Can I ask the list members for some tips on various FM techniques? I am using FM 7.2. Most of these questions (except #6) are about techniques that are easy to use in Word, and I haven't yet found an FM equivalent.
1. Navigation techniques. Are there quick ways, such as shortcut keys, to do the following: a. Display the book window? b. After following a cross reference (Alt+Ctrl+Click), go back to the cross reference? c. Go back to the last place that I edited? d. Go to a specified page number in a book, if it is not within the currently displayed *.fm file? 2. Is there a way to display the same document in two windows or in a split window? 3. What is the best way to create a TOC or index conforming to a predefined template? The method that I have used so far is the following: a. Copy the TOC and index templates to the document directory. b. Rename the files according to the convention <bookname>TOC.fm and <bookname>IX.fm. c. Open the *.book file and choose Add > TOC or Add > Standard Index. FM places the TOC and index in the above files and adds them to the book. Is that the right way? 4. On one computer, I accidentally moved my toolbar (the Quick Access Bar) to a floating position within the document window. How can I can move it back to the docked position at the top of the FM window? It refuses to dock. 5. If I shorten a document, I need to manually delete the blank pages at the end of the document. Shouldn't the pages disappear automatically? 6. Can I create a book of books? My idea is to create a "super-book" that I can use for global operations such as find/replace or import-formats throughout a documentation set. However, I must be careful not to inadvertently change the page and chapter numbering or corrupt any XRefs while doing this. Thanks in advance. David Shaked (Wernick) AlmondWeb Ltd. http://www.almondweb.com Technical Documentation * Web Development * Word and WebWorks Consultants