I have been investigating this topic recently and not for the first time. I searched the archives of this list, and found some (intimidating to me) advice from some very experienced Frame users on this list (If I tried to name them, I'd get it wrong). Some of this advice invoved writing Word macros and other stuff way to complex for me, and with the same issues I'll get to in a minute.
I searched the Internet & found Filtrix and other lovely tools, which do conversion. Yipee! The thing that makes this solution impractical to me is the fact that the source and target documents must have defined styles. By the time I clean up a co-authored document (Have you ever tried to get a group of people to use predefined Word styles?), I could have cut & pasted the text into FrameMaker and applied my Framemaker styles. In short, I'm anxiously awaiting the same advice or a miracle. Just so's you don't feel alone. signed, lone tech writer in a world of software developers ________________________________ From: framers-bounces+carol.wade=healthlanguage....@lists.frameusers.com on behalf of Susan Curtzwiler Sent: Fri 10/13/2006 11:47 AM To: Framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Word to FrameMaker Hi , I am new to the FrameUsers list. It has been about 4 or 5 years since I have use Frame. Can anyone give me some quick tips on how to convert a Word doc to FrameMaker? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, Sue C _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as carol.wade at healthlanguage.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/carol.wade%40healthlanguage.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.