RoboHelp 8 import from FrameMaker: issues with links

Subject: RoboHelp 8 import from FrameMaker: issues with links
From: Henning Bertram <hbertram -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:06:53 +0200

I am trying to import a rather large FM book (1,5M words in 20 big
chapters...) in RoboHelp 8. The FM version is 8, and it is structured.

I can accomplish almost what my requirements are, namely produce
almost clean HTML, and break the large FM fiels up into manageable
topics with human-readable names (based on paratext in FM.)

That all works very nicely, is snappy, and so forth. Except that
cross-references from one chapter to another in the FM book are not
converted to links in the RoboHelp (while inter-chapter
cross-references are.)

The cross-references are resolved in FM; and do work as expected there.

Does anybody know how to proceed? It is a one-time only conversion, as
we will use the RoboHelp project for single-sourcing to various
flavors of HTML help, and we do not intend to produce print anymore.

I have fiddles with both Mif2Go and WebWorks (ePublisher) trial
version, too, but cannot see that they are usefulfor me at this point.
Actually, the RoboHelp import is the easiest conversion I have tried.
Except for thet tiny feature....


Henning Bertram
/techwriter at Maconomy

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