Hi Jakob... I've updated StructureSnippets to support plain text nodes and will release an updated version in a couple weeks after a bit more testing. I'll send the FM9 version to you directly for testing.
If anyone else would like to test this before it's released (FM7/8/9), just send me an email off list. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Jakob Fix wrote: > 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 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. >>> >>> > >