A couple of suggestions/ideas... This would be a perfect application for change pages, which freeze the student book pagination but allow insertion of instructor pages. It's an undocumented FM feature -- Esc, p , z. I'm guessing that because it's undocumented, it's not officially supported, but it's been around for years and is still in 7.2. Ric Quatro, a FM scripter, was working on a plug-in that would make managing the change pages easier, but I don't know the status. He's at frameexpert.com. Might be worth checking with him, and at least playing with the feature.
Second, if it was me, I'm not sure I'd jump on the "separate text boxes with conditional text." Before I committed to it, I think I'd at least test adding a second text frame to all pages to manage a separate text flow for the instructor material -- Flow B, say. Which you could either write in directly, or use to hold an imported file, so the instructor's material could be worked on separately. Third idea.... I think I'd also consider an alternate work flow in which you finished the student workbook and generated a .pdf. Then used Acrobat to extract the pages as individual graphic files and import them into the FM files for the instructor's guides (probably at reduced size). The student page numbers and so on would all still be visible and in order, but you'd have a lot more room and flexibility to handle the instructor's material, including graphics... Cheers, Art On 8/23/06, Gutierrez, Anita <anita.gutierrez at sage.com> wrote: > > Greetings Framers, > > My company consists of several business units that each currently use > their own training workbook templates (all are on Frame 6 or 7). We > have developed a standard curriculum template to which each business > unit will transition, and now we have the opportunity to enhance this > new template to allow us to generate instructor guides from the > workbooks. <snip> -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358