> > Curiosity question: I see a number of people keeping FM7.2 on their > > systems. Why? Wouldn't it be simpler to go to FM8 and be done with it? I > > don't have a need to send .fm or .book files to people, but if I did, I > > could save it in FM7.2 format if needed (as far as I recall) from within > > FM 8.
> Not always true. While FM8 does offer FM7 (and FM7 MIF) as SaveAs > choices, there are a few spots where the FM8 UTF-8 encoding still > appears in the FM7 file. Numbering strings, for example, when you > use a \b bullet in the string. As a result, in Mif2Go, we check > FM7 files as well as FM8 files for UTF-8, and handle it correctly > wherever it appears. But FM7 itself doesn't like UTF-8 at all... ;-) > So we'd be wary of using FM8 in a mixed environment for files that > will be worked on later by folks who have only FM7. If you do use > it, test *very* thoroughly, and look in odd corners like variable > definitions, xref formats, and those numbering strings. You may > be fine, but it's best to find out early if you're not. Okay ... good points! I guess the fact that I do not need to give/share files to other folks makes the difference for me. Z