FrameMaker 7.x cannot open FrameMaker 8 binary files. However, FrameMaker 8 can save files in FrameMaker 7 binary or MIF format for backwards compatibility.
From a practical perspective, in mixed-version environments (e.g. FM7.x and FM8), I've found that it's Really Easy to Forget to "Save As" FM7 from FM8. You may see artifacts of FM8 features in the back-saved files (specifically, conditions used to implement FM8 text edit tracking). Also, I would tread carefully if you are heavily using Unicode support (which I suspect you are not, since you are migrating forward from FM7.x). -Alan Jon Harvey wrote: > Everyone, > > I have one person on my team who plans to upgrade to FM8. The rest of us > have either 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2. Is there an issue with compatibility if > she saves files as FM8? Can FM8 save files in version 7.x? > > If she saves her files in 8.0 and we find we can open them, are there > still compatibility issues we need to be concerned about? > > Jon Harvey > > Manager, Desktop Documentation > > CambridgeSoft Corporation > > 100 CambridgePark Drive > > Cambridge, MA 02140 > > (617) 588-9354 > -- Alan Houser, President Group Wellesley, Inc. 412-363-3481 www.groupwellesley.com