Does anyone know the purpose of the appendix and appendices elements in a dita bookmap file? They seem to generate exactly the same .fm files as chapter elements when saving the dita bookmap file as a book with component files. What I really want to know is how to save a ditamap or a bookmap as a book and have some of the topics be formatted as appendices instead of chapters.
Not sure if you still need this answer, but in case someone else is wondering the same thing:
In the ditafm-output.ini file (for FM 2019) there's a section called BookWithFM-AppendixMatter. You can specify a template here which presumably gets applied to the appendix components of your bookmap file when you 'save as book with components', then 'save as PDF'.
The file is here: ....Program Files\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2019\fminit (probably on your C drive)
and here: ....AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\15 (I type %APPDATA% to find the app data folder then work down)
I make changes the same changes in both locations to make it work.
I haven't tried this for the appendix section, but that's how I control the templates for my other book sections.
Hope it helps!
you identified correctly. that section would cover templates part for bookmap containing frontmatter/backmatter.
How can I apply an appendix template if there is no option for it under DITA Options? All, I need is to replace the word chapter with Appendix or Appendices in the table of content and accordingly enumerate the appendices lateron in the content.