The reason you don't want to do this is because the save to MIF 7.0 will change the text encoding to the old FrameRoman character set. Then when you open the MIF with FrameMaker 12 (or any version 8 or higher), the text encoding will get changed back to Unicode. There is an outside chance that this could mess up some of your text. In your case, you should save your FM 12 files as MIF 12.0 before you open them with FM 10. You are essentially going from Unicode to Unicode, which is "safer". Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-366-4017 r...@frameexpert.com From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Michael Norton Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 1:29 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Frame 8-compatible file format? Hi Lise, In FrameMaker v12, there are two options for saving in MIF format: MIF 12.0 (*.mif) MIF 7.0 (*.mif) I don't have FrameMaker v8 installed, but I would think you would want files saved in MIF 7.0 format. I do go between FMv10 and FMv12 fairly often and that is the format I use. Hope this helps. ------ Lise wrote: Framers, 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 7). 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 issues.) 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, https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1379901, 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? Thanks, Lise ------ .................................................................... Michael Norton | Technical Writer
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