At 06:03 AM 7/10/2006, Kay Ethier wrote:
>Good suggestion, but with the number of markers with long entries, having
>them do find/replaces each time they regenerate would be a pain.  They are
>using XML and Structured Frame to automate processes, and having this
>process break down is a serious glitch to them.

   The find/replace technique would need to be automated, either with a 
plug-in, FrameScript, or using a conversion table to structure the 
generated index, saving it to XML for XSLT processing, and then opening it 
back up in FrameMaker.
   Is the customer editing the markers in FrameMaker or in XML? With some 
conventions about formatting and font changes, it's fairly straightforward 
to duplicate FrameMaker's index functionality in XSLT, generating 
cross-references for all the page numbers.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lynne A. Price
>Frank, Scott,
>    Very interesting. I created a MIF file in which I inserted an Index
>marker containing 900 characters and also a variable whose definition had
>900 characters. I opened the MIF file and saved the result back to MIF.
>Both 900-character strings were still there, so the entire length indeed is
>stored in the document.
>    When I inserted the variable in the text, all 900 characters appear.
>However, when I created an index, only the first 255 characters from the
>marker text appear in the index entry. Thus, getting all the text into the
>marker isn't sufficient to create the desired index.
>    Do any of the very long index entries differ after the 255th character?
>If not, you might want to use an abbreviation of the full text in the
>markers, generate the index, and then do a global replace of the short
>names with their longer equivalents.
>          --Lynne

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