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.

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 

  Any help will be much appreciated.

  Sue C

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