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Why is my tab directory hidden in a PDF

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I have created a FM-book (V12) consisting of a number of files. One of these is a Tab directory for the binder the documents shall be placed in. The tabs are created in a table in the tab directory file. I also want a PDF-solution for the documents and in this I wish the tabs i the tab-directory to be active links to the differnet documents. So I created hypertext links between the Tab-directory and the first page of each document in FrameMaker. Works beatiful.

However, when I create a PDF of the book the tabdirectory table is whitened out. The links are there and works but the tab-texts are hidden. Note that there is other text in the tab directory document that is not blanked.

Any ideas why?

I even removed the links and regernerated the PDF but the tabs remain hidden.

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Why is my tab directory hidden in a PDF

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I have created a FM-book (V12) consisting of a number of files. One of these is a Tab directory for the binder the documents shall be placed in. The tabs are created in a table in the tab directory file. I also want a PDF-solution for the documents and in this I wish the tabs i the tab-directory to be active links to the differnet documents. So I created hypertext links between the Tab-directory and the first page of each document in FrameMaker. Works beatiful.

However, when I create a PDF of the book the tabdirectory table is whitened out. The links are there and works but the tab-texts are hidden. Note that there is other text in the tab directory document that is not blanked.

Any ideas why?

I even removed the links and regernerated the PDF but the tabs remain hidden.

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Are you using the CMYK or RGB option when creating the PDF?

Is the text in the tabs rotated?

What type of fill is used in the table cell and have you applied a colour to the text [what kind: spot, rgb, cmyk]?

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Do the links work in the pdf, even though you can't see them?

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I use RGB. The text is unrotated and I have no colour either in the cells or the text.

The links are ther and work but the text is hidden.

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Sounds like the text is sitting behind the fill. FM uses a postscript model, which doesn't suppprt transparency. Are you fully patched with FM12? IIRC, this issue may have been addressed with one of the later patches.

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