Hi Nina, Are your cross-references really intra-file, meaning that they point to another paragraph not in the same chapter but in the same file which you import? Then that's no problem.
However, if the cross-references point to another one of the 50 files of the same chapter, then you will get problems. The target file name in the cross-reference won't change by the import. You want a cross-reference to the _chapter_ file instead of to one of the 50 files. Rick Quatro offers the scripts ResolveInsetXRefs.fsl and RestoreInsetXRefs.fsl, which correct all sorts of cross- reference problems related to text insets. Best regards Winfried > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Nina Rogers > Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 7:26 PM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Importing FM Text > > 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 > > Tax Development (Federal) > > Drake Software > > (828) 524-8020 x4204 > > nina.rogers at drakesoftware.com > > > > This email (including any attachments) contains PRIVILEGED AND > CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION protected by federal and/or state law and is > intended only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) > designated > as recipient(s). The information contained within this email > should not > be construed as tax advice. If you are not an intended > recipient of the > email, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, > distribution, or action taken in reliance on the contents of > this email > is strictly prohibited. Disclosure to anyone other than the intended > recipient does not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege. If > you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us by > phone at (828) 524-2922 or by email at Security at Dnet.net > <mailto:Security at Dnet.net> and then permanently delete the > original and > any copy of this email (including any attachments) and destroy any > printout thereof.