As a matter of fact, I also **just** encountered this on my current project using FM 7.0! I had done a "Save as PDF" on a small/mid-sized book (just generating a draft for review), naming the PDF (in the Save As dialog) with a different name than the book file. In addition to screwing up the cross-references, it also completely dropped the first 4 chapters of my book from the PDF - really bizarre.
Sure enough, the problem disappeared when I wrote the book to a .ps file using the Adobe PDF driver and then distilled the .ps file to PDF. I could then rename the PDF as desired. (Eventually, I just renamed the book which was the plan anyway.) ================================ Ada Lai Lai Associates, Inc. Tel.: 650-873-8885 Cell: 650-270-4333 Fax: 650-873-3331 -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+adalai2000=yahoo....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+adalai2000=yahoo.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shlomo Perets Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 9:15 PM To: Martin Polley Cc: Framers at FrameUsers.com; frame2acrobat at yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: Rename PDF, xrefs stop working (more) Martin, You wrote: >With some of the PDFs that I create, if I rename them, the >cross-references stop working, giving this error: > > The specified file <old file name> does not exist. > >Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Is there a workaround? >(Other than "don't rename the file"...) As I mentioned earlier, some of the older FrameMaker 5.x versions specify internal links with a file name target, in which case renaming the PDF causes bad links (even when the PDF is stand-alone, with no links pointing to it from other PDFs). Upon further examination, I was able to reproduce the creation of PDF links which use a filename even though the link is internal in FrameMaker 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2, but only when "Save as PDF" was used. In the same tests, the problem was not encountered even once when printing books to a .ps file and then distilling to PDF. Given this FrameMaker bug, we may have yet another reason to stick to the original PDF file names, yet another reason to print to .ps rather than Save as PDF, and yet another reason to test PDF links carefully... Shlomo Perets MicroType, http://www.microtype.com * ToolbarPlus Express for FrameMaker FrameMaker/Acrobat training & consulting * FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers/Assistants Template Design, Single Sourcing, FM-to-PDF & Technical Indexing seminars _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as adalai2000 at yahoo.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/adalai2000%40yahoo.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.