Oops, sorry, misread the original question. Mever mind...


> Tom De Rouck asked:
> > In Framemaker 8.0p277, does anyone know if it is possible to apply
> > conditional text to a part of the text in an index marker?
> > I want some of the text only to display in my online help version, so I
> > have a condition "PDF" and one "online-only".
> No, it is not possible to apply a condition tag within a variable's value. 
> You can only apply conditions once the content appears in the document flow. 
> For what you want to do, there are two approaches you could take, one of 
> which requires a slightly more complicated process when preparing to publish 
> to a given medium and the other of which requires more work up-front and 
> probably will be harder to maintain on an ongoing basis.
> The first approach would be to use one variable name, but to redefine its 
> value for the appropriate medium as you prepare to publish by importing 
> variable values from a speical template file. I have used this approach many 
> times and it works well. And it only adds one step to the preparation for 
> publishing.
> The second approach would be to define two different variable names with the 
> different medium-specific content, and to insert both variables tagged with 
> the appropriate text conditions instead of inserting just the single variable 
> name. The advantage of this is that you would only have to worry about 
> setting up the proper conditional text show/hide rules at publishing time, 
> but the downside is that you must take some steps to ensure that the 
> conditionalized pair of variables always get inserted together and that 
> neither of them ever gets deleted independent of the other. 
> -Fred Ridder
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