If something goes wrong when you update a book file, FrameMaker will create a Book Error Log.
The Book Error Log reports all errors that occur when you apply a command to a book. In addition, many error messages contain hypertext links so that you can click the message in the Error Log to display the location of the error.
The Book Error Log lists all files that contain unresolved cross-references and provides hypertext links to the broken references.
The indicated file contains conditional text settings that differ from those in the previous file in the book. You can make the settings in each file the same (by using Special > Conditional Text) or you can update the settings throughout the book at once. To do this, change the settings in one file and then use File > Import > Formats to apply the settings to the entire book.
The numbering properties specified in the component are different from the book’s numbering properties. The book’s numbering properties override those of the document.
The indicated file contains color separation settings or color definitions that differ from those in the previous file in the book. You can choose a file with the correct settings, then use File > Import > Formats to apply the settings to the entire book.
The Book Error Log will indicate if the file was saved using an older format, if it used unavailable fonts, or if it cannot locate the file. For more information on the problem, open the file to see the alert message that appears. You will see this if you are updating a book in a newer version than from which the files were created.
The contents of generated files, the page count, or cross-references continued to change while generating and updating files in the book. For example, if a book contains both a list of markers and an alphabetical list of markers, and if both contain hypertext links, the number of markers grows each time the files are generated. If this happens, move one of the generated lists out of the Include scroll list when you use the Generate/Update command again.
In a structured book, element boundaries are showing in some files in the book but not in others. Fix the settings in individual files to make them consistent.