Re: Saving from Framemaker 5.5 to 5.0

Subject: Re: Saving from Framemaker 5.5 to 5.0
From: Peter Martin <peterm -at- FOXBORO -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 11:23:19 +1000

At 17:47 9/05/99 PDT, Linda Michaels wrote:
>Hello all,
>
>I'm fairly new to Framemaker--I have version 5.5 and I want to save a
>document in 5.0--is there a way to do that?
>
Save to MIF format and re-open in the 5.0 program.
MIF has so far maintained downwards compatibility from as far
back as, well... just about all the way, I think.

If you have 5.5-specific features in the file, the 5.0 version of the
executable will read in the MIF and ignore the 5.5 features.

Depending on your platform, and/or a few default settings,
you may be able to watch a console display of the "ignoring" messages if
you're interested..

It's worth learning about MIF and its structure... It can save you
from a lot of dicky problems, sometimes.





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+61 2 9818 5094 (home) 0408 249 113 (mobile) peterm -at- zeta -dot- org -dot- au

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