For reasons I don't understand, FM sometimes displays the complete filepath to a document or book, and sometimes it doesn't. How can I keep FM from displaying it?
If you have saved your Book and all your documents (.fm) in same folder location, it would just display the name of the file, not the complete path.
alternately, you can change it to "Display Heading Text".
you can do that by the Second Button (from right, next to Find/Change)
Thanks very much for this answer. It doesn't really solve my problem but it made me realize I have a much bigger problem to deal with. To make a long story short, I've been working with the book and document files that are stored in an old directory, which I did not expect. I simply want to move the book file and document files to the same new directory, and have FM handle these files and no others.
I thought I had already done that, in this way:
I moved the all the files into the new directory via drag-and drop (in Explorer). I then double-clicked on the book file in the new directory. I opened the chapter, IX, and TOC files by double-clicking on them in the FM book window.
I then did a "Save Book." I assumed that saving the book file would save it, and all document files in that new directory. (Remember, all the files had already been moved to the new directory, and I explicitly chose the book file from that directory.)
So all my files are up-to-date -- they're just in the wrong place except for the book file itself.
How can I get them to the right place?
Ok, I've managed to move the files by:
Moving all the files to the new directory
Using Add files to put the files in the book (the counterintuitive part here is that, even though the FM
"Add files" dialog box displays my new directory as the target of the of the Add, it won't add the file unless you specify the full file path.)
So, thanks very much for putting me on the track of this.
But I still have the original problem. The book file is still displayed with its full file path. And "Display Heading Text" doesn't change that display of the file path.
Still I'm so happy to have fixed that lurking problem, I'll live with the file path.
That is strange that your file was not in place and the new directory path was not the one which was getting updated. But Yes, a Book would continue to reach teh files which had been added to it via directory. inside FrameMaker.
About File Save as for a FM file would appear which you are working in the FM File, if you have a Book Highlighted, the Book Menu appears in FrameMaker UI.
Anyways, I am glad that you have been able to get things into place for yourself.