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Re: A FrameMaker .toc question

Try renaming your existing TOC file to what would be generated by
FM. Then, instead of adding a new generated file to the book,
simply command it to regenerate the now-exiting TOC. I think this
is how I've done it in the past.


asmith@memco.co.il wrote:
> Hi. A coworker is having a problem generating aTOC. It sounds to me like some setting is wrong, but we can't seem to find it. The problem, in his words:
> ----------------------------
> I wanted to add a  .toc file to my book, using an existing .toc file as a template for the .toc file of my book.  I followed the instructions in the FrameMaker manual to add a generated file (in this
> case, a TOC) to my book file.  I then generated the file and got the TOC of my book, but in the default style that FrameMaker produces.   I didn't get the .toc file to look like the existing .toc file
> that I want to use as the template.  I then tried File/Import/Format, but that didn't work.  I then tried what Framemaker suggests in its manual (p.339 FrameMaker 5.5 User Guide) if you want to use a
> template or an existing generated file in a book file (which is the case here).
> It worked.  Sort of.
> Now, every time I generate the book, something strange happens.  The cover page and copyright page appear exactly as I want them.  The next page, which is the beginning of the table of contents,
> starts off with the Table of Contents heading that I want.  However, immediately under the Table of Contents heading, the TOC appears in its entirety (the headings and pages are correct), but in
> FrameMaker's default TOC style, immediately followed by the table of contents (the headings and pages are correct) in the format that I want.  The headers and footers appear in the file as I want
> them.  The only way to get rid of the "extra" toc is to manually delete it after I generate the book.  However, I don't want to do that every single time.
> I tried renaming the book file, but that didn't work.
> Any ideas on how to remedy the situation?
> Thanks,
> Josh
> ----------------------------------------
> Any help will be, of course, majestically appreciated.
> TIA,
> Avi
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> Avi Smith, Technical Writer
> Memco Software Ltd., A CA International Company
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