Re: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker

Subject: Re: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker
From: Art Campbell <art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:23:16 -0400

Frame files are a proprietary format that, so far as I know, isn't supported by
any other application.

FrameReader and FrameViewer are still available on the Adobe www site
download page... I have no idea if these guys have been revved to support
the latest versions of Frame files.

However, they're a way poor second to Acrobat. Because you can distill to
a .pdf from Frame without purchasing Acrobat itself and because Acrobat
Reader is also free, it's a much more powerful and elegant solution. And,
it is free.

Is there a mechanical reason you want to avoid .pdfs? The format is
pretty much a publishing industry standard in the US.


On 10/7/05, Claire LE NEGARET <clenegaret -at- axemble -dot- com> wrote:
> I am looking for a way to open Framemaker files to consult them, without having Framemaker (and without producing a PDF). I know that there is a tool called FrameViewer, but I was wondering if I could open Framemaker files with tools such as Quark XPress, InDesign, ... or other.

Art Campbell art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com
"... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent
and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
No disclaimers apply.
DoD 358


Try WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word today! Smooth migration of legacy
RoboHelp content into your new Help systems. EContent Magazine Decision-
maker review (October 2005) is here:

Doc-To-Help 2005 converts RoboHelp files with one click. Author with Word or any HTML editor. Visit our site to see a conversion demo movie and learn more.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Read Framemaker files without Framemaker: From: Claire LE NEGARET

Previous by Author: Basic rules of Tech Writing make you look smart
Next by Author: Re: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker
Previous by Thread: Re: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker
Next by Thread: RE: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads