Read text from external file and add to FM file

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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I have some content in text file. Is there a way to read text from .txt, line by line, and add that to its corresponding content in the .fm file?

 

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What do you mean by "corresponding" ?

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For example if I have following in a text file:

 

A -- B

C -- D

 

It should read A and add B to the fm file.

 

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Your question is lacking some details. Are you trying to do this with the API or ExtendScript? It is definitely possible with either of those. You would use a File object to read the text and then you would use FrameMaker doc methods to add the text to a document. You can read about the File object in the Javascript Tools Guide, available from the Help menu of the ExtendScript editor. You can find some examples of inserting text into a document here: http://www.weststreetconsulting.com/WSC_ExtendScriptSamples.htm.

 

Russ

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If you want all of the text in file external.txt, use Text Inset:
File » Import » File
{select file}
Decide (_) Import_By_Reference or (_) Copy_Into_Document
{verify file type in next dialog, then}
Pick line treatment options and any encoding election.

 

But I'm guessing you need something different.

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Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Thanks Bob snd Russ,

 

I need something like this

 

For example if I have following in a text file:

 

A -- B

C -- D

 

It should read A, find A in fm file and add B A to the fm file.

 

Thanks

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Let me know if you want to do a short web meeting so I can see what you are trying to do. Please contact me offlist: rick at frameexpert dot com

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