Or you could download the FM9 eval, or the TCS eval and see if it works, now that it's been re-written.
Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Tarlochan S. Nahal <tnahal99 at yahoo.com> wrote: > 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-request at > 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.barbion at 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 > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > 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/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >