Thank you all very much for your great suggestions! I think 
that the notes in Masters page idea is great, as well as the 
conditional text. 

I really appreciate your help. 

Best regards
Jennifer K. Blom

"Ridder, Fred" <fred.ridder at>
08/10/2006 02:22 PM

        To:     <JBlom at>, <framers at>
        Subject:        RE: Hide text in Framemaker?

As suggested by other already, conditional text is the most obvious
approach. But depending on how you intend to use the non-visible
information in your process, another alternative might be a custom
marker type, since you can easily collect these as a generated list.
The downsides of this approach include these:
 - the marker dialog is one of the most annoying parts of the 
   FrameMaker user interface from a usability standpoint (although 
   the various indexing add-ons like IXgen provide highly usable 
   alternative interfaces for markers, including the ability to display
   the marker contents in-line with regular text)
 - limited character formatting capabilities
 - limit of 255 characters per marker 

And if you're working in structured mode, I'm sure that there are
a number of additional alternative approaches.

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com)
Parsippany, NJ

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Subject: Hide text in Framemaker?

Hello all, 

I'M wondering if there is a way to hide text inside a Framemaker file (I

have 7.1). I 
want to put some notes (hidden) into a particular part of one chapter
bug info.

Does anyone know if FrameMaker supports this? Many thanks!

Best regards
Jennifer K. Blom

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