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RE: Running H/F based on truncated text

A yukky solution might be to use the running head builder you suggested, but
to display the text in a monoset face such as Letter Gothic or Courier.
Place a white rectangle over all but the first three letters of the name.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bernard Aschwanden [SMTP:bpa@front-runner.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 24, 1999 8:39 AM
> To:	framers@FrameUsers.com
> Subject:	Running H/F based on truncated text
> Hello one and all,
> A client has a requirement to do two things in a catalog. The catalog can
> be
> considered to be similar to a residential phone book.
> For this example, let us consider page 1, the right hand page begins with
> Abrams and ends with Brown.
> Page 2, the left page, begins with Bruno and ends with Casper.
> Page 3, begins with Catania and ends with Donald
> Page 4 begins with Dotterman and continues to 5 and 6 and 7 and so on...
> At the top of page one we want Bro (the first three letters of the last
> family name). At the top of page 2 we want Bru (the first three letters of
> the first family name). At the top of 3 we want Don (last three letters of
> the last family name). Page 4 should be Dot (first three of the first
> family
> name).
> (I hope that this makes some sense)
> Now, that being said, we know (from reading all the online manuals, taking
> courses, trial and error, other Framers and more) that we can use the
> Running H/F to extract the first paragraph or the last on a page.
> Using <$paratext[FamilyName]> or even <$paratext[+,FamilyName]> we get the
> entire content. Any ideas how to place only characters 1,2 and 3.
> For the record, this is being done in FMK sgml driven by a database.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Bernard Aschwanden
> PS, I am thinking of doing this using the database to pull the following
> (roughly)
> <name hdr="Smi"> Smith, Bill </name>
> and getting the running h/f to pull the hdr attribute.
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