Yes, changing the names of the generated files is the bit of magic you need. There's a good reason why FrameMaker calls the command Generate/Update. If you invoke the command and FrameMaker finds files with the expected names, it updates them; if it fails to find files with the expected names it generates new, unformatted ones.
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) 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 jopakent at comcast.net Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:40 PM To: Framers Subject: TOC & IX files don't exist? FM 7.1 (unstructured) Win XP0 I've seen this before and I'm half way through fixing it (the hard way). I had to put this job aside until tonight, so I've had a chance to rethink things. I have a book that I haven't worked on for a while. I changed the name of the book at some point. So now the name of the book doesn't match the name of its generated files. For example if the name used to be bob.book, the TOC was bobTOC.fm and the index was bobIX.fm. But I changed the name to Doug.book. Now when I open the book I can see and open all bobTOC.fm and bobIX.fm, but seem to be "disconnected." By this, I mean that when I do a book operation like Update or "open next document in book," Frame can't find the file. I get an error like "can't find DougTOC.fm." I started re-creating the files this morning (doing an Add TOC), but this seems like a lot of uneccessary work when I've got what looks like the right file right in front of me. I'm wondering if there's a way of tricking Frame into recognizing the file again. Is it just a matter of matching the name of the *TOC.fm file with the name in the book? That'd be great. If that's not what Frame looks for I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what it does look for. Thanks in advance. -- J. Paul Kent 206-383-0539 -- J. Paul Kent 206-383-0539