I have just started to use FM professionally, having started about 2 months ago, and I was soon going to post exactly this type of question. To avoid this being just a "yup, me too" type of response, I suppose I'd better add something of some intelligence.
It is worth remembering that the Word VBA DOM is by no means trivial to learn, and indeed it has to be complex in order to offer the type of control over Word that we want. I am expecting FrameScript to be no simpler. However since we already know VBA, then at least we know what to look for in another DTP scripting system. On the other hand, sometimes the model is completely different. In addition, as well as asking what FrameScript does do, I suppose it is worth asking the negative, straight: i.e., if anybody out there knows both VBA and FrameScript well enough to tell us immediately if there are specific abilities that VBA does that FrameScript does NOT do, which would be particularly significant. avi On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:30 AM, Brewster, Christopher C < christopher.c.brewster at lmco.com> wrote: > I'm a long-time Word user and have written countless large and small > programs with Word VBA. Many are to add functionality to the program and > many others are to perform such tasks as format conversion. I'm unclear > if there's an equivalent for Framemaker. I'd like to hear from users of > the SDK and Framescript. Are these meant for the kind of modest > extensions that people create with VBA, and how much effort is needed > for a typical addition? What's kind of learning curve do these have, and > how long does it typically take a non-genius to gain a usable level of > skill? Thanks for any advice. > > Christopher C. Brewster Multimedia Design Engineer > _____________________________________________________________ > Technical Documents and Training | Lockheed Martin MS2 > christopher.c.brewster at lmco.com | 651-456-4597 Eagan > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as amakeler at gmail.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/amakeler%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >