RE: Frame Maker deletes my changes when updating the index

Subject: RE: Frame Maker deletes my changes when updating the index
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Mike Schmidt" <mschmidt -at- weathercentral -dot- tv>, "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 16:24:52 -0700

I solve this problem with CudSpan TOC breaker, which "remembers" manual
page breaks. If you need to re-generate, and the result requires the
same manual page breaks, you're all set.

If your changes require new manual page breaks, you need to do manual
work anyway. You might be able to do a "keep together" on a
basis, but you might also get strange results.


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
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Subject: RE: Frame Maker deletes my changes when updating the index

I've been reading all the replies to this, and it looks like other
programs' index creators are similar. The question, I think, is that if
you have an automatically generated index, and then make a manual (not
automatically generated, that is) change to it, that change is gone the
next time you generate a new index. In my case, I avoid manual changes,
but sometimes I have to. For instance, in alphabetization. It creates
the letter, say G, and then starts the entries that begin with G. If
it's spaced just right (or wrong) sometimes that G will be the last line
on a page, and the entries will start on the next page... so I put a
manual page break before the G. Well, next time I update the index, I
have to go looking for that again.

In Ventura, I could find the paragraph tag that it uses for the letter
headings, and put a page break before it, but then every one would do
that, and that's not necessarily what I want either.

I think in some cases, you just have to bite the bullet and go redo some
of those things. Make a list of the things you have to look for. Maybe,
don't bother with that until you're finally finished, and have a
checklist of those touchups and just do them once at the end of the


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