If you are using FM's native RTF, it's always been a bit dodgy.
(Though the PDF-to-Word exporter is even more so!)
I would *highly* recommend that you invest in a copy of MIF2Go
(http://mif2go.com/). It provides a MUCH better output.
> On February 21, 2014 at 7:20 AM "Harding, Dan" <dhard...@illinois.edu> wrote:
> Good morning,
> We have used the same authoring process for eons: Authors/editors work in MS
> Word, as well as preliminary indexing work. I then take the MS Word file,
> import into FM (unstructured) and do the final print-ready formatting, making
> things adhere to our publishing standards and tightening up consistency.
> As a process it work well... until it's time to revise the book for the next
> Our authors and editors will ONLY work in MS Word. PDF comments/revisions will
> not work, as there frequently are extensive revisions including insertion of
> new sections (multiple pages) of content, as well as shuffling of content.
> When I export the final FM version back to MS Word for them to work on, the
> conversion is VERY crude and frequently requires extensive work on the
> post-conversion Word files for the editors to be able to work within the
> Then of course there's the reformatting from scratch in FM when the revisions
> are done (which actually is faster and more reliable than trying to reconcile
> changes in the MS Word version with the existing FM version).
> Is there a better way to perform the round-trip process given the MS Word
> requirement, and barring that, are there better ways/tools to get cleaner MS
> Word files from FM than exporting to RTF?
> Would making the change from unstructured to structured FM on my part help in
> this regard?
> Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise
> Framemaker 10 (unstructured) [NOTE: TCS 5 is on order but I have not received
> it yet.]
> Microsoft Office 2010
> Thank you in advance.
> Dan Harding
> University of Illinois Tax School
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