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Wayne,

I am using Framemaker 11 (unstructured). I upgraded for Framemaker 8. When I save a Framemaker fle to pfd I get a ? imbedded inside of the > character on each line of the table of contents in the pdf file. I have tried numerous things to correct it, but with no success. I am beginning to wonder if it is a font problem conflict between Windows (7 professional) and Framemaker.

I work for a small company and I am the online documentation writer here and I am at somewhat of a loss as to how to correct the problem.

Thank you,
Brad

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Brad - I don't have Frame 11 so I can only make a few suggestions.
1. Have you "Opened" all the files in your frame book and saved them as Frame 11, I have always had to do this whenever I have upgraded versions of Framemaker.
1. With the TOC open in Framemaker  - Hold down the Ctrl and Alt key and mouse over one of the the entries and when the hand changes to a finger - left click the mouse and you should be taken to the entry. If the Chapter with that entry opens then your link is OK in Framemaker and something is wrong with the conversion process to pdf.
2. If the above works then try one of the following:
A. With Adobe selected as your printer - Select the "print to file" box and change the ".prn" to
".ps" then after the file has been created - just double click and it should convert to pdf. Then look at the toc and see if it works for you.

Those are the only suggestions I can make.

Regards, Wayne

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Basic set-up of books, master pages, generation of List of Effective pages (LEP), Indexing, auto-numbering. Various ways to import graphics, including advantages and disadvantages of importing into a text frame or importing into a "blank" page. Using a "book" to generate PDF files, with hyperlinking. Customization of function keys, currently setup for Frame 7.0 i.e. change F1 to turn "Change bar" On and Off, F2 to "Cut" a selection, F3 to copy, F4 to Paste, F6 to set line to "TOP OF PAGE" and Shift F6 to start line "anywhere" these can be easily your current config files and if you do not like them - old config files can be restored. I have no expertise in Structured Framemaker, (i.e. XML or SGML).

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10 years working with Framemaker, all version through Version 7.0
Primarily writing to Aviation ATA spec 100. Currently responsible for maintaining all company published maintenance documents in Framemaker and PDF and making them accessible through the company intranet.

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