Re: Word indexes in Frame

Subject: Re: Word indexes in Frame
From: Peter Gold <pgold -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 19:36:54 -0700

I'm not sure about Word index tags, but your question about list of
existing index entries: well, it's not an automatic popup, but you can
generate the index anytime you like, and have automatic hypertext links
created as well. So you can page through the index, do a "hyper-click"
(Ctrl-RightMouse in unix; Ctrl-Alt-LeftMouse in Win; Option-Click in Mac)
and jump to the index marker (the source). You can leave the marker
window open persistently, so the marker text is visible, and you can
copy/paste/edit it into new markers as needed. Don't copy/paste the
marker itself, since they require unique IDs. Use your favorite macro
tool to automate part of these repetitive actions (on unix, Frame has
built-in macro for keystrokes; on Mac, use a 3rd party macro recorder;
Windows includes a macro recorder, or use your favorite.


Peter Gold
pgold -at- netcom -dot- com

On Tue, 10 Sep 1996, Catherine McNair wrote:

> We are currently using Word for Windows to do our software manuals, and we
> have been evaluating FrameMaker. One troubling thing we've noticed is the
> FrameMaker doesn't seem to have any means of converting Word index tags. Is
> there some way to do that, or would we really have to redo all the index
> entries?

> And when you are putting in index entries using Frame, do you get a list of
> previously defined index terms to choose from? I believe that PageMaker has
> that feature, but Word does not, which is annoying.

> Catherine McNair
> <cmcnair -at- spicer -dot- com>
> Technical Writer, Spicer Corporation
> President, STC Southwestern Ontario

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