Gail –


Yes, I print the book all at once to only one watched folder.  I’m using File | 
Print Book… > Separate File for Each Docu.  The arrangement of the .fm files is 
the same as arrangement of the .pdf files is to be.


This is the first time in _years_ that I’ve needed to do this, so it’s mighty 
perplexing.  I, too, customarily print large books including tables of contents 
and indices and such.  Those files are in only one folder, and I use File > 
Single File.  Everything works great.


But not with the source and output files in different folders . . ..



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From: Gail Bergan [mailto:gail.ber...@bergan.com] 
Sent: 2013-08-26-Monday 11:25
To: Stamm, David-P45904
Cc: <i...@heiko-haida.de>; <framers@lists.frameusers.com>; 
Subject: Re: [f2a] RE: Hypertext links not working


Hi Dave,


Is your begin_here.pdf being written to the same watched folder? I use a 
similar setup when producing my larger books (a Start.pdf file that has a large 
TOC that links to the individual "chapter" files). But I must write ALL files 
at once, including Start, hyperlinked Index, and individual chapters, from the 
book file so that relative links are not broken. When I test them in the Out 
folder, everything works, and then I can move them en masse to wherever the 
final files will reside. If I try to write the Start file by itself, then the 
Index by itself, or the chapters, I find I have broken links.


I hope I understood your problem correctly and this helps.




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Gail R. Bergan, President

Bergan et al., Inc.

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Rockport, TX 78382




On Aug 26, 2013, at 6:50 AM, <dave.st...@gdc4s.com> wrote:


        Tino – 
        Thanks for your time, interest, and effort. Unfortunately, I failed to 
include in my original posting that I must produce _separate_ .pdf files. So, I 
still have the problem. 
        After I print the book to separate files, I check a link while all the 
files are in [WatchedFolder] \ out. The links work great. Unfortunately, after 
I move “BEGIN_HERE.pdf” into its place and the other files into their place, 
the links don’t work. 
        Please note that I’m posting this to the Frame-to-Acrobat list, too. 
        Dave Stamm 
        Information Engineer 
        From: Heiko Haida [mailto:i...@heiko-haida.de 
<mailto:info%40heiko-haida.de> ] 
        Sent: 2013-08-23-Friday 11:31 
        To: Stamm, David-P45904; Framers 
        Subject: Re: Hypertext links not working 
        Hi Dave, 
        I just set up some files according to your description, with hyperlinks 
from each "target"-file to the others and back to the BEGIN_HERE.fm. 
        Well, I could see no problems within the files or in the pdf... 
        (My files are mainly local, but I also copied the folder to an external 
drive for the test.) 
        Just to make sure: 
        If "TargetA" is one example for a named hyperlink-destination in file 
"targetA.fm" (and so on...), and "BEGIN" is the named destination in the file 
"BEGIN_HERE.fm", the link options look like this: 
        Link from BEGIN_HERE.fm to the other files: gotolink 
ABC_DEF/targetA.fm:TargetA (...and so forth for B, C, and D) 
        Link from targetA.fm to targetB.fm: gotolink targetB.fm:TargetB 
        Link from targetA.fm back to BEGIN_HERE.fm: gotolink 
        I am enclosing my PDF, if you don't mind. 
        Good luck... 
        Tino H. Haida. Berlin 
        dave.st...@gdc4s.com <mailto:Dave.Stamm%40gdc4s.com> : 
        Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 
        4 GB RAM 
        64-bit operating system 
        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 
        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 
        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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