Hi Brad, OK, in answer to your first question: Before you go to print it, you must change the Show/Hide settings. From the Conditional Text dialog box, click Show/Hide (in the lower right corner). In the Show/Hide Conditional Text dialog box that opens, select only the conditional text you want to show in the left pane, and then-and this is the important part-make sure that you CLEAR the Show Condition Indicators check box. This will make the text display in its default color, not the conditional color. (Note that it will also display on screen in the selected option, the same as it will print. Make this check box your friend.)
In answer to your second question: Make sure you have applied the conditional text to the entire paragraph, not just the text in the paragraph. If you select only the text and apply it, then you will see what you are describing. Make sure that when you select the paragraph, the selection block extends all the way to the margins on both sides. This will give you the results you want. HTH, Chuck Beck Sr. Technical Writer | Infor | Office: 614.523.7302 | Charles.Beck at infor.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+charles.beck=infor.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Brad Simmons Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:37 To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Questions on viewing conditional text Hello fellow FM users, I'm delving into the world of conditional text for the first time since I started using FrameMaker, and I've encountered a couple of unforseen problems. I'm wondering if someone knows how to work around these? 1. First, I've marked the two versions of my manual with two different colors. This is quite handy when I'm working with my file before I've printed it. However, when I went to make the .PDF, I was surprised to find that it preserved these colors in the PDF! I didn't want it to do that - I want my conditional text to look like regular text. First Question: Is there any way I can specify that the colors are viewed on the screen only, and not in the final outputted document? 2. Second, I've specified a number of bulleted items as conditional text. FM had no problem making the text conditional, but it completely ignored the bullets themselves, and thus I have bullets hanging out on the page with no text after them. This looks pretty weird. Second question: Is there a way to specify to FM that the bullets have to be included with the conditional text? Thanks, Brad Simmons Technical Writer Ag-Leader Technology _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Charles.Beck at infor.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/charles.beck%40infor .com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.