Exactly! Gary has hit it on the head. What you are referring to
doing, Hedley, is operating in a structured environment. Outlining is
an early method used to provide structure to data. SGML and XML are
later methods to do that.
FrameMaker in Structured mode does it quite well.
At 8:29 AM -0500 1/27/09, Etzel, Gary wrote:
>FrameMaker already does have an "outline" view, but you need to be using
>structured FrameMaker to get it. In unstructured FrameMaker, there is
>absolutely no difference between a Heading1 and a Heading2, or a
>Heading2 and a Note. You may have it all organized in your mind, but
>FrameMaker knows nothing about that. It's all just a bunch of different
>paragraph formats with different fonts and colors. To turn that into an
>outline, you need to define the relationships between one paragraph and
>other, in a way that FrameMaker can understand. That's basically what
>structured FrameMaker is all about. Once you do that, and you've spent
>some time working in FrameMaker's Structure View window, you'll never
>want to go back.
>Hope that helps,