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Book index not getting updated

Feb 13, 2013 3:15 AM

Tags: #index #framemaker_10

Hi All,

 

I have a FM 10 book of nearly 200 pages and 7 chapters. It has a nice index (index of markers).

 

Today, I found out that the index is not getting updated when I am updating the book. The new entries are not coming.

 

The option "Generate Table of contents, Lists and Indexes" is selected while updating. And it was working fine previously, this problem much came in recently. I noticed it today.

 

When I try to generate a new index, the generated file comes blank. Though the index entries in the book are all right, FM is not detecting them.

 

I will very much appreciate some quick help in this matter.

 

Regards,

 

Com

 
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    Feb 13, 2013 4:27 AM   in reply to ComDemon

    How about a couple of screenshots; the reference page and book with index setup would be pretty useful.

     

    Don't shout at me, but you haven't got the files set to Exclude for any reason, have you?

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 5:24 AM   in reply to ComDemon

    Also check the icons in the book menu. Generated files get a different icon. If Frame thinks the file is no longer generated, it won't have that unique icon.

     

    If that's happened, it can be easy to fix. Report back for the steps.

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 9:11 AM   in reply to ComDemon

    Do you have 2 IOM defined within the reference pages of your first chapter?

     


     
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    Feb 13, 2013 9:18 AM   in reply to Error7103

    Hi Error,

     

    I had the same problem in the past. The index of  one of my books were no longer reccognized as a generated file by FM and it was not updating. The icon also changed to be the same as the other book files.

     

    Can you please give me the steps to re-recognize the file in FM?

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 9:48 AM   in reply to fameMaker

    > ... steps to re-recognize the file in FM?

     

    Assuming your book is MyTome.book and the IX file is MyTomeIX.fm

    1. Save a copy of MyTomeIX.fm as MyTomeIX_old.fm
    2. In the Book menu, select the inert IX file
      Edit > Delete File From Book
    3. Add > Standard Index ...
      This creates a new known IX, from the book's perspective,
      named MyTomeIX.fm
      Save and Close it.
    4. Save and close book.
    5. Using a file manager or command line:
      Delete the new (default-infested) MyTomeIX.fm
    6. Using a file manager or command line:
      Rename MyTomeIX_old.fm to MyTomeIX.fm
    7. Re-open book.
      Edit > Update Book

     

    This works on alternate Wednesdays and in FM releases that are prime numbers.

     
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    Feb 14, 2013 8:09 AM   in reply to ComDemon

    Perhaps I misunderstood your initial post...

     

    If you are creating a standard index (with a suffix of IX), you likely have 2 IX definitions in your reference pages. When you import the ref pages back into your new doc, you reintroduce the problem.

     

    Either reformat your new index, or avoid importing your reference pages from the bad IX into the new and you should be fine.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 7:52 AM   in reply to ComDemon

    > I imported these (all formats including masterpages and ref pages)

    > from the old index file and now it is looking all the same.

     

    That's Plan B, and is a more reliable route, but is more work than Plan A.

     

    > ... I am not being able to ressuract the old index as you stated ...

     

    What happened?

     
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