Hi! I've never posted before, but here is finally a topic where I have something to contribute!
I just converted three novels from Word, each about 200,000 words. My experience actually wasn't too bad -- I created a Frame 12 template, created a book, and then started importing the Word docs using the Word filter, chapter by chapter. Then I developed a set of styles and went through each chapter and applied the relevant style to each paragraph. I actually had some fairly complex formatting in Word that I was able to recreate in Frame with little trouble. I did not attempt to match style names but instead developed new styles for Frame and applied those. Even going through and applying a style to each paragraph, it took only a few hours to reformat almost 600 pages in the first book. Perhaps my experience was different because I wrote the novels in Word, with each chapter as a separate file, so each file import was smaller. In my experience, Frame chokes on massive Word files. I finished the first book and sent it to the printer, and everything went off without a hitch. The e-book has been more of a problem because of hyphenation; I finally decided to turn the hyphenation off for e-book because hyphenated words appeared to have weird spaces in them when I viewed the mobi file on my various Kindles. I don't like Word at all, but it certainly does a better job of hyphenation than Frame does (IMO). Sincerely, Linda Furlet On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Keith Soltys <keith.sol...@tmx.com> wrote: > I would not import Word into FrameMaker using the Word import filter. > Given that you are working with novels, which have a fairly simple format, > I would save the Word files as raw text, bring them into FrameMaker as > text, and completely reformat from scratch. > > I am not sure why the export from PDF to text would cause you problems > unless the export isn't pure text. > > Regards > Keith > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto: > framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Theresa de Valence > Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:16 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Problems with documents imported from Word > > Hi Framers, > > What do I do to clean up files which originate in Word or PDF. I'm turning > crime fiction novels into ebooks and have run into a few problems. > > Case 1: > I import simple Word files into Frame then publish as epub or mobi. In the > finished version there are strange display behaviours in the middle of the > book (font size and weight and italic drastically change, then return to > normal). > > Is there a way I can "clean" files before I begin preparing them for > publishing? > > > Case 2: > You may suggest that I ask this question on a Word forum, but everyone > here knows everything, so here goes: > > Client has no "original" document so I've taken his PDF and used Adobe > Acrobat to convert to text, massaged it in Frame to fix various things, > then copied and pasted in Word. Going through the editing process, I > cannot join two paragraphs together (by deleting the carriage return) > and the Track Changes feature shows all kinds of formatting changes, > which are totally unnecessary. In this case, I also want to strip the > document of any formatting. > > > I never work in Word to do any work, except when I am copyediting a > nearly complete document (using Track Changes). > > Advice please? > > Thanks, > Theresa > > NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This e-mail, including all materials contained > in or attached to this e-mail, contains proprietary and confidential > information solely for the internal use of the intended recipient. If you > have received this email in error, please notify us immediately by return > e-mail or otherwise and ensure that it is permanently deleted from your > systems, and do not print, copy, distribute or read its contents. > > AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ Le présent courriel, y compris tous les documents > qu'il contient ou qui y sont joints, renferme des renseignements exclusifs > et confidentiels destinés uniquement à l'usage interne du destinataire > prévu. Si vous avez reçu le présent courriel par erreur, veuillez nous > aviser immédiatement, notamment par retour de courriel, et vous assurer > qu'il est supprimé de façon permanente de vos systèmes; veuillez également > vous abstenir d'imprimer, de copier, de distribuer ou de lire son contenu. > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to framers as planosopr...@gmail.com. > > Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/planosoprano%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >
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