Hi, Adam:

Regarding the use of MIF and the spurious stuff in your MIF-to-FM conversions:

* You can open a MIF file for editing in FM by pressing Shift while
clicking Open, and choosing Treat Each Line As a Paragraph.

* The proper way to save a MIF file for conversion back to FM is to
save it as Text Only with a MIF extension.



Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Adam Schweitzer
<adam.schweitzer at magellan.aero> wrote:
> Thanks, Fred.
> This does work - I was unaware of this feature.
> Adam
> ________________________________
> From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 12:50 PM
> To: Adam Schweitzer; framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: FM<-->MIF round-tripping
> Adam Schweitzer wrote (in part):
>> Goal:
>> In the process of converting several documents from paper to
> framemaker
>> documents, a large number of (rather randomly placed) "discretionary
>> hyphen" characters were inserted (probably by the OCR software). I
>> cannot seem to select these characters for use with the find/replace
>> tool in Framemaker, so my idea was to convert to .mif, remove all
>> instances of <Char DiscHyphen>, and then save back as FM. This appears
>> to be successful, subject to my concerns above.
> Searching for the escape code "\-" (a backslash followed by a hyphen
> without the quotes) didn't work?  That's the standard code for typing a
> discretionary hyphen in plain-text dialog boxes.  See Appendix A of the
> FrameMaker User Guide for a full list of dialog box codes for special
> characters.
> -Fred Ridder

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