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Open existing documentation on Framemaker

Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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Hi, 

I'm new to framemaker, taking over froma colleague who left the company.

We have existing documentation stored in GIT and I don't seem to be able to open it, anybody using GIt with framemaker ? How do you acces your doc?

Thanks.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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I've never used GIT, so am shooting in the dark here.

What is the failure presentation? (i.e. dialogs or error messages)

Can you pull an instance of a document, as *.fm, and open it locally?

Does your FM platform (presumably Windows) have a GIT client that makes the GIT appears as a virtual file system?

 

FM has integration for a variety of CMS servers, but GIT doesn't appear to be one of them.

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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After I had time to play with it, I discovered that my predecessor had a local copy he publishes to. I copied his Got repo into my machine and I wsa finally able to open the book on FM.

I'm trying to add minor updates to see if I can publish them but no success so far. I get error messages that the file is open or beig used but I'm the only person manipulating this file, any idea what this could be ?

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Community Expert ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Hi,

Can you describe in more detail, what you exactly do?

What is your FrameMaker version (exact numbers from the Help/About menu)?

How do you try to print something? Save As PDF? Print to a local printer? Print to a PostScript file?

Are there native FrameMaker *.FM files on GIT? Do you open these? Any messages, while you open the files?

Best regards, Winfried

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Hi, 

I'm using - Version: 17.0.3.546 

When publishing, I used Publish as Responsive HTML 5 

The file I use is .book, I only have one. When I open it I select the option to edit it.

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Check to see if you have any .lck files in use?

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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I can see 2 .lck - closing and retrying again 

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Community Expert ,
May 03, 2024 May 03, 2024

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Close the Framemaker book and all fm files and delete all *.lck files

When you open the FrameMaker book again, try enabliing all tool bars and clik this icon a couple of times. It locks/unlocks files for editing. If the file is locked, you can open it, but not edit it.

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Bjørn Smalbro - FrameMaker.dk

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Apr 01, 2024 Apr 01, 2024

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My understanding is that GIT is a code repository. Are you saying that you have .fm files stored in GIT?

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