Change templates for blank paper and text files

You can change the custom template for blank paper so that it contains the formats you want. The template can contain the same formats as any other template, except for the page layout. The master page layout, number of columns, and margins are determined when you create the blank paper documents.

You can also change the custom template that FrameMaker uses when you open text files.

note:   You can change the filename that FrameMaker looks for when it creates a blank paper document or opens a text file.

Change the template for blank paper

1)Change a document so it contains the formats and settings you want. Leave existing master pages empty and do not create custom master pages.

2)Remove all text frames from both the left and right master pages—even if a document is single-sided. (If the document is single-sided, choose Format > Page Layout > Pagination, select Double Sided, and click Set. Then select and delete the text frames on the master pages.)

3)Choose Special > Delete Pages and delete all body pages.

4)Save the document, using the Custom file in the FrameMaker fminit folder. (When you choose New > Adobe FrameMaker document from the context menu in a folder or on the desktop, the Shellnew.fm file is used.)

Change the template for text files

1)Change a document so it contains the formats and settings you want. For example, you can place headers and footers, a Paragraph Catalog, and master page graphics in the template docu­ment.

2)Delete all text on the body pages.

3)Click in the empty text frame on page 1, and tag it with the paragraph format you want all text in the document to use. The default template uses the Body paragraph format.

4)Save the document, using the txttmplt file in the FrameMaker fminit folder.


September 30, 2016

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