Repair corrupted FM file?

2008-12-18 Thread Andersen, Verner Engell VEA
Hi I have a fm 7.2 fm file with an old template which works fine. I have the same file converted to FM 8 with a whole new temlate which apparently is corrupted. When I press carriage return the cusor stop at page 40, inserts a line above the cursor and I cannot press carriage return anymore

Re Checkboxes in Numbered Lists

2008-12-18 Thread dwyercl2
Doug, Your query... How do I integrate a checkbox (i.e., Wingding open square) into the Autonumber format code so that each step also has a check box for indicating completion? I do this in a two-cell table; the first cell of a row contains the checkbox and the second cell of each row contains

RE: Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
Hello Doug 1. Create a character format that uses the Wingdings font. 2. Determine which keyboard key gives you the open square that you want. 3. Define your numbered paragraph format. On the Numbering tab, check the Autonumber Format box. 4. In the autonumber field, type the keyboard character

RE: Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
Hi Doug Oops, having read your question again, I see that you want the checkbox and the autonumber too. That presents a problem, since you can only have the one character format applied to the autonumber scheme, and the Wingdings char format would be applied to the number (not what you want).

Re: Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Jerilynne Knight
I've found the way Yves describes to provide the most flexibility in my documents...it is another paragraph tag AND I've found I end up needing a table and *get* to fight with the table-in-a-table challenges. So I would definitely second this approach, even tho I agree with Cheryl's table

Re: Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Doug, What is your final deliverable? If you are producing PDF files, you can use TimeSavers (www.microtype.com) and markers to have checkboxes automatically appear in the PDF file. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com How do I integrate a checkbox (i.e.,

RE: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy If you get a message about overrides when switching from Master Pages to Body Pages, these overrides are on the text frame(s), not in the paratags. For example, you may have changed the size of the body page text frames a bit, or changed the column width, so the body pages no longer

RE: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Sadly, this does not work. If I flip back and forth between Master and Body pages, and select Remove Overrides each time, and change nothing on the body pages, I get the Remove Overrides prompt each time. Also if I save after removing the overrides, and also if I reapply the master pages to

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
Have you cleaned up the file by saving as MIF and reopening that version? Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com ... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl. -- Richard Thompson

RE: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Eli Har-Even
I've been struggling with just this problem. I solved it by 1. Inserting a disconnected page (Special Add Disconnected Pages) that uses the same Master Page as the misbehaving body page, 2. Copying the text from the bad body page into the new body page, and 3. Deleting the old body page. You

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Nancy, Follow these steps on a copy of your document. 1) Click somewhere in the main text flow. 2) Choose Edit Select All In Flow (Control+A). 3) Cut the selection to the clipboard using Edit Cut (Control+X). 4) Choose Special Delete Pages. Delete all of the pages in the document. You

RE: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Hello, all. Have gotten caught up in minutiae but didn't want to leave this discussion hanging, since you have all been so helpful. I have given up temporarily on the overrides stuff, since there are more basic things I must fix. Anybody know how to replace tags at the book level? I've

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
Use either Import Formats at the book level (In the Book file, File Import Formats), or the CleanImport plug-in (better for most applications, because it isn't additive). Art Art Campbell art.campb...@gmail.com ... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
No, darlin, I've already used the CleanImports plug-in. It deleted all the old tags and imported my nice, clean, understandably-named tags. *However,* the text in the files remains tagged with the old tags. They're just not in the catalog any more. I still have to replace them with my

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
OK... Set up one of the paragraphs with the correct para format. Then: Copy Special Para Format. SR for a para tag with the old tag name, and replace by Pasting. Make sure the Book option is checked in the SR dialog to define your range. Art Art Campbell

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Lin Sims
And don't forget Rick Quattro's Find/Change Special plugin, well worth the $30 I paid for it. [http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/findchangespecial/index.htm] [Standard disclaimer: No association other than a happy customer of several of Mr. Quattro's plugins. They rock.] On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at

