Or you could download the FM9 eval, or the TCS eval and see if it
works, now that it's been re-written.


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On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Tarlochan S. Nahal <tnahal99 at yahoo.com> 
> 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.
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> 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
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> 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
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