Hi, Rick. Unfortunately, I am on a tight budget right now, and it is simpler for me to not worry about this problem - I will have to settle for a less-than-perfect PDF for this document. FWIW, I have not even sprung for an upgrade of FrameScript ... even though I was able to upgrade to FM 8 (cannot use version 4.X with it). Oh, well. Much though I would prefer to take you up on your offer!
Like you said, the consensus response seems to be that this is a limitation within FrameMaker ... sigh! Thanks anyway, Z > -----Original Message----- > From: Rick Quatro [mailto:frameexpert at truevine.net] > Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 6:12 PM > To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at aeris.net); framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: I seem to have found an interesting bug/limitation with Tables thatstretch across > multiple pages > > Hi Z, > > I would say this is more of a limitation than a bug. While the text repeats > in each header row, the marker and its hyperlink behavior only occur in the > header rows on the first page (or column) of the table. The only workaround > would be to put a text frame with a hypertext link on top of each repeated > header row on the subsequent pages. This would only be practical with > FrameScript or an API client. If you really need this functionality and are > open for a FrameScript solution, send me a small sample offlist and I will > give you a quote. Thanks. > > Rick Quatro > Carmen Publishing > 585-659-8267 > www.frameexpert.com > > > > Hi, all. > > > > I am seeing a bug, or certainly a limitation that is very irritating! > > Can someone tell me if my assumptions/observations are incorrect here, > > please! > > > > This is with FrameMaker 8.0 with the p273 (latest) patches. > > > > 1. In one of my documents, I have a table with many rows that stretches > > across multiple pages. > > > > 2. The top header row is set to "repeat" (i.e., show) at the top of the > > table on all subsequent page, so the columns all have a "row header" on > > all subsequent pages. > > > > 3. As an aside, I also use the automatic feature to add the > > "(Continued)" at the end of the table title (which is also repeated at > > the top, of course). > > > > 4. The very first page header row has hypertext on the individual words > > in each column (that do a "gotolink ..." to the explanation and > > definition of the word). Clearly, I cannot add this hypertext on the > > subsequent table pages, since "header row" on the subsequent pages is > > not selectable in any way. > > > > Now, here is the sumptom I am observing: > > > > 1. After I output the book as a PDF, the hypertext on the first page > > header row of the table in the PDF output works perfectly! > > > > 2. It shows up as a clickable "link" (the mouse pointer changes from an > > arrow to a finger) and clicking on the word indeed takes me to the other > > part of the document. > > > > 3. But, in the header rows on subsequent pages in the PDF, that same > > word is (a) not clickable - the mouse pointer does not change - and (b) > > clicking it has no effect, obviously! > > > > To me, this is a bug! > > > > But, I want to ask if I am doing something incorrect here! > > > > Or, is there a workaround to this problem? > > > > Z