Re: FrameMaker does NOT update links . . . .

Subject: Re: FrameMaker does NOT update links . . . .
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 12:59:14 -0500

You can't rename the files using Explorer. To maintain links, you MUST
rename the file while working in the book, otherwise Frame has no way of
knowing that the file has been renamed.

If that was how you did it the first time you tried and you're still using
those files, then nothing you do now will fix it other than editing the MIF
or doing a search for unresolved cross-references and relinking them.

Do you have a version of the book file and the document files that predates
trying to perform the rename? If so, I suggest you grab that and try again.

Hope this helps,

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 12:06 PM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> Hmm... What sorts of links are being broken? By that I mean, are they
> xrefs from one .fm file to another .fm file? Xrefs within the same .fm
> file? Table of Contents entries? Across-book links to specific sections?
>
> No guarantees that knowing this info will help solve the problem, but it
> might point to something that isolates the issue.
>
> Also, are the links reported as broken in FM or is the issue just apparent
> in a subsequently-created PDF?
>
> And maybe there's something odd with this one book; can you successfully
> rename files in a different book?
>
> (When I googled "framemaker renaming file breaks links", the issues that
> popped up seemed to be about cross-book links.)
>
> Also, when you regenerated the file, did you do that for a single
> generated file, such as a ToC, or was it via the Edit > Update Book option?
> That latter is what I've found to be most reliable, across many versions of
> FM.
>
> (It might help to know which version of FM you're using.)
>
> And I second Lin's suggestion to try the frameusers list.
>
>
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Re: Re: FrameMaker does NOT update links . . . .: From: Nancy Allison
Re: FrameMaker does NOT update links . . . .: From: Monique Semp

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