The only drawback to linking to an external file from within FrameMaker, or any application for that matter, is that the linked file must remain in the same relative folder relationship to the source file. Once you deliver the source document to your customer, typically as a PDF or possibly in an HTML Help format, you can't guarantee this relationship will be maintained. Once the relationship is broken the link no longer works.
David Spreadbury Sr. Technical Writer -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Writer Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 11:44 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com; kgrace4715 at aol.com Subject: Re: Import external file by reference Does this article help? http://www.webworks.com/Support/ePublisher/Legacy_Docs/Tech_Notes/Common/EX_ ePub9_Linking_to_PDFs.shtml Nadine --- On Tue, 12/8/09, kgrace4715 at aol.com <kgrace4715 at aol.com> wrote: > From: kgrace4715 at aol.com <kgrace4715 at aol.com> > Subject: Import external file by reference > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 12:06 PM > Does anyone know of a way that I can > "link" or "attach" a pdf or word > file to my framemaker file.? The "other" file that I > would like to link > or attach is output that is being created at random, by > another person. > ? I would like to have them output their file to a > common file location > and when I open my framemaker file I want to pull in the > latest version > of their word or *.pdf file.? To make this even more > challenging is the > fact that the document they are creating is a multipage > document which > I dont see how to work with. >