FrameMaker deals on eBay...

2007-04-05 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... I just noticed a couple of good FM deals on eBay. FrameMaker Server 7.2 Windows - $2,950.00 (save $4000 off retail!) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemviewitem=item=300097209620 FrameMaker 7.2 Full Version for Windows - $579.95 (save $220 off retail)

Re: Conditional Text in Variables? (Or, how would you do this...?)

2007-04-10 Thread Scott Prentice
the free 30-day trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Lin Surasky wrote: Hi all- I'm reasonably certain you can't set conditional text within a variable, which in essence

Re: need help selecting doc tools

2007-04-14 Thread Scott Prentice
editor (you do want to make sure that it really supports DITA in a useful way). This may be more than you really want to deal with, but it's probably worth looking into. For more info visit the following URL .. http://dita.xml.org/introduction Good luck! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation

Re: document window size

2007-04-16 Thread Scott Prentice
to give it a whirl. http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/restorewindows.php This is most useful for XML files, but also alleviates the problem you describe in a multi-user environment. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Natalie Bircher wrote

Re: OT: Business insurance for independent contractors

2007-05-01 Thread Scott Prentice
Check out techinsurance.com. We've got both professional liability and business insurance through them and have been very happy with their service and price. If you check around, you'll get wildly differing quotes for supposedly the same coverage. From what I found, most insurance brokers

Re: xref help

2007-05-08 Thread Scott Prentice
can talk more about what may be needed. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 That Darned Writer wrote: Thanks, Art. As I wrote to Fred, we are grasping for anything at this point - there are so many now-broken references and (of course) little time. We

Re: DITA for training materials?

2007-05-11 Thread Scott Prentice
to move in this direction, but doing so may open up new opportunities that they hadn't considered. It certainly seems worth investigating. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Pat Christenson wrote: I have a client who wants to move from Word to FrameMaker

Re: Nested ul and ol elements

2007-05-17 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... Grab the DITA App Pack and take a look at the EDD that is part of the DITA-Topic-FM structapp .. I think it will do pretty much what you want (although you may need to take it to additional levels). http://www.adobe.com/go/dita/ Cheers! ...scott Rick Quatro wrote: Hello

Re: FrameMaker.next

2007-05-17 Thread Scott Prentice
I only saw one of the sneak peek sessions, and don't recall hearing anything about XML comments or specifics on DITA support .. but I'd like to point out that the stripping of comments isn't a DITA App Pack issue .. it's a Frame issue .. the App Pack actually warns you about it when you open a

Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA?

2007-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Gyanesh... If your main goal is to publish two different sets of content from the same FM source files, I'd think that your best bet is to just use conditional text (show/hide) in unstructured FM files. There are probably benefits you could gain by moving to structure and/or DITA (and it

Re: XML - graphics - import

2007-05-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Richard... Maybe you could describe what the problem is. I'm assuming that the file isn't opening properly .. but what kind of errors are you getting? Do you have a structapp defined for this XML doctype? ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892

Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA?

2007-05-20 Thread Scott Prentice
your output through the XSLT transformations in the DITA-OT, you'd do this filtering using a ditavals file.) ABCM - http://www.weststreetconsulting.com/WSC_ABCM.htm Good luck! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Gyanesh Talwar wrote: Thanks

Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA?

2007-05-20 Thread Scott Prentice
.. in essence allowing you to have variables within markers (not possible without the plugin). This can give you a type of conditional control within a marker (especially when used in conjunction with BookVars). ...scott Jeremy H. Griffith wrote: On Sun, 20 May 2007 13:30:45 -0700, Scott Prentice wrote

Re: Getting data from xml into Frame was, Do I need to jump into the Structured FM pool?

2007-05-21 Thread Scott Prentice
to easily diff the versions of the XML file will probably be a big improvement though. Good luck! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Carrie Baker wrote: Slightly connected to this. We have Frame 7.2, not structured and are doing fine. We are a small

Re: Getting data from xml into Frame was, Do I need to jump into the Structured FM pool?

