Re: FM (2015) text insets - no track text edits when imported...

Subject: Re: FM (2015) text insets - no track text edits when imported...
From: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:05:47 -0800

If it¹s any consolation, I¹ve just gone several rounds with Adobe over
features that don¹t work and the recommended solution is to write a
script, not a quick solution. I¹m dealing with conditional tags and the
unstructured FM15 interface allows you to select the book level, and then
the tags that you want to delete from the book, only it crashes the book
file every time. I was told that "this had never worked even in previous
versions of FM" and I needed to write a script to bulk delete conditional
tags. Yet, you can clearly select the book level, and the tags, then the
trashcan.

I can see why people are moving away from FM - everything is a
workaround,script or MIF washing to get it to work properly.

So I feel your pain,

Laura

On 11/24/15, 10:56 AM, "Monique Semp"
<techwr-l-bounces+laurap=pluribusnetworks -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf
of monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

>>> Have you tried using text insets for reused content, instead of copy
>>>and paste?
>
>> Hmm.. that¹s an idea. But a bit much overhead for something that won¹t
>>always be a duplicated chunk. The use case I¹m working with is what Word
>>actually handles quite well: *moving* content. So although the
>>copy/paste thing makes it seem like a text inset is appropriate, it¹s
>>actually unnecessary because I¹m deleting the original. But I didn¹t say
>>that.
>
>> But it¹s good to hear (or infer and hope that it¹s true) that track
>>changes will show in a text inset because I¹m using text insets for lots
>>of things, and lots will be edited for this release.
>Bummer. I just tried using a text inset that has tracked changes showing.
>But whether I import it by reference or by copy, the result is the same:
>the track text edits do not show. That is, it¹s the same result as just
>copy/pasting regular text within the FrameMaker .fm file. I believe that
>I¹ve tried all the possible options for ³Formatting of Imported Flow²,
>and none result in getting the tracked changes to show up in the file
>into which the inset is imported.
>The FrameMaker help doesn¹t seem to address the possibility of tracked
>edits in text insets, in any fashion that I could see. (I¹ve looked in
>detail at the sections for track text edits and for text insets, and it
>seems like they¹re totally independent things.)
>That¹s quite a pity, and I¹d be pleased to hear any suggestions for
>workarounds or other options that would get me to where I want: easily
>showing, in multiple docs, the revisions to a topic that¹s shared among
>multiple docs. (I¹m using unstructured, so perhaps the Structured version
>would help. But I¹ve certainly no time to deal with converting things to
>DITA/structured now.)
>-Monique
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