At 08:30 AM 5/8/2006, Jim Light wrote:
>I need to create a conversion table to convert a non-structured document
>to SFM. ... How does the conversion mechanism deal with insets?

Jim,
   Since text insets remain text insets when a document is structured, the 
conversion table cannot change the imported content. In particular, it 
cannot specify an assignment of elements within them. It can wrap a new 
element around them. Use the code TI: in the first column of the conversion 
table to specify text insets.

>My second question is: When I save a structured file as XML, if the file
>contains a text inset, is this reference saved as a reference in the XML
>file or is the content of the inset sucked into the XML file (or do I
>have a choice)?

That depends on the type of text inset. An XML text inset is saved as an 
entity reference; other text insets are converted to text on export.

         --Lynne



Lynne A. Price
Text Structure Consulting, Inc.
Specializing in structured FrameMaker consulting, application development, 
and training
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