When copying content from one manual into another manual, it’s easy to create a format override.
Overrides can cause problems. Text with an override won’t be updated when the document is updated. For example, if a date tag in the footer of a document has an override, the date won’t be updated when Desktop processes the book. As a general rule, overrides are only acceptable when used to correct widowed or orphaned lines of text.
FrameMaker treats changes in text, character, and table properties that differ from the tag definitions as overrides. In addition, if the current document does not have a definition of the format, such as when you copy and paste text from other documents, it is considered an override.
The following cases are considered overrides:
Note: If properties of table cells are changed from Table > Format > Custom Ruling and Shading, then it is not flagged as a table format override.
A paragraph tag override is indicated by an asterisk (*) before the paragraph tag name in the lower left corner of the FM window.
There is no indicator for overriden character tags or table tags.
You can search and remove paragraph, character, and table format overrides in a book or document.