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Does editing the Clipart and Samples directory paths in maker.ini work?

Jan 30, 2013 8:40 AM

Tags: #maker.ini #default_directories


I'm currently working on a few issues seen when rolling out Framemaker 11 through Xenapp.  Some of the dirctory paths prove problematic for what permissions the users have, due to restrictions in place by AppSense.  I've read that the directories can be edited within the maker.ini file.

There is the global maker.ini file which sits in the application folder, and then another maker.ini for each user which exists in their profiles which should maintain any user specific preferences.  I have tried to edit 1, then the other, and finally both of these .ini files but with no change.

Below is an example of what I have tried,  however after I launch Framemaker the path never appears to change, still opening up the default directories.

Default maker.ini (with default directories in brackets)


ClipArt=clipart    (C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\AdobeFrameMaker11\ClipArt)

Samples=samples    (C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\AdobeFrameMaker11\Samples)

Edited maker.ini




I was able to change the default directory for OpenDirOnStart successfully using this set up so hope i'm able to do it with these 2 paths.  Thanks.

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    Jan 30, 2013 9:03 AM   in reply to RPC27

    The default location is set relative to the FMHome directory (the FM installation directory)...


    Can you change the setting to another relative location within the FM installation directory?


    Can you create a folder on your D drive and then map to that specific folder, rather than the root drive itself?

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    Jan 30, 2013 10:17 AM   in reply to RPC27

    It may make no difference, but did you try




    rather than



    I've set maker.ini to external drives and network locations before (for template locations and for site dictionaries), so if you're still having issues, I'd look to your other systems and permissions for clues.


    One other thing: Have you tracked down the Customizing FrameMaker PDF file?


    Although a v7 file, it may shed light on what you're trying to do.


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