You raise a useful point about upgrading to FM 7, and I'll set up a search on eBay for one.
After I sent the initial message, I Googled "Mastersoft" in the dead of night and found a 2002 response from Jeremy Griffiths on another list that mentioned Importing (Copy Into Document), setting the Format to "RTF_Japanese_Import." Which seems to have worked perfectly. Thank god for archives. And, yes, the French accents are no problem, either way. Thanks for everyone's help. Louise On 18-Apr-08, at 10:01 AM, Steve Rickaby wrote: > At 19:30 -0400 17/4/08, Louise Moritsugu wrote: > >> I can open FrameMaker alright, but it won't import the French Word >> files. The error message reads: >> >> "Mastersoft Error: From -Side Converter returned error 3" > > If it helps at all (which it probably doesn't), my archives say > that error 3 is 'illegal instruction error'. I.e. the code probably > went mad after being presented with something it could not process. > > Agree with Art's comments other than, as Louise is working on a > Mac, the FrameMaker 8 demo won't help her a lot ;-) Louise... Art > is right about the FrameMaker 7 filters being better, and I was > recently impressed that I could import raw Word files in FrameMaker > 7 for Mac with not only the tags intact, but also stuff like Word > index markers. > > Your only route to a FrameMaker 7 install is secondhand, for > example via eBay. This is where I got my 6 -> 7 updater, legally, > and it worked for me. However, a search today reveals only a > FrameMaker 5.5 updater (yes, really!). > > Hope this helps a bit. > > -- > Steve