Text insets

A text inset is used to insert content from an external source into a FrameMaker document. The text inset feature of FrameMaker allows you to easily reuse text across documents and books. You can store such reusable content in an external document (such as a text file or FrameMaker document), and then import the content across one or more documents.

You import plain text from a text file or you can import text and formatted content from a FrameMaker document (.fm or .mif).

Use the Insets pod to work with text and graphic insets in your documents. From this pod, you can import insets into a document, view inset properties, or delete insets from a document.

To open the Insets Tags pod, from the View menu, choose Pods > Insets.

Insets pod


The Inset pod displays the list of insets in the current document.

To sort the list of insets, click a column header in the list. For example, you can sort by the referenced file or page number.

To resize a column:

1)Hover the mouse between two columns until the cursor is a bi-directional arrow.

2)Hold down the left mouse button, drag, and release the mouse button when the column is sized as required.

Use the Insets pod to:

A (Select):

Select from the list of open documents to display the insets available in that document. You can also choose to view the insets in all the open documents.

B (List all, text, or graphic insets):

Select from the list to view the text or graphic insets included in the current document.

C (List all, resolved, or unresolved insets):

Select from the list to view the resolved or unresolved insets included in the current document. See Fixing unresolved text insets.

D (Import New):

Import an inset into the current document. See Insert text insets.

E (Properties):

Open the Text Inset Properties dialog. See Viewing and editing inset properties.

F (Delete):

Delete the selected inset from the current document. See Deleting text insets.

G (Delete with Anchored Frame):

Delete the selected graphic inset (along with the anchored frame) from the current document.

H (Go to Location):

Go to the location where the text inset is included in the current document.

I (Convert to Text):

Convert the selected inset to inline text. See Viewing and editing inset properties.

J (Refresh):

Refresh the list.

K (Search text):

Search for an inset in the list. The SAYT (search as you type) functionality works on all the columns in the inset list.

September 30, 2016

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