I've admittedly missed the beginning of this thread, but I would like to
comment on this:

<The Index Tools Pro plug-in claims to provide for "conditional index 
entries" .. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but it may perhaps 
make the process of conditionalizing individual markers easier.>

I've used this plug-in with conditions, and it does work to essentially
apply a condition to index markers. You can also use variables in index
entries with Index Tools Pro. 

I'm just a satisfied user.


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-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus....@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus.com at lists.frameusers.com] On
Behalf Of Scott Prentice
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 3:20 PM
To: Jeremy H. Griffith
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA?

Thanks Jeremy .. good point! Now that I read what I wrote, I can see how 
it could be misunderstood. I meant that even if you do duplicate and 
conditionalize markers just to change one word in that marker, it will 
become a mess to manage.  :)

The Index Tools Pro plugin claims to provide for "conditional index 
entries" .. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but it may perhaps 
make the process of conditionalizing individual markers easier. Our 
plugin, MarkerTools, lets you insert a custom "building block" into 
markers which maps to variables that are defined in your document .. in 
essence allowing you to have variables within markers (not possible 
without the plugin). This can give you a type of conditional control 
within a marker (especially when used in conjunction with BookVars).

..scott


Jeremy H. Griffith wrote:
> On Sun, 20 May 2007 13:30:45 -0700, Scott Prentice wrote:
>
>   
>> It's a good practice to avoid conditional content within 
>> index entries .. it's one thing to include/exclude a marker 
>> in a specific output, but if you start messing with words 
>> within a marker, you'll go nuts.
>>     
>
> It's not only good practice, it's the law.  ;-)
>
> Frame *implements* conditional text using markers.  So it's
> flat-out impossible to conditionalize *within* a marker.
> As Scott says, the closest you can get to that is:
>
>   
>> you'd need to create duplicate markers with different text, 
>> and conditionalize each marker accordingly. However this 
>> is difficult to maintain ...
>>     
>
>
> -- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
>   <jeremy at omsys.com>  http://www.omsys.com/
>
>
>
>
>   

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