RE: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker

Subject: RE: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker
From: "Claire LE NEGARET" <clenegaret -at- axemble -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 17:00:47 +0200

Regarding this specific case, a training consultant was in contact with a documentation department (not mine) that is going to send him Framemaker files, and he wanted to take pieces of it to build his training support.
I was also wondering if there was a way to share documentation with other services (marketing, training...)

Actually, I like the PDF solution too, but my R&D manager doesn't because it's difficult for other people to change the content. :-(
I don't want other people to change what I am writing !

That's why I am still trying to convince my managers that Framemaker would be much better for me than the horrible Word...

Anyway, thanks for your answers.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Art Campbell [mailto:art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com]
Envoyé : vendredi 7 octobre 2005 15:23
Objet : Re: Read Framemaker files without Framemaker

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.

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