I love it!

"Word-ness" is such a wonderfully descriptive term (epithet?).


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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Lin Sims; Robert Lauriston
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Word Tables to Frame 12Tables

Yes, TableCleaner is absolutely indispensable when you're importing complete 
Word documents that contain tables into FrameMaker. I couldn't do without it.

But for bringing in a single table (which I believe was the original query), 
I'll stick with the convert-to-text-before-copying method. In my experience it 
is quicker to apply clean formatting to the cells of one table that was built 
from pasted plain text than to fix all the Word-ness of a table that was pulled 
in as a table even if you have a tool that does most of the work.

-Fred Ridder
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:02:42 -0400
Subject: Re: Word Tables to Frame 12Tables
From: ljsims...@gmail.com<mailto:ljsims...@gmail.com>
To: rob...@lauriston.com<mailto:rob...@lauriston.com>
CC: framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>
And don't forget Rick Quattro's excellent TableCleaner plugin, which can help 
make cleaning up Word tables ever so much easier.

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Robert Lauriston 
<rob...@lauriston.com<mailto:rob...@lauriston.com>> wrote:
Second on that approach.

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM, Fred Ridder 
<docu...@hotmail.com<mailto:docu...@hotmail.com>> wrote:
> Because the Word and FrameMaker table models are fundamentally so different,
> I find that it is best to only import the content and nothing relating to
> the "tableness".  From Word, first use the convert table to text command,
> then copy the tab-separated table contents. Paste the text into Frame and
> then use convert the table to text command to create a table with the
> appropriate table format applied.


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