Framemaker 9 Compare Books

Subject: Framemaker 9 Compare Books
From: "WILLS, Christopher" <Christopher -dot- WILLS -at- nats -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 08:51:21 +0100

Hi all

Finally upgrading from FM6 to FM9 at work.

In FM6 we used to compare an old version of a book to an updated
version, and we would generate a new book with green text (inserts) and
red text (deletes). We would then create a pdf of the new book and send
the pdf to reviewers.

In FM9 I have done a compare book but it doesn't generate a new book; it
only generates the chapters that include red & green text and puts them
into the folder where the updated book and its chapters are stored.

Can I get FM9 to make me a new book which includes the red & green text
chapters so that I have a complete book to convert to pdf and send out
for review?

Or do I have to construct the book manually?

It is possible we were using a framescript to construct the book in FM6.
If FM9 does not make the book I want, can I get a framescript to do it?

Any advice will be appreciated.


Christopher Wills
Technical Author
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