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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Scott Prentice (2008-06-26)
Last updated: 2008-07-07

TAGS:  Authoring, Output, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  When generating a book from a map I end up with blank pages that keep reappearing.
ISSUE:  After generating a book from a DITA map, the resulting FM files have empty pages at the end of each file. These pages can be deleted, but after saving and reopening the file, the empty pages reappear. The Format > Page Layout > Pagination command seems to have no effect on the extra blank pages.
SOLUTION:  This is caused by the "Conditionalize Prolog on File Open" option. You should disable this option when doing final pagination on a FM book. This option does a "show all" then a "hide" on file open (for both XML and FM files). If your files make extensive use of conditions, this can cause many extra blank pages to be added .

Related: http://kb.leximation.com/dfm/?kbid=37