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Assigning Alternate Text to Abbreviations in FrameMaker

Abbreviations are often used in written communication. Using an Abbreviation character format and an AbbreviationTitle marker, you can specify alternate text for abbreviations. For example, if your source document includes an abbreviation such as SS#, you can specify Social Security Number as alternate text for the abbreviation. When you use an AbbreviationTitle marker and Abbreviation character format to specify alternate text for an abbreviation, ePublisher adds the abbreviation alternate text you specify to the title attribute of the abbr tag in the output.

Following is an example of the HTML code produced when you specify Social Security Number as alternate text for SS#.

<th>First name</th>

<th><abbr title="Social Security Number">SS#</abbr></th>


To assign alternate text to abbreviations, your Stationery and template must have the following items configured:

Your output format must also support this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 8.

The following procedure provides an example of how to specify alternate text for abbreviations in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for specifying alternate text for abbreviations in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.

To specify alternate text for an abbreviation in an Adobe FrameMaker source document

  1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the abbreviation for which you want to specify alternate text.

  2. Apply the Abbreviation character format to the abbreviation text.

  3. Insert your cursor anywhere inside the abbreviation.

  4. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  5. In the Marker Type field, select AbbreviationTitle from the drop-down list.

  6. If the AbbreviationTitle marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 81.

  7. In the Marker Text field, type the abbreviation alternate text.

  8. Click New Marker.

  9. Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.

  10. Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 300.

  11. Verify ePublisher assigned the abbreviation alternate text you specified when it generated output by completing the following steps:

  12. On the View menu, click Output Directory.

  13. In the TargetName folder, open the page that has the abbreviation to which you assigned alternate text in Notepad, where TargetName is the name of your target.

  14. Verify that the alternate text you specified for the abbreviation is included in the abbr tag in the title attribute.

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