Split one FM file into single files

Community Beginner ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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I'm trying to find more information on how to split one big FM file into individual files. So each chapter will be its own file. There seem to be a tool under Utilities called Split Current Document but is this only for 2020 version? I'm on 2019 and it's not there.

My second question is how was this done before? Manually or if you are able to produce a script?

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Split Current Document was added in the 2020 version, yes.

 

Before that, your options were to copy sections into separate files or save the same file with multiple titles and delete what wasn't needed. I don't know if anyone had a script for that.

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Ok,as I thought. Thanks for letting me know.

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I use this Split feature regularly, and it works well.

If you need this feature only once, you could download a trial version of FrameMaker 2020 and do your split.

This split feature creates a book with the single parts.

You would have to save the book and all the new files in FM 2019 format.

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Ah ok, good thinking. I do have quite a lot of books to split but I could always do what you suggest and then sell the whole idea to my manager 🙂

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