2007-05-21 Thread Scott Prentice
on structured Frame yet, and am not so famailiar with the terminology, can you explain was an XSLT transformation is? On 5/21/07, Scott Prentice wrote: Hi Carrie... For starters, you should get ahold of an XML diff tool (just google xml diff, and you'll see lots of options) so you can determine

Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA?

2007-05-26 Thread Scott Prentice
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 3:20 PM To: Jeremy H. Griffith Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: PDF Content reuse with Frame + DITA? Thanks Jeremy .. good

Re: Frame crashes when trying to generate output from DITA map... (cross posting)

2007-06-04 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Gyanesh... I responded to your last posting, but just in case you didn't get it .. you should install the latest FM update (7.2p158). I have seen some odd problems with the version you're using. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Windows ...scott

Re: Frame crashes when trying to generate output from DITA map... (cross posting)

2007-06-07 Thread Scott Prentice
PC. Hoping it will work this time. Thanks for your patience! :) Cheers, Gyanesh On 6/7/07, Scott Prentice [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Gyanesh... Sorry .. I misunderstood which function you were using. I thought you were using the Build FM book from ditamap (yeah, I know you clearly said

Re: Frame crashes when trying to generate output from DITA map... (cross posting)

2007-06-07 Thread Scott Prentice
... haven't created my own yet. The problem is if I have nothing open... and just select Generate Output then also it crashes! Anyway, as I mentioned... I am doing it all over again on my colleagues PC. Hoping it will work this time. Thanks for your patience! :) Cheers, Gyanesh On 6/7/07, Scott Prentice

Re: Text insets: to be or not to be?

2007-06-07 Thread Scott Prentice
level rather than the standard restriction of insets at the file level. (This works very much like the conref mechanism in DITA.) Also .. the plugin is free! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Rene Stephenson wrote: Carla, Thanks for your detailed

Re: system variables inside a user variable?

2007-06-13 Thread Scott Prentice
/Products.html ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is it possible to put building blocks inside a user variable? Ideally I'd like to create a variable named CurrentYear that contains only the $year building block. For reasons unknown, I'd

Re: Need some FM tips

2007-06-19 Thread Scott Prentice
numbering or corrupt any XRefs while doing this. We offer a free plugin called ComboBook that builds a book from multiple books .. http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/combobook.php ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892

ANN: Structure Snippets plugin v.1.00...

2007-07-15 Thread Scott Prentice
to email me with any questions. Thanks, ...scott -- Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe send

Re: FrameMaker to Wiki conversion

2007-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
have to do is write an XSL transformation to get to the Wiki format (perhaps not as easy as other options). You might also get some good mileage out of the HTML or XML conversions from Mif2Go .. http://www.omsys.com/dcl/omni.htm Good luck! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc

Re: Save book as postcript

2007-07-18 Thread Scott Prentice
I can't really answer your question, but as far as I know the latest CudSpan files are here .. http://www.freeframers.org/freeware/cud/ Cheers! ...scott Morten Guldahl wrote: Hi everyone, I've been using the CudSpan DoBatch plugin for some batch manipulation of my FrameMaker books,

Re: FM 8 and Math

2007-08-02 Thread Scott Prentice
Dreamer. :) I haven't seen anything like that. ...scott Grant Hogarth wrote: Does FM8 support saving/exporting mathmatical formulas as anything *other* than bitmap graphics? (for example in vector (SVG, PS) or MathML formats)?? Grant Hogarth Senior Technical Writer Equis International

Re: OT: DITA id attribute values

2007-08-10 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... Your plan looks good. I think that the restrictions are .. - starts with an alpha character - contains alphanumeric, underscore, or hyphen characters - unlimited length (within reason) ...scott Rick Quatro wrote: Hi Framers, I am working on programmatically setting unique id

Re: Changing the Way Structured Documents Open

2007-08-13 Thread Scott Prentice
files that are structured, the settings *should* be saved with the file. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, We're using Structured Frame 8. Is there a setting so that when we open documents, they always open

Re: update imported graphics - scripting/addon solution ?

