For the past 8 years, I've managed a significant number of translation projects 
and I've never heard of the customer having to provide MIF files to a 
translation bureau.

Are they also returning the files to you in MIF format? If so, this means the 
translation bureau has not opened and tested the finished Frame files - an 
important step in a properly run translation project.

Can I ask who your translation bureau is? I can recommend a couple that do 
excellent work and are very competitive on pricing.


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Subject: Trados and FM9 : Company requests files in MIF format?


(FM9, Windows 7)

I have a book of 40 files, graphics  imported by reference; no text insets.

The translation company want me to provide files in MIF format. I am surprised 
that Trados does not accept the files in .FM format. Is this normal?

I have never created MIF files before. At least, it seems like a long manual 
process. Is there a plug-in that does a complete book? I imagine the graphic 
files remain linked by reference.

Any comments are much appreciated. BTW, we plan to upgrade to FM 12 very soon. 
Would that help (not have to convert to MIF?).

Have a good day,

Stephen O'BRIEN
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