I am looking at a file (.fm) and I see that there are Condition Tags within. The names of these tags however, lead me to believe they were carried over from a different book and are irrelevant to the book I am working on. Now, I can delete all of these tags, but would like to first see if they are being used.
Is there some way to do this?
Answered my own question (from help.adobe.com):
Before you delete a conditional tag, you can check if the tag is currently applied to text.
To check if a tag is applied to text in the document:
1)Select the tag in the Conditional Tags pod.
2)Click Edit to display the Add/Edit Condition Tag dialog.
List of locations in the document for the selected conditional tag
3)To go to the location in the document where the tag is applied, double-click on the Conditional Text in the Location list.
Yes, use the Find/Change to search for instances of the tag
When you delete any condition tag, FrameMaker will alert you that deleting the tag may impact the document. But if a tag is in use, you will get a second alert stating that some text uses this tag:
If you are still concerned, you can always redefine a tag style/color to something incredibly bright, show that tag and manually scan the document for it. Find works here as well by setting Find to Conditional Text.
That's great, RBKearnsJr. I see this in class all the time... by the time a student has thought through how to ask a question, they have simultaneously figured out where to go to get the answer.
I'm usually multi-tasking so I just throw out a question or two.
Today, not so busy. Google led me to the location.
How did we ever live without The Google?
OK - sigh
Now I have v2017 and the solution I found before may still apply, but I cannot navigate to the location the same way.
This came about because I now need to remove a Condition tag from every file in the book. I would prefer not to have to go into each file and do it as I have over 50 files with this tag.
Any advice - much appreciated as usual
Check out Rick Quatro's Find Change Formats Batch script. It's a painless way to find, change, and remove things from catalogs, including conditions.
It will solve your problem in about 15 minutes.