Hi Mike, You can't set the default save format to MIF; however, you could use a simple ExtendScript script to automatically save the document as MIF every time you save it normally. That way, you would always have the latest version of the document in MIF as well as the regular binary format. ExtendScript is built into FrameMaker 10 and higher. If you are interested in exploring this further, please contact me offlist. Thanks.
Rick Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc. 585-366-4017 r...@frameexpert.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of mkopen Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 11:22 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Frame 8-compatible file format? I transfer files between Frame 12 and Frame 8 every week without a problem; in Frame 12, I save as v.12 *.mif. These mif file open reliably in Frame 8 every time (and Unicode encoding is maintained, as was pointed out already). -- The message console lets you admire all that nutritious Frame 12 code that Frame 8 excretes as unpalatable. As mentioned, I've yet to encounter a problem. -- Would be nice if I could set the default save format to, mif. Cheers, Mike >>> 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.)... <<< --------------- Michael Heine University of Western Ontario London Canada _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as r...@rickquatro.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/rick%40rickquatro.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 email@example.com. 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.