Re: PageMaker 6.5 to FrameMaker 8 conversion--Any Tips?

Subject: Re: PageMaker 6.5 to FrameMaker 8 conversion--Any Tips?
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 11:00:41 +0200

I wonder if Frame 8 can handle the XML that InDesign can export?

I believe that might be worth trying, at least, rather than going
through a multi-step process.

I would not hold out great hope that much of the formatting will be
retained, though. Unfortunately, the time to have properly worried about
this was before the original app was disposed of, as part of the
transitional planning.

At various gigs, I have had similar challenges regarding legacy apps in
various older publishing systems--such as Ventura Publisher or Interleaf.

(At one gig, I found a book on Interleaf at a Half Price Books store on
a Thursday evening, as I recall, and had to be able to update the legacy
doc starting Monday morning using Interleaf. I regretted later not
having more chance to learn the software better--it had some definite
advantages at the time.)

It appears that Interleaf is still with us, although these days it's
called QuickSilver and sold by Broadcom. I wonder if anyone here is
using it?


> From:
> voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
> that looks like it's more tricky... InDesign will only export to HTML,
> PDF,
> XML, and bitmap formats. I would check with the Adobe forums/support area to
> see if there isn't some conversion tool.
> -Wendy


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