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Re: Error on importing Word file to Frame+SGML


if you can open the files in Word, save them as RTF instead and try to
import the RTF instead of the .doc file itself.

If FrameMaker prompts you, tell it that these are Japanese RTF files
(the filter was written by a different company).

RBoyce@sybex.com wrote:

> I am using FrameMaker 5.56 on a PC and I'm importing a Word 97 file (copy
> into document). This is our standard procedure, and we use a customized
> Word template optimized for this.
> However, I have a couple files that are giving me a problem. As the
> progress bar approaches 50% or so, it stops, and then I get this error
> message:
>   The filter encountered an error and could not complete the translation.
> I've been trying to figure out what the problem is with the Word files.
> Alas, these files have a checkered past, and none of my usual Word
> troubleshooting techniques has resolved the problem. They *seem* properly
> styled and free of weird stuff. Since the files look ok, I don't know what
> needs fixing! The Frame filter documentation hasn't given me any leads.
> Does anyone know what kinds of things cause the Word 97 import filter to
> choke?
> thanks,
> Rachel Boyce
> Information Design Specialist, Lead
> Sybex, Inc.

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