Preparing Adobe FrameMaker Source Documents : Using Conditions in FrameMaker : Creating Conditions in FrameMaker
 
Creating Conditions in FrameMaker
When you work with Adobe FrameMaker source documents, typically you import conditions into your Adobe FrameMaker source documents from an Adobe FrameMaker template. The Adobe FrameMaker template contains conditions defined by the Stationery designer.
Typically you should not need to create conditions in your Adobe FrameMaker source files if you use an Adobe FrameMaker template created by a Stationery designer. However, in some cases you may need to create a condition in your Adobe FrameMaker source documents if you do not have an Adobe FrameMaker template that includes a condition you need for a project. If you need to create a condition that is not available in your Adobe FrameMaker template, use native Adobe FrameMaker functionality to create the condition.
The following procedure provides an example of how to create conditions in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for creating conditions in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To create a condition in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, on the Special menu, click Conditional Text.
2. Click Edit Condition Tag.
3. In the Tag field, type a name for the condition.
For example, if you want to create a condition for content that you want to display in only online content, type OnlineOnly. If you want to create a condition for content that you want to display in only printed content, type PrintOnly.
4. If you want to specify a style for the condition, in the Style field, select the style you want to use for the condition from the drop-down list. Specifying a style for the condition allows you to more easily see the content tagged with the condition in your Adobe FrameMaker source documents. If you do not want to use a style for the condition, select As Is.
5. If you want to specify a color for the condition, in the Color field, select a color for the condition from the drop-down list. Specifying a color for the condition allows you to more easily see the content tagged with the condition in your Adobe FrameMaker source documents. If you do not want to use a color for the condition, select As Is.
6. Click the Set to create the condition.