Brewster, Christopher C 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.
The SDK requires C programming skills, but FrameScript provides a scripting-language front-end that even I can do useful things with. To get a sense of what FrameScript script-writing is like, check out the free tutorials at www.FrameExpert.com. But since you're proficient with VBA, you should probably look into FrameAC. I haven't used this less-well-known scripting environment for FM, but understand the capabilities are similar to FrameScript's, and you can write scripts in VBScript. Check it out here: www.mekon.com/index.php/pages/knowledge_zone/frameac/products/technologi es/create Of course, whatever tool you use, FM and Word have fundamental differences, and you'll have to learn the FM DOM. HTH! Richard Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------