I've been following this thread with interest because I've got a similar 
problem. In my case, the books in the library are not in the same folder and 
I'd rather they weren't because of the structure in the CVS repository where 
they live. However, when we install the PDFs, they'll be in the same folder. So 
could I use a FrameMaker marker to create a hyperlink from one book to another, 
specifying a relative path? I realize it'll break if someone moves the PDF to 
another folder, but the displayed text should give point them in the right 
direction anyway.

I'm also generating Eclipse Help and maintaining the link there is going to be 
trickier because I really don't know where the HTML files end up being 
installed. Not expecting an answer, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to 
hear them.

I'm using FrameMaker 10 on Windows 7.

Fei Min Lorente
ON Semiconductor
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:51:52 -0400
From: John Sgammato <john.sgamm...@actifio.com>
To: David Artman <da...@davidartman.com>
Cc: "framers@lists.frameusers.com" <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
Subject: Re: post-processing a PDF with FM markers
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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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