Kara,

The way I did it at a previous gig was to embed links within my FM document
(goto) that opened a separate .pdf (schematic) in a new window. The pdf being
opened is completely separate from the book file and can be of whatever size
you want it to be.

HTH

Matt Hoffman
An Old Frame Hand


Quoting Kara Fiechtner <karafie at gmail.com>:

> Hi Art,
> That is a good idea.
>
> The final will be delivered in PDF format.
>
> The next question is - How do I generate a PDF that reads the different page
> sizes? When I print the file to a PS file, I have to specify the page size (
> 8.5 x 11). When I distill and look at the final PDF, it has cropped the
> oversized page to 11 x 8.5. (Interesting that it reads that this page is
> landscape and not portrait, but doesn't account for the larger page size.)
>
> I also tested by just doing a Save As from the BOOK file, but the final PDF
> has the same output.
>
> Any ideas on how to preserve the different page sizes?
>
> thanks,
> Kara
>
>
> On 2/15/07, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Kara,
>> Are you printing the guide or delivering in .PDF format, or something
>> else?
>> Do the drawings have to stay full-size or can you reduce them, like to
>> 11x17 so they'd fit better?
>>
>> My first thought is to create an FM document template with 11x17
>> pages. Then create a discrete FM file for each drawing, shrink each
>> drawing to fit the 11x17 page size, and add these files to your FM
>> book file wherever they're supposed to go.
>>
>> Art
>>
>> On 2/15/07, Kara Fiechtner <karafie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello-
>> >
>> > I'm working on a Service Guide where I need to include a significant
>> number
>> > of schematics and Engineering drawings.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Does anyone have a reader-friendly and easy way to include oversized
>> > schematics and drawings in a FrameMaker book?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I'll be receiving the files in PDF format (size is 22" x 14", where the
>> rest
>> > of the book is 8.5 x 11). I won't need to make any edits except to
>> remove
>> > the company-specific information. (I think I will trim off the excess
>> > information in Acrobat Professional.)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > thanks in advance,
>> >
>> > Kara
>> > _______________________________________________
>>
>> --
>> 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
>>
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