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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda G. Gallagher TechCom Plus, LLC lindag at techcomplus dot com www.techcomplus.com 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 User guides, online help, FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher templates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----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/ > > > > > _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as lindag at techcomplus.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/lindag%40techcomplus.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.