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Deleting/renaming of conditional tags

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I'd like to delete and rename a conditional tag simultaneously.

An FM file contains two condition tags: Pro (for experts) and Light (for beginners).

Now, the beginners have turned into experts, and I don't need the tag Light anymore.

The information (formerly tagged Light) should now be tagged Pro, too.

Is there an easy way to turn any Light tag into a Pro tag?

Did I miss something in the Show/Hide Conditional Text pod or the Conditional Tags pod?

Is there an easy alternative without converting to/working with a MIF file (and maybe damaging it)?

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

I would:

  1. Put my cursor in text assigned the Pro tag
  2. Edit > Copy Special > Conditional Text Settings
  3. Edit > Find/Change
    1. Find: Conditional Text... and move Light into the first column
    2. Change: By Pasting
  4. Then remove the Light tag from the Conditional Tags Panel

~Barb

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Deleting/renaming of conditional tags

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I'd like to delete and rename a conditional tag simultaneously.

An FM file contains two condition tags: Pro (for experts) and Light (for beginners).

Now, the beginners have turned into experts, and I don't need the tag Light anymore.

The information (formerly tagged Light) should now be tagged Pro, too.

Is there an easy way to turn any Light tag into a Pro tag?

Did I miss something in the Show/Hide Conditional Text pod or the Conditional Tags pod?

Is there an easy alternative without converting to/working with a MIF file (and maybe damaging it)?

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

I would:

  1. Put my cursor in text assigned the Pro tag
  2. Edit > Copy Special > Conditional Text Settings
  3. Edit > Find/Change
    1. Find: Conditional Text... and move Light into the first column
    2. Change: By Pasting
  4. Then remove the Light tag from the Conditional Tags Panel

~Barb

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I would:

  1. Put my cursor in text assigned the Pro tag
  2. Edit > Copy Special > Conditional Text Settings
  3. Edit > Find/Change
    1. Find: Conditional Text... and move Light into the first column
    2. Change: By Pasting
  4. Then remove the Light tag from the Conditional Tags Panel

~Barb

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Many thanks for the hints.

Copy Special. Nice function. I never used it. Now I will do.

And the script Super Find Change works too.

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Hi Lothar:

It's a feature that is often overlooked by my students, but it greatly extends By Pasting in the Find/Change dialog box—one of my favorite document "fixers".

~Barb

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Or you try the free ExtendScript "Super Find Change", which does exactly what you want: Find and replace text with a certain conditional tag and delete the tag after replacing:

Warning: It's an example ExtendScript that is intended to show what you can do with ExtendScript. So, make a backup copy of your files first 😉

You can download it here: FrameMaker Super Find / Change Reloaded – Adobe Technical Communication Blog

For FrameMaker 14 just unzip it to FrameMaker's "Startup" folder in your user profile:

%appdata%\Adobe\FrameMaker\14\Startup

If the folder "Startup" is not there yet, just create it.

After a FrameMaker restart, you can find it in > File > Utilities > Super Find Change

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