The problem is when we move the PDFs from the directory in which they were 
created to a different directory, they still look for the PDFs in the 
original directory.

Janice
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Janice Cadel
Principal Technical Writer/Editor
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD  20876
301-601-7434
fax: 301-428-2801
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"Patterson, Jan" <Jan.Patterson at esph.com>
11/28/2006 12:10 PM


        To:     "Janice Cadel" <jcadel at hns.com>, <framers at 
lists.frameusers.com>
        cc:     "Beth Hamilton" <bhamilton at hns.com>
        Subject:        RE: Creating x-refs to files using a relative path


Janice, we used a similar file organization at my former employer, which
was a couple of years and versions ago, and we had extensive
cross-references throughout our "library" of manuals. 

If I remember right, to make the cross-references active in the PDFs,
all of the FrameMaker books had to be open at the time the PDFs were
created. Maybe somebody else can confirm this. 

jan.
jan e patterson
sr technical writer - environmental systems products - tucson, az

-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces+jan.patterson=esph....@lists.frameusers.com 
Cc: Janice Cadel; Beth Hamilton
Subject: Creating x-refs to files using a relative path

We use Windows XP operating system, Frame 7.2 (some of us may still be
on 7.0), and Acrobat 7.0.

We organize our folders to have a main folder for the manual.  That
folder contains 2 sub-folders (fm_source and docs).  fm_source contains
all the Framemaker files that make up the book.  In addition to the book
and generated files, each Framemaker file is a chapter in the book. 

We have set up x-refs so that it is not a problem cross-referencing from
one chapter to another within the book.  My question, is, how do we set
up cross-references so that we can cross-reference to a file (in our
case, a
chapter) in another book (which is embedded within a different folder
and sub-folder).  When we tried to do this using the same method for
setting up x-refs within the book, it worked in FrameMaker, but it did
not work once we created our  PDFs. 

For example, we created a x-ref from Chapter 1 in Book A to Chapter 2 in
Book B.  We created a PDF of Book A and a PDF of Book B.  When we click
the link in Book A, it says it cannot find the file, and it gives the
whole path of where it is looking for Book B.

Do you know what we are doing wrong? Or, how we should be doing this?

Thank you,
Janice Cadel
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Janice Cadel
Principal Technical Writer/Editor
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD  20876
301-601-7434
fax: 301-428-2801
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