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Purpose of appendix element in Bookmap

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Feb 11, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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!

Kat

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Hi Kat,

you identified correctly. that section would cover templates part for bookmap containing  frontmatter/backmatter.

Thanks

Amitoj Singh

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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.

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