This is entirely possible through FrameScript ( 
FrameScript is a programming language for automating FrameMaker 
operations. The product is cheap (~$150), but you would need to develop 
or purchase the FrameScript program to accomplish your task. FrameScript 
does provide direct database connectivity capabilities from FrameMaker.

Other industrial-strength solutions for catalog automation include 
Miramo ( and Pattern Stream ( 


Scott White wrote:
> Is there a way to import new prices for a 1,000-page catalog into a
> Framemaker document?
> We do many large catalogs here, some with and some without pricing, and a
> potential customer wanted to know if they could update embedded pricing just
> before the files go to press. I thought I would ask the question.
> Thanks.
> Frame 7 Mac OS10, Frame 7.2 Windows XP Professional.

Alan Houser, President
Group Wellesley, Inc.

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