Maybe someone can assist. I have to create an illustrated parts catalogue in framemaker. Its is quite big with more than 5 000 parts and 200 illustrations.Is there any way to create such a document by inporting an Excel spreadsheet?
Yes, you can create very long Fm docs by importing database and spreadsheet styles. I'd be happy to take a peek at your files to give you a better answer.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply.
Hi Chris, it's easiest to hop in an online meeting to have you walk me through it.
Text or call me at 7145852335 to arrange a convenient time.
Conversely, it's also possible to generate Framemaker MIF directly from the spreadsheet. I've done it for turning a BOM into a Reference Page table of call-outs with xrefs to SKUs and descriptors.
What Matt has in mind probably has an easier learning curve.
There's evidence on the greater web that enterprises are using FM in a process that starts from a database and generates PDF on demand. There are several ways to do it, depending on the skill set at hand.
Hi how do I get the files so that can see them?
Attached please find attached an example of the data and the format needed.
Hi Chris - you can't attach stuff on the forum (except screenshots) - if you want to talk to Matt Sullivan about what you're trying to accomplish, send him a Private Message on the forum & he will respond.
And to do that, hover over his name above the first response to your question, and then click on the Message button. This will initiate a private conversation between the two of you.
re: And to do that, hover over his name above the first response to your question, and then click on the Message button.
I was just yesterday wondering where the PM send/read links were. If one chooses the correct Help link (Forum Help, not Help), and pokes around a while, they may eventually discover: The Private Message system