EDD Generating a book not working. Undefined elements? Very new to EDD and Fm.

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I have created an EDD based on the FM Structured EDD Development Workbook.  This includes elements like Chapter, Title, Section, Para, Warnnote, Item, Footnote, Table, and more.  However, I can't create a book.  The structure view displays the highest level element as NoName and each file as BOOK-COMPONENT. The NoName element shows that FM does not know which part of the structure should be applied. The book I'm reading has practice files that are already structured.  However, I can't find these practice files due to a broken link so I have been practicing with copies of existing files.  Please give advice as I have an existing manual I need to make an EDD for but am stuck.

 

The structure view shows: 

 

V   NO NAME

|
|----BOOK-COMPONENT ..... Chap 1 

----BOOK-COMPONENT..... Chap 2 

...etc  

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Do you have a highest level element in your EDD for the book?

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Philip,

   Two things to investigate:

 

1. When you add a book component (file) to a book, FM labels its bubble in the Structure View BOOK-COMPONENT until it looks at the file. In particular, when you update the book, if the book component is structured, it updates the element name in the book to that of the highest-level element in the file. Thus, if the root of the file is a Chapter, part of updating the book is changing the element name in the book to Chapter. If you later change the element name in the file (for example to Section or Appendix), the old name stays in the book until you update the book again.

 

If the file is not structured, for instance, if it is a generated file such as a table of contents, the Structure View will continue to label it BOOK-COMPONENT. BOOK-COMPONENT is valid if it matches <TEXT> in the general rule for its parent in the book.

 

2. You also need to specify the name of the root element for the book, probably something like Book, Document, or Manual. Select the NoName element in the Structure View and change it to the desired name.

 

    --Lynne

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Hi Philip, what version of the book are you using?

(Is it the same as the version of FrameMaker that you are using?)

 

-Matt

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