Structure Snippets

Structure Snippets is a plugin developed for FrameMaker 7.0 and above, and was designed to be used with structured documents. This plugin lets you save “snippets” of structured content that can be inserted easily as needed. One common use of a structure snippet is as a template for frequently used content.

Snippets can be stored in a “Local” folder as well as in a “Remote” location on a shared server. This lets people define snippets that are only available for their personal use in addition to having the ability to provide snippets that can be used by a group of writers. Snippets can be inserted by selecting the entry name from a dialog box, or they can be inserted by issuing the specified shortcut keystrokes or selecting the name from the context (right-click or popup) menu.

One or more snippets can be inserted via a snippet script, either manually or through the use of another application (FDK client, FrameScript, or ExtendScript). The DITA-FMx book-build process can make use of Structure Snippets as an “addon” plugin to augment the DITA to book creation process.

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This documentation was last updated on 1 August 2014 for Structure Snippets version 1.05.

Structure Snippets Commands

Structure Snippets provides five commands:

Insert Snippet
Add a predefined snippet to your document.
Save Snippet
Save the selected structured content to a reusable snippet.
Manage Snippets
Modify and delete Local snippets with the Manage Local Snippets dialog.
Run Snippet Script
Runs a snippet script on the current document or book.
Set preferences for the Structure Snippets plugin.

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