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FrameScript

Purpose

FrameScript is a high level, user-oriented, scripting (or macro) language designed to work with FrameMaker versions 5.1x and later. FrameScript allows users to customize their FrameMaker product with simple script commands, to create new functions for their FrameMaker product, to automate many current functions into one script command.

Due to the complexity of the FM object model scripting is not that simple - but comparable to the development of macros for MS Word. There is no 'macro recorder' though to start with...

Author Frank Elmore, Elmsoft Inc.
Type Commercial, approx. USD 150.-
Platforms Windows, Mac
User interface Main menu FrameScript with entries to install scripts etc.
Documentation PDF with the product (Reference: 330 p, Guide 38 p etc.)

Related tools

FOS browser

Purpose

Display the FrameMaker Object Structure (FOS) to support the creation of FrameScripts.

Author Michael Müller-Hillebrand, cap-studio
Type Legoware (send a box of Lego)
Platforms Windows, Mac
User interface FileMaker Pro database interface
Documentation none

Scripts

Rick Quatros collection

Purpose

Scripts for handling paragraph and character catalogues, graphic properties, produce format reports, clean tables etc. Some of these are obsolete in FM 6.0, others duplicate functions of the Systec Toolbox.

Author Rick Quatro at Carmen Publishing
Type Shareware, USD 45.-
Platforms FrameScript
User interface What FrameScript provides
Documentation List of scripts and what they do

itl powerscripts

Purpose

OWP-palette: Easy entry and check of special symbols of all european languages
DocTOC: create/maintain in-document TOC; handle line breaks
InstallScripts: install all scripts from a folder (and subfolders)
Graphic scaling: Match imported graphic to width/hight or both of target frame
Replace Colours: Find all colour definitions and provide changes, mergers and deletions
Format Overrides: Report of local overrides. Hyperlinks allow for instant changes.
.. and many more

Author Klaus Müller at www.itl.de
Type Free and commercial, EUR 0 ... 65
Platforms FrameScript
User interface What FrameScript provides
Documentation  

Further links

Find more plug-ins and FrameScripts listed on various places:

German Frame User site www.frame-users.de
German FrameScript forum www.framescript.de

 

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