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Can I create an Index and TOC in a different folder than the book file?

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Jul 22, 2019

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I need to have the TOC and Index to be in a sub-folder below the folder that contains the book file. I have tried creating a book in the same sub-folder, then using Save Book As.. to save it to the correct folder, but this also changes the path of the Index and the TOC to that folder. You cannot do a Save As on either of the generated files. Is there a way to put them in different folders?

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Can I create an Index and TOC in a different folder than the book file?

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I need to have the TOC and Index to be in a sub-folder below the folder that contains the book file. I have tried creating a book in the same sub-folder, then using Save Book As.. to save it to the correct folder, but this also changes the path of the Index and the TOC to that folder. You cannot do a Save As on either of the generated files. Is there a way to put them in different folders?

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Why do they need to be in a folder?

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The company I'm contracting with has set up their folder structure that way. The writer that created it is no longer there, but I am told I need to follow that structure.

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Jul 22, 2019

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Hi,

You could save the book file as MIF and then open the MIF file in a text editor like Notepad++.

Then search for the file name of your index and change the path.

Best regards

Winfried

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I don't have Notepad++ but I tried editing the path in Notepad and saving it, but now FrameMaker doesn't recognize it as an MIF file. I cannot download and install files on my company laptop, so couldn't get Notepad++

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Hi,

I do not know what Notepad does. Did you still save in text format?

Maybe you can use the Windows editor.

When I tried this with Notepad++, I changed the path to this:

<FileName `<c\>temp<c\>UntitledBook2IX.fm'>

When I opened this modified MIF file, FrameMaker showed temp as folder name for the index file.

So this works.

Best regards

Winfried

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