Dynamic Converter Template Editor Guide
Removing a Pattern From a Template
When you check a document into Content Server, Dynamic Converter applies a default set
of ranks in the template to content: Lowest 1, Title, Lowest 2, Heading 1.
Ranks are designed to identify content hierarchy in source documents so that top-level
content, in particular, can be handled consistently. At the same time, Dynamic Converter
generates an element for each rank; the elements are saved in the template. You can create
additional patterns (and ranks and styles), if you want. For example, you can use pattern
matching to identify and format specific content.
You may decide to remove a pattern, either during project setup (if you decide to format
two or more patterns the same way) or later (if a revised source document no longer
contains paragraph or text formatting of a particular nature).
To remove a pattern from a template:
1. Click Element Setup (
), and then click Patterns to open that tab dialog.
2. From the Pattern column, select the pattern you want to delete and click Delete.
The selected pattern is removed from the template.
3. Click OK.
Text Expression Properties of a Pattern
Patterns contain a number of properties that can be changed in the series of tab dialogs in
Pattern Properties in Element Setup. In the Patterns tab dialog you select the pattern you
want to change or define, and click Properties to open Pattern Properties.
In the Text Expression tab dialog you can modify text expression settings, which allow
you to match paragraphs (or text strings for character elements) based on their content
instead of their formatting. You can match content at the beginning or end of a paragraph,
or anywhere in a paragraph, by using the appropriate radio button under Text Paragraph
Note: When you remove a pattern, Dynamic Converter automatically re-associates the
content with another element. In most cases, this will be Default Paragraph. But the
content may be associated with the next pattern lower on the pattern list, instead.
For example, if you delete an element associated with Pattern4, 11 pt Arial Bold Italic, and
the template also contains Pattern5, 11 pt Arial Bold, the content associated with Pattern4
would then be associated with Pattern5.