RE: Pls remind me: batch .fm file update to new Frame template

Subject: RE: Pls remind me: batch .fm file update to new Frame template
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
To: "'Nancy Allison'" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:15:56 -0500

Hi Nancy,

Take a look at this:

http://frameautomation.com/findchangeformatsbatch/

It rolls all those steps into a simple process. No need to save as .MIF,
etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you
very much.

Rick

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
585-366-4017
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com

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Subject: Pls remind me: batch .fm file update to new Frame template

Hello, all.
It's been a while since I've needed to update very inconsistent legacy
FrameMaker documents to a new template. I vaguely recall this process:
1. Save the entire Frame book to .mif. There's some handy plug-in lets
you do this. Anybody know its name?
2. Open all the .mif files in a tool like Notepad++.
3. Create a mapping table for paragraph tags from old template to new.
Is there a mapping tool I need? I think there is.
4. ??? map page layout commands, variable definitions, character tag
definitions . . . ?? Don't think I ever knew how to do this. I think I
only knew how to map paragraph tags. Maybe character tags, too.
5. Push a button. Shazam! All changes made in all mifs. Save .mifs.
6. Reopen .mifs in Frame and import the new template.
Result: all tags used in text have been updated; all unused tags and
table definitions from old template are removed from the catalogs. Not
sure what happens to formats that were used but never added to a
catalog. ..
Thanks very much for your help. I looked through my email archives
because I knew I'd had really helpful discussions about this before.
But the data elves have been using them for data spitballs, I guess,
because I can't find them.
--Nancy
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