David Artman wrote: 5) Generate output and peruse. DO NOT save FM files yet! If it boked a couple of times, fix thm; if it borked a ton; rollback to your backup.fm files (you DO automatically save backup.fm files every save, riiiight? ;) ) No, in fact I *don't* let FrameMaker generate .backup.fm files because they aren't really backups. They are just renamed versions of the *previous* saved version of the file.
Say you open a document FileA.fm. You make a whole slew of changes, and then do a Save. You figure that the newly saved FileA.fm is identical to FileA.backup.fm because you had FrameMaker make a "backup" upon saving, right. Wrong. FileA.backup.fm is the *original* file that you opened, *before* you made any changes to it. The "backup" is always one set of changes behind the content that a real backup would have in it. (And since Frame won't even let you do a Save unless you've changed *something*, the current saved version and the "backup" can *never* be identical.) So rolling back to the automatic "backup" will actually lose you the last set of changes that were in your last save. -Fred Ridder
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