Thanks, John, but this is a one-shot deal.

First, I'd never get a scripting product in here. The applications have to
have specific functions they can test before installing.

Second, if I was to use someone like Rick, it would be a 4 month process
for each one I tried to get.

I cannot install anything. It has to be done by the right department.

John X Posada
AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | US FCC & RC Systems Control & Analytics
| HSBC North America Holdings Inc
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From:   John Sgammato <john.sgamm...@actifio.com>
To:     John X Posada/HBUS/HSBC@HSBC02
Cc:     framers <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
Date:   04/23/2015 01:56 PM
Subject:        Re: What FM plugin suite give the most bang?



I'd look into FrameScript. There are many useful free scripts available,
and you can write your own or contract someone to write them for you.  I
highly recommend Rick Quatro, whose wizardry has dramatically expanded what
I can do with unstructured FrameMaker 12.

Two examples of easy, effective cleanup:
* ArchiveFM.fso does pretty much what the late Bruce Foster's Archive
plugin did - it takes all the files, images, and text insets in a book,
even those referenced from distant folders, and puts them in a ZIP archive.
In seconds you can blow away all those extra images that aren't used in a
book.
* TidyImport.fso enable you to clean up a doc with too many extra para and
character tags by doing a CleanImport from a known good clean template or
chapter. Not just those, but Para, Char, Table, Variable, x-ref,
conditions, color defs, math defs, doc properties, object styles, reference
pages and page layouts.

FrameScript is $179 for a single license. See https://framescript.com/

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 1:35 PM, <john.x.pos...@us.hsbc.com> wrote:

  Hi, guys...I'm using FM11 unstructured and I maintain quite a large
  document set...10 books of 2,000 pages each give or take.

  Because of the amount of time I spend on housekeeping, I'm ready to take
  a
  stab at adding plugins that will save me time. In addition, I may be
  bringing in a team of 3-4 writers and I want the files to be as clean as
  possible. When you evolve to 20,000 pages of document from an initial 195
  pages in 2 years, ya get careless at times.

  Now...I'm in a very locked down environment, so I know I'm in for a
  battle...this very well can be a 3-6 month project and I may loose.

  Money is no object. I was able to easily justify a $500 application just
  to
  check broken links (3 bullet points in an email) , but it took 4 months
  to
  work through the process from "request to license".

  So...if I was to try to put together a shopping list together with as
  many
  plugin components in as few different products as possible, what should
  that be?

  Thanks

  John X Posada
  AML Syst & Ops Supt Data Analyst | US FCC & RC Systems Control &
  Analytics
  | HSBC North America Holdings Inc
  330 Madison Ave., NY NY

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