syntax for creating simple and complex indexes
  • Generating an index for a stand-alone document
  • Creating an index template

Book building

  • Creating a book from scratch
  • Setting-up document numbering and pagination properties across multiple documents within a book
  • Moving files in and out of a book
  • Inserting a TOC into a book file
  • Inserting an index into a book file
  • Updating and maintaining books to ensure cross-references, imported graphics and pages numbers are correct
  • Printing books and generating PDFs from books


  • Importing colour into documents from commercial colour palettes
  • Assigning colour to text, graphics and table objects.

The Equation Editor

  • Inserting and editing equations
Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a FrameMaker course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the FrameMaker training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online Advanced FrameMaker courses are presented by expert instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using FrameMaker.
  • If you don’t have access to FrameMaker software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.


“Course was well suited to my needs, and was run at a sensible pace.”

William H

“Very satisfied with the content of the course and the quality of the instructor.”

Patricia H