My experience with Language Service Providers is that you simply tell them what 
version of Frame they have to use on your files. This is part of your contract 
and they should include it in their quote.

Also, I send .fm files and receive .fm in return. I've never exchanged MIF 
files with the various LSPs I've used over the years.


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[] On Behalf Of Lise Bible
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 8:25 AM
To: Barbara Ash
Cc: Post Framers
Subject: Re: Frame 8-compatible file format?

Thanks, Barbara!
And yes, I got to that link from a google search of "framemaker 12 save as 
framemaker 8" so I just copied and pasted that address, but when I click on the 
link from my e-mail below, I can't get to it either. Weird.
Here it is the long way, via google:


On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Barbara Ash 
<<>> wrote:
You need to request .mif 7, and they need to make sure to change the file 
extension to .mif when they save.
By the way, the link you provided to the Adobe forum didn't work for me.
Barbara Ash

 On Behalf Of Lise Bible
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 08:05 AM
To: Post Framers
Subject: Frame 8-compatible file format?

A little googling did not clarify anything for me, so I thought I'd ask here.
I'm on Frame 8; none of the added features in subsequent releases seemed 
relevant enough to me to justify upgrading (and it works fine for me on Windows 
The issue I have is that I need to send some manuals out for quote to be 
translated, and I want to make sure that the files they send back to me, can be 
opened in Frame 8. (I figured it's better to clarify upfront, rather than 
chance running into issues later. I have no idea what the translation companies 
are able to provide, but Murphy dictates that if I don't clarify, I'll run into 

Now, I know you can't save a file opened in Frame 12 directly as a Frame 
8-compatible file, but it looks like you can save as .mif--can that be opened 
in Frame 8?
According to this thread,, there are 
two different MIF versions?
What format do I need to request they return, so that I can open the translated 
files, once translated?

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