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Chapter 1. Planning and Organizing Strategies

Chapter 1. Planning and Organizing Strategies

If you planned on writing a technical document, you wouldn’t just start writing it without an outline. If you were going on a long road trip, you wouldn’t just jump into your car without a map or some prior knowledge of how to get from point A to point B. Whether you’re writing, traveling, or doing a multitude of other activities, planning ahead is essential to the success of what you are trying to accomplish.

The same rule applies to working on Framemaker projects. The point of using a robust program like FrameMaker is to automate routine documentation tasks and, therefore, simplify the production process. Without some up-front planning, however, you’d be stuck later in the project frantically trying to correct problems that you could have avoided in the first place.

This chapter presents some things that you should think about before you start a FrameMaker project. I explore a plan to organize files by using templates to ensure consistency across documents, working with a group, and what you need to know about imported graphics. Keeping projects streamlined and organized is a good foundation for a successful project.


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