Framemaker xrefs break repeatedly

Subject: Framemaker xrefs break repeatedly
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:41:32 -0500 (CDT)

Hello, everyone. I'm working with a fairly large Framemaker book (15
chapters, 400 pages).

Early on, I needed to add new files to the book, and reorder and
sometimes rename the files already in it. I did this all from inside the
book. You know that when you do that, you get messages explaining that
backups will be created, the file will be renamed,and all hypertext
links will be updated.

Yet, after doing just that, when I next updated the book, links were
broken; they still pointed to the old chapter filenames, which no longer
existed. I had to manually repair them all.

I have had that problem several times and have repaired the links
several times.

Now, Framemaker has moved on to a new phase. When I open a file, the
links are broken; when I go to repair them, the cross-reference popup
gives the the correct file and section already highlighted. All I have
to do is click "OK."

But, I have no confidence that the NEXT time I open the book, all links
will work.

Have you encountered this? True, I was off in Word-land for several
years, but this is the same old Framemaker 7.1 I used for years
beforehand. What am I missing?

Thanks for all suggestions.


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