What Fred said. Also, if you are going to Structured Frame, you can import the word document and then use a conversion table to map the word styles to structured Frame elements.
Mike -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+mike.feimster=acstechnologies.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+mike.feimster=acstechnologies.com at lists.frameuse rs.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:47 AM To: Andersen, Verner Engell VEA; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Mapping of Word styles to Framemaker paragrahps verner.andersen at radiometer.dk asked:> > What is easietst way of mapping Word styles to Framemaker > pagraphs when importing from Word to Framemaker? > > One solution is in Word to rename all Word styles to Framemaker > paragraph names before importing. > > I was wondering whether there was an easier way, maybe a utility? In my experience importing more than 10k pages of Word content into FrameMaker, the best way to leave behind the maximum amount of Word-specific (or Word-peculiar) formatting is to rename the styles used in the Word document to match the style names already established in the FrameMaker template. I used a couple of Word macros to do the actual renaming and then check for paragraphs with unexpected styles so that I could remap those non-compliant paragraphs by hand. It's also possible to do the retagging in FrameMaker after importing using FrameScript (Rick Quatro's script suite includes a nice tool for this), but I have found that this tends to bring more Word garbage (for lack of a better word) into the Frame environment. I wanted the post-conversion files to be as clean as possible, and this meant using Word style names that matched the FrameMaker template so that you could leave behind all the specific formatting details except the tag name. But I must admit that the Word source documents were more than 95% compliant with a well-controlled Word template, which I would guess is a fairly exceptional case. With less compliant source material there is certainly going to be more hand work to clean up the mapping. -Fred Ridder _________________________________________________________________ Gear up for Halo(r) 3 with free downloads and an exclusive offer. It's our way of saying thanks for using Windows Live(tm). http://gethalo3gear.com?ocid=SeptemberWLHalo3_WLHMTxt_2_________________ ______________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as mike.feimster at acstechnologies.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/mike.feimster%40acst echnologies.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.