Re: Corrupted Files

Subject: Re: Corrupted Files
From: Laurence Burrows <burrows -at- IBM -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:38:10 +1100

John Posada wrote:

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First, we name our files Chapt1, Chapt2 ...Chapt10, Chapt11, etc.
...
Now, if I have a Frame crash, it will create a file for Chapt1 called
Chapt1@ and a file for Chapt11 Chapt1 -at- -dot-
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FrameMaker: Chapter 1, Lesson 1, paragraph 1...

Filenames shall be:
Chap01
Chap02
Chap03
...
Chap10
Chap11
etc.

(and Appx01, Appx02, etc.)

Thataway, when you have a Frame crash, it will create a file for Chap01
called Chap01@ and a file for Chap11 Chap11 -at- -dot- Ain't technology wunnerful?

Also, as a bonus, all your chapter files will be listed in their correct
order in Windows Explorer & FrameMaker File dialogs.

Even better, make a new folder for each revision of the book, and copy
*all* the Chap & Appx files to the next revision folder before making
changes. You can then use FrameMaker's file compare function to see what
changes have been made between revisions, or over all revisions.

Example:

BlobManual-Release 5.1
|-Graphics
| |-BMP
| |-EPS
| |-TIF
|-Original
|-Rev01
|-Rev02
|-Rev03
|-...
|-SignOff

This structure also preserves the relative pathnames for all your
IncludeByReference graphics, thereby saving mucho de greef when collecting
files together for publication.

** above lessons learnt the *hard* way :-)

Regards,

....................................................
Laurence Burrows, Navex Pty Ltd
mailto:burrows -at- ibm -dot- net, 100026 -dot- 172 -at- compuserve -dot- com
tel: +61 3 9602 4533 fax: +61 3 9602 4854
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