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                 Adobe Certified Expert Program

                ADOBE FRAMEMAKER® 5.5
           PRODUCT PROFICIENCY EXAM BULLETIN
                     Exam# 9A0-004
Adobe FrameMaker 5.5                                                Adobe Certified Expert Exam Bulletin




Test Content: Topic Areas and Objectives
Following is a detailed outline of the information covered by the Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 Product
Proficiency Exam.

 1. General information about FrameMaker 5.5
• Identify issues and describe recommended techniques regarding using FrameMaker on
    different platforms.
•   Identify key benefits of FrameMaker.
•   Identify issues related to long document technical publications.
•   Identify broadly applicable issues for working with FrameMaker. (Includes user interface issues,
    and opening and saving documents.)
•   Identify the reason FrameMaker is referred to as an “integrated publishing solution”.

 2. Word processing features
• Describe the appropriate use of FrameMaker’s basic word processing capabilities. (Includes
    cutting, copying, and pasting text, properties of the Clipboard, selecting, clearing, and deleting
    text, and printing one-color documents.)
•   Identify appropriate procedures for using FrameMaker word processing tools—the Spelling
    Checker, Thesaurus, and Find/Change—and describe the properties of these tools.

 3. Character formatting
• Identify characteristics of untagged font properties and describe the issues and procedures
    involved in using them to format text.
•   Identify the issues involved in using character formatting. Identify the properties of character
    formats. Describe how to create, remove, apply, and use character formats.

 4. Paragraph formatting
• Identify the Basic or Default Font settings used to produce a given effect on a paragraph. Given
    an effect on a paragraph, identify the Basic or Default Font settings used to produce the effect.
•   Identify the autonumber format used to create a given autonumbered list (including text-only
    lists created using autonumbering). Given an autonumber format, identify an autonumbered
    list entry created using that format.
•   Describe the function of Pagination properties and describe how to use Pagination properties
    to create a given type of heading or accomplish a given pagination task.
•   Identify the appropriate use of Advanced Properties or Table Cell properties in a given
    situation.
•   Describe the properties of FrameMaker tabs, and identify issues and describe procedures related
    to working with tabs.
•   Identify general issues regarding paragraph formats. Identify the properties sheet on which a
    specific property is located.




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 5. Tables
• Determine the appropriate steps to create a table, add text, sort the table and select table
    contents. Identify ways in which table cells, rows, and columns can be added, deleted, and
    manipulated.
•   Identify the Basic table property used to produce a given effect on a table. Given a Basic table
    property, describe how it affects the appearance of a table. (Includes adding, removing or
    changing the position of a table title; changing the indents, space above or space below the table;
    changing the default cell margins, alignment of a table, and where a table starts on a page;
    determining the order of numbering cells in a table containing autonumbered paragraphs, and
    how many orphan rows are allowed in a multi-page table.)
•   Identify the settings used to create a given default ruling or shading pattern.
•   Identify whether custom ruling and shading settings are necessary to create a given ruling or
    shading pattern. Given a ruling or shading pattern, identify the custom ruling and shading
    settings used to deviate from a default ruling and shading pattern.
•   Describe how to use the Table Designer to apply settings to a table without changing the
    definition of the table format; and identify issues describe procedures involved with the creation
    and use of table formats.

 6. Document design
• Identify the issues and describe procedures involved with using master pages. (Includes
    designing single and double-sided documents using master pages; adding custom master pages
    and applying them to body pages; setting up background information on the master pages;
    knowledge of the properties of text flows and how they are used on master pages.)
•   Describe the properties of variables. Identify the circumstances in which a variable is
    appropriate and which type of variable is appropriate in a given situation. Determine the type
    of variable that is appropriate to accomplish a given task. Describe procedures required to create
    or modify a variable to accomplish a given task.
•   Identify the issues and describe the procedures involved with using reference pages to store
    frequently-used text or graphics. Describe the properties of items on reference pages.
•   Describe the issues and procedures involved with printing color documents. Identify the
    methods FrameMaker uses to define color. Describe how to create and modify colors, and use
    custom colors.
•   Identify the issues and procedures involved with using footnotes in FrameMaker. (Including
    adding and deleting footnotes; controlling how footnotes are numbered; describing similarities
    and differences between table footnotes and regular document footnotes; and modifying the
    configuration of footnotes by turning them into straddles.)




