Re: FrameMaker book files question

Subject: Re: FrameMaker book files question
From: Mike Stockman <mstockman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:30:02 -0500

On Mar 3, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Combs, Richard wrote:

> Ken Poshedly wrote:
>
>> Any ideas on how to rename multiple file names within a FrameMaker 8.0
>> book?
>>
>> The book includes perhaps 20 or 30 separate files, all are consistently
>> named
>> (SRC550 - System Functions, SRC550 - Operation, etc.).
>>
>> We need to change all the files to SRC860.
>
> Changing file names one by one in the book window is a royal PITA, what with the multiple messages you have to acknowledge. But changing file names in the OS breaks thing. If this is a recurring need, it would behoove you to invest in FrameScript and either write or commission someone (e.g., Rick Quatro, frameexpert.com) to write a script that simplifies the process.

It's been a while since I used FrameMaker, but can't you do something like save the book file as MIF, open it in a text editor to search-n-replace the file names, then reopen it in Frame? Or have I finally succeeded in suppressing the Frame years completely?

Mike
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