In a situation where only the name changes, I find that it is *much* more maintainable to use a variable for the product name because you only have to make a change in one place (the variable's value definition) when one of the names changes or when a new variant is added to the list. If you use conditional text for product names, you have to use Find/Change to locate and update every instance of any name that changes and you have to add a new condition and explicitly add new conditionalized content in each appropriate location when a new product name is added to the list. It's *much* more time consuming and *much* more prone to errors (particularly considering the shortcomings of FrameMaker's Find/Change command).
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Anne Robotti Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 11:48 AM To: Schoen, Brady Cc: framers at frameusers.com Subject: RE: Hiding Pages? > Exactly. But the important concept is that it is content (text, > graphics) > that gets conditionalized to be hidden rather than the pages > that contain the content. > > My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. > Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ Which, of course, is even better because you can fine-tune the entire book for a specific product. I have a product that gets OEM'ed under four different names. NOTHING changes except the name of the product and the faceplate (and the price, I imagine, but I digress.) So some of my lines look like "Configuring the ProdAProdBProdCProdD for Ethernet Access" when you uncondition all the text. Hide the ProdB, ProdC and ProdD condition tags, and it turns into "Configuring the ProdA for Ethernet Access." (Just showing Brady an example of how it might work in a finer context than a page.) Anne -------------------------------------------------------- The information contained in or attached to this e-mail contains confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is PROHIBITED. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete the e-mail immediately. Thank you. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.