2007-08-21 Thread Scott Prentice
Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Studio Smalbro wrote: I need to check some thousand framemaker files for newer versions of imported graphics. Each framemaker file has one imported graphic and each framemaker file bears the name of that imported graphic

Re: problem install framemaker 8 trial version

2007-09-07 Thread Scott Prentice
You definitely don't need to uninstall FM7 to install the FM8 trial. In the dialog that asks for the serial number *should* be an option to choose the 30 Day Trial which doesn't need a serial number. It's right below the serial number fields .. run it again and see if you missed it. ...scott

Re: Mapping of Word styles to Framemaker paragrahps

2007-09-20 Thread Scott Prentice
Chris' plugins are at .. http://www.freeframers.org/freeware/cud/ but TemplateMapper's not there .. I think you have to make a special arrangement for that one. ...scott Susan Modlin wrote: Hi Rebecca, I have Chris' e-mail, but am not sure how he feels about sharing it. I'll contact

Re: BookVars with Frame 8

2007-09-20 Thread Scott Prentice
the maker.ini file .. restart FM8. We plan to have all of our plugins updated to support FM8 by the end of October. If you run into any problems please let me know. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com Flato, Gillian wrote: Has anyone tried BookVars with Frame 8? Any

Re: Conditional Build Expression

2007-10-02 Thread Scott Prentice
That *would* be sensible, but FM doesn't seem to allow parens in these expressions. It turns out that the NOT, when used within an expression, must be followed by AND .. and they must not be separated by a space. As in .. Condition A OR Condition B OR Condition C OR Condition D ANDNOT

Re: FrameMaker Console

2007-10-08 Thread Scott Prentice
However, plugins may make use of the console, and I believe that it will still open with this setting disabled. I find that the best thing to do is to leave it open. Once it is open, you can minimize it or let it go to the background and it won't pop to the front any more .. as long as you

Re: DITA in Frame 7.2

2007-10-17 Thread Scott Prentice
are offering a plugin called DITA-FMx which is available for FM7.2 (and 7.1 if needed). This is available at no cost from .. http://www.leximation.com/dita-fmx/ Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 [EMAIL

Re: looking for FrameMaker install location in the registry

2007-10-31 Thread Scott Prentice
\FrameMaker.exe\Path Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Jakob Fix wrote: Hello, I am preparing an update installer to be deployed by authors in my organisation. The update contains mainly updated EDDs and other supporting files and will be copied

Re: Distinguishing markers

2007-11-01 Thread Scott Prentice
features). http://leximation.com/tools/info/markertools.php You can see all available marker-related plugins (currently 10) in our Tool Search database .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/?kwds=marker Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892

Re: Tracing the Lineage of Text Insets

2007-11-06 Thread Scott Prentice
be fairly simple to create. Good luck! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Pinkham, Jim wrote: I've learned of an error in a text inset for one of our manuals. It poses the obvious question of how many other manuals may carry the same error

Re: Tracing the Lineage of Text Insets

2007-11-07 Thread Scott Prentice
Yes .. excellent idea. BTW .. if you want an easy way to make an uber book, check out our ComboBook plugin (it's free) .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/combobook.php ...scott Pinkham, Jim wrote: Very cool idea, Carla. Thanks for this! -Original Message- From: Martinek, Carla

Re: OT: Send an email when a script finishes

2007-11-07 Thread Scott Prentice
Hey Rick... Unless you're running a web server on the same machine, the easiest way would be to use some command line email utility. Do a Google search on command line email and you'll see lots of options. An open source utility called Blat looks interesting. Cheers, ...scott Scott

Re: Tracing the Lineage of Text Insets

2007-11-07 Thread Scott Prentice
: Scott Prentice Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:50 PM To: Pinkham, Jim Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Tracing the Lineage of Text Insets Hi Jim... A quick test shows me that the name of the referenced inset is visible as plain text within the binary FM file (FM7.2). I can't

Re: How to verify what was the last release of FrameMaker 7.2

2007-11-08 Thread Scott Prentice
Locate the FrameMaker version/platform in the Support Updates section of adobe.com. FrameMaker for Windows shows 7.2p158 as the most recent update for the English version .. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=22platform=Windows Cheers, ...scott Maxwell

Re: HTML to Framemaker--automated method?

