Advanced Unstructured FrameMaker (Template Design)

Take the advanced FrameMaker course and expand your knowledge of FrameMaker. We teach you, among other things, how to use templates in a smart way; this to give your documentation a professional look and feel.

Who should attend?

The ADVANCED UNSTRUCTURED FRAMEMAKER training is intended for people who have to be able to design, manage and update FrameMaker books and templates and who don’t work with XML documents.


You need to have:

  • Hands-on experience with or a working knowledge of FrameMaker
  • Attended the Unstructured FrameMaker Basics course

Training objectives

The Advanced FrameMaker training course covers the basics of template design. A key component of template design is the information model, for example DITA, because designing a template without an information model is like building a house without any construction drawings and specifications. Moreover, we also make sure that the template “works”: a professionally designed template should look nice, but it should also incorporate rules and suggestions that guide the author throughout the writing process (“guided authoring”).
We also show you examples of how you can use Unstructured FrameMaker for single-sourcing purposes.


2 days


  • Performing global changes
  • Importing formats from another template
  • Using numbered lists (paragraph autonumbering)
  • Creating new table formats
  • Creating, modifying and applying Master Pages
  • Using Reference Pages
  • Creating variables
  • Working with text insets
  • Using conditional text
  • Using hypertext markers


We can teach the classes at your company as “in-company training” or at our Flow training center in Ghent, Belgium (we provide catering).


  • One laptop* per participant with a (trial) version of the required software installed.

Make sure that your Windows User Account has Administrator privileges or User Account Control (UAC) has been disabled. In class, you may have to change configuration files or install additional software.

Maximum number of participants

8 participants

Follow-up courses