Text insets

Text inset pod

You can use the Insets pod to manage and troubleshoot all objects linked or embedded in your FrameMaker documents.

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Insets pod
A.
Select the file

B.
List text, graphics, or all insets in the selected document

C.
List resolved, unresolved, or all insets in the selected document

D.
Import a file or object into an open document

E.
Go to the inset location

F.
Edit the selected object’s properties

G.
Delete the selected inset

H.
Delete the selected graphic inset along with its anchored frame

I.
Convert to text - valid for text insets only

J.
Refresh the pod data

K.
Search for an inset

L.
Type of inset

M.
Source filename

N.
Document name of the inset

O.
Page and other references

View the properties or source of text insets

You can view the filename and file type of the source document, the date it was last modified, the date the text inset was last updated, and the inset’s update setting. You can also display the source of a text inset.

  1. Click the text inset to select it and choose Edit > Text Inset Properties. You can also double-click the inset in the Insets pod.

  2. If you want to open the source of the text inset, click Open Source. The source is opened as a FrameMaker document.

Control the updating of text insets

You can control how and when text insets are updated from their source documents. For example, you can specify either automatic or manual updating, and you can manually update a single text inset or several insets in the document.

Note: Text imported by reference is automatically updated only if its date stamp indicates that it is out of date. However, because the time settings may differ between file systems or networks, it’s possible that an out-of-date text inset won’t be updated automatically. In this case, you can manually update the inset.

Change the updating of a selected text inset

  1. Select the inset to update.

  2. Choose Edit > Text Inset Properties and click Settings.

  3. Specify manual or automatic updating and click Import.

Suppress the updating of all text insets in a document

  1. Choose Edit > Update References.

  2. Choose Suppress Automatic Updating from the Commands pop-up menu, and then choose the items you don’t want to be updated automatically.

  3. Click Set and then click Done.

Suppress the updating of all text insets in selected book files

  1. In a book window, select the file or files you want to update.

  2. Choose Edit > Suppress Automatic Reference Updating.

  3. Select Suppress Automatic Updating and click Set.

Manually update a single text inset

 Select the inset, choose Edit > Text Inset Properties, and then click Update Now.

Manually update multiple insets in a document

  1. Choose Edit > Update References.

  2. Select the types of insets you want to update and click Update.

To interrupt the updating of text insets, press Control+c.

Convert text insets to editable text

When you convert a text inset to editable text, FrameMaker no longer updates it. You can convert a single text inset or all the text insets in a document.

  1. If you’re converting one text inset, click it to select it.

  2. Choose Edit > Text Inset Properties. You can also double-click the inset in the Insets pod.

  3. Click Convert to Text, specify whether to convert the selected inset or all insets in the document, and then click Convert.

Locate the source of unresolved text insets

If FrameMaker can’t locate the source file for a text inset during updating (or if the format of the source file has changed since the last update), an alert message appears. After dismissing the alert message, you can use the Insets pod to locate the unresolved text inset and then re-import the text. The Insets pod displays the complete path of a referenced file.

Alternatively, you can also search for unresolved insets.

  1. Choose Edit > Find/Change.

  2. Choose Unresolved Text Inset from the Find pop-up menu and click Find to select the first unresolved text inset.

  3. Choose Edit > Text Inset Properties, note the path and file type of the inset, and then click Cancel.

  4. Using the path and file type information, re-import the text.

If a document contains many unresolved text insets, you can generate a list of unresolved text insets.