Reference Page Not Updating
Affects: FrameMaker 5.5.x and later versions, Windows
When two (or more) documents have reference page frames that
are named the same but have different content, and those frames
are associated with paragraph tags (with Frame above/below), the
reference page won't "update" (refresh?) as you switch
between documents (while viewing body pages) in a FrameMaker session.
[This may be seen as an odd scenario, but imagine you are experimenting
with how to do something on a reference page, and you end up with
several documents that are essentially the same but with different
images in the reference page frames.]
- Take a document that has a reference page with some graphics
on it. There must also be a paragraph tag that uses the reference
page graphic in a frame above or below. This is document A.
- Do a Save As and give it a different file name. This is document
- Go to the reference page of document B and somehow change
the content of the reference frame in a noticeable way. Switch
back to the body page and make sure you have some text tagged
with the paragraph that uses the graphic.
- Open document A and scroll so that you can see the graphic
on the body pages.
- Switch back and forth from B to A to B, etc. using Ctrl+F6
or by selecting from the Windows menu. The graphic from the reference
page does not update.
If you are looking at the document that is displaying incorrectly
and you go to the reference page and back to the body page, it
will update properly. But now, when you switch to the other document,
you'll be seeing the wrong thing again.
- Ctrl+L does not help.
- I have seen this happen even when first opening document
B, if I've had document A opened and have closed it.
- When the graphic is copied from the reference
page onto a body page (as opposed to associating it with a paragraph
tag), the bug does not occur.
- Only the reference frames have to be named the same (reference
pages may or may not have the same name).
- Sample files -- the first
line in each says what you should be seeing for
the icon (blue or black).
Reported by: Penelope Perkins
Date Reported to Adobe: N/A
Version 1.0, August 28, 2003