RMViewLeftDocked in the user maker.ini has either x or y set to 0, the book pod/panel is not shown

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Hi all,

 

This is a FYI, in case you come across this particular bug. A customer's user was opening books in FrameMaker but the book pod/panel was not shown. The book was shown in the Open Files pod/panel, however the Window->Composite Documents was enabled but no nothing was visible, as shown below.

 

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The cause was that both values for RMViewLeftDocked were zero. For FM2020 the first value seems to have to be 25 or more, and I have not worked out the y or second value as yet.

 

For FM2020 with update 4, File->Exit hangs and closing the book in the Open Files pod/panel crashes FM. For 2019 with update 8 File->Exit exits cleanly while closing the book in the Open Files pod/panel crashes FM.

 

In my view FrameMaker should not 'not show' the book pod/panel if the settings for RMViewLeftDocked are below the minimum for the display. I have created a bug report accordingly. 😁

 

FRMAKER-11499 | Tracker (adobe.com)

 

Jon

 

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I should add that the only documentation I can find on RMViewLeftDocked is Entries in maker.ini and other configuration files (daube.ch), kindly put together by Klaus Daube. The Adobe ini documentation (Adobe FrameMaker INI Reference) is for the [FMINSTALLFOLDER]\maker.ini and does not list RMViewLeftDocked at all.

 

Obviously RMViewLeftDocked sets the book pod/panel width and height, however it would be helpful to have it documented somewhere.

 

Jon

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