I recently finished a custom FrameMaker training class where two issues were addressed:
- FrameMaker's annoying habit of NOT letting you use the scroll wheel on your mouse.
- Importing tables from Word is a train-wreck. There aren't "header rows" and there's a ton of custom formatting you have to remove.
There are two plug-ins you can get (one costs, one is free) that will solve these two problems:
First, the ability to use the Scroll Wheel: There is a free utility available at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/2060/freewheel.html. Freewheel provides mouse wheel support for applications that do not directly support the IntelliPoint mouse wheel. It runs on Windows 9x or Windows NT as a tray icon, which you can hide if you dislike clutter in your tray.
Now for the table trouble: There is a $60 utility called TableCleaner. Go to http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/tablecleaner/ for the download. TableCleaner is a plugin that gives you more control over FrameMaker tables. Some commands work on selected cells and tables, while other can change all of the tables in a document at once. This plugin was especially designed to help format tables imported from Word.