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Make new paragraph tag available in all documents in a book

Apr 13, 2012 3:14 PM

Tags: #framemaker10 #paragraph #tag


I'm very new to FM10, so please excuse my ignorance.

 

All I want to do is make a custom paragraph available in all the chapters
of my book. I created a variation of Heading2 (and gave it the paragraph tag
of H2), in one chapter and use it extensively there.

 

I checked the "add to catalog" box when I created it, but when I'm working on

the other documents (chapters) in the book, H2 doesn't show up in the
paragraph catalog .

 

After failing to make "import format" work,  I even tried to re-create the same H2

paragraph from scratch in one of the the other chapters.

 

But to add insult to injury, after typing in all the custom H2 characteristics in that
other chapter, and attempting to put in the catalog (which was not showing
an H2 in that chapter), FM told me that it couldn't do it because there was already

a paragraph tag of that name in the catalog.

 

At that point I decided to throw myself on the mercy of the forum.

 

Cheers,

 

JP

 
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    Apr 16, 2012 5:46 AM   in reply to doccojohn

    JP,

     

    Open the file in which you created the H2 tag. In the book file, select all. Then with the book file selected, select File > Import > Formats. In the dialog, deselect all and then select paragraph formats. From the dropdown at the top, select the open file. Click OK, or whatever. This copies all the paragraph formats from the open file into all the selected files of the book. IF an H2 tag already exists in any of the files in the book, it is overwritten. No tags NOT in the open file are deleted.

     

    After failing to make "import format" work,  I even tried to re-create the same H2

    paragraph from scratch in one of the the other chapters.

     

    But to add insult to injury, after typing in all the custom H2 characteristics in that
    other chapter, and attempting to put in the catalog (which was not showing
    an H2 in that chapter), FM told me that it couldn't do it because there was already

    a paragraph tag of that name in the catalog.

    The second paragraph implies that the import format DID work. What do you mean by failing to make import format work?

     

    Van

     
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