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 7. Long document handling
• Describe the issues and procedures involved with assembling several documents into a book.
    (Includes cross-platform issues as they relate to book files; creating book files; adding
    documents to and removing documents from book files; identifying generated documents in a
    book file; rearranging the documents in a book file; automatically generating page and chapter
    numbers; importing paragraph formats; and updating cross-references and text insets.)
•   Describe how to create and update generated files (including but not limited to tables of
    contents and indexes). Describe the issues and procedures involved with creating the entries of
    generated files.
•   Identify the issues and procedures involved in using templates to format generated files.
    Describe the issues and procedures involved in using reference pages to format generated text.
•   Describe the properties of cross-references; identify the issues involved in creating, formatting,
    and managing cross-references. Determine the cross-reference definition used to produce a
    given cross reference.

 8. Using graphics
• Identify the appropriate tool and method for creating a given FrameMaker object (including
    but not limited to text frames and text lines). Determine the appropriate object to use to
    accomplish a given task. Identify the properties of the element which make it appropriate for a
    given task and describe the steps used to accomplish the task.
•   Determine the appropriate editing tool, command, or technique used to perform a given editing
    task on a FrameMaker drawing (including but not limited to using gravity, rotating, aligning,
    distributing, moving, and resizing objects). Describe the behavior of editing tools or commands
    and describe how that behavior makes the tool or command appropriate for the task. Identify
    the procedures used to accomplish a given editing task.
•   Describe the properties of graphic frames and anchored frames. Describe the differences
    between anchored frames and graphic frames. Determine under what circumstances a graphic
    frame is appropriate for accomplishing a given task. Determine under what circumstances an
    anchored frame is appropriate for accomplishing a given task, and describe the steps and
    techniques used to accomplish that task.
•   Identify issues involved with importing graphics into documents. (Includes issues of resolution,
    which file formats can be imported, and the difference between importing an image by copying
    or by reference.)

 9. On-line Help
• Identify the general circumstances in which on-line help is useful. Determine the specific aspect
    of on-line help (main menu, index, context-sensitive help, shortcuts, or on-line manuals) that
    is appropriate for obtaining assistance in a given situation. Given a specific aspect of on-line
    help, determine the circumstances in which it is useful.




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10. Document management
• Identify the circumstances in which conditional text is useful. Describe the properties of
    conditional text and how those properties are applied when working with conditional text.
•   Identify the circumstances in which the Compare Documents utility is useful. Identify the
    features and limitations of the document comparison process. Describe the steps involved in
    using the Compare Documents utility to compare documents.
•   Identify the circumstances in which the Word Count report is useful. Identify the features and
    limitations of the Word Count report; and describe the steps involved in generating a Word
    Count report.
•   Identify the circumstances in which text insets are useful. Describe the properties of text insets.
    Describe the procedures involved in creating and managing text insets. Identify the advantages
    of updating text insets manually versus automatically.

11. Hypertext links and on-line documents
• Identify the properties and uses of hypertext links. Describe how to create hypertext links.
    Describe the most efficient methods of making the active area of a hypertext link a word, a
    phrase or an entire paragraph.
•   Identify issues and describe the steps involved in converting FrameMaker documents to
    Portable Document Format (PDF). Describe the properties of locked documents and the
    procedures involved with locking a FrameMaker document for on-line distribution, and
    unlocking a locked document for editing. Be familiar with saving documents to HTML.
•   Identify the issues and describe the procedures involved in creating hypertext links
    automatically when generating tables of contents and indexes. Identify the properties of
    hypertext links created by generating tables of contents and indexes. Describe the benefits and
    procedures involved with using hypertext links to edit table of contents and index entries.

12. Equations
• Identify the methods used to create, modify, and evaluate math equations.




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