Hi, Kelly I use a commercial "PDF-to-Word" tool and bring it into RTF, because the Adobe PDF Professional "output as a RTF" is pretty darn useless, IMHO.
Yes, there is still some residual overhead in getting the FrameMaker doc right, but much better than any other approach that I have found. For a typical 100+ page document, the process takes me on the order of a day or two to bring into FrameMaker. Then, life is fine for making changes to the document - the usual reason for doing this process! :) BTW, there are a nunmber of such PDF-to-Word tools available ... my early experience some years ago was with one of the early ones: Nuance (formerly scansoft) PDF Convertor Pro (www.nuance.com) so I have stuck with it. YMMV, of course. Z -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Kelly McDaniel Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:06 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: PDF to FM9 MarCom revived some old software...from the last millennium...really. The only docs I have are in PDF and I need to get the content into FrameMaker. I'd like to go to FM( with the original formatting and name so I can do a Replace to bring the tags up to current spec. I can save the PDF as an RTF and import the RTF into FM, but I've done that before and it's a PITA. Word RTF adds all manner of wonkiness to the doc. I'm looking for suggestions on how to get the PDF content into FrameMaker 9. (FYI, I already tried squeezing...no joy.)...regards, Kelly.