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33 Overriding configuration settings > 33.3 Overriding configuration settings with text

33.3 Overriding configuration settings with text

To override configuration settings on the fly, you can include a configuration setting in your document as text, give it a unique paragraph format, and assign that format a special property. This method is an alternative to inserting Config or HTMConfig or RTFConfig markers in your document, and it works the same way. See §33.2.2 Overriding settings with configuration markers.

To make a FrameMaker paragraph act as a configuration override:

[HTMLParaStyles] or [WordStyles] or [HelpStyles]

; Config (and HTMConfig or RTFConfig) use the contents of the para as

;  though it is a set of Config markers, each ending with a hard

;  return, but also allow the normal .ini syntax with [Sections] on

;  their own lines, and comments.

ParaFmt = Config Delete

Property HTMConfig is effective only in HTML output types, property RTFConfig is effective only in RTF output types, and where applicable, property Config is effective in both.

When you also assign property Delete, Mif2Go removes the paragraph from the actual text stream, so the text does not appear in the output.

The content of each paragraph in a format assigned the Config (or HTMConfig or RTFConfig) property is treated as a configuration override, or a series of configuration overrides, provided the content:

conforms to configuration syntax

specifies settings that are subject to overrides.

See §33.2.7 Understanding fixed-key vs. variable-key settings.

You have two choices of syntax for *Config paragraph content; you can intermix them in the same paragraph:

File syntax:

Make the paragraph look like a configuration-file section, with a hard return at the end of each line (although a hard return is not required after the last line). You can include multiple configuration sections, and also include comment lines that start with a semicolon; see §4.4 Understanding the rules for configuration settings.

Marker syntax:

Use the same syntax as for *Config markers; see §33.2.4 Assigning values to configuration variables. Place a hard return at the end of each override.

For example, a *Config paragraph that precedes an anchored frame that contains a graphic might provide the name of a different graphic to substitute for the one in your document:



The content of the paragraph could just as well look like this:


The result works exactly like the same content put in markers at the same location in your document, and is subject to the same limitations as for markers, except there is no length limit to the content.

If your FrameMaker document is subject to frequent updates that might result in accidentally deleting markers, using a *Config paragraph instead makes the overrides less likely to be lost. For example, if you use conditional text to hide *Config paragraphs while you are editing the document, FrameMaker warns you before deleting the hidden text.

Note:  For graphics in anchored frames, FrameMaker 7.0 and later versions provide yet another way to override settings; see §31.4.2 Overriding graphics settings with FrameMaker object attributes.


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