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> Is there such thing as a "quick and simple" method to convert FM content
> directly to HTML (or "Save As HTML") and still be able to apply our own CSS
> style sheets to the output? We have the WW Publisher Standard edition that
> came with our FM 7.0, but its documentation suggests I'm out of luck if I
> don't want to use the program's supplied style sheets. And FrameMaker's
> "save as" function seems to impose an FM-created style sheet of its own.
> Currently we use a roundabout manual procedure in which one department
> pastes FM content into Word, reformats in Word, and hands the Word file to
> another department where it is pasted into Dreamweaver and manually tweaked
> to the desired HTML.
> I'm looking over the sales lit on Robohelp and WW Pro ePublisher, but these
> seem to be overkill for my needs (especially Robohelp, which Adobe has
> apparently gone to great lengths to integrate only with TC Suite package).
Look into Mif2Go (omsys.com). If you're comfortable working with a text config file for tweaking the output, instead of a GUI, it will do what you want easily and cheaply. And much, much more.
It could even be used for your existing process if you want those Dreamweaver folks to stay busy -- use Mif2Go to create Word RTF files, and send them those. :-)
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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