Hi Gyanesh...

The best resource would be the framemaker-dita Yahoo group. Also there's 
the DITA App Pack and the associated forum .. http://www.adobe.com/go/dita/.

...scott


Gyanesh Talwar wrote:
> 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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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus.com at 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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