Re: Re: Glossary tags in FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Re: Glossary tags in FrameMaker
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:52:31 -0700

The feature doesn't seem to be designed with any recognition that each entry
must be defined once but may be linked to from many points in the book. It
does not appear to me to be usable, which would explain why it's not
documented, and why the Glossary.fm example from the templates doesn't use
it.

On Sep 28, 2009 12:44 PM, "Marguerite Krupp" <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

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

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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 m...
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