Rick Quatro said:
> The FrameMaker Word import filter leaves a line-feed character at the end of 
> each paragraph. You can't see it, but it is there and apparently affects your 
> search. I routinely strip them out in my scripts. A MIF-wash should remove 
> them.

I have seen exactly this too. But, as I recall, a MIF-wash did not clear it up 
for me ... have not checked recently though.

If the file was not too large and I had a bit of time for initial cleanup, my 
usual method was to bring it in as text and re-apply what FrameMaker paragraph 
and character formats I needed.

A slow process (would take me a day or two for around less than 100 page 
documents), but resulted in cleaner FM files ultimately. Also gave me a chance 
to read the document and verify what I wanted it to say and look like. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:26 AM
To: Craig Ede; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: End-of-flow wildcard?

At 09:07 -0600 19/1/14, Craig Ede wrote:

>Hmmm, I know I used it for searches in that version. Let me look into it on my 
>old laptop.
>For FM 10 it's \f. Wildcards don't have to be on.

This is getting more interesting. \f does work in FrameMaker 7, but it only 
finds some instances of the '.\f' combo I'm trying to find.

However - and it's a big 'however' - the source came from Word, and the 
instances of '.\f' that FrameMaker *is* finding are those I've typed, but not 
those that came from Word. My guess is that - for the Word-sourced material - 
what looks like a period/end of flow on screen is something else, and/or has 
some invisible Word-type-crud after the period but before the end of the flow. 
And copying them from the document to the Find field doesn't work either: 
copy/pasting the period alone works, but doesn't work when '\f'
is added to the find string.

Probably the best way to sort this is to de-table the lot, MIF-wash it and 
re-table it all again, but it's Sunday...

So the bottom line is that '\f' is what I was looking for - the Word crud is my 
problem. So double thanks ;-)



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