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FrameMaker changing my page layouts by itself

Jul 25, 2013 11:11 AM

Tags: #framemaker #layout #11 #page

In the last week, FrameMaker has arbitrarily changed the layout of my pages all by itself.

 

I will be in the middle of writing, and when I scroll or jump up to the first page, suddenly all my pages have a 1.5" left-hand column and the 'Room for sideheads' option has been enabled.

 

These are docs I've been working with for two years. This has never happened before, and I haven't changed any settings myself.

 

What's going on?

 
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:25 PM   in reply to LisaBoojoy

    What FM version?

     

    > I will be in the middle of writing, and when I scroll or jump up to the first page,

    > suddenly all my pages have a 1.5" left-hand column and

    > the 'Room for sideheads' option has been enabled.

     

    While typing in-para at page boundary, or end of para, or just navigating pages?

     

    My first guess is that the definitions for standard Master Pages Left and/or

    Right have been altered by something, perhaps a format import,

    or just data structure corruption.

     
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    Jul 25, 2013 11:12 PM   in reply to LisaBoojoy

    Sympathy rather than help … I've often noticed (and never tried to understand) similar behaviour when opening an .mml file. I then run File > Import > Formats, and get a first page with a generous left indent – not defined anywhere in the mml, which with my simple level of use says nothing at all about page size, and not defined anywhere in the .fm I'm importing everything from. Flicking to Master page view and back clears it, but FM has the cheek to warn me about inconsistencies it appears to have introduced itself.

     
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    Jul 26, 2013 6:30 AM   in reply to LisaBoojoy

    Have you tried a MIF wash? (Save as .MIF, then open .MIF file and resave

    as .FM.) This sometimes cleans out errors in the file.

     
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