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Community KB :: DITA / FrameMaker

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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 (2008-05-09)
Last updated: 2008-06-19

TAGS:  Output, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  Generate Book from Map tells me that the map is in Document format .. what's up?
ISSUE:  You're ready to build a book and you run the Generate Book from Map command, it refuses with this message .. "MAPNAME is in Document format. It can't be opened here."
SOLUTION:  This means that somehow your map has been saved in FM binary format. This can happen if Frame crashes and you reopen the "recover" file. You can tell for sure by opening the file in Notepad. Assuming that it is an FM binary file, try saving the map as XML and be sure to give it the proper ".ditamap" extension.