2007-11-12 Thread Scott Prentice
or special coding, you should strip this out before converting. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Jon Harvey wrote: Everyone, I have about 1300 (yes, 1300) text-only (no graphics, maybe no tables either but I'm not sure) HTML files that I need

Re: Can't See the Structure View Window

2007-11-12 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Lin... Are you changing the StructureView/Postiion values in this INI file .. C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Adobe\FrameMaker\7.2\maker.ini Just set the first two values to 0 and it should come back when you restart FM. ...scott Lin Surasky wrote: Hi all-

Re: Shutdown

2007-12-03 Thread Scott Prentice
shutdown /? at a command prompt. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Yves Barbion wrote: Hi Brian, it also happens to me, every now and then, in FM 7.2 and FM 8 when I try to create a PDF file. I still have no idea what the real cause

Re: HTML to MIF?

2007-12-07 Thread Scott Prentice
Depending on the quality of your HTML, this could be fairly simple to do using Perl. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Adam Robey wrote: So, I'm looking for a way to produce a MIF file from a batch of HTML files. Looking through the list archives

Re: Whitespace in DITA XML

2007-12-20 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Rick... This is a standard Frame feature .. you'll need to strip the non-content whitespace from the files before opening them. :( ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Rick Quatro wrote: Hello Framers, I am using FrameMaker 8 with DITA. I have

Re: More than one API client in a structured application

2007-12-20 Thread Scott Prentice
to have a wrapper that allowed access to specific import or export events .. hmm. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Rick Quatro wrote: Hi Structured Framers, Is it possible to use more than one API client with a structured application

Re: Closing all files in a book without saving?

2008-01-23 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Marta... This is one feature of our FileTools plugin .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php Download and give the 30-day free trial a test drive to see if it's worth buying. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Berman

ANN: StructureSnippets plugin available for FM8

2008-01-31 Thread Scott Prentice
Chautauqua conference next month, you'll get a free copy of this plugin. For more info on the conference .. http://www.brightpathsolutions.com/pages/conf/2008chaut/index.html If you have any questions about the plugin, feel free to contact me directly. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice

Re: Modularised EDDs?

2008-02-27 Thread Scott Prentice
implemented in DITA-FMx .. the stub files themselves are invalid, but when imported as an inset into the structapps file, work fine. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Hedley Finger wrote: Lynne Price, Kay Whatley and others: The DITA DTDs

Re: Modularised EDDs?

2008-02-27 Thread Scott Prentice
implemented in DITA-FMx .. the stub files themselves are invalid, but when imported as an inset into the structapps file, work fine. Cheers, Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Hedley Finger wrote: Lynne Price, Kay Whatley and others: The DITA DTDs

Re: Dialog box annoyance

2008-03-07 Thread Scott Prentice
The resource hacker won't fix this issue, it will just let you change the fixed size of the dialog or placement/size of the widgets in the dialog. Fundamentally FM dialogs are not resizable .. that is, when you resize the dialog, the contents don't resize with the frame. This is an odd feature

Re: Dialog box annoyance

2008-03-07 Thread Scott Prentice
else does it sooner, I'm planning to make a simple plugin that brings all of the dialogs back to a visible location .. stay tuned. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 William White wrote: What's the point in being grumpy if I don't let things annoy me

Re: FM8 Unicode Font issues and suggestions

2008-03-28 Thread Scott Prentice
Yikes. There seem to be a number of spacing-around-accented-characters problems cropping up. This is at least the third such version of a similar problem that I've heard of recently. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a solution at this point .. other than trying other fonts. Maybe someone else

Re: Learning curve for FrameMaker

2008-04-29 Thread Scott Prentice
For a comprehensive list of FrameMaker plugins and many Framescripts, visit .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/ ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Linda G. Gallagher wrote: Most are called plug-ins. They extend FM's capabilities and are very

Re: Learning curve for FrameMaker

2008-04-30 Thread Scott Prentice
As usual .. an interesting writeup on this in Wikipedia .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_curve Apparently there is some disagreement over this one [according to the author]. Cheers! ...scott Deirdre Reagan wrote: Thank you for that lesson, Richard. I had no idea. Deirdre

Re: OT: Monitor for color correction

2008-04-30 Thread Scott Prentice
I can't comment on the color-correctness of it .. but I recently bought a refurbished (by Apple) 20 Cinema Display, and *love* it. They go for $499 (free shipping) .. and come up from time to time on the Apple website. I needed to get a new display adapter that supported DVI (Radeon 9500 I

Re: [possible idiot question] Can DITA 8 live in FM 7?

