Is there a way, using unstructured FrameMaker, to set up some kind of Conditional Text that will convert one unit of measure to another?
For example, if I have 120 mg/dL in my document - can I set up logic that will convert the number to 2162.4? (I know I can change the unit itself using conditional text.)
I am looking for something I can set up once and use 125 or so times throughout our manual.
Ideally I would like be able to be able to do something like: when Conditional Text Units is switched to mmoL, everyplace a number denoted as mg/dL is found (these numbers would have to be marked as such somehow), display = (variable) * 18.02
Companies must deal with this a lot when publishing manuals in other countries.
Never heard of any auto method - you might tackle it through scripting I guess. Most places I suspect just build a string of values up & apply conditions to each one of them depending on where they are wanted to appear - that's the quick & dirty way.