Did your customer give you a structured application with the SGML file?
(The structured application consists of at least an EDD and application
definition. It can also include Read/Write rules, and a template, and
maybe even some other things.) If so, you'll need to use that. If not,
you'll need to create one.


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[ at lists.frameuse] On Behalf Of Serge De Beil
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 4:48 AM
To: framers at
Subject: Opening SGML


For a new project, we receive a SGML file from our customer.
This SGML file is an export from a database.
What do I need to "parse" this SGML file to Framemaker?

What I've tried is following:
I start Framemaker in Structured Mode.
When I "open" the SGML file, I just get a plain text with all the  
SGML codes in it.
When I use the "Parse Structured Document" function, I'm asked which  
Structured Application I want to use (DocBook, DocBook 2.1, XDocBook  
and XHTML).
I choose one of them, and then I get an error "Could not find  
external document type <name>".

What do I need to open or parse the SGML file in a way that I get a  
decent document with all SGML codes 'interpreted'?

Many thanks in advance.


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