I open Frame docs that constitute a book, along with the book file. After working for a while, I save All Files In Book. This used to work just fine, but for the last couple of weeks it has been making Frame crash.
Frame also crashes if I'm not in the book file but try to save All Open Files, or if I try to save only the book file.
The docs were created in Frame 8, but I have had them open and changed and resaved them multiple times for the past several months with no issues until now.
I have recreated the book, but the same thing happens.
Has there been a recent update that might have affected this somehow? Or must I just stop using this helpful feature and save each chapter separately, and hope that the book file won't corrupt anything when I generate using it?
This has been quite frustrating, especially since it's a new development without any cause I can readily see.
Thanks for any help you can give.
First of all you need to rectify whether it is Framemaker specifi issue or is the issue of Internal Error is with the Book.
Create a test book with 1-2 documents from your original book, save it and observe you are facing the same issue or not.
If yes, then instead of original documents create test documents under test book. If also you face this then update Framemaker.
Now if Framemaker does not crash in new book then it means the issue is with the book that you created and may be inside the document in the book which is causing this issue.
Conatct Adobe Tech Support @ 800-833-6687
All the best
I had similar issues when I started using Frame 10 last year. Most of the books I worked on were converted from Frame 8.
I ended up rebuilding the books in Frame 10 from the converted files. That seemed to fix the problem.
I also found that I was more likely to get crashes if I used the Track Changes feature.
I reinstalled Frame and still crashed. I rebuilt a book and it worked for a while and crashed again. I was using track changes, though. So maybe Frame just isn't as stable when track changes is in effect.
Too bad. We love the ability to track changes. It really speeds up the editing process.
Thanks for your help.
Have you deleted the FrameMaker application data? That occassionally becomes corrupted and is NOT removed when you do an uninstall. I'd close framemaker, delete this data, and then see if the crashes still happen.
I apologies if I am understanding incorrectly, but you are getting the crash error on FM doc created on FM 8 and launched in FM 10 after that.
In this scenraio, probably, the (Book's) Documents are not getting upgarded, hence result in error. Just to make sure your Book and each document is upgarded correctly, to do so, Please launch Book and Select each document (TOC, Chapters, Index etc) and launch them indiviadually, it should upgarde each of them. Save all and Close.
If above step does not work then can you also specifiy the exact workflow that results in this error?
The above step mentioned by Anjaneai ( i believe i spelled his name right , though i can copy and paste his name ) is a must step whenever you open older Framemaker version file in a newer version.
None of the above has helped.
I MIF washed. I reinstalled Frame. I deleted the application data folder. I rebuilt the book. I opened the book files individually and saved them, then reopened everything. Frame still crashes when it tries to save the book file itself.
Here is the workflow:
Open the book.
Open all files in the book.
From the book, hide all conditional text.
Set tracked changes to preview.
Regenerate the book.
From the book, show some conditional text.
Turn off the tracked changes preview.
Try to save the book. I've tried to save All Files in Book, All Open Files, or just the Book file.
Frame tells me it's encountered a serious problem and must close. It leaves a Book file with a letter/number combination extension.
I have sent several of the crash log files to email@example.com, but can send some others if you'd like to see them. I have many.
Re-reading this thread leads me to believe that you have tried doing what @Vishu#13 suggested to figure out if it's the book or the program. You've created a test book with some of the docs in it, done your "usual" workflow (as you describe in your #12 post) and it still blows up - right? That indicates that there's something in the program that has an issue with the sequence of actions you are performing.
You've sent the error logs, but you should still contact Adobe Support to get a case opened for this - in the meantime, see if you can isolate which action in your workflow is causing the crashing. Change Tracking has been implicated before, so try creating a fresh book of nonsense docs that you can make crash 100% of the time - Adobe will be interested in having them as test samples. Use them to modify your workflow steps and leave out the Track Changes part - does it still crash? Rinse & repeat, etc.