An approach I've used a lot when I don't have the source files for graphics in a Word file I need to convert to FrameMaker is to select just the graphic and use the Selection option and the Adobe PDF printer in the Print dialog to make a PDF of the graphic. I then open the PDF in Acrobat sand use the Document>Crop command to crop away the whitespace. Using that PDF in FrameMaker produces results that print just as well as they do in the Word document because the Adobe PDF printer captures all the benefits of Word's "Deep Juju". As Dov noted, the placed PDF is converted to EPS when you print the FrameMaker document, and you have the added benefit of a *much* better on-screen rendition of the graphic in FrameMaker.
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:58 AM To: hedley.finger at myob.com Cc: framers at FrameUsers.com Subject: Re: FrameMaker 5.5.6 > Word > InDesign help needed At 15:19 +1100 31/1/07, hedley.finger at myob.com wrote: >A former client of mine has a thesis with many graphics imported by >reference into FrameMaker 5.5.6 running in Classic Mac 9.1 on >PowerMacintosh. She wants to convert them to InDesign v. 2.0. I >suggested that she save to Mac Word 4, 5, or 6, or to RTF using the >Japanese converter, in the Save As dialogue. I can't do this myself as I >don't have FrameMaker installed on my home Windows computer. > >So, will this process work: FrameMaker 5.5.6 > Word/RTF > InDesign? (I >don't have InDesign or any InDesign experience.) I think this was the route I took a few years ago when presented with the same thing. However, I was fortunate in that the Word Ms had no graphics: these would need to be picked out of the Word docs and re-set in InDesign. Trouble is, Word does a load of Deep Juju on imported graphics, and I'll bet in your client's case the original image files are no longer available. One trick that is often recommended to handle embedded graphics in Word is to [separately] save as HTML, which spits out all the graphics separately. Trouble is, I think it spits them out as GIFs - although this might be configurable. >If this does work, can an Australian FrameMaker user who can assist in >this conversion please contact Mary Ann directly at ><energymedical at yahoo.com.au> or by calling mobile 0425 794 949 (+61 425 >794 949). Moral: read ahead... :-( -- Steve _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.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/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.