package "feature" will not package linked graphics. HELP
package "feature" will not package linked graphics. HELP
Do you mean the graphics aren't copied to the .zip file or that the links aren't updated to reflect the new path?
that was a fast response. thanks!
I mean the graphics aren't copied to the zip file. The links are all fine.
I've tried moving the folder around and relinking the graphics and it
still doesn't work. I've worked on other sets of files before where the
graphics are outside of the folder where the frame files are with no
issues. Suddenly it's not working.
Are you an InDesign user?
I am but my client wants these files in framemaker.
my client wants these files in framemaker.
Of course. I was asking because I am an InDesign user as well, and based on how InDesign packages, I mistakenly assumed FrameMaker would the exact same thing when we recently got the feature. It does not work exactly the same way.
I mean the graphics aren't copied to the zip file.
...should mean that you need to review your settings.
Here is a link that explains the feature: https://helpx.adobe.com/framemaker/tutorials/packager-video.html .
no sorry, I already checked that the settings includes everything.
Like I said, it's worked well with other files using the exact same file
structure. Just now it doesn't. Yay for adobe in "improving" it's product.
I find that dialog box to be backwards. The checkmarks mean "exclude" not "include". There is no checkmark on first item?
right. no checkmarks in any of the boxes in the setting dialog
Does the log file give any idea why?
Hopefully someone else on the forum will step in and give you a hand.
What version of FM? Are you all patched up?
nope, it just provides a list of "missing" files even though it lists
the missing file with the correct file path.
I'm working with CC 2015
I downloaded it about a month ago.
?You probably need to update it - there's been 4 patches out since FM2015 released & buying it recently doesn't get you the latest version automatically.
interesting. I just tried updating. something downloaded but it failed.
It said to look at the error log and here's what it said:
Your file was not found
nice link. Thanks! I find adobe.com really hard to navigate.
So do I download only the most recent update -- there are 4 -- or do I
need to download and apply each one in turn?
?Used to be that you had to do them sequentially, but I believe that as of FM2015, they became cumulative.
I tried installing the 4th patch and that didn't work so I went to the
1st patch and that doesn't work either.
?Doesn't work in what way? Won't let you install it or what?
it goes through the update process and on completion the window says the
Updates could not be applied
The error log file may help you in identifying .....
There's a link to "error log" but my browser says the file does not exist.
this happened with both the 1 update and the 4 update
I want to stress something I said early on. I'd been using the package
feature successfully with similar files in similar file structures for
several weeks. Packaging just suddenly stopped working the other day.
?So something must have changed to have it bust then. Regarding the updates - are an admin user with full rights? The error log files are usually dumped in a hidden folder in your AppData\Roaming profile - you have to turn on the "view hidden files" setting in Windows Explorer to see them..
I couldn't find a log file in that folder (yes, I made sure that I was
seeing hidden files and yes, I am the administrator) but I did find a
The contents of it are:
can I fiddle with that?
Well, you could try setting the GenerateLog=1 and try using it again - maybe that will cause it to crank out a log of what's going on. I suspect that you're going to need Adobe Support's help with getting your updates installed.
I'm getting logs on the package utility and they just list the missing
graphics even though they list the correct file path. It doesn't say why
it cant grab the files. So that's not going to get me anywhere. It's the
logs on updating the program that I can't seem to get at.
for now the project is almost over and I've got new deadlines to attend
to. I'll get back on this forum if/when I get this resolved.
Thanks for the help so far.
Even after you are all patched up, the Package command is not going to completely package your book. It is only going to package what is in the current folder and any sub folders. If you have FrameMaker and graphic files in other folders on your drive, they show in the log as missing and do not "pack" into the zip file.
In my multiple drive/folder structure, this command is useless. I use another packaging utility for a FrameMaker plug-in developer.
Yes this should work exactly like the package command in InDesign.
Coming extremely late to this conversation! FM is missing files that are in the same directory containing dozens of files that it does find correctly! Maddening.
May I ask what plug-in you use? Thanks.
Hello. Did you ever get an answer? I've just tried to use the Package feature and it's missing dozens of llinked graphics that are sitting right in the directory specified in the log file! The Package feature is worthless, it seems to me.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
Oh, Lord, I never noticed that I was replying to my own thread. Well .... I am a bit perturbed ...
It turns out my graphics WERE being imported from a distant directory. The thread as spelled out in the LOR was misleading and I thought it was correctly located. Maybe all is not lost with the Packager function ...
I'm not able to make the Packager in Frame 2017 work. The Adobe user reference is not helpful.
Every time I run it, Frame crashes. Chapter files are all linked to graphics in a subdirectory. No log files are generated even in the hidden AppData\Roaming tree. I did find a number of "ulog_TCS_FrameMaker_....tmp" files with the date/time stamps that are right around the time I tried to use the feature.
Any ideas about what to check to get this to work?