Joe, Here is another technique (somewhat manual) to segregate and alphabetize your desired terms into a glossary.
Use the FIND command to find "character tag" (put character tag name in field.) When you find first instance, open up the Special=>Marker window and choose "glossary". The selected text is already copied into the marker window. Click on the [New Marker] button. Repeat FIND to select next instance, and repeat creating new marker. If you are in windows, CTR-SH f -- is the short cut for "find next." ALT s m -- is a shortcut for opening the markers windows. When you are finished, Special=>Index of ... markers ... choose "glossary" for type and generate. In the generated Index of Markers document, you can manually delete the alpha sort characters and page numbers. Or, you can edit the "IOM" reference page to have the document not generate page numbers (delete <$pagenum>); go back to the source document and regenerate the IOM document. In the generated file you can search for [paragraph tag] "GroupTitlesIOM" and "change all" in doc with text [blank] ... this will leave a generated document that only contains an alpha sorted list of your terms. If you have in-house expertise to develop a FrameMaker plug-in, it would be fairly easy to automate these steps. Maxwell Hoffmann Manager of Applications Engineering ENLASO Corporation T: 805 494 9571 * F: 805 435 1920 E: mhoffmann at translate.com ENLASO Corporation provides quality enterprise language solutions and exceeds client expectations through continuing research, development, and implementation of effective localization processes and technologies. Visit: www.translate.com for more information or to subscribe to our complimentary localization newsletter. Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 16:20:35 -0700 From: "Joe Malin" <jma...@tuvox.com> Subject: Glossary tools To: <framers at lists.frameusers.com>, <techwr-l at lists.techwr-l.com> Message-ID: <144FACB355C4F7469CE7D9B7E51E327F01EB766B at tuvoxex.tuvox.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Hi! Scattered through my current book I have important terms that I'd like to collect into a glossary. These terms are marked with a special character tag that only they use. Does anyone out there have a great idea for a tool or process (or both) that would help me collect the terms? I don't really need their *definitions*, just the words themselves. Joe TuVox, Inc. 19050 Pruneridge Avenue Suite 150, Cupertino, CA 95014-0715 Joe Malin Technical Writer (408)625.1623 jmalin at tuvox.com www.tuvox.com <http://www.tuvox.com/> The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.