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Explorer ,
Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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Hello everyone!

I use unstructured FrameMaker 2019.

I created a Character Style "Change Bar" (all options are "As is" plus the "Change Bar" option).

With this style, I marked places with changed content (text, graphics and tables). After publishing the revision, I used the option Format – Characters – Change Bar – Clear All Change Bar.

By removing the vertical lines in this way, I was sure I was deleting style "Change Bar" entirely, returning the content to the default state.

I recently discovered that only vertical lines have been removed. All content remained marked with style "Change Bar".

Now I have a multi - volume document with hundreds of such places.

The question is:

Is there a way (or script) to quickly remove my named Character Style by bringing the content to the "Default" state (Default Font)?

 

With respect,

Igor

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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You could use my FindChangeFormatsBatch script to do that. www.frameexpert.com/store

 

I would suggest another way to do this in the future: instead of using a Character Format, I would consider using a Condition Format with Change Bar as the formatting style. When you want to clear the change bars, you will still have to do Format > Document > Change Bars to clear them. And you will have to delete the Condition Format, while preserving the text.

 

This is safer than applying a Character Format and later applying Default Para Font, because you may have applied a previous Character Format to text that you don't want to remove.

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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This is perhaps a stupid question, but why are you bothering with a tag when FrameMaker has an Automatic Change Bar function built in? You have to remember to turn it on before you start editing, but it puts a vertical bar in the margin for you without your having to worry about it. (Format > Document > Change Bars opens the Change Bars Properties window, where you can turn on automatic change bars and change their position and color.)

 

If there's a reason you need to apply it later, selecting the text you want marked and then pressing Esc+c+h will also insert the change bar. Because this is part of FM's functions, you can use the Remove Change Bars without having to worry about left behind styles.

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Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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IMHO the source of the problem is the fact, that the Apply Changbar function is similar to apply Italic or Bold ldirectly without using a character style. This process is a side-line to the ordinary formatting process. I have therefore adopted the following method for a revision cycle:

  • Clear all previous change bars
  • Apply the minor revisions which should not be marked
  • Switch on automatic change bars
  • Do the 'real' revisions
  • There are situations where the automatism must be switched off and the change bars shall be applied manually - but not by using a character style.

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Yes. That last is where the Esc+c+h comes in. You get a change bar but no overriden paragraph tag or extraneous character tag.

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It seems that everyone has hisor her own way. I always use Track Text Edits. Before I publish or send something to the translation agency, I accept all changes.

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Hi! Thank you all for your help!

Very useful tips for me regarding «Condition Format with Change Bar as the formatting style» and keyboard shortcut «Esc+c+h»!

One more question for Rick. Is it possible to use the FindChangeFormatsBatch script (for $49) on different computers (home PC and laptop)?

 

Sincerely, Igor.

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