Hi Gillian,

I've read all the replies to your message, and although I agree that
importing text is the cleanest method, I recently imported 4 medium sized
(250 - 300 pages) Word docs into FM8, and did not run into any of the
problems described in the replies except unavailable fonts.  Possibly the
Word docs were reasonably clean, since they used the company Word template.
My suggestion would be to import a small Word file with the Microsoft Word
2007 filter in FM and see what happens.  If you get a lot of junk in the FM
file, use the text method instead.

BTW, I agree with Matt's statement about our structured FM and TCS class
last week.  The class went very well, and even the writers who had never
used FM before (yep, we had a couple) were up to speed by the end of the
class.  Great job, Matt.

Diane Gaskill
Hitachi Data Systems
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Matt Sullivan
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 2:57 PM
To: 'Flato, Gillian'; 'Framers List'
Subject: RE: Importing a Word Doc into Frame v9.0


Hi Gillian,

I haven't noticed any real differences in how FM9 imports Word.

The main thing to keep in mind is how rigidly the Word author used Para and
Character Styles.

Normal+ will not come across cleanly...never did and never will!

If the author was a sophisticated Word user, and did not manually tweak
things in Word, then the files should come over quite painlessly.

Regarding training and other assistance:

I believe I'll be hosting an online 2-day Unstructured FM9 training the week
of July 27th. There are currently 4 students in that class, so a great
chance for individualized attention.

I just finished up a 3-day Structured Frame Authoring and a 2-day Tech Comm
Suite Integration for Diane Gaskill's group (21 folks in the Authoring
class, and it still went well!!!)

Your cousin might also benefit from some help in the conversion and in
setting up the initial template. If that's not something you plan on doing
for her, I've helped lots of companies (large & small) with that as well. I
can do it remotely, and bill in as little as 1/4 hour increments.




-Matt

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-----Original Message-----
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Flato, Gillian
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 1:58 PM
To: Framers List
Subject: Importing a Word Doc into Frame v9.0

A cousin of mine is a complete novice on Frame. She is buying Frame v9.0 and
importing a 300 page Word manual into it. (After editing the 1rst edition of
the manual in Word, she said, never again). I have never seen Frame v9.0, I
still use Frame v8.0.

How does Frame v9.0 map Word Paragraph styles? Does it do a better job than
Frame v8? What does she need to do first to ensure an easy and successful
import?

Any recommendations for some good online training classes for Frame v9.0?


Thank you,



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Gillian Flato

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