Unfortunately, apparently the figures weren't put into the FrameMaker document via simple copy/paste (bad idea anyway), but via OLE, "Object Linking and Embedding," which effectively requires that the FrameMaker document be edited on a system of the same platform with the application and the application's file/data available from which the data was copied.
- Dov > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+isaacs=adobe.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+isaacs=adobe.com at lists.frameusers.com] > On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby > Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 2:44 AM > To: framers at FrameUsers.com > Subject: Identifying the type of imported by copy files > > Hi Framers > > A friend has a FrameMaker file prepared on PC with figures > imported by copy that show up as gray boxes when viewed on > Mac - so no surprises there. Examination of the MIF shows > that they are bitmaps. Is there any way to identify the > embedded image types from the MIF? > > The bitmaps in the MIF are all prefixed by: > > =OLE2 > &%v > [bitmap data] > > ...if that's any clue. My reading of the MIF on-line guide > suggests that the '=OLE2' is FrameMaker's facet definition, > but what does this actually mean in terms of graphic format? > Surely 'OLE' is a technology, not a graphics format? It's not > listed in any copy of the MIF on-line guide (6, 7.0) that I > have. Maybe it's in the 7.2 version? > -- > Steve > _______________________________________________