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FrameMaker commands

Neither the manual nor the online help of FrameMaker contains a complete list of the commands and shortcuts. First command summaries were done manually by Shlomo Perets from Microtype. Later a FrameScript became available from itl: Report FM commands.

FrameMaker commands (the escape sequences) are platform independent. Since most of them reflect the corresponding menu item they depend on the UI language. For example, the command to insert a nonbreaking hyphen is ESC - h (en); ESC - w (de) and ESC - I (fr).

Purpose of this information

With the data provided in the tables you will

Configuration file

The configuration files ($FMHOME/fminit/configui/cmds.cfg and .../mathcmds.cfg) provide information about:

Not all of these elements are defined for all commands. The order of command categories is quite awkward in the file, but for better reference I did not change it. You may also find some of the German translations of mathematical symbol a little bit... but that was not my task.

Documentation about the commands can be found in the on-line manual Changing Setup Files. The platform specific math shortcuts can be found in the platform specific commands file, e.g. wincmds.cfg.

Disclaimer

Although every possible care was taken to produce these tables, no guarantee about its correctness can be given by the editor.

The editor appreciates any notion of error to keep the table as correct as possible.

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