RE: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully)

Subject: RE: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully)
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "Janoff, Steve" <sjanoff -at- illumina -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:57:37 -0500

Hi Steve,

Got your e-mail just a _leeetle_ too late . . .

Bye-bye bum-folder earlier in the afternoon.

-- Kenpo



At 07:02 PM 11/10/2010, Janoff, Steve wrote:
>What if you rename the bum folder to something else, and then rename
>it back to its original name -- I wonder if that would get rid of
>the null character?
>
>Might be too late to try, or you might not want to bother with it,
>but if you still have that folder, might put some dummy files in
>there and try a before and after. Just a thought.
>
>Thanks for the detailed explanation of what you did do -- great stuff.
>
>Steve
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: techwr-l-bounces+sjanoff=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sjanoff=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
>Behalf Of Ken Poshedly
>Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:07 PM
>To: Keith Hood; Techwr-l
>Subject: Re: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully)
>
>Yep, the folder DID originally allow pdf-ing. What changed? Hell if I know.
>Perhaps an unnoticed minor power surge last Friday afternoon goofing up a bit
>and a byte.
>
>-- Kenpo
>
>________________________________
>From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
>To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>; Ken Poshedly
><poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
>Sent: Wed, November 10, 2010 4:53:47 PM
>Subject: Re: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully)
>
>
>Glad to hear you've found what seems to be the answer. But I have
>to wonder -
>that folder that may have a null character in its name...isn't that the same
>folder you were using all along? Weren't you able to PDFify FM
>files from that
>folder for some time before this problem cropped up? If you were, that would
>mean that the folder name got changed for the worse at some point. If so,
>somebody needs to figure out how the null character got added.
>
>Good luck with it from here on out.
>
>
>--- On Wed, 11/10/10, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
>
>
> >From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
> >Subject: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully)
> >To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> >Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:41 PM
> >
> >
> >This is to let you all know the problem preventing me (and now the
> other two
> >tech writers in my group) from producing pdf files from FrameMaker
> version 8.0
> >SEEMS to be a problem with the main folder name. This affected
> everything in the
> >
> >subfolders as well (only 1 or 2 layers down).
> >The filename hierarchy is:
> >Level 1 - "Machine name" (no quotes in actual folder names)
> >Level 2 - "Operator manual"
> >Level 3 - "Preliminary version" (includes all the FM files)
> >
> >The exercises I went through since end of last week are numerous,
> but I won't go
> >
> >through all of that.
> >Today, on a whim, after successfully opening FM files in other folders and
> >creating test postscript files and then pdf files, I did this:
> >1. Created a new folder.
> >2. Copied one of the bum FrameMaker files (from the folder for one
> of our new
> >products) into it.
> >
> >3. Opened that "old" file and printed via the "adobe printer".
> >4. Watched with _extreme_ joy and relief as a post script file
> with an actual
> >numerical value rather than 0 KB was created! YAY!!!
> >5. Double-left-clicked on the post script filename and watched
> with exhilaration
> >
> >as Adobe Distiller version 9.0 opened, then processed the new ps file and
> >produced an actual pdf file.
> >
> >Holy Moly!! After what I've been through with all these whacko
> experiments the
> >past week, it's almost like magic to see this happen again.
> >
> >The new filename hierarchy is:
> >Level 1 - "Slightly Different Machine Name" (no quotes in actual
> folder names)
> >Level 2 - "Operator manual"
> >Level 3 - "Preliminary version" (includes all the FM files)
> >My friend Tim Murray (also a member of this group) guesses that
> the folder name
>
> >with all the files that couldn't be successfully "post scripted"
> via FM had a
> >"null character" (not displayed) in it that fooled FM into never following
> >through.
> >The new folder just created didn't have that problem, thus FM
> followed through
> >just fine with files copied / moved from the bum folder.
> >-- Kenpo in Atlanta
>
>
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References:
Re: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully): From: Keith Hood
Re: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully): From: Ken Poshedly
RE: FrameMaker / post script file glitch solved (hopefully): From: Janoff, Steve

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