Preparing Adobe FrameMaker Source Documents : Using Conditions in FrameMaker : Conditional Output Using Expressions in FrameMaker
Conditional Output Using Expressions in FrameMaker
Adobe FrameMaker 8.0 introduced ways to use Boolean Expressions (using the terms AND, OR, or Not) in condional text, for exmaple WebHelp AND PDF. To do this, you first create the conditions, and then use the Build Expression button to create this.
The following procedure provides an example of how to use Expressions in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 9. Steps for deleting conditions in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To build an Expression in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, on the Special menu, click Conditional Text -> Show/Hide Conditional Text
2. Click button Build Expression
3. Click desired condition and the arrow button to add it to the Expression
4. Separate the conditions by clicking the buttons for “AND” “OR” or “NOT”
5. When finished select Set so that this Expression will be able to be selected in the Expression dropdown located in the Show/Hide Conditional Text window
6. Go to Special -> Conditional Text -> Show/Hide Conditional Text and select the Show as per Expression radio button
7. Select the desired text you want to apply the expression and hit Apply
8. Save your source document.
9. Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output”.
10. In Output Explorer, verify ePublisher created an output file using the file name you specified. For more information, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer”.