2008-05-05 Thread Scott Prentice
special about an FM8 DITA file .. it's just DITA XML .. you can open/edit in any XML editor.) http://www.leximation.com/dita-fmx/ Cheers! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Art Campbell wrote: Has anyone tried creating a DITA document in FM 8

Color of table borders...

2008-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... I think I know the answer to this, but thought I'd check to make sure. Is there any way to set a color for table rules/borders? I'm not seeing one .. ?? Thanks! ...scott ___ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send

Re: Color of table borders...

2008-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Ruling Shading lets you change properties of ruling styles, or create new ruling styles with different properties. -Alan --- Alan Houser, President Group Wellesley, Inc. 412-363-3481 www.groupwellesley.com Scott Prentice wrote: Hi... I think I know the answer to this, but thought

Re: Color of table borders...

2008-05-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Oh wait, I guess I should read more carefully .. Table Custom Ruling and Shading .. DUH ! I've seen that, but have never needed to do it so never went there. Thanks Alan! ...scott Scott Prentice wrote: Hi Alan... Yeah .. I can set the color of the background of columns/rows .. but I'm

Re: condition-specific paragraph tags idea

2008-07-02 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Ben... If you're trying to make it so when you tag a paragraph with a particular style, it also applies a named condition to that paragraph, you'd have to do that with an FDK plugin or FrameScript. It can be done, but not out of the box. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc

Re: Close all chapters without saving

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
FileTools does this .. although it closes all open files, not just those in a particular book. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php It does warn you twice before performing this action, just to be sure. No hate-mail yet! :) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc

Re: Ignore all missing files and fonts... in book

2008-07-17 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Yves... FileTools does this as well. :) http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Yves Barbion wrote: Hi Framers, is there a plug-in or framescript available somewhere which allows you to open all

ANN: Community KB - DITA/FrameMaker

2008-07-18 Thread Scott Prentice
this can provide quick answers to common problems. http://kb.leximation.com/dfm/ This provides tags to allow filtering on FM7.1, FM7.2 and FM8, as well as DITA-FMx (0.0 and 1.0) and FM8 DITA. Let me know if you have any questions or run into any problems. Cheers! ...scott Scott Prentice

Re: [framemaker-dita] Question about codeblock (DITA, structured frame)

2008-07-18 Thread Scott Prentice
) Select look in Selection 6) Change All Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Kay Whatley at Bright Path wrote: Hello Framers: I am trying to find some type of read/write rule available beyond: element codeblock { preserve line breaks

Re: [framemaker-dita] Question about codeblock (DITA, structuredframe)

2008-07-18 Thread Scott Prentice
Well .. typically if you've pasted in some code from a text file, you want the lines to be tight, so just one \r is all that's needed .. but if you do want more of a paragraph spacing, then two would be in order. ...scott Combs, Richard wrote: Scott Prentice wrote: As far as I know

Re: Plugins, Framescripts, etc.

2008-09-04 Thread Scott Prentice
You can find a list of *all* (that I'm aware of) plugins for FM at .. http://www.leximation.com/toolsearch/ (I know that wasn't exactly your question, but it seemed relevant.) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Robert Rogge wrote: Hi

Re: Plugins, Framescripts, etc.

2008-09-05 Thread Scott Prentice
in and update their data and add new tools. I'm relying on those tool developers to update the system when they release a new version. Or if you (anyone) knows of any tools that have been updated or have suggestions for other tools that should be added, please let me know. Cheers, ...scott Scott

Re: Plugins, Framescripts, etc.

