You can also copy/paste the book and all its files (including graphics in sub-folders) - using file manager, e.g. Windows Explorer. The files should then keep all their relative links to each other intact. Links, text insets etc. to outside files (e.g. common files such as copyright pages, logos etc.) will probably need to be re-established as their paths are relative.
If you open a file in FrameMaker and 'Save As" it to another location, the xrefs in the new file will be pointing back to their original targets. As long as the original target files (and the relevant xref target markers) remain, Frame will not complain and your books will appear to build fine. You may not discover the error(s) until, say, you build a PDF from the book and click on some of the supposedly-internal links, then find that they are broken. Also if you use WebWorks to build help for the book, it will complain about these external links. At that stage, it may not be an easy task to re-point the links to their correct targets (especially if you discover the problem near deadline time!) HTH, Micheal O'Laoghaire Comverse Inc. Cambridge, MA. Tel: (617) 273-5414 -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Lin Sims Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 9:23 AM To: James Dyson Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: moving & preserving links between chapters in a book I saved one of my chapters that included a cross-reference to a different chapter as a MIF. Examination showed that cross-chapter references includes the absolute path to the linked file. If the directory structure isn't exactly the same in both places, the link won't work. You can either recreate all the cross-chapter links or you can use Bruce Foster's Archiver plugin. It will bundle all the files (including graphics) in a book and save it wherever you want, and it updates the links in the process. Well worth the $25. http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.foster/index.html HTH Lin On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 9:09 AM, James Dyson <jdyson at kvh.com> wrote: > Hi all. I'm using Framemaker 8 and we just discovered a problem caused > when we move our books to different network locations. If we move from > point A to point B, the book's links to chapters (i.e. index) and the > links to different places within the same chapter work just fine. What > doesn't work is the links from one chapter to another. Is there a > solution? There very well may be a better way to do this, but here's how > we move our books: We do a "save as" command for each chapter to the new > location. We then create a book from scratch in that location (and > update the book). I'm stumped. > > > > James Dyson > > Technical Writer > > KVH Industries, Inc. > > 50 Enterprise Center | Middletown, RI 02842 > > Direct Tel: +1.401.845.2416 > > Tel: +1.401.847.3327 | Fax: +1.401.849.0045 > > jdyson at kvh.com > > http://www.kvh.com <http://www.kvh.com/> > > The information contained in this electronic mail transmission is intended by KVH Industries for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is confidential or privileged. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, please delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by reply email so that the sender's address records can be corrected. > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as ljsims.ML at gmail.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/ljsims.ml%40gmail.co m > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Lin Sims _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Micheal.OLaoghaire at comverse.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/micheal.olaoghaire%4 0comverse.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.