Re: Word to Frame

Subject: Re: Word to Frame
From: "Tony A. Emond" <tonye -at- OPTIMAL-ROBOTICS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 08:53:42 -0500

Well, a Word-Frame conversion usually requires some fixing up, but nowhere near the amount of correction you'd have to make to, say, a Word-to-HTML conversion. To convert a Word 6.0/95 document to Frame, you simply open it with FrameMaker. Hopefully you will have made a Frame template before hand whose formats can be imported into the converted file, thus saving you a bit of formatting time.

There are a couple of considerations:
1- Frame can only accept Word 6.0/95 files. Word 97 conversion filters are still (eagerly) expected in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future.
2- If you have graphics linked to your document, you will have to reinsert them, generally. Word's image links tend to be generated using a cryptic formula, which generally results in some files being referenced by relative path and others by full path. And even when the path is still correct, you need to resize the image.

It's a bit of work, but it's well worth it just to get away from Word 97 IMHO.


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