At 02:50 AM 8/22/2006, Egwin wrote: >I am using FrameMaker 7.2 on Windows XP Pro platform. >My XML document contains a metadatablock (=element) with 42 subelements. >I want this element to stay in my structure, but i won't see the element(s) >in my layout. >I have to keep this element in my structure because i need the possibility >to export the XML from FM.
Egwin, Possible approaches are: 1) If none of the 42 subelements can ever contain more than 255 characters, you can make them markers (possibly of a custom marker type called Metadata). 2) Make them conditional text that is hidden when you publish the document 3) Use the FDK to move them to a reference flow 4) Display them in white in a small font. Such characters still take up space. You can eliminate the visual effect by putting them in a table with a fixed row height, or by putting them in a text frame that is behind the frame with the visible characters. --Lynne Lynne A. Price Text Structure Consulting, Inc. Specializing in structured FrameMaker consulting, application development, and training lprice at txstruct.com http://www.txstruct.com voice/fax: (510) 583-1505 cell phone: (510) 421-2284