New Indexing/Marker Control Tool for FrameMaker Users

Subject: New Indexing/Marker Control Tool for FrameMaker Users
From: Frank Stearns <franks -at- FSATOOLS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 07:34:43 -0800

======================= NEW TOOLS FOR FRAMEMAKER =======================


IXgen is a suite of power indexing and marker-management utilities,

o Marker Expand/Collapse -- expand markers into the main text flow so that
markers can be created or edited in context. When done, collapse the
marker text back into markers.

o Generate Editable Marker List/Apply Edited Marker List -- generate a
sorted list of markers. Make marker edits in the context of a sorted
list. When done, reflect those changes back to the source markers. Make
all your marker updates in one central place without moving among the
various source files.

o Markers from Tags -- build new markers from the paratext of selected tags.

o Permute Markers -- permute existing markers into new markers

o Capitalization -- specify capitalization rules for each level of an
index entry. IXgen will adjust marker capitalization as needed.

o Markers from Keywords -- make up a list of key words. IXgen will look for
matches in the source file(s) and insert a new marker where a match is
found. Accept/reject matches interactively or run in batch mode.

IXgen works on any marker type, not just index markers. IXgen doubles as a
full-featured marker manager, not just an indexing tool.

You can apply IXgen activity to just a highlighted area, an entire file,
or an entire book. Use one or more IXgen tools, in any sequence, at any

IXgen is primarily a new interface to the marker system. Nothing new is
added to the structure or format of the document file. Thus, documents
processed by IXgen remain fully compatible with FrameMaker where IXgen
is not installed.

For more detailed information on IXgen or any of our other tools for
FrameMaker, please contact:

Frank Stearns Associates

franks -at- fsatools -dot- com

Toll free in USA: 800/567-6421
Outside USA: 206/892-3970
Fax: 206/253-1498

IXgen is a fully supported and documented product.

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