I'm not sure that there is anything to be gained by structuring a generated file in a FM book. Of course, bookmarks and Search eliminate the need for these links in an electronic PDF, and hyperlinks of any kind are irrelevant in a printed document.
However, when I generated a PDF of the original book, with structured chapters and generated TOC and Index, the PDF links were broken from the TOC and Index. (In addition, the inter-chapter cross-references were broken, while the intra-chapter links were intact. But that's a different message.) My client was unhappy, and I was surprised, that when FM generated the PDF (with bookmarks and tagging), the TOC links didn't work. So, I'm looking to see if there is a way to impose structure easily on generated files. Valerie Lipow vallipow at gmail.com -----Original Message----- From: Fred Ridder <docu...@hotmail.com> To: vallipow at aol.com Sent: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 11:43 am Subject: RE: Creating a working generated TOC using Structured Framemaker - Need Help I am under the impression that most FrameMaker books built from structured components have unstructured generated files. What is there to be gained by making the generated files structured? > Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 11:27:27 -0800 > From: vallipow at gmail.com > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Creating a working generated TOC using Structured Framemaker - Need Help > > I have inherited a book containing multiple documents and generated TOC and > Index. The documents have been structured. However, I want to structure the > TOC and Index as well. I have created a Conversion Table and an EDD to > impose structure on the generated TOC. > > As I was experimenting with this type of EDD on a generated file, I saw in > the Structure View that FM imposes a <hypertext> element in the TOC that > captured the .fm link to the Heading in the document that was added to the > TOC design. However, the text of the Heading appears outside the structure; > i.e., the pointer to the Heading and the Heading text are separated in the > structure, and FM created the marker to the pointer, although the marker was > absent in the EDD. > > I understood that because no <hypertext> marker was in the EDD, the > <hypertext> pointer ID in file.fm </hypertext> was not recognized when I > imposed the EDD on the document. So, I added a marker in the EDD called > <hypertext>. > > When I reimposed the EDD on the generated TOC, the content appears as > follows: > > <Heading /Level/TOC> > <hypertext> the link to the source in the .fm document </hypertext> > .....the text of the Heading in the .fm document > </Heading /Level/TOC> > > What should the EDD look like to capture the Heading and the pointer? > > Thanks in advance, > -- > Valerie Lipow > vallipow at gmail.com > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > > 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/docudoc%40hotmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.