If memory serves me (sometimes it takes a day off) in Frame 6.x you needed to change the filename to *.ps, as you stated. I am using Frame 7.0 and it doesn't need this additional step.
With the steps I posted earlier I get individual chapter filenames. Are you changing the filename that appears in Print To File...? Leave that to whatever is displayed (bookname.ps). Just click Browse and point to the folder you want the postscript files stored. -----Original Message----- From: Wim Hooghwinkel (Scriptware) [mailto:w...@scriptware.nl] Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 7:47 AM To: Spreadbury, David; Rick Quatro; Framers (Frame) Subject: RE: Print book - separate print jobs David, your procedure is correct. The issue here is the naming of the files produced. In FrameMaker until version 6, when printing to file and using an asterx (*) for filename would produce separate files for each file in the book, using the correct file names. But the new feature (since 7.x) using the 'Separate File for Each Document' option creates .ps files (or .pdf) using the bookname+filename. Isn't that the case at your site? Met vriendelijke groet / kind regards, Wim Hooghwinkel wimh at scriptware.nl DTP and XML Management Scriptware bv http://www.scriptware.nl tel : +31 (0)23 548 48 84 fax : +31 (0)23 548 48 85 http://www.scriptware.nl info at scriptware.nl info at scriptware.nl -----Original Message----- From: Spreadbury, David [mailto:david.spreadb...@tellabs.com] Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 1:56 PM To: Rick Quatro; Wim Hooghwinkel (Scriptware); Framers (Frame) Subject: RE: Print book - separate print jobs Either I am doing something right or I am missing something. I am able to create individual postscript files, which are then distilled to PDF, without any special scripts by doing the following: == Default printer is the Adobe PDF printer instance. With the book file active and all chapters closed. Select File > Print Book or select the chapters to be printed and select Print Selected Files. Set the following options in the Print Book or Print Selected Files in Book dialog Print Page Range: All Odd-Numbered Pages Even-Numbered pages Print to File (Browse to the location to store the .ps files) Save Book As: Separate File for Each Document Generate Acrobat Data What this gives me is separate .ps files for each, or the selected, chapter of the book. Then you distill each of the .ps files to produce individual .pdfs of each. == Each postscript file is the name of the respective chapter. Works every time. -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+david.spreadbury=tellabs....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+david.spreadbury=tellabs.com at lists.frameusers.co m] On Behalf Of Rick Quatro Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 6:50 AM To: Wim Hooghwinkel (Scriptware); Framers (Frame) Subject: Re: Print book - separate print jobs Hi Wim, There is no way to change this in the FrameMaker interface. There are two ways you could script this: 1) Write a script that would open each file in the book and save it as PDF, using the correct name. 2) Write a script to rename the files after they are created. Personally, I think (1) would be a better choice. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com Yes, But my question is: using this option cteates a .ps file with name constructed as: <bookname>(<filename> (with a left bracket in the middle....). I only want the file name as name for the .ps file. Is there a setting somewhere to change this? Met vriendelijke groet / kind regards, Wim Hooghwinkel wimh at scriptware.nl DTP and XML Management ============================================================ The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reproduction, dissemination or distribution of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Thank you. Tellabs ============================================================