[Framers] Conditional Text Rows Outlined in FrameMaker Tables

2018-04-04 Thread Tony Marek (PDF)
Hello Framers – I’ve had this annoying issue for a long time. I’m currently
using Frame 12.



If I mark a row in a Frame table as conditional with a specific tag (e.g.
“ACME Corp Only” tag), and then publish with that condition displayed, the
result is always a very heavy outline around that table row, in the color
of the condition tag. So, if I publish an ACME Corp Only book with tables,
then for the table rows with that conditional tag, there is an extra-heavy
border around the row.  This border displays in the color of the tag, no
matter what my other display options are. And the anomaly prints to .pdf or
other outputs, so the end-user gets to see this confusing heavy border
around certain rows. Setting row/column borders to “none” does not
eliminate this conditional border. Do any of you know a way around this
feature/bug? This issue has been around forever. The whole point of
conditional content is to have it displayed or hidden without any visual
cues that it’s conditional (unless you want them).



Thanks,

Tony M.

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Deleting Variables at the Book Level

2014-12-18 Thread Tony Marek (PDF)
Hello all –  Second question in one week:

Is there any easy way to delete obsolete variables from the variables
library at the book level (Frame 12)?



I’m trying to create a consistent list of variables across all chapters in
a book and I can’t find a way to do the deletions except
chapter-by-chapter. Importing variables from one up-to-date chapter to
others does not perform any deletions of variables not on the source/master
file.



Thanks,

~Tony





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RE: Question for the Group: Create a Conditionalized or Hierarchical Book

2014-12-17 Thread Tony Marek (PDF)
Thanks, you guys! Three good suggestions that I can work with — all rolling
in overnight.

~Tony



*From:* Laura Fergusson [mailto:laura.fergus...@exterity.com]
*Sent:* Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:36 AM
*To:* Tony Marek (PDF); framers@lists.frameusers.com
*Subject:* RE: Question for the Group: Create a Conditionalized or
Hierarchical Book



Hi Tony



If I understand you correctly, I would do the following.



Keep all your files in the one folder, including three separate book files:



Book for Product A



Book for Product B



Book for Product C



Add the chapters you need to each book and conditionalise the content of
each file as required.



(You CAN exclude chapters from books (in the book file itself), but I
personally find this more difficult to maintain.)



Hope this helps. If you’d like more information about how we use this, feel
free to contact me off line.

Laura





*Laura Fergusson* | Technical Writer | *Exterity Ltd*
tel: +44 1383 828250 ext 249 | fax: +44 1383 824905
e: laura.fergus...@exterity.com | w: www.exterity.com



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framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] *On Behalf Of *Tony Marek (PDF)
*Sent:* 16 December 2014 23:18
*To:* framers@lists.frameusers.com
*Subject:* Question for the Group: Create a Conditionalized or Hierarchical
Book



I currently need to create a new non-structured book in Frame 12 that will
have one of three possible outputs (to .pdf).  I’m looking for advice on
the best way to create and maintain the project.



To simplify the problem: previously we had the Product A user manual and
the Product B user manual – maintained and distributed separately.  These
manuals are each at about 15 chapters and 800+ pages each, with little or
no overlapping content.



Now, my company has merged the two products into an optional third product,
so that we have three possible product permutations (and manuals): Product
A, Product B and now the new Product C (which consists of all of the
components/chapters from both A+B).



So my question is: what is the best way to merge the two document sets so
that I can publish Manual A, Manual B or Manual C (A+B), depending on the
customer.



Should I conditionalize all the chapters under one book – so that I would
only display and publish the appropriate chapters based on the customer —
e.g. publish chapters set to Condition A, Condition B, or both conditions
for Product C?  Or should I use the hierarchical book structure and then
add/delete the subordinate book depending on the customer release?



I have no experience with hierarchical books so I’m not sure what the
benefits or drawbacks are.



I could also simply add/delete the appropriate A/B chapters from the master
book manually – but with 30+ chapters, this seems like it could be prone to
mistakes in publishing the correct content.



Any suggestions will be much appreciated.



Thanks,

~Tony



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Question for the Group: Create a Conditionalized or Hierarchical Book

2014-12-16 Thread Tony Marek (PDF)
I currently need to create a new non-structured book in Frame 12 that will
have one of three possible outputs (to .pdf).  I’m looking for advice on
the best way to create and maintain the project.



To simplify the problem: previously we had the Product A user manual and
the Product B user manual – maintained and distributed separately.  These
manuals are each at about 15 chapters and 800+ pages each, with little or
no overlapping content.



Now, my company has merged the two products into an optional third product,
so that we have three possible product permutations (and manuals): Product
A, Product B and now the new Product C (which consists of all of the
components/chapters from both A+B).



So my question is: what is the best way to merge the two document sets so
that I can publish Manual A, Manual B or Manual C (A+B), depending on the
customer.



Should I conditionalize all the chapters under one book – so that I would
only display and publish the appropriate chapters based on the customer —
e.g. publish chapters set to Condition A, Condition B, or both conditions
for Product C?  Or should I use the hierarchical book structure and then
add/delete the subordinate book depending on the customer release?



I have no experience with hierarchical books so I’m not sure what the
benefits or drawbacks are.



I could also simply add/delete the appropriate A/B chapters from the master
book manually – but with 30+ chapters, this seems like it could be prone to
mistakes in publishing the correct content.



Any suggestions will be much appreciated.



Thanks,

~Tony



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