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Well, if you move the graphics subdirectory from the FrameMaker
directory, then the link is broken and the image is not displayed in
FrameMaker. That is, not originals = no display in FrameMaker. An
environment with such a workflow might just as easily delete FM files
from the project, or support files from a WWP project.
Deleting source files can be unhelpful. I don't think this is a pro or
con for linking files, just reflective of the organization of the
organization involved <g>.
From: techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Pro TechWriter
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 12:46 PM
To: Ami WRIGHT
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: FrameMaker Graphics
One caveat: I can't tell you how many times I've had to recreate
Framemaker graphics as a contractor where they were (1) linked and (2)
there were no originals.
Usually, what happened was the original writer left, and the files were
moved from one directory to another to another, which broke the links to
the graphics, and then the orignal graphics got lost.
Linking to the graphics is a good idea, but deleting the original art
work is not. If you are short on space, copy them to a DVD or CD and
save them, just in case.
Just my $.02 based on (mumble-mumble) years of experience.
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