No, SaveAs MIF and the Omsys Wash As MIF menu entry do the same thing.
Only difference is that SaveAs takes a couple manual steps and the
menu is a single click.

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On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Kelly McDaniel<kmcdaniel at pavtech.com> wrote:
> I always thought that Wash as MIF could also mean, Save an FM file as a
> MIF file within FM, then open it in FM. It's a habit from the previous
> century. Am I misinformed?...Kelly.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fei Min
> Lorente
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:56 PM
> To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>
> Hi Rick:
>
> As far as I know, you have to install Mif2Go to get the "Wash via MIF"
> option on the File menu. If you don't still have your copy, you could
> download the trial version and see if that feature works for you.
>
> Fei Min
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Richard
> Melanson
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:45 PM
> To: Fred Ridder; dspreadb at yahoo.com; richard.combs at polycom.com;
> framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>
> I was unemployed for a while a few years ago and through the generosity
> of Omni Systems, I received a copy of MIF2Go. After the response below,
> "wash as MIF" caught my attention I Googled it. This appears to be a
> function of MIF2Go, I am probably stating what everyone already knows
> :-) ?Anyway, I do NOT have the "wash as MIF" option in the file menu of
> Frame. How do I get it?
> Rick
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:32 PM
> To: dspreadb at yahoo.com; Richard Melanson; richard.combs at polycom.com;
> framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>
>
> Before resorting to what Dov Isaacs calls "reinstallsheimer's disease",
> I'd try a quick "wash as MIF" operation on the offending file. It seems
> much more likely to me that something has become corrupt in the one
> document file that Rick is having problems with rather than FrameMaker
> itself having become corrupted.
>
> -Fred Ridder
>
>
>
>> From: dspreadb at yahoo.com
>> To: rmelanson at spirecorp.com; richard.combs at Polycom.com;
> framers at lists.frameusers.com
>> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:22:38 -0500
>>
>> Rick,
>> On your first email, I opened a graphic and made some edits. I did not
>> change the graphic filename. Then open the corresponding Frame file
> without
>> any problems.
>>
>> I renamed the graphic file and reopened the Frame book. When it ran
> into the
>> missing graphic, I selected Ignore and it just ignored that graphic
> and
>> opened the file. I closed the Frame file and tried it again and
> selected
>> Skip and got the same response.
>>
>> This tends to tell me that something in Frame has gotten corrupted.
> You
>> might try reinstalling, at least the latest patch (p277) and then try
>> opening the file. If this doesn't fix it, then I would re0install
> Frame8 and
>> then, of course, all updates.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard Melanson [mailto:rmelanson at spirecorp.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:04 AM
>> To: David Spreadbury; Combs, Richard; framers at lists.frameusers.com
>> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>>
>> Thank you for your quick response David. I cant get by the Missing
> File
>> window. I can click on ignore or skip 100 times and Frame just keeps
>> redisplaying the Missing File window. Frame will not allow me to skip
> or
>> ignore, I cannot get access to the Frame file unless I update to the
> new
>> drawing.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Spreadbury [mailto:dspreadb at yahoo.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:59 AM
>> To: Richard Melanson; 'Combs, Richard'; framers at lists.frameusers.com
>> Subject: RE: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>>
>> Rick,
>> The only way that I can see is that something in the path or filename
> of
>> the graphics must be different or you aren't saving the Frame file
> once
>> you have redirected the file to point to the proper graphic file
>> location.
>>
>> When you open a Frame file, that can't locate a referenced graphic,
> and
>> you select to skip this file, the next time you open that particular
>> Frame file, it will again ask for the correct graphic file location,
>> even if you have saved the file.
>>
>> Check the path and filename of the referenced graphic files. The
>> complete path and filename MUST remain identical.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard Melanson [mailto:rmelanson at spirecorp.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:34 AM
>> To: David Spreadbury; Combs, Richard; framers at lists.frameusers.com
>> Subject: Import by Reference Question/Bug ?
>>
>> Hi Framers,
>>
>> I have Frame 8 with all the updates/patches running on a WinXp system
>> with 3gig RAM, 500gig HD, and a 2GHz Core 2 CPU. I have about 55
>> drawings imported by reference in a single Frame file. When one or
> more
>> of the imported by reference drawings changes, Frame gives the option
> to
>> update the path to the drawing or to skip the file or ignore all
> missing
>> files. When I try to select skip this file or ignore all missing
> files,
>> frame just redisplays the Missing File window. I have made sure Frame
> is
>> not looking for a different drawing, I cannot get Frame to skip or
>> ignore. Anyone ever had this problem, thank you all in advance for
> your
>> help.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>>
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