Re: Wildcard searches & Frame doc error

Subject: Re: Wildcard searches & Frame doc error
From: Barbara Hallnan <barbara -at- EJV -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 09:10:49 -0500

Dot, Framers, and Tech Writers,

Well Dot, my face is red! I'm so used to software requiring
tab-separated (or comma-separated) fields for table conversion
that I selectively inattended (i.e. stupidly continued to
ignore) the "treat each paragraph as a row with cells separated
by 2 or more spaces" option in FrameMaker.

And it works! Now all I have to do is convert the
whole ascii file to a table and then delete the 2
columns in the middle that I don't want.

Thanks Dot, and thanks to all others who've provided
useful info about wildcard searching. And Frame,
you _still_ need to fix _your_ documentation!

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Dot James replied to the original post:

> >Massage data like the following so that the first
> >and last fields are tab-separated with no spaces in
> >front of the first item --- all ready to be copied
> >into a Frame table.

> Barbara, am I missing something in your question? If the purpose was to convert an ASCII table into Framemaker, all you have to do is use FMK's table conversion feature with "treat each paragraph as a row with cells separated by 2 or more spaces."

> --
> Dot James in San Jose, CA "The secret of happiness is not doing
> dot -at- hpoemb05 -dot- sj -dot- hp -dot- com what one likes to do, but in liking
> dotjames -at- paladin-usa -dot- com what one has to do." -- Sir James Barrie


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