RE: Looking for a program to help with a tedious job

Subject: RE: Looking for a program to help with a tedious job
From: "Michael Collier" <mcollier -at- arlut -dot- utexas -dot- edu>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 15:07:34 -0600

It sounds like you are asking for two things:

> Corporate has decided that we must rename all of the figures in our entire
> set of documents (imported by reference into FrameMaker 5.5.6
> source files)

To simply rename the figures in a set of files, there are some good free
scripts on the web. Use "search and replace scripts" as your search term. An
excellent perl script I have used is available at and it runs on NT from the command
line (provided you have perl, of course, but that's a free download anyway).
However you will still have to change your files to MIF to use it.

> OK, I've figured out how to rename all the source files with little pain.
> The biggie is changing the names in the Frame source files. I am
> thinking in terms of some kind of script that would open each file, search
> for the "old"imported file name, replace that with the "new" imported file
> name,

Now this is a different problem. I'm not sure how any script, Unix or NT,
would be able go into FrameMaker files, find the place where an imported
file is specified, and rename it. I could be wrong but it seems that if
anything can do this it would have to be FrameScript.

Michael Collier, Technical Writer Office: N546
Information Systems Laboratory
Applied Research Laboratories: The University of Texas at Austin
Voice: 512-835-3408 e-mail: mcollier -at- arlut -dot- utexas -dot- edu

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