That's pretty much what we do now, but it's hard to have all the books open
at once when four writers are hurtling toward a deadline...
And we have found that customer-users often copy a doc to email to a
colleague or to use elsewhere and then the links break.
It's not a stopper for now, but I'd love to find a more robust solution.

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM, David Artman <da...@davidartman.com> wrote:

>  I concur with Robert, unless you're facing other issue that you didn't
> mention in your post.
>
> Have all the BOOK files open when you print to PDF; and esure that the
> resulting PDFs are located in the same relative file structure as the BOOK
> files. [If I were you, I'd put all BOOK files in one folder, for simplicity
> of access, regardless of where you let choose to locate your working
> FM-type and graphics files.]
>
> Barring that, you could do something with Named Desitnations I reckon...
> but that's just a major pain: as you noted, you won't know the base
> location to make aboslute/hyperlink references in the FM files. But if it's
> your company's system to setup and install, it should be trivial just to
> make a docs folder on it somewhere and plop all your PDFs in that (and a
> shortcut to the 'master' document, perhaps, on the All Users Desktop). Done
> deal.
>
> David
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: post-processing a PDF with FM markers
> From: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
> Date: Mon, March 23, 2015 12:05 pm
> To: John Sgammato <john.sgamm...@actifio.com>,
> "framers@lists.frameusers.com" <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
>
> I've defined cross-references between FrameMaker files that worked
> across generated PDFs, provided the PDFs were in the same positions
> relative to each other in the directory structure (e.g. all in the
> same directory) as the FrameMaker books were.
>
> It used to be that all the files in all the books had to be open when
> generating the PDFs for that to work, but it has been a few years
> since I did that.
>
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 5:58 AM, John Sgammato
> <john.sgamm...@actifio.com> wrote:
> >
> > I generate a library of PDFs that are delivered to the customer inside a
> server that we sell and install for them. Some of our customers are in
> secure facilities with no outside internet access, so I can't just point
> them to our knowledge base.
> >
> > I need a way to link from one PDF to another, when they are all served
> from that customer server.
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