Dear Yves Barbion, ? Welcome to the club! ? The OLE objects stopped working for me and other writers in our group over five months ago (FM 7.2, on XP). Frame simply refused to take them anymore due to no fault of ours. ? Anytime I tried to do bring an OLE, a FrameMaker message showed up: ? "An internal error occurred while writing imported graphics in this document. The file has been saved, but has lost some image." ? In reality the file was not saved at all and was NOT allowed to be?saved it?unless I?got rid of the OLE object! Even double clicking on an existing OLE?drawing in Frame would?triigger?Frame's allergies!?? ? This issue has been raised at least twice since then in this forum. The culprit seems to be a fix in SP3 Windows upgrade. By so doing, I am told,?Microsoft fixed some sort of remote server bug! I hope they find a better way of fixing bugs! ? I talked to Adobe Tech Support few weeks ago and they told me that OLE is supported in FM 9, but not for 7.2 or so. How long will it continue to be supported? I do not know. ? Based on the advice?from some Framers and my own experience, it is not a good idea to move OLE objects into Frame in the first place. The best way is to import them is by reference. This method works almost flawlessly.?You can perhaps save the Excel file into pdf and then import it by reference. Of course, like any other imported graphic file, you have to repeat the process if?the original file?gets updated in Excel. ? Regards, ? Tarlochan S. Nahal ? Sr. Technical Writer Atheros Communications, Inc.
--- On Fri, 2/6/09, framers-request at lists.frameusers.com <framers-request at lists.frameusers.com> wrote: From: framers-request at lists.frameusers.com <framers-requ...@lists.frameusers.com> Subject: Framers Digest, Vol 40, Issue 6 To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Date: Friday, February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM Send Framers mailing list submissions to framers at lists.frameusers.com To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/listinfo/framers or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to framers-request at lists.frameusers.com You can reach the person managing the list at framers-owner at lists.frameusers.com When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Framers digest..." ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:04:16 +0100 From: Yves Barbion <yves.barb...@gmail.com> Subject: OLE objects don't work anymore To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Message-ID: <2d78e7070902050504m5b1cd5v68ce26e5b814dc8f at mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Hi Frameusers I'm using FrameMaker 7.2 p158, Windows XP SP3 and Excel 2003 and 2007. I copy a couple of cells from an Excel sheet and past them as OLE objects in some of my FM documents. I do it this way for this type of documents because the tables contain formulas. I only have one or two of these objects in my FM docs, so file size isn't the issue here. This has always worked pretty well until some time ago. I now see the following behavior: when I paste the copied cells in my FM document as OLE object (Edit > Paste Special > Paste Link), I just get to see a very small empty anchored frame of 4 x 4 mm. When I paste the copied cells in FM8 and FM9, everything is okay. Has anyone had this experience with FM 7.2 too? Any ideas why these OLE objects stopped working at some point? Thanks in advance -- Yves