Re: ooops

Subject: Re: ooops
From: John Hedtke <jhedtke -at- OZ -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:19:10 GMT

Teresa Conroy <Teresa -dot- Conroy -at- marcam -dot- com> wrote:

> I guess I have two questions:

> 1) Has anyone successfully converted a Frame Document to a word
> document, and what do I need in order to do this (filters) ???

I am, with great glee, removing FrameMaker in favor of WinWord from my
new department. I am only producing CRC for reproduction with paper
plates and don't need to have fancy electronic files. (My reasons for
doing so are that FrameMaker is slower, badly documented, has
unpleasant technical support, is much more expensive, doesn't support
Windows help tools, and is much more difficult to find writers for.)

One of my staff has done a Word macro that assigns the relevant styles
in the Word template based on the tags in the FrameMaker document.
That takes care of most of it.

> 2) How much work will be involved??

Only a couple days to build such a macro.

> 3) Can anyone help me come up with a convincing argument for going
> with Adobe Acrobat??

I'm not a fan of page viewing software like Acrobat, but one argument
for doing this is that you then aren't releasing source document files
to the public.

Yours Truly,

John Hedtke

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