No slick trick that I'm aware of, Bob. If you need to change numbering format (roman vs. arabic vs. alpha), you need to have a file break at that point.
If you're using the $chapnum (and/or $volnum) system variable, you must have a file break wherever that number needs to increment. You can get around the second problem by redoing your numbering scheme to implement chapter numbering with a regular paragraph numbering counter (as we all had to do in pre-6.0 versions of FrameMaker). But there's no workaround I can think of for the first issue. In our group, *every* FrameMaker book is built the same way from a similar set of component files regardless of length. Our books range from ~40 pages up to more than 600, but they are all assembled the same way so that anybody who works with the book will be able to understand how the numbering is supposed to work when it comes time to publish. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Staff Information Services Analyst Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Kern Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 12:56 PM To: framers at frameusers.com Subject: Numbering question on short books that are single files All, I have a very short book (about 180 pages) that is multiple chapters but is currently a single Frame file. I'd like to keep it as a single file, but am uncertain how to apply chapter-like chapter/figure/table numbering and page numbering if things are in a single file. How would I go from roman to arabic numbering as I leave the from matter and enter the first chapter? How would I increment the chapnum value at the start of each chapter? Probably the only good answer is to break the book un into separate files, but hoping there might be a slick use of markers as an easy work around. -bob Robert Kern President, TIPS Technical Publishing, Inc. 108 E. Main Street, Suite 4 Carrboro, NC 27510 www.technicalpublishing.com bob at technicalpublishing.com 919-933-2629 phone and fax -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.