In Framemaker 2017, I don't understand some preference settings:
Fragen über Fragen.
Perhaps you can give me a helping hand. Many thanks in advance.
Well, #1 refers to the creation of files that will work on both Windows & Unix machines - that's because Filename.fm and FILENAME.FM are the same file in Windows, but are different in Unix (or Linux) environments.
Thank you, I understand. Case sensitive naming is an issue, but ...
I choose the name of a file. What does FM do with this file name?
I can see no difference - no matter what's the file naming: Windows, UNIX or Macintosh.
By the way:
An incomprehensible setting is a non-existent setting.
For me, there are still 15½ incomprehensible preference settings.
What about No. 2-16? Has nobody ever used these settings?
For many of your questions you find an answer on Entries in maker.ini and other configuration files , For example:
AutoCollapseIconicPanels:On: when a panel is in iconic mode, clicking the icon of the panels in FM opens the panel. When focus goes away from the panel it collapses to an icon.
HidePodsOnClose: On: Closing panels they are hidden but are still active in the memory and may affect FM performance
Off: FM removes the panels when they are closed. To display them again, choose them from the FM menus.
Some of the settings do not have an equivalent in maker.ini:
Cursor Movement: This is relevant for right-to-left languages (Hebrew, Arabic) intermixed with left-to-right (western) text.
You can find explanations at Help > FrameMaker Basics > user Interface > Preferences dialog