Hi Apurva, Always set Explorer to show file extensions. It makes life so much easier for Framers! :-)
Glad you solved your problem. Brgds, On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Apurva Bahadur <apu...@writxt.com> wrote: > Fellow Framers, > > Problem solved after some investigation, although I cannot understand the > entire process. > *Problem* > > > - While editing, I created the various FM files by renaming and saving > the complete file as the next file, deleting the existing stuff and editing > new content on the page. > - Somewhere in the process, one FM file got corrupted and ended with > the extension '.backup' instead of '.fm.' > - Due to 'save as' process, all the subsequent files had the '.backup' > extension. > - Even on corruption, these .backup extension files were visible in > the FM book. I could open, edit and create perfect pdf outputs of the FM > book. > - However, Robohelp refused to recognize the files with .backup > extension and made a CHM containing only the files with proper .fm > extension. > - This resulted in an incomplete CHM, and a growing sense of helpless > panic... > > *Solution* > > - I opened the corrupted files from within FM book and saved them by a > different name. I checked in the Windows explored that the copy of the > files were saved with the proper .fm extension. > - I added the renamed files to the book and deleted the corrupted > files from the book.That was all to it. > > I couldn't have solved this problem from within Framemaker itself as the > book showed the corrupted files as normal FM files - I would open edit and > save them without any indication of an error. So, when black magic starts > to happen, please check the extensions of files in Windows explorer! > > Any idea why FM book could open a file with .backup extension? Probably > .backup are valid FM files, as these display a smaller version of the > Framemaker icon in the Windows explorer. > > > > *Regards,Apurva* > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to framers as bod...@gmail.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/bodvar%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >
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