Re: FrameMaker book files question

Subject: Re: FrameMaker book files question
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:04:33 -0600

30 files, ~1 minute each to rename them in FrameMaker. Not enough of a big deal to invest in several hours trying to save 30 minutes of tedium.

However, Gene's response also reminded me... take the whole directory and copy it into a new directory named SRC860. Don't bother to change the chapter file names.

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On 3/3/2011 11:13 AM, 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.


Richard G. Combs
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References:
FrameMaker book files question: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: FrameMaker book files question: From: Combs, Richard

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