Is this the type of thing Adobe Framemaker was built for?
I'm not sure, Ashley. I'm a long-time InDesign and FrameMaker user/instructor, and Adobe basically took FrameMaker's x-ref feature and duplicated it in InDesign. Neither program is happy when you move documents relative to their links, but FrameMaker does have an update dialog box that makes updating the broken links quicker than InDesign.
Here's the InDesign update procedure:
If the missing destination text has been moved to a different document, or if the document containing the destination text is renamed, you can relink the cross-reference. When you relink, any changes made to the source cross-reference are removed.
- In the Cross-References panel, select the cross-reference you want to relink.
- Choose Relink Cross-Reference from the panel menu.
- Locate the document in which the destination text appears, and then click Open.
- If any other destination text appears in that document, you can relink additional cross-references.
Thanks for your response Barb.
To be clear, I am moving both the documents and their links, preserving their relative location within their enclosing folder.
I am aware of the relinking process, but it becomes a bit arduous when there are 20+ cross-references to relink per client :\ Kind of negates their convenience in the first place...
Is there a better process I could adopt?
Does Framemaker handle this type of publishing project more robustly?