Hi, Plugins like mif2go can export to RTF that your Word users could make use of. You can find more info on this from www.omsys.com.
You do not mention whether you will be using Structured FrameMaker ... I am presuming not. However, a solution for Word which would allow you to import structured content (XML) would be In.Vision Xpress Author (http://www.invisionresearch.com). This is a plugin for Word that provides very user friendly XML editing capabilities. I would not personally go down the PDF route but there are tools that can do a good job of it. If your intention is to re-import the Word content back into FrameMaker then the RTF import filter can get content back in for you. There is likely to be some cleanup required after import though. You could use tools such as Mekon's FrameAC to write scripts to help with this. Of course, XML would be the ideal route to take and is certainly worth considering as part of your migration to FrameMaker. With the ever growing use of DITA this is a much less painful experience than it might have been several years ago. I hope this helps you a little. Kind regards Mark Poston Senior Consultant Mekon Ltd. www.mekon.com Tel: +44 (0)20 8722 8461 Skype: mark_mekon.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+mark.poston=mekon.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+mark.poston=mekon....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Andersen, Verner Engell VEA Sent: 03 January 2007 15:05 To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Translators Hi We are migrating from MS Word to Framemaker. Many of our 22 translators will use FrameMaker or Trados S-tagger. Some, however, will only us MS Word as they cannot or will not learn a new tool. How do we give them a Word file? Should we convert from the English Framemaker master files to Word? Should we buy Adobe Acrobat 8 and convert the pdf file generated from Framemaker to Word? or do you have another solution. Verner Andersen Technical Writer Radiometer Medical ApS ?kandevej 21 ? 2700 Br?nsh?j ? Denmark Tel. +45 38 27 36 12 Mobile. + 45 60 62 27 90 E-mail: verner.andersen at radiometer.dk Web: www.radiometer.com <file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/vea/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Signatures/www.radiometer.com> This message (including any attachments) contains confidential and/or proprietary information intended only for the addressee. Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, distribution or reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may constitute a violation of law. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by responding to this e-mail, and delete the message from your system. If you have any questions about this e-mail please notify the sender immediately.