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FrameMaker I: Getting Your Feet Wet


This course provides an introduction to Adobe FrameMaker, which is perhaps the most widely used authoring tool for technical communicators. In this course, you become familiar with the user interface and learn the basic features of the program.

This course covers the following material:

  • Introduction to FrameMaker
  • Paragraph and Character Tags
  • Templates
  • Tables
  • Graphics
  • Anchored Frames

The material for this course was created for Adobe FrameMaker 7.0 for Windows. If you use an earlier version, slight differences may exist in the product interface. Before taking this course, you should be familiar with basic word processing and file management on the Windows platform.


After completing this course, you will be familiar with:

  • creating and applying paragraph and text formatting.
  • modifying templates and importing document formats.
  • inserting and formatting default tables, and creating new table formats.
  • creating and modifying graphics, and inserting graphics using anchored frames.


Assessment for this course is based on three projects. These projects, along with their due dates are listed in the following table. Projects should by emailed to the instructor by the end of the week in which they are due.


  • Paragraph and Character Tags  (Week 2)
  • Templates (Week 3)
  • Final Project I (Week 6)

course quick facts
course code DED299-A
cost $299.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Jana Owens is a Senior Technical Writer and Team Lead with over 7 years experience in Technical Writing and 6 years experience designing and developing Web sites. Owens has taught a number of technical writing courses, including online FrameMaker I and II courses.