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.
Authoring structured FrameMaker documents 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 gov.uk.
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 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 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 course.
Training can be based on any version of FrameMaker to suit you.
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.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request Authoring structured FrameMaker documents course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request Authoring structured FrameMaker documents course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
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.
- 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
- 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
- Inserting tables into a structured flow
- Editing the contents and structure of the table
- Learning the syntax for marking text for an Index
- 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
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…
- 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 Authoring structured FrameMaker documents 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.