Structured Read/Write Rules

Read/write rules can be entered into a text file or a FrameMaker file. A FrameMaker rules file can be either structured or unstructured. Text Structure Consulting, Inc., provides a structured template for read/write rules. Use of the structured template spares the developer the need to remember the exact syntax of rules and spelling of keywords. Complete documentation of the template is available (see Products). Since the element names are mnemonic and the element structure follows the rule syntax, the template is easy to use even without the documentation.

The FrameMaker 7.0 version of the structured read/write rules template and its EDD (Version FM7.0TSC2.1, released November 20, 2002) are available in zip file, which contains:

The FrameMaker 7.0 version of the template

FrameMaker+SGML 5.5.6 and FrameMaker+SGML 6.0 versions are also available. These files are in zip file, which contains:

The May, 2001 version of the EDD
The FrameMaker+SGML 5.5.6 version of the template
The FrameMaker+SGML 6.0 version of the template