Hello Bob and fellow framers, there is a quicker way for the last part the process you described: "...rename the tag to the appropriate character format in your template, then reimport your template, then delete the charfmt tags from your catalog."
It's a GREAT plug-in called TemplateMapper. More info here: http://www.stc-carolina.org/sigs/frame/tools/mapper.html I don't know if the price information is still up-to-date though. I's been a while since we heard from Chris. Are you still "out there", Chris? Best regards Yves Barbion Technical Writer Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor ____________________________________ U&I Learning NV (formerly ATEK NV) Molenaarsstraat 111 B-9000 Gent Belgium Tel.: +32 9 265 74 72 Fax: +32 9 265 74 84 www.uni-learning.com ____________________________________ Robert Kern wrote: > Marcus, > > We get hard coded stuff coming over from Word all the time. The most > efficient way we've found to find and tag all of it with the > appropriate character tag is to use the file/utilities/create and > apply formats. This will create a format for any untagged and hard > coded formatting, ie charfmt1, charfmt2, charfmt3, etc... You then > just isolate what characteristic each new tag represents, then rename > the tag to the appropriate character format in your template, then > reimport your template, then delete the charfmt tags from your > catalog. This also works well for paragraph formats. > > If someone has a quicker way to do this, I'd love to learn :) > > > -bob > > Robert Kern > President, TIPS Technical Publishing, Inc. > 108 E. Main Street, Suite 4 > Carrboro, NC 27510 > www.technicalpublishing.com > bob at technicalpublishing.com > 919-933-2629 phone and fax > > > Marcus Carr wrote: > >> >> Hi all, >> >> I would like to convert text formatted as bold into text formatted by >> a character format. >> >> I don't think this should be hard, but it seems that there are likely >> to be a number of ways of skinning this cat, and I'm interested in >> the pros and cons. Any good plug ins or API clients available? Thanks >> in advance, >> >> >