Re: Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Oh, you clever fellow! It WORKS! Thankee! On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Art Campbell wrote: OK... Set up one of the paragraphs with the correct para format. Then: Copy Special Para Format. SR for a para tag with the old tag name, and replace by Pasting. Make sure the Book option is

Re: framemaker does not skip missing graphics

2008-12-18 Thread Klaus Daube
On 17 Dec 2008 at 11:09, John Posada wrote: Do you use the same script on the workstation that behaves? I'm asking because your problem is openning files and that's what your script does, so there seems that there might be a relationship between the two. Thanks for Your reply, On the

Re: Tab issue with FrameMaker 8

2008-12-18 Thread Klaus Daube
blamb...@comcast.net wrote: The tab mark is there, and I checked to make sure that all of the definitions in the Paragraph Designer were the same for all (tab position and leader type). ... Something I have noticed with right tabulation: FM may trap into rounding errors (at least in the

Re:Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Joseph
Hello Doug, You can use FrameMaker to do this, but the implementation is awful. The problem is that FrameMaker doesn't provide a GUI like Word does to insert symbols, so you have to do it manually. In addition, the checkbox and the numbered steps will have to be separate from one another. You

OT: correct symbol to use

2008-12-18 Thread Alan Litchfield
Thanks, I have gone with "1(a)...(c)" for now, but you are right, "1(a) to 1(c)" is more correct. I do like that idea though Stuart, how about 1(a...c)? Cheers Alan On 18/12/2008, at 5:24 AM, Stuart Rogers wrote: > Alan Litchfield wrote: >> Quick off-topic question, >> If you have in a line

PDF to PDF Links on Linux

2008-12-18 Thread Alan Litchfield
What pdf viewer are you using on Linux? Does it work on Unix? Alan On 17/12/2008, at 9:46 AM, jdeland1 at comcast.net wrote: > > > Hello, > > > > I just joined, have only used FM for 9 months, and have been around > and around this issue with Adobe. We want to distribute our PDFs to >

Repair corrupted FM file?

2008-12-18 Thread Andersen, Verner Engell VEA
Hi I have a fm 7.2 fm file with an old template which works fine. I have the same file converted to FM 8 with a whole new temlate which apparently is corrupted. When I press carriage return the cusor stop at page 40, inserts a line above the cursor and I cannot press carriage return anymore -

Re Checkboxes in Numbered Lists

2008-12-18 Thread dwyer...@verizon.net
Doug, Your query... "How do I integrate a checkbox (i.e., Wingding open square) into the Autonumber format code so that each step also has a check box for indicating completion?" I do this in a two-cell table; the first cell of a row contains the checkbox and the second cell of each row

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
Hello Doug 1. Create a character format that uses the Wingdings font. 2. Determine which keyboard key gives you the open square that you want. 3. Define your numbered paragraph format. On the Numbering tab, check the Autonumber Format box. 4. In the autonumber field, type the keyboard character

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Shuttleworth, Roger
Hi Doug Oops, having read your question again, I see that you want the checkbox and the autonumber too. That presents a problem, since you can only have the one character format applied to the autonumber scheme, and the Wingdings char format would be applied to the number (not what you want).

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Yves Barbion
Indeed, Cheryl's suggestion is a good one, but there is also another way: 1. Create a dedicated paratag ("checkbox") for the check box, with Wingdings or Zapf Dingbats as a character tag for the autonumbering. 2. Make the checkbox a run-in head (Paragraph Designer > Pagination >

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Jerilynne Knight
I've found the way Yves describes to provide the most flexibility in my documents...it is another paragraph tag AND I've found I end up needing a table and *get* to fight with the table-in-a-table challenges. So I would definitely second this approach, even tho I agree with Cheryl's table

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Doug, What is your final deliverable? If you are producing PDF files, you can use TimeSavers (www.microtype.com) and markers to have checkboxes automatically appear in the PDF file. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > How do I integrate a checkbox (i.e.,

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Still working on my template. I've whittled down the tags for my Index file to only those that are used in the file. When I switch from the Master page to the Body page of my Index file, I get a message that there are overrides on every page. I always say "Remove overrides," but the next time

