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Composite Books from DITAmap - Load xref

Feb 23, 2010 4:57 AM

When building a composite book with FrameMaker documents, and have the Auto Load XREF checked, resolves the cross references to the dita topics, instead of the fm documents. As a fm book with fm documents is built, the cross references are expected to point to fm documents, not dita/xml files.


Is this a bug, or is there a way to have the cross references point to the generated fm files?Failing to point to the fm location causes cross reference problems when publishing to PDF as all links will be broken.


The Save Ditamap as book will generate a book with dita topics and is therefore references are assumed to point to xml/dita files.

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    Feb 23, 2010 5:55 AM   in reply to Ferry@Mekon

    When using "File->Save Ditamap As - Book With fm components", the xrefs in the generated book refer to the corresponding fm document and not the original xml/dita file. Hence, the links in PDF also get generated properly.


    In case, it is not happening this way at your end, then there seems to be some specific reason.


    I will suggest you to try the following steps:

    1) Create new Map.

    2) Create two new topics - 1.dita & 2.dita - and add to map.

    3) Add an xref in 2.dita pointing to an element in 1.dita.

    4) Save as Book with fm components

    5) Open book component.

    6) "Double click" on the xref. The DITA xref dialog shall display as the source file name.


    Also, what version of FM are you using ? (to check this use "Help->About FrameMaker")



    Tarun Garg

    Adobe FrameMaker Engineering

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    Mar 12, 2010 7:11 PM   in reply to Ferry@Mekon

    I have the same thing happening on several machines. It can't be a corrupted FM installation. There must be a setting somewhere

    creating this problem. I need this to work. Our DITA implementation hangs in the balance.

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