Likewise here, as well as text insets from Reference pages. Variables = Names, short strings (ex: "Select this option to enable", "xth", "For more information, refer to:", etc.)
Insets = Table cells whose contents are identical, functionality that appears repeated times (example we have a tab that appears for every analysis; while I could make it a "general info" entry, the other tabs in this dialog are discussed in detail for each individual analysis. This is for HTML, not hardcopy, which would mean jumping back and forth. With an insert, I can ensure that the same text appears for each analysis. (Yes, I should probably re-architect this document, but that's currently not an option.) Conditions = We deliver a product that has various function levels (Standard, Premium, Advanced). Each level subsumeds the entirety of the previous level. So I have tagged those features which aare in Premium and Advanced with Premium, and those which are in Advanced are also tagged with Advanced. Setting the condition removes the tagged item(s) from view. Grant -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Beck, Charles Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 7:02 AM To: Ridder, Fred; Anne Robotti; Schoen, Brady Cc: framers at frameusers.com Subject: RE: Hiding Pages? Actually, where I have worked in the past, we used a combination of both variables *and* conditional text for multiple versions of a product. FWIW. Chuck Beck -----Original Message----- Subject: RE: Hiding Pages? 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 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Grant.Hogarth at reuters.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/grant.hogarth%40reut ers.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. To find out more about Reuters visit www.about.reuters.com Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of Reuters Ltd.