TCN709 - Introduction to Authoring

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Last revision date Oct 12, 2012 10:26:59 AM
Last review date Oct 12, 2012 10:26:59 AM

Subject Title
Introduction to Authoring

Subject Description
Introduction to FrameMaker is a seven-week post-diploma course. It is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts and procedures for working with Adobe FrameMaker, to prepare them for co-op work placements and eventually permanent positions.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

his is the first of two FrameMaker courses, the second of which (TCN 808). Although the learning outcomes for both are the same, the first course (TCN 709) will naturally focus on introductory topics.

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

- use the FrameMaker interface efficiently
- create a FrameMaker document from scratch, from a template, by importing text, and by conversion from Word
- adapt a FrameMaker template
- use paragraph formats appropriately
- use character formats appropriately
- create, edit, and delete paragraph formats
- create, edit, and delete character formats
- use master pages
- use headers and footers effectively
- insert and format tables
- insert and format graphics
- use functionality for spelling, hyphenation, cross-references, variables, index entries
- create a book file
- create a Table of Contents file
- create and edit an Index file

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