2008-09-05 Thread Scott Prentice
OK .. you can now search on FM versions .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/?type=Pbaseapp=FMver=8.0 Cheers! ...scott Doug Cuff wrote: I'll definitely add a filtering option for FM versions, excellent idea. Wow--thanks! Colour me _chuffed_. Or if you (anyone) knows of any

Re: Renaming 300 linked graphics in Framemaker

2008-09-16 Thread Scott Prentice
I'd export the FM files to MIF, then use Perl (or some batch search and replace tool) to rename the references. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Andersen, Verner Engell VEA wrote: Hello Arrgh All my linked graphics have numbers as the file

Re: Element boundaries

2008-09-24 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Roger... For XML files, you need to set this property in the template associated with the structure application that you're using. Any document-based property set in the template will be passed on to the XML file when it's opened. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc

Re: Backup folder in Frame 7.0?

2008-09-29 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Jack... I've got a plugin that will create the backup in a specified folder (in an absolute or relative location). One of these days I'll get around to posting it to my website, but if you (or anyone else) are interested in a beta version, contact me offlist. Cheers, ...scott Scott

Re: Changing Track Revisions display

2008-09-29 Thread Scott Prentice
of any normal ways to change their appearance. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Keith Soltys wrote: Frame 8 includes a Track Text Edits feature that is similar to Microsoft Word's Track Changes. Inserted text shows up as green underlined and deleted

Re: IXGen with Structured FrameMaker

2008-12-04 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi... Our plugin MarkerTools, supports structured markers. It is in no way a replacement for IXGen, but it does provide a number of similar features, as well as many other useful features. http://leximation.com/tools/info/markertools.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc

Re: Source Control for Frame

2008-12-08 Thread Scott Prentice
I'm not aware of any way to use source control for binary files (FM or otherwise) other than just being able to know if the file has changed (even that may not really be very accurate). And there's no way to do a useful diff of two FM files other than using the Compare utility in FM. This is

Re: Source Control for Frame

2008-12-08 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi John... By handle binaries .. what did it actually do? Did it do a binary diff on the files and only store the changes or did it store each update as a whole blob? And did it provide you with the actual diffs of the content without running FM? ...scott John Posada wrote: When I was at

Re: Source Control for Frame

2008-12-08 Thread Scott Prentice
looked at Sourcerer, from Advantica, Inc? Adobe has a Success Story at www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/pdfs/advantica_ss.pdf http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/pdfs/advantica_ss.pdf. --- On *Mon, 12/8/08, Scott Prentice *wrote: From: Scott Prentice Subject: Re: Source

Re: Automatic way of changing the case of words

2008-12-30 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Will... I think that you'll have to resort to a custom FDK plugin or FrameScript. If you want to try the plugin route, contact me off list and we'll see what can be done. Cheers! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Whites wrote: Hello All

Re: See all open markers?

2009-01-12 Thread Scott Prentice
MarkerTools also provides this feature. http://leximation.com/tools/info/markertools.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Nancy Allison wrote: Thanks, Rick. I've investigated -- it looks wonderful; but at $249 it's too expensive

Re: See all open markers?

2009-01-13 Thread Scott Prentice
There are a number of Marker-related plugins .. 10 are listed in our Tool Search database .. http://leximation.com/toolsearch/?type=Pbaseapp=FMkwds=marker (If anyone knows of others .. please let me know!) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com

Re: Report FrameMaker 9 plugin compatibilities here

2009-01-20 Thread Scott Prentice
plugin to update for FM9, and hope to have a beta of DITA-FMx 1.1 for FM9 available within a month. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Mike Wickham wrote: A question that comes up with each new FrameMaker release is, are my old plugins still

Re: New Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 and new AdobeeLearning Suite

2009-01-20 Thread Scott Prentice
to deploy a Help system using AIR, you'll need to invest in a digital certificate ($200 to $300 USD), but that's all. The AIR technology is open source and freely available (you can download the AIR and Flex SDKs and build your apps). 5) Yes! 6) Not sure .. ? Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice

Re: PDF Documentation

2009-01-22 Thread Scott Prentice
format (CHM/HTML). Searching in a PDF is a fairly useless operation as well, which is another reason I prefer to use other types of online docs. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Kelly McDaniel wrote: Quick Survey: Is it your

Re: FM9 DITA integration

2009-01-27 Thread Scott Prentice
I don't think that there is anything in FM9 that makes it easier to get into DITA or structured authoring. It offers support for the DITA 1.1 specification, but migration is still the same effort that it has been in earlier versions. ...scott John Sgammato wrote: I have been hoping FM9

Re: Framemaker SDK and Framescript

2009-02-12 Thread Scott Prentice
Some additional info on options for FM automation .. http://leximation.com/framemaker_automation.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Brewster, Christopher C wrote: I'm a long-time Word user and have written countless large and small

Re: Book to .mif plugin

2009-02-26 Thread Scott Prentice
And Leximation has a plugin called FileTools, which lets you export a book to many formats as well as lots of other file-related features. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Mike Wickham

Re: Minimize all Frame windows at once?

