Adobe Framemaker training
Authoring structured FrameMaker documents

2 days £550+ VAT


Dates and booking

Newbury training centre

Key details

Key details

FrameMaker training course teaching the fundamentals of structured authoring, and working with structured FrameMaker templates.

At the end of the course you will feel confident with FrameMaker’s structured authoring environment, and will have an understanding of the steps required to produce a valid document instance prior to export to SGML or XML.

Scheduled (public) FrameMaker training courses are available at Newbury only. For details, see Newbury training centre.

Accredited FrameMaker training

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

Expert trainers

FrameMaker training is hosted by Adobe Certified Instructors, who are Adobe Certified Experts in the application, with over 20 years’ experience working as a technical authoring professional.

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 have a good working knowledge of FrameMaker used in standard (unstructured) mode, i.e. be familiar with the techniques taught in our Introduction to FrameMaker and FrameMaker template creation courses.

FrameMaker version

Training is based primarily on FrameMaker 2017, as contained in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2019. The techniques taught are relevant to all recent releases of FrameMaker.

Our guarantees to you

Our price guarantee is your assurance that you’re getting the best value for money.

Our training guarantee ensures that you learn the concepts and skills you need.

On-request FrameMaker training available

As well as our scheduled courses, Authoring structured FrameMaker documents training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group, hosted at one of our centres, or your venue.

On-request training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in FrameMaker. Please contact us for a quote.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for FrameMaker training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.


If a company or delegate cancels an FrameMaker training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Course content

Course content

Getting started

  • Working with special characters
  • Editing text
  • Setting up files
  • Viewing preferences
  • Navigation techniques
  • Saving documents as PDF, XML, SGML and HTML.
  • Spell Check, Find and Change

The structured environment

  • What is an Element and why do I need one?
  • What is the purpose of the an Attribute?
  • Setting up the document window and structure view
  • When should you use one instead of the other
  • Learning quick ways of navigating around the structure view
  • Setting up the element catalog.

Working with text elements

  • Creating a document by inserting valid elements.
  • Editing an existing document structure by moving, wrapping, unwrapping, changing, splitting and merging elements.


  • Understanding what an attribute is and how to edit them.
  • Setting attribute view options.
  • Setting attribute options on new elements

Working efficiently with keyboard shortcuts

  • Learning a small set of shortcuts to Insert, Wrap, Unwrap, Change and Nudge an Element

Importing files into a structured flow

  • Importing a structured flow from another FrameMaker document into an existing file and correcting errors


  • Running the validation tool through the document to check for any structural errors

Object elements

  • Inserting cross-references, variables, graphics and footnote elements
  • Manipulating the cross-reference dialog box
  • Understanding the role of the anchored frame
  • Inserting system and user variables

Table elements

  • Inserting tables into a structured flow
  • Editing the contents and structure of the table


  • Learning the syntax for marking text for an Index

Book building

  • Creating a multi-file book and setting the numbering and pagination options across the files in the book
  • Reordering the files in the book
  • Updating the book to ensure the integrity of the numbering and links

Tables of contents

  • Generating a TOC across the files in the book

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