It does help, indeed. Two very good suggestions!
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard.co...@polycom.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:02 PM
To: Pinkham, Jim; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Tracing the Graphic Lineage
Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> If one has a figure at
> c:\docs\manuals\widgets\bigredwidget.eps, is there a ready way to
> determine what FM manuals are importing bigredwidget.eps by reference?
Art's on the right track, but I strongly recommend you generate an
_Index_ of References, not a List. The latter will list imported
graphics in order of occurrence, while the former will list them in
alphabetical order. That makes Art's idea of making a table and sorting
Also, you can make one or more new "metabooks" containing all the FM
files from all your manuals (or some reasonable subset, like all for one
product, release, whatever), and use the metabook(s) just for generating
the index(es) of references. That reduces or eliminates the need to
merge multiple lists.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom