Kanti.Mann at schange.com
Kanti.Mann at schange.com
Tue Jan 15 14:49:43 MST 2008
Thanks very much Rebecca/all.
Unwanted conditions, and other components, seem to be beyond anything that
Adobe thinks would be good to address.
Add-ons sound like a reasonable solution.
"rebecca officer" <rebecca.officer at alliedtelesis.co.nz>
01/15/2008 04:25 PM
<framers at lists.frameusers.com>, <Kanti.Mann at schange.com>
Re: MIF fragments
We've never used MIF fragments to create a new variable, only to change
the values of existing variables. To do that, you just open the MIF
fragment in FM, open your target book, select all the files in the book,
and use File > Import > Formats to import the variable definitions from
the MIF fragment. Which is what you said, so yes.
I should have made the note about not saving the MIF fragment in FM more
emphatic: make it read-only so that you CAN'T save it by accident. The
problem isn't that you kill your MIF fragment if you save it, the problem
is that you can't tell that you've killed it unless you notice that the
file size has suddenly gone up heaps. Otherwise you only find out that
it's stuffed after you've overwritten system variables that you wanted to
leave untouched. Aargh!
I've posted this message to the list so other people can see that info
On unwanted conditionals, they seem to creep back in from *any* file that
links to the cleaned-up file. That seems to include books, text insets,
generated TOCs, backup files etc. Using native FM, you can't clear them
out of book files, so the only solutions are plug-ins, like Diane
recommended in another thread today (do any of those clear books files?),
deleting the book file and making a new one, or editing the book MIF file.
I've never tried any of the plug-ins. Making a new book is mostly easy.
Getting rid of unwanted conditions is a right pain - try the plug-ins.
>>> <Kanti.Mann at schange.com> 16/01/08 05:31 >>>
I read your article in Framers about using MIF fragments. Seems like a
What I was unclear about was how you would get the Variable definitions
back into a set of documents.
You note never to save the document in FM again: makes sense.
Are you saying that you'd open the MIF fragment in Frame, import variables
into other files, and then exit the Frag file without saving?
Do you do this with conditions, too? I'd love a way to get rid of
unwanted Conditions (no longer used), since there's currently no
way that I know of to globally remove them.
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