I have. This is what I did: 1. Generated a Word doc from Robo Help (multiple files). 2. Attached a new template that had all of my Frame paragraph and character styles. 3. Ran some Word macros that converted all the paragraphs and text ranges from their original styles to the ones in the Frame documents.* 4. Created a new Frame doc. 5. Imported the Word doc by copy. Use Frame styles. 6. Save as .mif and then save as .fm to remove some of Words hidden control characters.** 7. Created a conversion table to convert to structured Frame. (This part is optional.)
* Bulleted and numbered lists were fun. : ) We removed all graphics because it was easier just to create new screen caps instead of converting them. ** We removed all markers (index and x-ref) and reinserted. Success was ok. Obviously it's a one way trip. And it's not really repeatable. That is, you don't want to maintain the source in RH if you use this method. A lot depends on the quality of the docs before conversion. In our case, the paragraphs were inconsistently styled, and the quality was not where we really wanted it, so we were doing more than simply changing file formats. Mike -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+mike.feimster=acstechnologies.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+mike.feimster=acstechnologies.com at lists.frameuse rs.com] On Behalf Of Brad Simmons Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 4:38 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RoboHelp to FrameMaker? So...I have a paper-format user manual which was written in RoboHelp, and I would like to convert these over to Adobe FrameMaker. Has anyone on this list ever tried this before? If so, what were your results? -Brad Simmons _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as mike.feimster at acstechnologies.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/mike.feimster%40acst echnologies.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.