If you're just changing the names of the tags, or consistently 
reassigning some tags as other tags, consider saving the files as MIF 
and doing a search-and-replace on the tag names.

Is this a $0 solution?  well, there's a cost involved in learning 
enough MIF to do it. If you can spare a week or so, that's probably all 
you'd need (depending on the complexity of the problem). Then there's 
the time it takes to alter the MIF files.

Are you _sure_ you can't find $200?


Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> Hello, all --
>  
> I've just spent a couple of days getting our standard manual template
> tweaked and polished and localized from its timeworn Germanic origins
> (we inherited from our corporate parent across the pond). Now the task
> is to begin applying the template to new docs that are often based upon
> old manuals that used the old template. Looks like Template Mapper would
> be perfect for the task, but let's assume that no matter how wise and
> cost-effective and practical it might be, that $200 is not an option in
> the near future. So let's not go there. We'll just postulate that's a
> good idea, and leave it at that. For discussion's sake, this is a $0
> project.
>  
> The question is this: Just using the normal set of tools that comes with
> Frame (7.1 on Windows XP SP-2), and possibly freeware, what is the
> fastest, most effective way to migrate a new template into old docs. Am
> I doomed to paragraph-by-paragraph, table-by-table, and cell-by-cell
> transformations? Or are there better alternatives?
>  
> Jim
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