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Nancy If you get a message about overrides when switching from Master Pages to Body Pages, these overrides are on the text frame(s), not in the paratags. For example, you may have changed the size of the body page text frames a bit, or changed the column width, so the body pages no longer

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Sadly, this does not work. If I flip back and forth between Master and Body pages, and select "Remove Overrides" each time, and change nothing on the body pages, I get the "Remove Overrides" prompt each time. Also if I save after removing the overrides, and also if I reapply the master pages

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
Have you cleaned up the file by saving as MIF and reopening that version? Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Eli Har-Even
I've been struggling with just this problem. I solved it by 1. Inserting a disconnected page (Special > Add Disconnected Pages) that uses the same Master Page as the misbehaving body page, 2. Copying the text from the "bad" body page into the new body page, and 3. Deleting the old body page.

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Rick Quatro
Hi Nancy, Follow these steps on a copy of your document. 1) Click somewhere in the main text flow. 2) Choose Edit > Select All In Flow (Control+A). 3) Cut the selection to the clipboard using Edit > Cut (Control+X). 4) Choose Special > Delete Pages. Delete all of the pages in the document.

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Hello, all. Have gotten caught up in minutiae but didn't want to leave this discussion hanging, since you have all been so helpful. I have given up temporarily on the overrides stuff, since there are more basic things I must fix. Anybody know how to replace tags at the book level? I've

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
Use either Import > Formats at the book level (In the Book file, File > Import > Formats), or the CleanImport plug-in (better for most applications, because it isn't additive). Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
No, darlin, I've already used the CleanImports plug-in. It deleted all the old tags and imported my nice, clean, understandably-named tags. *However,* the text in the files remains tagged with the old tags. They're just not in the catalog any more. I still have to replace them with my

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Art Campbell
OK... Set up one of the paragraphs with the correct para format. Then: Copy Special > Para Format. S for a para tag with the old tag name, and replace by Pasting. Make sure the Book option is checked in the S dialog to define your range. Art Art Campbell art.campbell

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Lin Sims
And don't forget Rick Quattro's Find/Change Special plugin, well worth the $30 I paid for it. [http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/findchangespecial/index.htm] [Standard disclaimer: No association other than a happy customer of several of Mr. Quattro's plugins. They rock.] On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at

Identifying overrides

2008-12-18 Thread Nancy Allison
Oh, you clever fellow! It WORKS! Thankee! On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Art Campbell wrote: > OK... Set up one of the paragraphs with the correct para format. Then: Copy Special > Para Format. S for a para tag with the old tag name, and replace by Pasting. Make sure the Book option is

framemaker does not skip missing graphics

2008-12-18 Thread Klaus Daube
On 17 Dec 2008 at 11:09, John Posada wrote: > Do you use the same script on the workstation that behaves? > > I'm asking because your problem is openning files and that's what your > script does, so there seems that there might be a relationship between > the two. Thanks for Your reply, On the

Pulling a "custom" page number into a TOC or Index

2008-12-18 Thread blamb...@comcast.net
I am building a book in FM 8 (on a XP Pro machine). At the end of the book I have a chapter that is a Glossary, and several chapters that will serve as Appendices. I would like the first page of the Glossary to be numbered "Glossary-1". I can make this appear on the page by editing the footer

Tab issue with FrameMaker 8

2008-12-18 Thread Klaus Daube
blamborn at comcast.net wrote: > >> The tab mark is there, and I checked to make sure that all of the > >> definitions in the Paragraph Designer were the same for all (tab > >> position and leader type). ... Something I have noticed with right tabulation: FM may trap into rounding errors (at

Checkboxes in numbered lists

2008-12-18 Thread Joseph
Hello Doug, You can use FrameMaker to do this, but the implementation is awful. The problem is that FrameMaker doesn't provide a GUI like Word does to insert symbols, so you have to do it manually. In addition, the checkbox and the numbered steps will have to be separate from one another. You