FWIW, the technique I use and have disseminated to all the other writers in my group is this: - in the same directory as your book file, make a copy of each generated file template using the expected name (for example, booknameTOC.fm and booknameLOF.fm) - use the book file's "Add" menu to add the generation details (tags to collect, etc.) for each type of generated file; when FrameMaker prompts you to update the book after adding each of these file, decline that option. - when all generated files have been added, update the book
It saves the time it takes to do the initial update/generate pass, which can be substantial for large books or documents that have graphics pasted into them instead of referenced. 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 Joe Malin Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:00 PM To: Combs, Richard Cc: framers at frameusers.com; techwr-l at lists.techwr-l.com Subject: RE: FM driving me crazy! Oh yeah I save them. In fact, when I'm initially creating a generated file, I do the trick of generating, saving, overwriting the file with my own template file, and then regenerating. Joe Malin Technical Writer (408)625-1623 jmalin at tuvox.com www.tuvox.com The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.