Dear Framers: thanks for the direct replies about my crashlogs: very helpful.
First, my platform: I am using Framemaker 7.2p158 on Windows XP Second edition with all its updates. I have a virtually clean machine with A to O drives. I mention this as I print export to different drives for space reasons. I am printing .ps files to another, spacious drive. The current book file has 77 heavily indexed, heavily illustrated document files. Many of my crashlogs provide the page number where it stopped distilling. Turns out this was the last page of the document file. When I inspected the last page it looked good, until I noticed that after the last word there was that symbol which looked like an 8, but aint. That symbol was on its own line and when I pulled up paragraph designer, the paragraph label was "body" and the font was Script24 ( I forget the exact spelling). I am unable to change that font using the default font in character designer. In some other files the same character at the same point in the file was Times Roman. Also quite unable to change the font. What is this character and why is it visiting my files? I have tried successfully (I thought) to change the system font to one of the two fonts I use (Adobe Garamond and Myriad Roman) using the maker.ini file. Not respected. Thus I at least have identified the fault area (last page of the file), but now am stuck for a solution. I read somewhere that the last page is the page where all the numbering information is. I can report no page numbering problems, but I digress... I confess--miserably--that I have spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME trying to figure out where I am going awry. Yes I love FrameMaker, but I sure appreciate comments from the outside universe. yours gratefully, Rob Major Lurker Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell Commissioner of Truth and Justice for Mauritius Extraordinary Professor of Historical Demography University of the Western Cape Courier address: Room 3,23 Statistics department New Science Building University of Western Cape Modderdam Road Bellville 7535 Western Cape Republic of South Africa Airmail address: Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell Room 3,23 Statistics department New Science Building Private Bag X17 Bellville Western Cape 7535 Republic of South Africa E-mail addresses: rshell at uwc.ac.za rshell at iafrica.com Fax: 021-959-2909