9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 1:37 AM by ComDemon RSS

    Book index not getting updated

    ComDemon

      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

        • 1. Re: Book index not getting updated
          bowen192 Community Member

          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?

          • 2. Re: Book index not getting updated
            Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

            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.

            • 3. Re: Book index not getting updated
              mattrsullivan Community Member

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

               


              • 4. Re: Book index not getting updated
                fameMaker

                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?

                • 5. Re: Book index not getting updated
                  Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

                  > ... 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.

                  • 6. Re: Book index not getting updated
                    ComDemon Community Member

                    Hi,

                     

                    I do not have  2 IOMs defined in the Reference page.

                     

                    After some R&D, I am being able to add a new index in the following way:

                     

                    1. Click/Select the book file.

                     

                    2. Click Add > Standard index.

                     

                    But the new index file do not seem to use our master page. But I imported these (all formats including masterpages and ref pages) from the old index file and now it is looking all the same.

                     

                    My question is: This will be pretty much identical to the old index, right? I just want to make sure I am not spoiling up. Everything looks the same though. Do I need to change a few settings somewhere?

                     

                    Error, I am not being able to ressuract the old index as you stated, need to go with the new one.

                    • 7. Re: Book index not getting updated
                      mattrsullivan Community Member

                      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.

                      • 8. Re: Book index not getting updated
                        Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

                        > 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?

                        • 9. Re: Book index not getting updated
                          ComDemon Community Member

                          Hi Error,

                           

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

                           

                          What happened?

                           

                          It fails at last. After deleting the the newly created index, I (re-)renamed the old index to replace, but again it failed to update, remains innert.