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Inside Macintosh: Apple Guide Complete / Part 4 - Scripting Guide Files
Chapter 10 - Guide Script Command Reference / Guide Script Command Descriptions
/ Specifying Startup Information


<Mixin>

You can use the <Mixin> command to specify whether the guide file generated by your source files is a Mixin guide file.

<Mixin> symNameOrStartResNum
symNameOrStartResNum
A text string supplying the name of the SYM file for the main guide file, or an integer that specifies the starting resource number.
DESCRIPTION
The <Mixin> command provides you with a method of modifying or adding content to an already existing guide file. If you do not specify a SYM file, you are limited to appending content to the end of a main guide file. If you specify a SYM file, you can use additional mixin-specific commands to change the behavior of the existing guide file. You also have the option of specifying a starting resource number instead of a SYM file. If you specify a starting resource number, then for resources that Guide Maker creates, it begins numbering them with the specified resource ID.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
If you use the <Mixin> command, it must be the first command in a source file. If you omit the <Mixin> command, Guide Maker assumes that the guide file is not a Mixin guide file. If you specify a starting resource number, the number must be between 2000 and 20,000.

EXAMPLES
#this is a Mixin guide file, and specify the main guide file .SYM file
<Mixin> "Master GF.SYM"
#this is a Mixin guide file, and specify a starting resource number
<Mixin> 8123
SEE ALSO
To modify or add content to an existing guide file, you can use the commands <Insert Topic Area Header>, <Insert Topic Area Topic>, <Insert Index Header>, and <Insert Index Topic>, as described on page 10-192, page 10-193, page 10-195, and page 10-196, respectively. You can also use other Guide Script commands to create sequences and panels for any topics that you add or modify.


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