RE: Framemaker Attributes vs. Conditional Text

Subject: RE: Framemaker Attributes vs. Conditional Text
From: "Yves Barbion" <YBarbion -at- uni-learning -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:45:57 +0100

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Yves Barbion
Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor

-----Original Message-----
From: David Knopf [mailto:dklists -at- knopf -dot- com]
Sent: Thu 3/17/2005 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: Framemaker Attributes vs. Conditional Text

on 3/14/2005 9:37 AM martin_riddle -at- yahoo -dot- com wrote:
> Hello,
> I posted a question last week about how to produce PDF deliverables for
> small chunks of a large Framemaker book using element attributes. I still
> haven't figured out how to do this, so I thought I'd ask a slightly
> different, more specific question.
> Has anybody on the list used element attributes in Structured FrameMaker
> as an alternative to conditional text? Is it possible to show and hide
> text based not on conditional text settings, but based on values held by
> element attributes. If so, I'd love to discuss how you implemented this.

Yes. Attribute-driven effectivity is far more robust, flexible, and
scalable than anything you can implement with conditional text. However,
out of the box, FrameMaker does not give you everything you need to make
it work. You need to a look at a third-party tool like FrameSLT or look
at implementing a solution based on FrameScript or an FDK client.


David Knopf ~ Knopf Online ~

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