editing FrameMaker 7 tags/paragraph names
Thread poster: Anna Kulyk

Anna Kulyk
United States
Local time: 07:01
English to Russian
+ ...
Dec 27, 2004

I'm using a tryout version of FrameMaker 7.1 to translate English into Russian. To do so I replace English words with Russian. A body text can be changed easily but when it comes to the paragraph names/tags (see example below) you can't do anything with them. They appear to be locked. For instance, it would look like this and only "x"s are editable.
Task ID: XXX
Referene: XXX
Revision: XXX

Do you know what can be done to edit tags? Please share your experience working with FM.
Thank you
Anna


 

Ben Hickman  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 13:01
Dutch to English
Paragraph Designer Dec 27, 2004

Hello Laura,

The text that you are unable to edit has probably been entered in the "auto numbering" field of the paragraph style. To access it, place the cursor in the paragraph and type CTRL-M. The paragraph designer has 6 tabs; the information you are looking for is on the "Numbering" tab. On this tab, under the text "Autonumber format" is a bar containing the text you were unable to edit. One you have changed the text, click the button "Update all". The text will now be changed in all of the paragraphs with this style. If you are working on a "BOOK" composed of multiple chapters in separate files, you will have to change this in each file.

Be careful not to change any of the variables in the auto numbering text. The "building blocks" each have a particular function, such as "\b" which adds a bullet or "n+" which adds incremental numbering.

Good luck!

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:46]

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:47]

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:47]


 

Anna Kulyk
United States
Local time: 07:01
English to Russian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
editing FrameMaker 7 tags/paragraph names Dec 28, 2004

Ben Hickman wrote:

Hello Laura,

The text that you are unable to edit has probably been entered in the "auto numbering" field of the paragraph style. To access it, place the cursor in the paragraph and type CTRL-M. The paragraph designer has 6 tabs; the information you are looking for is on the "Numbering" tab. On this tab, under the text "Autonumber format" is a bar containing the text you were unable to edit. One you have changed the text, click the button "Update all". The text will now be changed in all of the paragraphs with this style. If you are working on a "BOOK" composed of multiple chapters in separate files, you will have to change this in each file.

Be careful not to change any of the variables in the auto numbering text. The "building blocks" each have a particular function, such as "\b" which adds a bullet or "n+" which adds incremental numbering.

Good luck!

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:46]

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:47]

[Edited at 2004-12-27 08:47]


THANK YOU BEN! IT WORKED JUST FINE! YOU HELPED TO MEET DEADLINES.

Anna


 


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