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. >> >> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >> 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.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/ >> > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> >