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Creating Custom Marker Types in FrameMaker
Typically you should not need to create a custom marker type in an Adobe FrameMaker source document. If you want to use a custom marker type to implement an online feature, use the custom marker type provided in the Adobe FrameMaker template you use for your source documents. If you do not see a custom marker type you want to use to implement an online feature in the Adobe FrameMaker template, verify with the Stationery designer that your Stationery supports the custom marker type before you insert and use the custom marker in a source document.
Occasionally your Stationery may support a custom marker type that is not defined in the Adobe FrameMaker template you use with your source documents. In this situation, first confirm with the Stationery designer that your Stationery supports the custom marker type. After confirming your project supports the custom marker type, you can create the custom marker type in your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
The following procedure provides an example of how to create custom marker types in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for creating custom marker types in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To create a custom marker type in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, on the Special menu, click Marker.
2. In the Marker Type field, select Edit from the drop-down list.
3. Type CustomMarkerTypeName to create a custom marker type, where CustomMarkerTypeName is the name of the custom marker type you want to create.
Note: The custom marker type name you type must match the name of the custom marker type supported in your ePublisher Stationery. If you specify a name for the custom marker type that is different than the name of the custom marker type supported in your ePublisher Stationery, ePublisher will not be able to recognize and use the custom marker type when generating output.
4. Click Add.
5. Click OK to confirm the operation.
6. Click Done. Adobe FrameMaker displays the custom marker type you created in the Marker window in the Marker Type field.