Doug, A MIF file is an alternative form of a FrameMaker file, functioning like an INI file for a FrameMaker document. It is an ASCII text file which contains values describing every element of a FrameMaker FM file, such as text, formatting values of paragraphs/characters/tables, reference pointers and links, and more. You can open it in a Text editor such as Notepad. It is useful for troubleshooting, or transferring an FM file for use in other applications. Many times, I converted files to MIF in order to change link paths on a Find/Replace basis. Sometimes, converting a weirdly behaving FM file to MIF and then back again helps clean the file (repeat - sometimes).
HTH, David David Schor Technical Communication Manager Emblaze-VCON Ltd. Tel: (+972) 9 7627820 Mobile: 054 4788253 davids at emblaze-vcon.com www.emblaze-vcon.com "To err is human; to admit it, superhuman." Doug Larson -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+davids=emblaze-vcon....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+davids=emblaze-vcon.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of McKinney, Doug Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:56 PM To: 'framers at lists.frameusers.com' Subject: MIF question Hello fellow FrameUsers I've been a technical writer for about seven years and have followed this list off and on during that time. I've seen references to MIF files but I have no understanding as to their purpose or use. If someone would care to enlighten me, who knows, maybe I've been missing out on a very useful tool or resource. Thanks for past help. Doug Mckinney Technical Writer Datron World Communications Inc. www.dmckinney at dtwc.com _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as davids at emblaze-vcon.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/davids%40emblaze-vco n.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.