The only other answer I can think of is to create a "0_NoSpellCheck"
character tag, which has everything set to "As Is" save the Language,
which is set to "None".
You will then have to tag all the instances (but that could easily be
done w/ a S&R).

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On Behalf Of Van Boening, Tammy
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:55 PM
To: framers at
Subject: Getting something ignored during spell checking

Framemaker 7.2, Windows XP with SP2

I am currently writing a Developer's Guide that references heavy use of
xml files. Our styles and standards call for referring to any file type
as .<type> file; for example, the .xml file, an .xml file, the .pdf
file, and so on. Obviously, when I run spell check on any file in this
book, Framemaker is flagging these entries as an extra space between the
word "the" or "an" and the file type. I don't want to turn off checking
for extra spaces in my spelling checker (although I do have smart spaces
turned on, I still find that I have extra spaces every now and then
which is freaky to me, but . . .) I don't want to make this file type a
variable because Special > Variable > Insert is a lot more time
consuming than just rapidly typing ".xml file" - (believe me, as many
times as this is used in this guide, a variable is not the way to go.)

So, what do I have to have set up in my spell checker rules to avoid any
instance of ".xml" getting ignored? I tried adding ".xml" to the rules,
but it's still getting flagged during spell checking.



Tammy L. Van Boening
Senior Technical Writer
Fiserv Insurance Solutions
Property and Casualty Division
tammy.vanboening at
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