We handle this in a way similar to what Matt described. When building the book, we wrap our unstructured TOC and cover page in a "TOC" and "Cover" element, respectively. Inelegant, maybe, but it works for us!
- Eileen Anderson Manager of Curriculum Editing & Desktop Publishing *T***Mobile* Customer Care Learning & Development eileen.anderson at t-mobile.com > _____________________________________________ > > Message: 17 > Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:11:42 -0700 > From: "Matt Sullivan" <matt at grafixtraining.com> > Subject: RE: Structured FM - TOC and IX > To: "'Ellen Lebelle'" <elebelle at gmail.com>, > <framers at lists.frameusers.com> > Message-ID: <001201c6af98$0ef0a6e0$6501a8c0 at CompaqNote2> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > Hi Ellen, > > TOC's and Indexes will not typically be structured in Frame. When > considering the typical SGML/XML output for structured files, the focus is > on delivering content, not formatting. The headings & markers used in > creating the generated files are structured, but the TOC & Index simply > indicate pagination for your SGML/XML application, not necessarily what your > end-user's pagination will be. In other words, the TOC & Index could be > considered formatting info only, not content. > > A structured book can require the TOC & Index, but the content of those > files will be unstructured, similar to the way an unstructured graphic > object can be wrapped within a Figure element. > > I can't say this is the only way to handle your problem, but it's certainly > made my client's installations very straightforward. > > -Matt > > > Matt Sullivan > GRAFIX Training & Consulting > www.grafixtraining.com > 888/882-2819 > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+matt=grafixtraining.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+matt=grafixtraining.com at lists.frameusers.com] On > Behalf Of Ellen Lebelle > Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:30 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Structured FM - TOC and IX > > Hello, > > FM 7.2 > > Our chapters are all structured and have been for some time. > > We are trying to finally bring structure to the TOC and IX. It looks like > the TOC is going to work, but each time we regenerate a TOC we have to run > it through a conversion table, so if anyone has a better solution, please > share it. > > And now, for the index, there are whitespaces that seem to interfere with > the structure. The more pages there are references to, the more "untagged > text" tags we get. Is there anyone out there who has dealt with this before? > Or is thre a ready-made solution that we just don't know about? > > Thanks for any help, > *Ellen Lebelle* (mailto: elebelle at kds.com) > Documentation Manager > *KDS* > Centre d'Affaires La Boursidi?re -- BP160 > 92357 Le Plessis Robinson -- France