My personal suggestion would be this:

-make a PDF of the Word document

-use Acrobat to crop the pages to remove the Word headers
   and footers and reduce the page size to something that will
   fit your FrameMaker body text frame

-import the PDF pages as graphic objects in a FrameMaker template
   that has the required headers and footers

I use a similar technique with FrameMaker files that contain
landscapre-formatted tables that I need to use in a rotated
orientationin a normal, portrait-oriented book. The only time this
aproach does not work well is when the inserted document is still
evolving because you would have to repeat the convert/crop/insert

Fred Ridder

>From: "J. Paul Kent" <jopakent at>
>To: "Framers" <framers at>
>Subject: Text Inset?
>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:26:55 -0700
>I've never used a text inset before, but I may be up against it.
>I need to include a heavily formatted (tables, single and double columns,
>heading levels that make zero sense) 20 page Word document as an Appendix 
>an Operators Manual. It would have a standard Appendix title, header,
>footer, etc, but otherwise it must appear as close as possible to the
>existing document.
>I know I could convert the Word doc, but it would take time that we don't
>have. I'm wondering what would happen if I used the Word doc as an inset 
>flowed it into a blank Appendix, set up with a title, header and footer.
>When I select Word text, I see in the Paste Special options: Embedded MS
>Word Object and Linked MS Word Object. Would one of these start me down the
>right track?
>I'm pretty sure I can do without the headers and footers from the existing
>doc. I wonder what would happen if I just select all of the text and then
>Paste it into a blank Appendix?
>Sorry if these are obvious questions, but I need to NOT spend time
>experimenting if I can help it.
>Thanks in advance.
>J. Paul Kent


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