2009-03-05 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Nancy... I'm not aware of a way to do this using standard FM commands. Our plugin FileTools provides a Minimize All command that does this. Grab the 30-day trial and see if it does what you want .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/filetools.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice

Re: Structured Frame Help

2009-03-06 Thread Scott Prentice
Toolkit plus lots of nice authoring features. If you're using DITA-FMx (any version) you can email us for help. :) Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 roconn...@netspace.net.au wrote: Hi guys I haven't used Framemaker for about 7 yrs

Re: [TCS Users] FM9: some more bugs

2009-03-19 Thread Scott Prentice
Hi Yves... Note that the DITA-FMx crash is something that we're working on, and does not look like (at this point) a specific problem with FM9. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Yves Barbion wrote: Hi Mahesh Thank you for the workarounds

Book window position (was .. Re: Thumbs down: FrameMaker 9 Welcome Screen)

2009-03-27 Thread Scott Prentice
Actually it *is* FM that saves the book window position and size. This info is stored in the book file itself, but isn't saved unless you actually make a change to the book file which requires that it be updated. Just moving and resizing the book won't require a save, but if you move and/or

Re: Conditional text in index markers

2009-04-08 Thread Scott Prentice
Our MarkerTools plugin allows you to add variables to marker text. This adds some overhead to your workflow, but it does provide a conditional-like functionality .. http://leximation.com/tools/info/markertools.php Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com

Re: FM 9 p230 - 3 Level Indexing Error

2009-04-30 Thread Scott Prentice
! ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Jeff Coatsworth wrote: Just another update on this issue - still occurs under the new patch (p237). I wait in hope ;) -Original Message- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun

Re: FM 9 p230 - 3 Level Indexing Error

2009-04-30 Thread Scott Prentice
and multi-level index entries, this won't help. Again .. very sorry for the noise. I really need to make a point to carefully read emails before replying. :( ...scott Jeff Coatsworth wrote: Does it work with unstructured FM? -Original Message- From: Scott Prentice [mailto:s

Re: Variable Plugin and Strategies

2009-05-12 Thread Scott Prentice
installer, please let me know. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Joseph Lorenzini wrote: Hi all, I recently started at a new position. The documentation set is almost all in FrameMaker (which is good) but the templates are a mess (which is very

Re: Possible to suppress Save As XML via structapps.fm setting?

2009-05-13 Thread Scott Prentice
. ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com +1.415.485.1892 Michael Müller-Hillebrand wrote: Good morning colleagues, I have a structured application with some XSL preprocessing that removes certain data from the XML source when opened by FrameMaker. Now I want to make sure

WEBINAR: Using FrameMaker and DITA with XDocs Content Management System

2009-07-09 Thread Scott Prentice
Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing, Bluestream Database Corp. Scott Prentice, President, Leximation Inc. *Title:* /Using FrameMaker and DITA with XDocs Content Management System/ *Date:* Thursday, July 30, 2009

Re: WEBINAR: Using FrameMaker and DITA with XDocs Content Management System

2009-07-09 Thread Scott Prentice
Smarter Inc. Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing, Bluestream Database Corp. Scott Prentice, President, Leximation Inc. *Title:* /Using FrameMaker and DITA with XDocs Content Management System/ *Date:* Thursday, July 30, 2009 *Time:* 10:00 AM - 11

Re: Soliciting hardware recommendations

2009-07-14 Thread Scott Prentice
them like Mac apps. Seems like the ideal situation to me. Granted .. I've just started messing with this and there may be some serious problems that I'm overlooking. I'd love to hear if others have gone this direction. Cheers, ...scott Scott Prentice Leximation, Inc. www.leximation.com

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