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Sean, you are right that Ventura 7 and 8 don't have the capability to save
back to a 4.2 format.
As you suggested, Tamsin's best bet would be to export the text files from
Ventura, then import into FrameMaker. Ventura can export text file to RTF
and ASCII formats.
Graphics would have to be manually imported into FM -- not a problem if they
were externally linked in the original Ventura file -- or, if they were
embedded in the original file, possibly cut and pasted between the
From: Brierley, Sean [mailto:Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 12:11 PM
Subject: RE: Ventura, FrameMaker, ...
There is no easy path as far as I know. I have taken Ventura 3, 4.2, and 7
files to FrameMaker 5.5 on an irregular basis and there are two routes: RTF
and Ventura 4.
FrameMaker 5 - 6 can import Ventura 4 (I think they meant 4.2) files.
Indeed, for example, FrameMaker 5.0 did a better job of importing Ventura
4.2 documents than Ventura 7 did. However, I don't think you can get your
Ventura 7/8 files to Ventura 4.2 format (and I cannot check because my copy
of Ventura 8 is not here and I've not used it in years--I used RTF for the
conversion from CVP7).
Then, you could save your Ventura as RTF and import that into FrameMaker.
In any event, you will really have to reformat your project whatever path
you choose. There are also companies that will perform these conversions for
you, but I do not recall the names of any: do an internet search.