Hi, Graeme: Graeme R Forbes wrote: > It looks like the new version of ID in CS3 has got some better > long-doc handling tools. Or so Adobe says. I would still rather switch > from FM to ID than run Windows FM under simulation - Parallels or > whatever. One foresees just too many unforeseeable problems. > > So: does anyone know what the current state of development of the > MIF->ID filter that DTP Tools (?) is working on is? > > Reading the ID forum at Adobe suggests that the new version still > doesn't have x-refs. Anyone know if that's right? > No x-refs in CS3.
> There's also a claim to do footnotes. Anyone know if ID does footnotes > *correctly*: do they break across pages like real footnotes are > supposed to, or does the entire note jump to the next page if it > doesn't all fit on the current page, a la FM? Good question. I hadn't looked at the footnotes, while testing, until you asked. They do break across pages; it's a document-level option, to break or not It looks like different component documents in a book can set break or no break, but I haven't experimented with this, yet. I tried a couple of goofy layouts with one-, two-, and three-column text frames in one story (same as one FrameMaker text flow,) and found it hard to predict how the various sized footnotes - small, medium, and large, intermixed - would split (or not split). Perhaps it's saner in real situations than an undisciplined test like mine. There were no whitespace gaps in the footnotes or the story's text. There's a lot of formatting and layout control over footnotes. No table footnotes, though. No x-refs to fake them, either. Thanks for asking. HTH ________________ Regards, Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices