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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 (2008-07-07)

TAGS:  Authoring, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  Can't delete topicrefs from a map
ISSUE:  You delete topicrefs from a map file, then when you save, close and reopen the file the deleted topicrefs are back.
SOLUTION:  In FrameMaker each topicref is made up of two elements, the topicref and an fm-topicreflabel. The fm-topicreflabel element provides the visual label that you can click on, when saved to XML, this element is stripped. If you delete the fm-topicreflabel element, the topicref looks like it's gone. If you then save and close the map, when you reopen the map, the fm-topicreflabel is rebuilt.

When deleting a topicref, be sure to delete both the fm-topicreflabel and the topicref itself.