For what it's worth, we copy MSWord files into a text editor, then code them with MML tags, and then import into FM. Works like a charm especially if you use a scripting language for coding.
Margaret Bustion, President 206-527-6831 / 800-551-2633 Code Publishing Company 9410 Roosevelt Way NE / Seattle, WA 98115 www.codepublishing.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Keith Soltys Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:38 AM To: Theresa de Valence; email@example.com Subject: RE: Problems with documents imported from Word 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 mbust...@codepublishing.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/mbustion%40codepublishing.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.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/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.