The old Ventura versions (up to 4.2) had language or region specific 
import/export filters for referenced files, especially .TXT files. Upgrading 
may fail if the filter code mentioned in the original CHP file is unknown to 
the newer version of Ventura or the Framemaker import filter.

I'd be surprised if Framemaker can import 5.0 or newer Ventura docs. Hence, 
unless your documents are very old you might be better off keeping them in 
Ventura 4.2. The 4.2 version CAN still run on Windows 2000 or Windows XP though 
the installer may fail.

The easiest way to have this old Ventura run again is to copy an installed 
version from an old Windows 95/98 computer directly into the C:\VENTURA folder, 
and then create a shortcut to vpwin.exe. If you can't keep all references to an 
existing WID file (must NOT be ENVIRON.WID) some text flow will occur -- in 
which case you might want to upgrade anyway :-)

- Jacob 

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> Plueckhahn, Lutz
> Sendt: 3. juli 2008 09:44
> Til: framers at
> Emne: RE: Importing Ventura files
> Thanks for your help, Jacob! 
> I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At 
> least in FM7, I can select the file type Ventura Publisher, 
> and when I select a chp file, FM automatically suggest this 
> file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I 
> first thought.
> Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura 
> file formats? I doubt this, but will try. My idea was to use 
> Ventura (whatever version), save the existing files in a 
> version FM understands and then import those into FM. At 
> least, that' what some people seem to have managed.
> Best regards,
> Lutz
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