comparing documents with conditional text in FrameMaker

Subject: comparing documents with conditional text in FrameMaker
From: Mseidel -at- triseptsolutions -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:20:57 -0500


I inherited two sets of FrameMaker documents. The content of both is nearly
identical, with minor variations.

To simplify the update process, I've decided to use conditional text on each
pair of "twin" documents. Making them conditional was easy enough, but I
can't figure out how display one tag and compare it with the matching
original. It seems like each time I do this, the applied condition gets
overwritten and it compares to the original using both conditional tags.

I know that I can compare the new documents to each of their original
counterparts manually, but I figured it would be easier to let Frame do it
for me!

Let me know if you have any ideas or if you need me to clarify.


Michael Seidel

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