Installing Structure Snippets

To install or reinstall Structure Snippets, follow the instructions below. If you are reinstalling, there is no need to uninstall the old version, but you may want to make a backup of the StructureSnippets.ini file to save your settings before a reinstall. For information about uninstalling this tool, see Uninstalling Structure Snippets.

  1. Extract the installer executable file from the ZIP file downloaded from
  2. Run the installer by double-clicking the executable file.
  3. Review the information provided and agree to the EULA to complete the installation.
  4. When prompted, select your FrameMaker version from the list, and continue.
  5. If this is your initial installation you will need to enter an authorization code before it can be used. You can request a 30-day trial code by choosing Pubs-Tools > StructureSnippets > Try Now. Enter your trial or full authorization code by choosing Pubs-Tools > StructureSnippets > Enter Authorization Code.

The Structure Snippets support files (DLL and CHM files) are copied into a Pubs-Tools folder in your main FrameMaker folder (typically C:\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker<VERSION>) and the maker.ini file in your main FrameMaker folder is updated to reference the plugin DLL.

If you are installing on FrameMaker 8 or higher on Windows Vista or 7, the installation process creates a Pubs-Tools folder in your “AppData” area (typically C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\<VERSION>). The Pubs-Tools.ini and StructureSnippets.ini files are created in this location. If you are installing on an older FrameMaker version or an older version of Windows, these INI files are created in the Pubs-Tools folder in the main FrameMaker folder. Regardless of the version, you can access the “user” Pubs-Tools folder by choosing Pubs-Tools > Open Pubs-Tools Folder.

By default a StructureSnippets folder is created in the “user” Pubs-Tools folder. This is the default location for the “Local” snippets folder.