Indeed, Rick and Rene,

I pulled it out of the archives.

I've got the FindChangeSpecial plug-in, which helps to some extent: I can
"remap" condition tags. In my perfect world, it would be nice I would have
an option in the Change Format drop-down list which says: "Make text
unconditional and delete condition tag." ;-) Maybe a feature request for
FindChangeSpecial 2.1?

Cheers.

-- 
Yves Barbion
Documentation Architect
Adobe-Certified FrameMaker Instructor
Scripto
Belgium

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Rene Stephenson <rinnie1 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Rick,
>
> Yves must have pulled that out of the archives. The date on my post as
> recorded in the header info in their posted reply shows 2006! That would
> make sense...
>
> I did purchase FindChangeFormatsBatch from you back then, and I have used
> it extensively in managing the evolution of our 36 condition tags across our
> library of several thousand pages. I like the way the script uses a
> user-configurable table in an FM file. I have set up several table files for
> various clean-up situations, and it's a real time-saver to know I can set it
> up once and use the various flavors I set up repeatedly, like pulling the
> appropriate settings just by opening the appropriate script settings file.
> And, I *really* love the fact that I can use the same script for similarly
> managing variables and tons of other formats. I set up file management books
> so that I can run the script once on an entire suite and remap conditions,
> variables, paragraph formats, character formats, etc., in one fell swoop.
> Definitely worth the investment. ;-)
>
> The only thing I have to be very careful about is that for any condition
> tags that I tell the script to delete, the script automatically makes
> unconditional any text currently tagged with the condition that is marked as
> delete. Not sure how it handles the situation of overlapping tags...
>
> So, I have to search through the book to find out whether it's in use and
> how before I can just delete it. In Rene's perfect world (which although it
> doesn't exist, would be a lovely ?albeit delusional? place to abide) I think
> I would have an extra column in the table to allow choice of whether to make
> any tagged text unconditional or to delete the tagged text.
>
> *Rene L. Stephenson*
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Rick Quatro <frameexpert at truevine.net>
> To: Yves Barbion <yves.barbion at gmail.com>; Rene S. <rinnie1 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:30:34 AM
> Subject: Re: managing condition tags
>
> Hello All,
>
> Somehow I missed this thread. I can write a FrameScript script to do
> whatever you want to conditions. However, I think FindChangeFormatsBatch
> should delete the condition after it maps it. If you just want a
> straightforward "DeleteUnusedConditions" let me know and I will give you a
>
> price. Thanks.
>
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing
> 585-659-8267
> www.frameexpert.com
>
>
>
> > Hi Rene and FrameUsers,
> >
> > I am also looking for a tool like this: a plug-in or Framescript to
> manage
> > condition tags at book level.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Yves Barbion
> > Scripto
> > Belgium
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 3:32 PM, Rene S. <rinnie1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> [...]
> >>
> >> However, I still would like to know if there's a tool by which I can
> >> delete
> >> condition tags at the book level, preferably in a batch process, and
> >> ideally
> >> providing a way to indicate whether to remap the tag, delete the tagged
> >> text, or convert the tagged text to unconditional text. Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Rene S.
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Rene S. [mailto:rinnie1 at yahoo.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:33 PM
> >> To: 'framers at lists.frameusers.com'
> >> Subject: managing condition tags
> >>
> >> <snip>
> >> Is there a similar tool that will clean out the unused condition tags?
> If
> >> not, is there at least a tool, plugin, or FrameScript that can provide
> a
> >> report of all the condition tags used in the book? I think it is
> >> possible,
> >> because View > Show/Hide Conditional Text does display all the tags in
> >> the
> >> book. I can use FindChangeFormatsBatch to remap the unnecessary
> condition
> >> tags to different tags or to a single tag, but then I'd have to open
> each
> >> template file to manually delete each unnecessary condition tag, one at
> a
> >> time. </snip>
> >>
> >> --
>
>
> *Rene L. Stephenson*
> *Mother of 3, Wife, and Entreprenuer*
> (see the SuperWoman cape flapping in the breeze?!)
> Email: rinnie1 at yahoo.com
>
> *Think of life like driving your car: the rear view mirror is very small
> compared to the side windows and to the front windshield where it's placed
> for convenience. If you spend your time watching the rear view mirror or
> looking over your shoulder, you'll surely wreck, because that's only helpful
> for going BACKWARDS, not moving forward! - Rene Stephenson*
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Rick Quatro <frameexpert at truevine.net>
> To: Yves Barbion <yves.barbion at gmail.com>; Rene S. <rinnie1 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:30:34 AM
> Subject: Re: managing condition tags
>
> Hello All,
>
> Somehow I missed this thread. I can write a FrameScript script to do
> whatever you want to conditions. However, I think FindChangeFormatsBatch
> should delete the condition after it maps it. If you just want a
> straightforward "DeleteUnusedConditions" let me know and I will give you a
>
> price. Thanks.
>
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing
> 585-659-8267
> www.frameexpert.com
>
>
>
> > Hi Rene and FrameUsers,
> >
> > I am also looking for a tool like this: a plug-in or Framescript to
> manage
> > condition tags at book level.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Yves Barbion
> > Scripto
> > Belgium
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 3:32 PM, Rene S. <rinnie1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> [...]
> >>
> >> However, I still would like to know if there's a tool by which I can
> >> delete
> >> condition tags at the book level, preferably in a batch process, and
> >> ideally
> >> providing a way to indicate whether to remap the tag, delete the tagged
> >> text, or convert the tagged text to unconditional text. Any ideas?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Rene S.
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Rene S. [mailto:rinnie1 at yahoo.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 1:33 PM
> >> To: 'framers at lists.frameusers.com'
> >> Subject: managing condition tags
> >>
> >> <snip>
> >> Is there a similar tool that will clean out the unused condition tags?
> If
> >> not, is there at least a tool, plugin, or FrameScript that can provide
> a
> >> report of all the condition tags used in the book? I think it is
> >> possible,
> >> because View > Show/Hide Conditional Text does display all the tags in
> >> the
> >> book. I can use FindChangeFormatsBatch to remap the unnecessary
> condition
> >> tags to different tags or to a single tag, but then I'd have to open
> each
> >> template file to manually delete each unnecessary condition tag, one at
> a
> >> time. </snip>
> >>
> >> --
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