Assigning Custom Page Styles in FrameMaker
By default, each page generated by ePublisher is associated with the default page style defined in the Stationery used by your ePublisher project. This means that typically you do not need to specify a page style for pages when you generate output. However, if you want to change the page style of one page or a smaller set of pages, you can specify the page style you want to use for a page in your Adobe FrameMaker source document using the PageStyle marker.
For example, you may want to use one page style in your help system for all concept and procedure topic pages, and another page style for all context-sensitive window description topic pages in your help system. In this example, you can use the default page style for all of your concept and procedure topic pages, and then you can use a second custom page style defined in your Stationery for all context-sensitive window description topic pages in your help system.
To assign custom page styles, your Stationery and template must have the following items configured:
Custom page styles defined for your Stationery by the Stationery designer
PageStyle marker type
Your output format must also support this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 8.
For more information about creating page styles, see “Defining the Appearance of Pages” on page 146.
The following procedure provides an example of specifying custom page styles for pages in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for specifying custom page styles for pages in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To specify a custom page style for a page in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the page for the topic to which you want to assign a page style.
Insert your cursor in the location on the page where you want to insert the PageStyle marker.
On the Special menu, click Marker.
In the Marker Type field, select PageStyle from the drop-down list.
If the PageStyle marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 81.
In the Marker Text field, type the name of the custom page style the Stationery designer configured for your Stationery.
For example, if the Stationery designer configured an page style called BluePage in your Stationery, type BluePage.
Click New Marker.
Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 300.
In Output Explorer, verify ePublisher created the page using the page style you specified by clicking on the page and verifying ePublisher applied the page style you specified in the generated output. For more information about viewing output files in Output Explorer, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer” on page 305.