Yes, using Silicon Prairie Software's Paragraph Tools is the easiest way to convert on tag to another.
Scott At 1:25 PM -0800 2/22/08, Jennifer Randel wrote: >Hi all, >Wouldn't it be just as easy to use Silicon Prairie Software's >Paragraph Tools as it is to create that macro? > >~Jennifer > >-----Original Message----- >From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com >[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred >Ridder >Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:20 PM >To: Mike Feimster; Flato, Gillian; Framers List >Subject: RE: Word to Frame > > >Responding to Gillian Flato, Mike Feimster wrote: >> What I've done in the past is use word macros to make the para styles >> in Word match the Frame styles, then import the word docs into Frame. > > >That's exactly the same approach I used in converting ~10k pages of >Word docs (>50 docs) into FrameMaker at a previous employer. > >Just to amplify on a few points, though: > >You really want to use File>Import>File (Copy Into Document) to pull >the Word content into a pre-formatted FrameMaker template rather >than directly opening the Word file from the FrameMaker File menu. >Besides the fact that the import filter somehow seems more robust in >that mode, you also have the opportunity to leave behind most of >Word-specific formatting junk by choosing the "Reformat Using >Current Document's Formatting" option in the Import Text Flow by >Copy dialog. > >In the same macro that you use to rename the Word paragraph styles, >you should also redefine any styles that use bullets or numbering to >remove them. If bullets or autonumbers are present in the Word file, >FrameMaker does its best to preserve them and you'll get garbage >characters in the converted file. > >Other useful operations in prepping the Word file are to remove any >TOC, LOT, LOF, and index (since FrameMaker handles them completely >differently), strip any headers and footers (these will be defined >in your FrameMaker template) and remove any section breaks >(meaningless in Frame). In my own process, I also removed all >graphics from the Word file because they really slowed the >conversion down and I knew we were going to replace the pasted-in >images with anchored frames and referenced graphics post-conversion. > >-Fred Ridder >_________________________________________________________________ >Connect and share in new ways with Windows Live. >http://www.windowslive.com/share.html?ocid=TXT_TAGHM_Wave2_sharelife_012008 >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as jennifer_randel at khsd.k12.ca.us. > >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/jennifer_randel%40khsd.k12.ca.us > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as quills at airmail.net. > >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/quills%40airmail.net > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.