I thought you were talking about separate .fm files for ease of generating separate PDFs.
Otherwise, individual .fm files for each chapter seem to me like a relic of the days when computers didn't have enough memory to handle a whole book. If you have to embed the graphics, that might be a special case for multiple .fm files. On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com> wrote: > The book PDFs usually run in the 3-10MB range. Individual chapters in FM > format can run up to 30MB or more. And as Rick said, we're talking about a > single FM file per chapter in a book, then generating a single PDF for the > book, not separate PDFs for each chapter. > > (I wish we could reference images, but we've got an "interesting" hybrid > setup that also involves a content management system, and the unstructured > FM users have to embed the graphics.) > > > > On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 2:43 PM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com> > wrote: >> >> I always do one file, unless it gets so big that there are download >> problems. Then everything can be cross-referenced. You can have >> cross-PDF links, but they're more problematic. As a user, I always >> find it frustrating when large documents are split up. >> >> How big is the file if you generate one big PDF for the book? >> >> On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com> wrote: >> > Pretty much what it says in the title. I'm guessing there have been >> > discussions about this in the past, and I plan to look for those, but I >> > thought I'd toss this out there anyway. >> > >> > We're talking chapters that can run a couple hundred (or more) pages >> > loaded >> > with tables, graphics, and conditional text so that they can be used to >> > single-source multiple documents (no, don't talk to me about DITA, my >> > non-tech-writing boss wants it in unstructured). _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to email@example.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com