So call it a design flaw, it's still lame. It should be possible to define relations between books in some persistent way.
Which is an example of a general problem with unstructured FM, that it doesn't really have projects or templates. On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Rick Quatro <r...@rickquatro.com> wrote: > It's not a bug. It is the only way that FrameMaker can figure out what the > parent book is for a particular external link. Remember that the link in the > FrameMaker file is to a filename.fm, but the link in the PDF has to be to > the bookname.pdf. When the link is to a file external to the book currently > being processed, FrameMaker looks at the currently opened books to determine > which PDF name to use for the link. > > Rick > > -----Original Message----- > From: Framers > [mailto:framers-bounces+rick=rickquatro....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf > Of Robert Lauriston > Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 3:22 PM > To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software. > <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: [Framers] External cross-references in book documents - do not > work in generated PDFs > > I'd falsely assumed they had fixed that bug long ago. I first encountered it > in FM6 if not 5.5.6. > > To avoid that issue, once computers had enough memory to deal handle it, I > started putting the whole doc set in one PDF. > > On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 7:56 AM, Rick Quatro <r...@rickquatro.com> wrote: >> >> Let's say you are producing a PDF from Book A. Book A has links to Book B. >> Book B has to be open in FrameMaker when you make the PDF from Book A >> in order for the links to Book B to work. _______________________________________________ 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