WebWorks does make a tool called the Import Utility that will import a .chm
file and convert the content to FM. You then need to apply styles and break
the content into chapters (it all goes into one FM file). I've used it on
some RoboHelp projects, and it worked quite well. All graphics came in and
links were good, but links had to be redone after setting up the individual
chapter files.

Disclaimer: I'm a WWP reseller.

There may be other decompilers, but I suspect they won't put the content
directly into an FM doc. Please contact me offlist if you want more

Linda G. Gallagher
TechCom Plus, LLC
Intelligent technical communication since 1993
Technical writing, help development,
FrameMaker and WebWorks Publisher conversions
lindag at
Manager, Consulting and Independent Contracting
Special Interest Group
Society for Technical Communication

-----Original Message-----
[ at]On
Behalf Of Jon Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 9:40 AM
To: framers at
Subject: Decompiling chm Help to Frame 7.2

Hi all,

A predecessor created a chm file from a FrameMaker document via WebWorks
Publisher. Due to powers beyond my control, we no longer have the source
files and I have been given the task to put the chm file back into
FrameMaker. I've been through the WWP online help to no avail. Is there
a way to go from a CHM file to FM?

FM 7.2, WWP 9.0



You are currently subscribed to Framers as lindag at

Send list messages to framers at

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
framers-unsubscribe at
or visit

Send administrative questions to lisa at Visit for more resources and info.

Reply via email to