RE: a question for FrameMaker experts

Subject: RE: a question for FrameMaker experts
From: "Daniel Feiglin" <daniel_f -at- radwin -dot- com>
To: "Becca" <becca -at- di -dot- org>, "tech2wr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:05:43 +0300

I came in on this discussion a bit late in the piece - so my apologies if you've already tried this:

1. Create an empty "superfile" (not a book!)
2. Import all of your formats to the superfile.
3. Pull in each of your text files as insets into the superfile
4. Edit | Update References on the superfile may not help but would not hurt

Did that do the job?

There is however a "gotcha": If you have cross references in the text files they will become inaccessible at the superfile level.


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From: techwr-l-bounces+daniel_f=radwin -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+daniel_f=radwin -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Becca
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 03:25
To: tech2wr-l
Subject: Re: a question for FrameMaker experts

We tried this in class, and couldn't get it to work.

Let me be more specific in what our problem is.  We're using FrameMaker 10 on Windows PCs.


We have 7 text files. We want the graphics to be numbered sequentially across all the text files: that is, Figure 1, 2, 3. The text files aren't chapters, and we don't want them numbered with compound numbers (section X Figure 1, section y Figure 1).  We're using the automatic figure numbering that gets inserted when you insert a graphic.  The paragraph tag is Figure, and the code is figure <n+>:

The instructor and I googled for sequential figure numbering, and all we could find was how to do compound figure numbers.  We've checked the FrameMaker help files, and she also checked all her reference books, and all we can find is compound numbering.

This seems odd to me that you couldn't do sequential numbers across files.

What are we missing or doing wrong?

thanks so much for any help we can get.

-Becca


 
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>Subject: RE: a question for FrameMaker experts
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>Voxwoman wrote:
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>> Becca,
>> Format > Document > Numbering
>>
>> in the Paragraph tab, select "Continue numbering from previous
>> paragraph in book"
>
>It's "Continue Numbering From Previous File in Book." And you need to
>do this in the book window, with the seven chapter files after the
>first selected. (Actually, since you surely don't have any figures in
>the TOC or Index, it doesn't matter if you have all the files
>selected.)
>
>Otherwise correct. :-)
>
>Richard G. Combs
>Senior Technical Writer
>Polycom, Inc.
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References:
a question for FrameMaker experts: From: Becca
Re: a question for FrameMaker experts: From: voxwoman
RE: a question for FrameMaker experts: From: Combs, Richard
Re: a question for FrameMaker experts: From: Becca

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