Hi, Klaus: Do you see any messages when you try to open the file?
FrameMaker 7.x can read FrameMaker files as far back as 4.x, I believe. Your file may be corrupted. One technique that might help is called "OpenHeroic." This bypasses FrameMaker's validation checks that are usually performed when opening a file. You perform it with these keystrokes: * Tap and release Escape * Tap and release lowercase o * Tap and release uppercase H * Locate the file in the openFile dialog box. Klaus Daube wrote: > I came across the problem of opening an FM 5.5.6 file in FM 7 - which is > not > possible. Fortunately the file was short and I could reconstruct it from > its > paper form. Anyhow some content had to be updated. > > How to get really old FM versions (set of diskettes)? > > With a virtual environment or an old Windows 3.1 machine some bootstrapping > process should be possible. > > Do you know of other means to read an old FM file? > > Well there still is the problem of reading it physically (a diskette format > no more in use, MO disks etc.). I guess that things must be reconstructed > from printed matter (scan, ocr, ...) > > BTW does anyone know the details of the header information? What does the > letter J in <MakerFile 6.0J> denote? FM 7.2 puts <MakerFile 7.0H> into the > file. > > Thanks for your ideas > > Klaus Daube > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > Docu + Design Daube; Sch??racher 11; CH-8053 Z??rich > > Technical documentation & consultancy; On-line and paper > > Phone: +41-44-422 86 25 FAX: +41-44-422 82 78 > > E-mail: ddd at daube.ch Web: www.daube.ch/ > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as peter at knowhowpro.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/peter%40knowhowpro.com > > Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >