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Framemaker map file page breaks on each file

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Nov 05, 2019

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Hello,

 

It's really sad this is such a simple thing, yet FM is being difficult with this. I have a DITA based map file that links to multiple XMLs and sub-XMLs linked in a hierarchical way. Then a pdf is published, it *always* page breaks (i.e. start on new page) for every single file. I want all to be continuous. I have files with just a few lines, that it looks really bad to page break and next subsection starts on a new page...


Really? There is NO way to make the PDF publish continually? I do not want to keep a "merged" file as suggested in another post. The congregated xml will be way too big. Please help

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Framemaker map file page breaks on each file

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Hello,

 

It's really sad this is such a simple thing, yet FM is being difficult with this. I have a DITA based map file that links to multiple XMLs and sub-XMLs linked in a hierarchical way. Then a pdf is published, it *always* page breaks (i.e. start on new page) for every single file. I want all to be continuous. I have files with just a few lines, that it looks really bad to page break and next subsection starts on a new page...


Really? There is NO way to make the PDF publish continually? I do not want to keep a "merged" file as suggested in another post. The congregated xml will be way too big. Please help

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A new FrameMaker component always starts at the top of the document's main text flow, which can look odd with short topics. But why do you object to a composite document beging too big? Its only real purpose is to give you continuous output if you need it. Any further edits would be in your original topics.

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Hello,

 

So what is the "composite document" you are referring to? Basically I have 

 

1. Topic XML 

1.1 Subtopic XML

1.2 Subtopic2 XML

 

I need all 3 to flow together (1.1 and 1.2 must NOT start on a new page). What kind of intermediate file would you suggest for the map file to point to and print ti, in case I still want my actual data to be split into 3 xml files for easier editing/updating?

 

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Thats composite document. please try with FM2019 (PDF settings ) File -> Publish -> Edit settings. In the last DITA options make sure the option for Book with components is not checked.

 

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I don't see "Book with components" option, using FM2019. Do you mean "Generate flat book hierarchy"?

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