4.1.6 Using wildcards in configuration settings
In a variable-key setting, you can apply the
same value to multiple keys by substituting a wildcard "*"
or "?" for all or part of the key name, as
• A question
mark can appear anywhere in a key name, substituting for any one character;
multiple question marks substitute for the same number of characters.
• An asterisk
can appear only at the end of a key name, substituting for one or more
You can use wildcards whenever the key is a format
name or an identifier, provided you have not turned off wildcard usage
(see §4.2.8 Specifying how to treat
cases, spaces, and wildcards). For example, to make all
FrameMaker paragraphs whose format names start with Heading
appear bold and centered in HTML output:
You can exclude one or more key names from a
group by listing the exceptions first:
Heading 3=Bold Left
In this example:
• No HTML
style properties would apply to Heading 4
• Heading 3 paragraphs would appear left-aligned
and bold in HTML.
remaining Heading paragraphs would
be centered and bold.
paragraphs whose format names start with z,
followed by any four characters, and end with title,
would be right-aligned and bold.
in all other formats would be left-aligned.
Mif2Go applies the first entry in a section
that matches for each key name, so always put the exceptions before the
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