Do you have the "Save graphics as Frame Image" option turned on? If so, that may explain how the file functioned without the graphics files, but that only answers a few of your questions.
Assuming you have a high resolution pdf, you should be able to extract and recover the missing files... Art On 4/3/07, Steve Rickaby <srickaby at wordmongers.demon.co.uk> wrote: > Large book, many imported graphics, all imported by reference. > > Today FrameMaker 7.0 (Mac) reported on saving a file that graphics > information had been lost and asked me to report the problem to Adobe (Mac > FrameMaker problem - Adobe - ha-ha!). On checking the document, it turned out > that three [of many] graphics imported by reference listed as 'No file' for > 'Referenced file' and were grayed out. > > Ok, I though - just backtrack to the previous version of the document, check > the files' identities, and re-import them. But although the previous version > showed the graphics correctly in the document, it also listed them as 'No > file' under 'Referenced file'. > > Puzzled, I went back to the very first [FrameMaker 6] version of the > respective document. That was the same: the graphics showed up correctly, but > also listed as 'No file'. > > But it didn't end there: on reopening the current document that had > originally given the graphics file save error, the problem graphics showed up > correctly - but still listed as 'No file'. > > PDFs, including pre-press PDFs, have been created from all of these books. > > My questions are: > > . How can FrameMaker apparently continue to work with a document with broken > import link(s) > > . How can it create Ps without error if one or more graphics appears to have > a broken import link? > > . Why did the original error appear and then disappear? > > . How could this link breakage have initially occurred? > > . Why hasn't the problem shown up before now? > > . What is it about Tuesdays? (The above is only one of many minor hassles > today) > > I think it was Ford Prefect who said he could never get the hang of > Thursdays. I fell the same way about Tuesdays. > > <http://bms.westport.k12.ct.us/mccormick/rt/rtscripts/rtshitch.htm> > > -- > Steve -- 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