This “template” shows you how to set up a FrameMaker document that is laid out in portrait mode but can include information on “landscape” pages.  This template automates the application of the landscape page layouts using FrameMaker’s Apply Master Pages function.   The template is in FrameMaker 8 format but a MIF file is included for users of Frame 7.x.  It will also work fine for FrameMaker 9 users.

Apply Master Pages to Landscape Tables

 

3 Responses to Automating Landscape Tables in a Portrait Document

  1. BRANDON HOCK says:

    Mr. Anderson: Thanks much for this template. It works like a charm and is exactly what QA has been asking for in the next iteration of the user’s guide.

    BTW: http://www.beyondprint.com/FrameMaker_Training.html is 404.
    (On http://www.beyondprint.com/FrameMaker-training/, click “Check out what our clients are saying.”)

  2. Tim says:

    Mr. Anderson: I happened upon your tutorial at exactly the time I was trying to figure out how to apply landscape Master Pages to my document, so I’m glad I found it. However, I need to understand more. You don’t explain how it works, you just provide a file that does it. How does it work? Am I supposed to create the two paragraph formats called Anchor Landscape and Anchor Landscape End? If so, what makes them work? What type of selection do I make in the Master Page Usage dialog? Ultimately when I use your file I don’t see it behaving any differently than if the “custom” paragraph formats were in there. Thank you! -Tim

  3. Tim says:

    Tim again, sorry, correction: I meant to say in my last long sentence that I don’t see it behaving any differently than if the “custom” paragraph formats were NOT in there.