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There simply is no comparison between FM and MS Word, for example, when it comes to industrial-strength heavy-duty documentation with multiple levels of numbering, indexing, TOC, multiple lists, etc.
One look at FM’s Marker functionality, and you realize right away how deep its marking capabilities are.
Here are just some of the markers you can use to tag your FM text with:
Index – the most obvious one, used for indexing terms.
Pending – used for not-quite-finished items that you would like to revisit at a later date.
Conditional text – used to generate multiple versions of the same document geared towards different audiences or markets.
Glossary – used to tag the items to appear in a Glossary.
Header/Footer – FM easily creates running headers and footers from existing paragraph tags. But if the text that you’d like to convert into running headers/footers is not styled as paragraph header, you can select that text and tag it with this marker.
Cross-ref – used to identify any text as a cross-reference to appear in the Cross-Reference dialog box.