Hi Harold: I'm not sure if I'm missing something here, but can't you generate a non-structured TOC and index even from a structured document? That's what I have. My TOC is based on paragraph styles, not elements, and your structured document still uses those. And although I'm using structured markers in my files for index entries, you can still use unstructured ones and generate the index the same as usual. So I'm not understanding the need to get rid of the structure.
Also, structured documents still have all the same stuff as unstructured documents: paragraph styles, character styles, reference pages, master pages, markers...there's nothing to stop you from continuing to work in the same document and treat it like it's unstructured. You could mess up the structure, but FrameMaker won't stop you from doing that. But if you still want to eliminate the structure, I think if you set your FrameMaker to use just the FrameMaker interface (File > Preferences > General > Product Interface = FrameMaker), then open the structured document in that environment. It'll warn you that it's going to remove the structure and you can just say yes. Hope something here helps. If not, someone else on the list can always point you in the right direction. Fei Min ________________________________________ Fei Min Lorente Senior Technical Communicator Medical Division ON Semiconductor feimin.lorente at onsemi.com +1 519 884 9696 ext 2297 | office +1 519 831 4931 | mobile +1 519 884 0228 | fax http://www.onsemi.com ________________________________________ "Harold Winberg" <harold.winberg at forceprotection.net> Sent by: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 05/02/2008 07:58 AM To <framers at lists.frameusers.com> cc Subject Structure to non-structure. Hello Framers. Think me nuts but is there an easy way to convert a structured document to non-structured? The original doc was converted directly from Word to structured. The reason I am asking is that I am involved in a panic project where we might not have a working structured document by the time the TOC and index are due. My plan is to use a non-structured doc with para tags to make Index and TOC. I will have a very good draft and can adjust if we have a problem at the end. I know this sounds insane but I have learned that it works and it gives time to develop a good index before the last day of the project. Thanks Les. This material contains confidential and proprietary information of Force Protection, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Copying this material or disclosing such information to others without the Company?s prior consent is prohibited. This material also contains technical data relating to a "Defense Article" within the meaning of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR Part 120). The transfer or disclosure of this information to any non-U.S. person or company without an export license approved by the United States Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is prohibited under federal law. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as FeiMin_Lorente at amis.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/feimin_lorente%40amis.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.