Hi Kelly Very strange and worrying that FM didn't preserve the xrefs. You did update the book/s after making the changes?
> I do appreciate the suggestion of a hand-code fix in plain text, but there are far too many for a one-man shop...regards, Kelly. Are you sure? I'd expect that you could use a decent text editor to open all the files from all 64 books at once and do search and replace across all files in a single operation. I just looked at a MIF file and the syntax for a within-book xref just seems to be this (where filename.fm is the name of the file): <XRefSrcFile `<c\>filename.fm'> I think you could just search for that string with the old filename and replace with the same string and the new filename. You don't need to worry about where in the document the xref goes - that's a separate line in the code. Even if you have to do the search for each file in 64 books, it sounds quicker to me than any other option, unless IXGen has powers I don't know about. Back up before you play with the MIF files! Cheers, Rebecca -----Original Message----- From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard.co...@polycom.com] Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 2:48 PM To: Fred Ridder; Kelly McDaniel; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Broken xrefs Fred Ridder wrote: > FrameMaker only knows to update generated files that have the > same base filename as the book plus the relevant generated > file suffix (e.g. > ...TOC, ...LOF, ...IX). If the names of the existing > generated files don't follow the pattern, FrameMaker will > generate brand-new, unformatted generated files rather than > updating the existing ones. Fred's right about changing file names within FM so that xrefs are updated -- not to mention the book file itself. But he's wrong about generated files. At least since FM6, FM hasn't relied on the file names to identify generated files. Assuming you change your TOC file's name within the book window as Fred advised, FM will still know it's your TOC file and will happily update it. But, if you rename your TOC file outside of FM, then FM can't find it, and will generate a new one that has the name listed in the book window (which will be either the naming pattern Fred specified or whatever name you previously gave it in the book window). Getting back to fixing your broken links, you could save the files as MIF, open them as text, and use find/replace operations to update the file names. HTH! Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as rebecca.officer at alliedtelesis.co.nz. 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/rebecca.officer%40alliedtelesis.co.nz Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.