I am ruminating over a problem that I'd like to throw before the gurus here. It
is a FrameMaker issue only in that the source is in FrameMaker.
We want to modularize a book for online delivery, which will be in the form of
PDFs of book chunks. In a full-book online PDF, cross-references would appear
and work as hyperlinks, as would the TOC, index and bookmarks. This is not
possible cross-chunk if a book is split into chunks, although per-chunk
bookmarks will still work.
I am wondering if a workaround would be to encode a whole-book PDF with some
sort of DRM software such that access is restricted to the portions for which
keys have been purchased. This would allow hyperlinks to be kept intact. I do
not know whether commercial software exists to implement such a solution.
Or is there some other way by which cross-references can still work?