Re: Re: Glossary tags in FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Re: Glossary tags in FrameMaker
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: neilson -at- windstream -dot- net, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:44:15 -0700 (PDT)

I think you can achieve what you originally wanted, but it's convoluted.

The only way I can see to make it work is to do the following in the little box where you set the marker: Bold the original term using those <$whatever> formatting conventions, then follow it with a dash and the definition you want to appear in the glossary. At the end of the process, generate your list. Define a format that makes the result look the way you want it to...for example, a hanging indent...and apply that format to your list entries. If Frame gives you a page number reference, so much the better. You'll probably have to sort on your key term, too. In "FrameMaker 7, the Complete Reference," O'Keefe and Loring give some formatting hints, but you can do anything you want as far as formatting (for some reason, I just typed "tormenting" before I corrected it!) the output.

Lotsa fun.

I checked the online help (almost nada), but I didn't check the "online manual," which might have some additional info...but don't bet the ranch on that.

Marguerite

--- On Mon, 9/28/09, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:


From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Subject: Re: Re: Glossary tags in FrameMaker
To: neilson -at- windstream -dot- net
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Monday, September 28, 2009, 2:48 PM


Yes -- that sounds exactly right! Somebody was on a Generated Lists tear, creating every kind of marker that might possibly be found useful . . . but this marker has never found a use . . .

On Sep 28, 2009, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

The Glossary tag sounds almost like a solution in search of a problem.
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