Gordon -- Are you saying the setting for Network File Locking in File>Preferences>General doesn't work in this situation?
jan. jan e patterson sr technical writer - environmental systems products - tucson, az -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+jan.patterson=esph....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+jan.patterson=esph.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Gordon McLean Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 8:55 AM To: framers at frameusers.com Subject: FrameMaker and read-only files Hello all, We are using Tortoise SVN to version control our FM files. It's mainly working fine but we are having problems getting FrameMaker to detect a locked file. You can set files to be locked when you edit them, but FrameMaker doesn't seem to pay any attention to the lock UNTIL you try and save the file. So you could open a locked file, work on it for an hour or two and only be notified when you try and save it. Not ideal. What we think is happening is that the file being locked is set to 'read-only', but FrameMaker isn't detecting that, as it has an internal locking mechanism which looking for files that are currently being edited by others. So it seems to be ignoring the read-only files. My question is: Is there anyway to get FrameMaker to flag, ON OPEN, whether a file is read-only or not. Or is this not a FrameMaker issue at all but a 'nuance' of Tortoise? Any and all suggestions gratefully welcomed. This isn't a showstopper but very much in the 'annoyance' category! Thanks in advance, Gordon McLean Technical Author Graham Technology ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ This email (and any attachments) is private and confidential, and is intended solely for the addressee. If you have received this communication in error please remove it and inform us via telephone or email. Although we take all possible steps to ensure mail and attachments are free from malicious content, malware and viruses, we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any changes to content outwith our administrative bounds. The views represented within this mail are solely the view of the author and do not reflect the views of the organisation as a whole. ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Graham Technology plc Registered in Scotland company no. SC143434 Registered Office India of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland PA4 9LH http://www.grahamtechnology.com ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jan.patterson at esph.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/jan.patterson%40esph .com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.