Re: Converting Word to Frame

Subject: Re: Converting Word to Frame
From: Kent Dannehl <kdannehl -at- STARFISHSOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 10:20:02 -0800

A couple of notes.

Frame 4.0 had lousy filters out of the box.
Newer ones are available for free from the adobe
web site.

Frame 5.0 has good filters. Occasionally something doesn't
convert or the filter takes to long because Word continually
saves its autotoc bookmarks in the files. Eventually you
can't load the files with out of memory errors. In these cases
save the file as rtf before converting to Frame.


At 09:17 AM 1/17/97 -0800, Brian Martin wrote:
>Laurie
>> Is there something I haven't figured out that would make the conversion
>easier?
>>
>Are you using Frame on UNIX or otherwise? If UNIX try writing a script that
>could make it easier. Mark text in word with certain symbols at start and at
>end. convert to rtf or text. Script finds symbols and replaces with mif
strings
>appropriate to the tag. convert mif to normal frame.
>
>
>> Alternatively, is there some format that is friendly to both Word and Frame
>> that I could use as a filter? Some of my documents are longish for the web
>> (500 pp or so) and having to go through and rename every kind of heading,
>> every type of list item, etc. is worse than tedious. I simply don't
have the
>> time for something like that.
>>
>If it's going on a web, why use Frame? Use HTML. HTML, by the way, could
be an
>intermediary between Word and Frame.
>
>Now that I think of it, what version of Frame are you using? There are
filters
>for word to frame conversions. Have you tried them and had problems? If your
>engineers were using Word templates with the same tag names, this could help
>you, too.
>
>Hope this gives you some ideas to go on.
>
>Brian
>
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