Hi Scott, I will try your advice about unwrapping the root element and see if that works, although this won't be a satisfactory solution for the authors. Please let me know when you release a new version of StructureSnippets which can also handle simple text nodes.
cheers, Jakob. On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 19:04, Scott Prentice <sp at leximation.com> wrote: > Hi Jakob... > > Regarding StructureSnippets .. you can manually edit the "snippet" files to > unwrap the root element to leave just the plain text. This may help in the > short term, and I'll look into updating the plugin to accommodate plain text > (CDATA) nodes as a standard feature. > > Adding the ability to create and manage custom toolbars would be a bit of > work, and could probably be a plugin of its own. If you don't find such a > tool (I'm not aware of one), I'd be happy to look into developing it. > > Cheers, > > ...scott > > Scott Prentice > Leximation, Inc. > www.leximation.com > +1.415.485.1892 > > > > Jakob Fix wrote: >> >> Hello, >> >> We're looking at weaning our authors off a previous XML authoring tool >> (Syntext Serna) and get them accustomed to FrameMaker 9 (structured). >> One of the things they really liked with the previous tool was the >> possibility to create easily graphical buttons in the menu bar and >> associate them with a text or structured snippet. Over time they >> accumulated a long row of icons used to quickly insert these snippets >> and thus avoided speling errors. >> >> I'm looking for an equivalent solution for FrameMaker 9. ?I have found >> Leximation's StructureSnippets plugin which is very close our >> requirements but apparently does not allow for non-structured, >> text-only contents (each snippet must be surrounded by a root >> element). Although this plugin does not provide icons in the menu bar, >> one can use the context menu, the keyboard or the modeless dialog box. >> >> Unless somebody can suggest a solution to my problem, I would be >> interested to hear from the FrameMaker customisation experts on this >> list about the work necessary to implement this plugin (in FDK rather >> than FrameScript). Requirements in a nutshell would be: >> - provide a way to easily associate unstructured or structured text >> (up to 1024 chars, this limit is for guidance only) with a button in >> FrameMaker's menu bar (and optionally other access methods such as >> context menu or modeless dialogue) >> - store them persistently in between sessions >> - allow for easy management (i.e. list buttons, add, modify and delete >> a button and its associated snippet) >> - as a plus, allow for custom icons to be used for the buttons >> >> cheers, >> Jakob. >> _______________________________________________ >> >> >> You are currently subscribed to Framers as sp at leximation.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/sp%40leximation.com >> >> Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >> http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >> >> >