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Introduction to Adobe Framemaker


Framemaker is a popular desktop publishing tool used by technical communicators and is part of the Adobe Communications Suite. This course provides hands-on experience in designing a user guide with Adobe Framemaker.




4 X 60 minute sessions

Tools used

RoboHelp, Adobe Communications Suite

Course materials

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Tutorials and interactive demos
  • Online help samples
  • Course notes

Theory topics

Theory covers features of Adobe Framemaker. Students have the opportunity to implement features in their practical work:

  • Features and benefits of Framemaker
  • Differences between Framemaker and Word documents
  • Design of books and topics in Framemaker
  • Page layout and design
  • Page elements: style tags, bookmarks, tables, frames
  • Use of hypertext links and cross-references
  • Inclusion of graphics and callouts, plus advanced graphics features
  • Design for Usability, Accessibility and Search Engine Optimisation

Advanced topics

  • Multi-channel publication
  • Content-management and content tagging


Participants have the opportunity to create and present their Framemaker projects.