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

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J. Paul Kent
206-383-0539

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