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Community KB :: DITA / FrameMaker

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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Scott Prentice (2008-06-19)

TAGS:  Output, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  Excluding shortdesc from generated FM/book files
ISSUE:  You'd like to exclude the shortdesc element from FM files generated from a map.
SOLUTION:  The easy way to do this is to add the following rule to the Book application's rules file:

    element "shortdesc" drop;

You could also modify the XSL code to strip out this element, but modifying the rules file is much easier.