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*
>
>
>
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