Thanks Lynne, I'll give that a go. However, I must confess I do not really understand how the <insert> element will go in the table.
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 8:25 PM, Lynne A. Price <lprice at txstruct.com> wrote: > Jakob, > 1) To make the box around the <insert> element change size to match the > content, make it a table. > > 2) You can automatically position the content at the bottom of the page > with a table whose single row has a minimum row height equal to the height > of the containing text frame and setting the vertical alignment to Bottom. > Unfortunately, this approach precludes using table ruling to draw a box > around the content. > > 3) Consider using XSLT to move the <isnert> from the end of the document > to the beginning on the way into FrameMaker and back to the end on the way > out. > > --Lynne > > > At 03:50 PM 4/23/2008, Jakob Fix wrote: > > > > > I have a lot of XML files with the same structure which contain among > > other things an element <insert>variable amount of text here</insert> > > which comes as the last element of the document. Each document > > represents two or four pages of the final document. The <insert> > > element should appear inside a box on the bottom left corner of the > > first page in the FrameMaker document. Currently, we have to manually > > move the element in between two paragraphs of the preceding text in > > order to achieve the desired effect. > > > > I am wondering if there wasn't a way to automatically do this when > > importing the XML file? Such as somehow moving it to a Flow B which > > would be constituted by a rectangle in the bottom left corner of the > > first page. Or a text inset? A drawback is that the text inside the > > <insert> element is of variable length, so the box would need to be > > able to grow or to shrink. > > > > ...I would be really grateful for any pointers on how we could (even > > > > partially) automate this in some way or the other. We're using 7.0 at > > the moment, but considering a move to 8.x, probably even earlier if > > the new version were to solve this problem :) > > > > > Lynne A. Price > Text Structure Consulting, Inc. > Specializing in structured FrameMaker consulting, application development, > and training > lprice at txstruct.com http://www.txstruct.com > voice/fax: (510) 583-1505 cell phone: (510) 421-2284 > > -- cheers, Jakob.