RE: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?

Subject: RE: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?
From: "Tammy Van Boening" <tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:04:02 -0600

Keith,

I sooooooooo second everything you say about Flare!!! And its PDF generation
is even worse! Thanks for a good Friday laugh.

TGIF,

TVB

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Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:13 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; Scott Turner
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Subject: Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?

Word has Autotext - you can save a block of content and reinsert it
anywhere, any number of times. Any content can be saved as autotext -
tables, formatted headings, graphics, etc.


Word also has custom document properties that can be used like Flare
variables. Set the value of a custom property, insert the property
anywhere, any number of times. If you later want to change the values
shown, just change the value of the property and then update the document.

You can include custom properties inside blocks that are save as autotext.

Personally, I hate Flare with a passion. I use version 10 in my current job,
and I have found it to be buggy and unreliable. Dozens of times a day I have
to manually edit the HTML code in documents because Flare will not do
something that it should do. The way it handles tables is even worse than
the tables in FrameMaker, which I wouldn't have believed possible. And it
does NOT have a WYSIWYG interface, which in this age is not just moronic but
practically a crime against good sense.



On Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:43 PM, Robert Lauriston
<robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:



I don't find "insert variable" in word:mac 2011. Do you have to create it as
an equation?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> Word does have a variable feature. It isn't anywhere near the functional
usefulness of snippet or FM variable.

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MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?: From: Scott Turner
Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?: From: Keith Hood

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