Adobe Framemaker/Table Flow

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I have a 1000 row Excel file with 13 columns. I need the first 6 columns on all the left hand pages and the last 7 columns on all the right hand pages. Is there an easy way to accomplish this in FrameMaker 10? The end product is a perfect bound book.

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John - There is no "easy" way that I know of that will accomplish what you want to do.
You could create X number of disconnected pages then manually connect pages 1,3,5,7,9, etc.,
then manually connect pages 2,4,6,8, etc.
Then start columns 1 thru 6 on page 1 and columns 7 thru 13 on page 2.
You would not have your Left and Right Pages, but you could manually set those up.

With only 1000 rows, and figuring 40 to 50 rows per page, (allowing for header and footer)this would only take 20-25 pages.

Regards, Wayne

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Wayne Johnson

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Basic set-up of books, master pages, generation of List of Effective pages (LEP), Indexing, auto-numbering. Various ways to import graphics, including advantages and disadvantages of importing into a text frame or importing into a "blank" page. Using a "book" to generate PDF files, with hyperlinking. Customization of function keys, currently setup for Frame 7.0 i.e. change F1 to turn "Change bar" On and Off, F2 to "Cut" a selection, F3 to copy, F4 to Paste, F6 to set line to "TOP OF PAGE" and Shift F6 to start line "anywhere" these can be easily your current config files and if you do not like them - old config files can be restored. I have no expertise in Structured Framemaker, (i.e. XML or SGML).

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10 years working with Framemaker, all version through Version 7.0
Primarily writing to Aviation ATA spec 100. Currently responsible for maintaining all company published maintenance documents in Framemaker and PDF and making them accessible through the company intranet.

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