My first choice would be to set it in the meta file numbering properties for each chapter file. Unless you're already using it for something, use the Volume Number setting/variable to set a text string for all chapters of a component book. Then use <$volnum> to pull it into each listing. So you'd probably end up with something that looked like <$volnum> <$pagenum> to pull both variables in.
Art On 8/3/06, Patrick Nolan <pnolan at opsware.com> wrote: > Art, this is great information. > > I have a question. > > Where do I set the book title prefix for the index entries? In the index > marker itself inside the books, or would I set it on the reference page > so when the index is generated, we end up with <book_name - page#> > (Admin - 35). > > Thanks, > > -Patrick > > -----Original Message----- > From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:52 AM > To: Patrick Nolan > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Indexing Multiple Books? > > Yes and no. Each book file is just a container for the chapters; it > doesn't actually change them. ;- ) > > You want to be sure to mimic the chapter-page numbering style of the > source book in the meta-book. Chapter 1 in Admin can still carry the > label Chapter 1and the following chapters will still take their > incremental numbering increase from it. And the page numbering setup > should stay the same. Only difference is you restart book-level > numbering with Chapter 1 from the Installation Guide and so on > throughout the metabook > > This also makes it easier to set the book label prefix -- unless you're > already using it, you can pick up the Volume numbering <$volnum> > variable and set it to text using the string you decide to use for each > book's prefix. > > Just as a BTW, the chapter numbering in the original books will still be > valid when you operate from the original book file. You're not changing > anything in THAT book; you're setting all the new properties in an > entirely separate book file that just happens to contain the same > chapters. The chapter files don't know about a particlar book's settings > if you work on them outside that book. > > Art > > On 8/1/06, Patrick Nolan <pnolan at opsware.com> wrote: > > Art, > > > > What I don't understand is, if I create a new book and add all the > > indexable chapters, wont these chapters lose their pagination? I.e., > > wouldn't they get a new pagination from the new book? > > > > -Patrick > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com] > > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 11:33 AM > > To: Patrick Nolan > > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > > Subject: Re: Indexing Multiple Books? > > > > I think it's in the manual somewhere, but all you need to do is create > > > a meta-book that contains all the indexable chapters from your doc set > > > member books. Nesting books isn't supported. Only extra step is when > > you generate the index, you'll probably need to include a prefix to ID > > > the book before the page citation -- Admin 301, Install 3-14, etc. > > > > The metabook is also useful for updating / synching all formats and > > applying any other changes you want to ripple into multiple books. > > > > Art > > > > <snip> > > > In other words, they are asking for a master, multi-volume index for > > > > all the books. > > > > -- > Art Campbell > art.campbell at gmail.com > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent > and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers apply. > DoD 358 > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358