Thanks Scott, Jeremy, and Linda,

Based on your advise, I've played around with conditional text a
little and my doubts are cleared.

One last question:
What is the best resource for Frame + DITA?

Regards,
Gyanesh

On 5/21/07, Linda G. Gallagher <lindag at techcomplus.com> wrote:
> 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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> [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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