Oops, I meant to send this to the list, not just to Alison... -----Original Message----- From: Ridder, Fred Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 8:02 PM To: 'Alison Carrico' Subject: RE: Plugin for enhanced find/change operations?
It's true that if you use Copy Special to copy the character formatting of a selection, it copies all of the formatting characteristics rather than just the tag. This means that you cannot do what you describe by pasting the character formatting. But what I would do in the case you describe uses a different approach, but may require the installation of Shlomo Perets' Microtype User Interface Customization. (It's been so long since I've worked on a system that wasn't set up with the customizations that I've forgotten exactly what features are provided by that package.) First, I make sure that the character tag in question is properly set up with most of its properties set to As Is. Then I'd manually apply the tag to the first instance of the text string I want to change. Then I'd find the next instance (probably using the F3 key to repeat the previous Find operation if I was using Find/Change) and then use F5 to repeat the last character command, namely applying the character tag. Works like a champ, but I think the F3 and F4 functions are ones that came in Shlomo's package, which includes a file called customui.cfg that includes the following two lines: F3 <Modify FindNext <KeySequence /F3>> F5 <Modify CharacterRepeatLast <KeySequence /F5>> In other words, the command you need exists, but you may have to do some work to gain access to the command. Even if you don't want to install Shlomo's complete package, you should be able to set up a custom command configuration file that contains those lines. There's a soft manual in your FrameMaker installation that provides complete (but not completely accurate) documentation on the modifications you can make to the user interface via configuration files and there's also a sample.cfg file that shows four of the more common kinds of customizations. 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 Alison Carrico Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 5:45 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Plugin for enhanced find/change operations? Does anyone know of a plugin, script or workaround that will allow me to find/change text & character tags in one operation? I would like to apply a character tag to a particular character that is used in paragraphs of several different styles without changing the rest of the attributes. As far as I can tell, Frame only lets me change character attributes, not tags. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. _______________________________________________ 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 listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.