Hi Framers I encountered something that sounds very similar to this. I inherited a years-old project with multiple chapters that had undergone a number of revisions. Every time I attempted to generate a PDF of the entire Book the beast would die on me about 3/4 of the way through.
It turns out that my villainous predecessors were in the habit of renaming the files at every revision to keep track of the versioning and the chapter order. (They appear to have never discovered the function of the Display Heading Text/Show Filename toggle in the Book view - a surprisingly common bit of ignorance among tyro Framers - so they didn't know how to tell if the chapters were in the desired order without hacking the filename to include some indication of the chapter number AND revision number.) Consequently there were legacy X-refs to headings in chapters that were still in the book, but which contained the old filename in their XRef definitions. I presume this happened because my predecessors didn't use the Rename File function in the book view, but probably renamed the files outside FM. I tried the flush-through-MIF routine which did not solve the problem since the legacy X-refs were still there. By chance during one of the failed PDF generation attempts I got a glimpse of the offending legacy file name, and was able to track the offending X-ref down in the MIF where I found that the <XRefScrFile> tag contained an ancient file name. As soon as I deleted that one single nasty <XRef> tag from the MIF everything worked happily from then on out. It would seem to be a doable task for some script-happy person to write a tool that would parse through a book's MIFs and delete all the <Xref> tags that contain out-of-date file names. (Obviously the user would have to supply a listing of legitimate current file names.) I'm a bit surprised that FM didn't handle some of this cleanup by itself, but these were SERIOUSLY abused documents so I can't fault the software. Hope this helps. Will White -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+wwhite=onelambda....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+wwhite=onelambda.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of pearlrosenberg at nc.rr.com Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 1:06 PM To: framers at frameUsers.com Subject: Trouble with cross-references Hi Framers, FrameMaker 7.p576 Windows XP Professional I have a book with 17 chapters. Every time I open the chapters in it, for six of the chapters I get a message that there are unresolved cross-references. There are six other chapters with cross-references that do not generate this message. Each time, I search for the unresolved cross-references (every cross- reference in each of these chapters), double-click on each, replace it with the one in the cross-reference dialog box, and save the file. Then I save all the files in the book and save and close the book. The next time I open the book, the same cross-references are unresolved again. I created this book from an earlier version by copying the files from the old directory to a new one. Then I opened FrameMaker, created a new book, and added the files to the new book. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? BTW, when the cross-references are unresolved, they correctly identify the heads, chapters, page numbers, and so forth. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as wwhite at onelambda.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/wwhite%40onelambda.c om Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE. This e-mail and attachments,if any, are the sole property of One Lambda, Inc. and may contain information that is confidential, proprietary, privileged or otherwise prohibited by law from disclosure or re-disclosure. This information is intended solely for the individuals or entities to whom this e-mail or attachments are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, you are prohibited from using, copying, saving or disclosing this information to anyone else. Please destroy the message and any attachments immediately and notify the sender by return e-mail. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept by MIMEsweeper for the presence of computer viruses.