Re: FrameMkr question-formats

Subject: Re: FrameMkr question-formats
From: Chris Despopoulos <cud -at- arrakis -dot- es>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 20:42:22 +0200

Question was, how to import only *one* pgf format from doc A
into any number of other documents.

Actually, this doesn't need to be terribly difficult. To
get the format into another document:

Put the IP (Insertion Point) in a paragraph that uses the
format you want to copy.

Choose Copy > Special > Paragraph Format.

Put the IP in the other document, preferably in a paragraph
that should have the new format.

Choose Paste.

If you need the format to be in the catalog, open the
Paragraph Designer and click Apply... You'll get the choice
to add the new format to the catalog. (Remember, the IP
must still be in the paragraph with new format.)

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Now, let's say you have a book, and the file you just added
the format to is in that book. Then you can use Import
Formats for the book to import ALL the pgf formats FROM that
one doc INTO the book. This usually works well because all
the files in a book typically use the same template...
Their pgf catalogs should match. Anyway, you can choose
*only* the documents that will take the import.

If you just have a bunch of documents scattered across you
disk and they all need this new format, you pretty much have
to paste it into each one separately.

Ok, so I know this seems screwy to a Word user. The
assumption in Maker is that you have templates and use them
consistently. Given that assumption, the work flow isn't
too cumbersome. In a more ad-hoc world, it is indeed
clumsy. But as a Maker user going to Word, let me assure
you there are equally strange things going the other way.

Cheers, and good luck cud




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