I worked with Jeremy trying to make MIF2Go a solid way to migrate from
FrameMaker to Confluence. We got OK results page by page, but
cross-references between pages were a sticking point and Atlassian was
not helpful. He posted to this list about it on 22 March 2013. I'd
post what we came up with
The WebWorks ePublisher thing mentioned in that book came out just as
Confluence was switching from wiki markup (versions 3 and earlier) to
XHTML (versions 4 and later). it converted FrameMaker docs to an awful
mess of Confluence 3 wiki markup and macros that rendered OK but was
A good point ... it is far superior to any other solution to output to RTF for
Mif2Go will work through FrameMaker 11 for sure - with one file that needs to
be updated for FM 11, as I recall, but has not worked with later versions.
For a while now, I have meaning to look at the code and
Another thought is that if your version of Frame is old enough (Frame 10 or
11, I think?), you can use Mif2Go to make a clean conversion from MIF to
RTF. I've never really used Mif2Go, though, so I can't tell you whether the
out-of-the-box conversion will do what you need or if it needs to be
I would advise against using Acrobat's "Save as Microsoft Word" function. When
I tried this, Acrobat would produce an exquisite-*looking* copy of my PDF. But
the moment I'd try to edit the file in Word, the layout would do silly things
like wrap off the page into oblivion. I call it the
I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion to use a purpose-built Frame
template with style names that match the Word styles. At a former-former
employer I used that approach when converting multiple thousands of pages of
Word docs (which fortunately used a tightly controlled template) to
I stumbled on a copy of "Confluence, Techcomm, and Chocolate" by Sarah
Maddox yesterday as I was searching for information on converting
documentation to Confluence. She was working at Atlassian at the time she
You could probably run the template through saving as RTF and then
importing into Frame to get the basic styles converted to tags, although
I've never done that. Word and Frame handle numbering very differently, and
that could cause an issue if that's all you do. Whoever set up the Word
Currently there is no FrameMaker template of course.
What is the best thing to do?
The Word template seems very well built. Should I choose to use all the
בתאריך יום ד׳, 25 באפר׳ 2018, 16:10, מאת :
> From a day-to-day author
At 09:30 -0400 25/4/18, Janie Cole wrote:
>My contract is ending and no one else at the company knows how to use
>FrameMaker.They have asked me to convert the SOPs that I produced for them
>into Word so others can maintain after I'm gone.
Shmuel has nailed the detail for you: saving out of PDF
I think you are much better off saving the Frame files as RTF then RTF
as Word. The reason is that when you save Frame files as RTF, you get
the styles that were in Frame. If you want to change style names, it's a
simple search and replace. This is much faster than having to apply all
Depends on whether the people doing the maintenance have any real Word
experience, I guess. Converting from PDF to Word will give you a Word
document that looks like the PDF, all right, but there will be no styles.
EVERYTHING will be Normal + whatever.
If they do all their formatting on the fly,
My contract is ending and no one else at the company knows how to use
They have asked me to convert the SOPs that I produced for them into Word
so others can maintain after I'm gone.
All the docs are saved as PDF for general use. I'm thinking converting the
PDF to Word might be the
If there are lots of tables, have them buy TableCleaner from Rick Quattro.
It will save you HOURS of time.
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:09 AM, wrote:
> From a day-to-day author perspective it will feel similar enough. You have
> menu reorganization of course, but the
>From a day-to-day author perspective it will feel similar enough. You have
>menu reorganization of course, but the F7 key will be your friend (press it
>almost anywhere for a quick contextual search of functions). For the import of
>Word the biggest issues are how styles are used in the source
I used FrameMaker 2015 in my previous position.
My new employers offered to buy FrameMaker 2017.
1. What are the main differences between the versions?
2. What is hard to get used to?
3. I have to import their guides from Word. I did this in my previous job
many years ago. I understand the
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