Well,
Your plan should work fine. I'm assuming that you're planning to
convert all the text inserts to text after you import in order to
build a new chapter because it would be easier to manage and reconcile
tags.
But for an alternative you can keep them as referenced insets if you
think things are going to be changing

Art


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On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Nina Rogers
<Nina.Rogers at drakesoftware.com> wrote:
> Hello, Framers!
>
>
>
> I have several (OK, 50) short Framemaker files that I want to combine
> into what will be "Chapter 3" of a book file. The book file has already
> been created (it's for a user guide that is updated from year to year),
> and the chapter already exists ... I've just revamped the chapter and
> want to replace it with my combined 50 files. The 50 files have many,
> many graphics imported by reference. They also include intra-file
> cross-references. I'm waiting until they are integrated into the book
> file before I worry about cross-referencing to other files.
>
>
>
> My plan is open the existing "Chapter 3" file (the one I want to
> replace). I will delete the text flow from Chapter 3, then do a File >
> Import > File > Import for each of my 50 short files. When the Import
> Text Flow by Copy dialog comes up, I will select Body Page Flow and
> Reformat Using Current Document's Formats.
>
>
>
> I have been working in Framemaker for about a year and a half, but my
> this type of import is not something I have done before. My concerns are
> as follows:
>
>
>
> 1.      Will I lose my graphics? I tested this and it doesn't look like
> I will. I'm just nervous. :-(
> 2.      Will the styles get "messed up"? Both the original "Chapter 3"
> and my 50 files used the same document as a template, so the styles are
> (or should be!) all the same.
>
>
>
> Also, is there a better way to do this? Does anyone have any tips for
> any preliminary steps I should take?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Nina Rogers, Technical Writer
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