Hi Shlomo, On your web-site you assume that those internal links which point to an explicit file name (even when it's in the same file) are only created via "Safe as PDF". Is this true? Can I safely use the manual process FM -> PS -> PDF instead?
By the way, is there a link checking mechanism integrated in Acrobat 8? Best regards Winfried > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+wreng=tycoint.com at lists.frameusers.com > ]On Behalf > Of Shlomo Perets > Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 10:08 AM > To: framers at frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Strange PDF Problem > > > This issue was raised a few times in the past. In the case > discussed below, > Martin sent me generic sample files with which the problem was easily > reproduced in FM 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. > > I'll patiently repeat my recommendation not to use "Save as > PDF", for this > and several other reasons. > > I fully agree with Diane Gaskill's recommendation: set the > FrameMaker book > name so that it has the name you need for > your PDF, and don't change the name when print to a .ps file > (or when/if > you use "Save as PDF"). > > Don't rename the PDF either, unless it's not part of a > document set and > only after you verified that its "internal" links do not > point to the old name. > For a current FM>PDF example, see > http://www.microtype.com/Hmmm.html [When > internal links go ... (external | bad), > Feb. 2007] > > Shlomo > > > >Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 > >To: Martin Polley <martin_keren at shaar-hagolan.co.il> > >From: Shlomo Perets <shlomo2 at microtype.com> > >Subject: Re: Rename PDF, xrefs stop working (more) > >Cc: Framers at FrameUsers.com > > ... > > >Upon further examination, I was able to reproduce the > creation of PDF > >links which use a filename even though the link is internal > in FrameMaker > >7.0, 7.1 and 7.2, but only when "Save as PDF" was used. In the same > >tests, the problem was not encountered even once when > printing books to a > >.ps file and then distilling to PDF. > > > >Given this FrameMaker bug, we may have yet another reason to > stick to the > >original PDF file names, yet another reason to print to .ps > rather than > >Save as PDF, and yet another reason to test PDF links carefully... > > > > > >Shlomo Perets > > > >MicroType, http://www.microtype.com * ToolbarPlus Express > for FrameMaker > >FrameMaker/Acrobat training & consulting * FrameMaker-to-Acrobat > >TimeSavers/Assistants