Re: Word to Frame conversions

Subject: Re: Word to Frame conversions
From: Randy Grandle <randy -dot- grandle -at- CORP -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 1996 20:54:57 GMT

Elsa Kapitan-White <kapitan-white -at- sugar-land -dot- oilfield -dot- slb -dot- com> writes:

>I do contract work for an organization that edits in Word 5.1 and then
>imports to Frame. We have to strip out all the special characters (quite a
>few) and certain formatting (e.g., bold, italics, tabs) with macros that
>replace these features with the Frame codes. Otherwise, conversion of the
>imported documents from Word usually fails.

Frame supports most special characters and symbols, bolding, italics,
and tabs. Why do you need to use macros to convert these features from
Word 5.1 to Frame?

Frame includes filters for MS Word and RTF. You can define formats in
Frame that match the styles used in your Word documents. If you create
a "matching" template in Frame, conversion should be fairly clean. Of
course, some features of Word are not supported in Frame and some
manual cleanup may be necessary.

You write documents in Word and then convert the documents to Frame.
Are you using style guides and templates that facilitate the conversion
process? If style guides and templates are properly implemented,
conversion can be automatic with little or no cleanup required.

For detailed information about conversion and related issues, see Frame's
online manual _Using Frame Filters_.

Randy Grandle

Sun Professional Services

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