Maybe .fm files have to be in the directory containing the .book file or a subdirectory of that directory?
On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:39 AM, <dave.st...@gdc4s.com> wrote: > 2013-08-23-05T11:40Z > > Robert - > > Thanks for the info. I, too, haven't done this since years ago. So > long ago, in fact that I've tracked down my materials from Shlomo > Perets' training back in 2002. > > Yes, all the files are part of dir_Abc_Def.book. The odd thing, for > myself, is that the "child" file, is outside the folder that contains > the rest of the book. > > Nothing I've tried so far works, so I'm hoping that someone on the list > can help me find the "secret sauce" that I'm missing from the "recipe." > > Regards, > Dave Stamm > Information Engineer > General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. > > -----Original Message----- > From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On > Behalf Of Robert Lauriston > Sent: 2013-08-22-Thursday 16:24 > To: Stamm, David-P45904 > Cc: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Hypertext links not working > > I haven't done that sort of thing in some years, but it used to be that > if you defined cross-references between .fm files in different > directories, all the files had to be open when you saved a book as PDF. > > Also, the PDFs have to have the same relative directory relationship. > If you have ./foo/foo.book and ./bar/bar.book, links in foo.pdf will be > to ../bar/bar.pdf. > > If BEGIN_HERE.pdf is generated from an .fm file instead of a .book, that > might be a problem. > > On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM, <dave.st...@gdc4s.com> wrote: >> 2013-08-22-04T20:00Z >> >> Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 >> 4 GB RAM >> 64-bit operating system >> FrameMaker 126.96.36.1994 >> FrameMaker installed on workstation >> Folder and all files on a server on the local area network in >> accordance with corporate policy >> >> I am unable to consistently encode hypertext links among five files in > one unstructured book. >> >> Here's how the files are arranged: >> >> NOTE: The .book file and all the target files are "children" > of folder \Abc_Def. File BEGIN_HERE.fm is "sibling" of folder \Abc_Def > and is to contain links to all four targets. >> >> Folder \Abc_Def >> File dir_Abc_Def.book >> File targetA.fm >> File targetB.fm >> File targetC.fm >> File targetD.fm >> File BEGIN_HERE.fm >> >> I moved File BEGIN_HERE.fm out of folder \Abc_Def because a recipient > of the informational product (portable document format files) wants it > that way. I am using a character tag to constrain both the newlinks and > gotolinks to small amounts of text. Before I moved file BEGIN_HERE.fm > out of folder \Abc_Def, crossreferences among all files worked > flawlessly. >> >> My latest attempt has been to specify named destinations (for example, > newlink dir_About.fm) and jumps to named destinations (for example, > gotolink dir_About.fm). >> >> In the source .fm files, these jumps work only a small part of the > time. In the deliverable .pdf files, they don't work at all. >> >> Dave Stamm >> Information Engineer >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> >> You are currently subscribed to framers as rob...@lauriston.com. >> >> Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> >> To unsubscribe send a blank email to >> framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com >> or visit >> http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/robert%40lauriston >> .com >> >> Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit >> http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.