Re: Word to Frame

Subject: Re: Word to Frame
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 07:39:00 EST

At 07:08 AM 8/13/96 PDT, you wrote:

>> * Before conversion, create a template in Frame that matches the
>> template as closely as possible. For example, create paragraph
>> formats that match the Word paragraph styles verbatim.

>This is true, but only the names of the style tags need to match
>verbatim: their attributes may differ.

True, but only if you don't care if your new look is different from the old
one. If you're looking for layout consistency, you'll need much more matchup
in the tags.

>> * After conversion, use macros to automate as much of the clean
>up as
>> possible.

>Since we're talking about Word conversions, I infer that the platform is
>Windows. I believe that Windows version of Frame does not have macro
>capabilities (if it does, please let me know how to access it): you will
>have to use a third party add-on to use macros to clean up the converted

Kent's right; There's no Windows macro capability in Frame. It's been a
constant source of frustration to me since we work mostly in Windows and I
use Word's macro language extensively. You can get the FDK (FrameMaker
Development Kit) and use it to program anything you want, even more than
Word's macros will let you do, but it's expensive and patterned closely on C.

Tim Altom
Vice President, Simply Written, Inc.
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