Frame/RTF/Word

Subject: Frame/RTF/Word
From: "R2 Innovations" <R2innovations -at- myna -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 21:01:13 +0000

Qualifier - I have looked in the archives re this subject.

While reviewing postings re Word > Frame > Word processes i came upon
an interesting point that I need clarification on. A good number of
posting refered to a 3rd party program mif2go as being an ideal way
to make Frame files available for editing in by Word users. As I
understand it, you create an .rtf file from your Frame document that
can be viewed and edited in Word and then convert the revised .rtf
file back to a Frame file using this program. Have I got it right,
so far?

If this process is true, why do you need mif2go when in Frame 5.5 and up
you can save your Frame files as an .rtf file? Is this program only
used for Frame versions prior to 5.5? Or, is there a problem with the
rtf files generated in this manner?

I need to get this clear as my employer is talking about switching the
Engineering Publications Department to Frame (for all the right
reasons) from Word 97 while the engineers will only have Word to work
with. These documents are often revised many times, and I can see
major problems looming on the horizon when the engineers can no
longer get a _copy_ of the source files to revise and submit to the
Publications department for the changes (the problems will all be
the engineer's, pubs staff will be overjoyed if they have to get it
right the first time ha, ha, ha!)

I would like to get the opinions of my learned collegues who have
encountered this situation and found a solution. Using PDF files and
having the engineers add notation via Adobe Acrobat is _not_ a viable
option.

Thanks for your help

Ralph E. Robinson
R2 Innovations, Specialists in ISO 9000 Documentation

Author of "Documenting ISO 9000: Guidelines for Compliant
Documentation", an APEX '98 Award of Excellence publication.
Email: r2innovations -at- myna -dot- com
Web: http://www.myna.com/~r2innovn/main.htm




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