Re: Word to Frame Conversions

Subject: Re: Word to Frame Conversions
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 07:00:00 PDT

Bill Bledsoe writes:

>Boy, must not be the same FrameMaker I'm using... because we've found that
>unless you're using Word as just a text editor (ie: no styles, bookmarks,
>footnotes, tables, frames, graphics... you get the point) Frame and Word
>do NOT play well together at all. We're to the point that we are going
>to start running a Windows emulator package on our Suns just to get
>AWAY from Frame.

Blueberry's FILTRIX ought to do an order of magnitude better than that.
I'm doing a lot of conversion work for my clients, and my entire goal in
life is to have everything in the original document come over intact into
the new format. No filter is perfect, but you don't have to drop styles,
footnotes, tables, frames, and graphics on the floor! The only thing
that is inherently hostile in Frame is their equation editor.

The majority of my conversion work involves converting Interleaf to Frame.
Tables, styles, vector diagrams, bit-mapped images, and such can all be
converted from one to the other. It takes quite a bit of sneakiness and
black magic to get things to come over without the need for extensive
hand-editing, but there's no reason why these things should be dropped on
the floor entirely.

-- Robert
Robert Plamondon, President/Managing Editor, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139

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