I'm using Adobe Framemaker 2019 and within a book, when I refresh, the TOC is NOT getting updated. Never seen this before. Need immediate help.
psst, you know this is a user-to-user forum & NOT Adobe Support, right?
Anyways, is the TOC an actual generated TOC or one you built yourself?
There can be any number of reasons but we need a bit more information in order to help.
The console writes what is going wrong when you run the update process. A common thing is documents which have error when opening. Like missing fonts or images. If there are errors like that, FrameMaker won't open and update these chapters when you run the update process.
Another common error is renaming the TOC. It has to have the exact same name as the book file, with a TOC at the end.
Actually this is not true. My TOC files always have a generic name like contentsTOC.fm. You just have to rename the file in the book file.
There you go 🙂 Never tried that. Thanks.
The first two things that I would check:
Hi Barb! I hope you can help. I made a copy of last releases doc as the starting point for this doc. The TOC, List of Figures and List of Tables worked fine in the original doc and all 3 had the orange and black icon. In the copied version the icon in front of each is orange and white and of course, when I try to "Update Book' the list under "Generate" is blank. Is there a way for me to make them "Generated" files so that all 3 are recognized by the FM book?
Did you remember to setup/update the generated files in FrameMaker? If you do and if the document names you already have are correct, FM will update the files and make them generated. But unless you actually go through the Insert > Standalone TOC (or LOT/LOF) setup, it won't even know you have them.
Hi @Bill H:
Yes, you will need to add them to the book as follows:
When you update your book, Fm will see the three correctly named files in the project folder and they will update correctly.
Thanks a million Barb. I followed your instructions exactly and it worked perfectly! Can't thank you enough. Bill
Found your post today, was having problem with "Book is not self-consistent" error this week with FrameMaker 2020. Your solution saved my day. Thanks Barb, Cathy.
What about the TOC is not getting updated:
• page numbers?
• new entries expected?
• stale entries still there?
• entries not in page order?
• entry text content or formats?