Conversion SW

Subject: Conversion SW
From: John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 09:03:27 -0500

Bill...excuse me for posting this reply to the list vs to your email address,
but I tried twice and it bounced each time.

>>>My platform is Word... I also have Frame....<<

>>Not to start a platform war or anything, but if you have access to
>>FrameMaker, why are you using Word as your primary platform? My shop has

Because Mommy Bellcore said so.

>>>Compatibility between Word and FrameMaker would be a major
>>>plus. Right now, as far as I can tell, Word for Word is the only one that
>>> FrameMaker MIF files.<<

>>FrameMaker will import Word files directly (with the appropriate filter
>>installed), and can export RTF. Admittedly, RTF doesn't preserve as much
>>formatting as MIF would, but it still works pretty well for getting the
>>basic document over.

For documents with even minimal graphics and tables, RTF bites. I'd
rather..and I do, use Windows cut and paste clipboard. BTW..I have the Word 6
import filer from Frame for version Frame4and it's not that great either. But
then, it's moot because I want to go the other way (Frame>>Word)

>As a practical matter, I'm dubious about the possibility of importing
>formatted work seamlessly: Unless you're working in a VERY disciplined
>situation (i.e., common, centrally maintained templates with identically

Bill..I don't want or expect seamless. I spend 80% of my day cleaning up
submissions from other people. I do, however, expect usable.

Thanks for your input.

John Posada
Technical Writer
Bell Communications Research, Piscataway, NJ
(908) 699-5839 (W)
jposada -at- notes -dot- cc -dot- bellcore -dot- com (W)
jposada -at- bs -dot- camba -dot- com (H)
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