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Can I copy index markers into another book

Dec 10, 2012 1:44 PM

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Hi,

 

I'm using FrameMaker 10.0.2.419 to author multiple versions of (essientially) the same two books. One is a user guide; one is a windows reference. I have cross-references from the UG to the reference.  Each version of the books is set up the same way.

 

I just updated the index in one of the user guides. I would like to copy most of those updates to the other user guides. 

 

Is there a way to do this? 

 

Or do I have to 'manually' create the index entries in each version of the user guide?

 

Thanks,

 

Susan

 
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    Dec 12, 2012 7:46 AM   in reply to S.u.s.a.n.B.

    How are you versioning?

     

    The way we do this is Conditional Text.

     

    If the pages layouts are the same, you can generate any number of different books from the same set of component files.

     

    If the page layouts differ, create two books, but import the Flow A for each major component file into the clone books.

     

    IX makers and IX gen are automatic, once set up.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:08 PM   in reply to S.u.s.a.n.B.

    If the files are physically different between the books, then you'll have to add the appropriate index markers to the other files. Otherwise, if you're using conditionals on single-source files, then, as Error mentions, it's pretty much automatic.

     
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