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Re: HTML to Frame


What I do is import into Word, save as RTF, import into Frame 6.

Some say use Japanese RTF filter, but I have had little success with that - 
many crashes - but what has worked (still have to apply Frame tags) in 
Frame 6 is to use the Word RTF Filter and play with the dialog box that 
says "Import by Reference", select "retain original document formatting."

Yeah, I know it is not supposed to work, but I've had good luck with 
maintaining the basic formatting.

Be aware that you might find some strange upper 8 bit ASCII characters 
lurking when you do this, though.


Allen Schaaf
Technical writing

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individuals persist in claiming that its effects are constructive.  This is 
a powerful example of how it is possible to adjust our beliefs so as to 
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to something terrible, that we have internalized a corrosive personality 
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At 12:16 PM 2/21/02, Jason Aiken wrote:
>So far, I've received no responses to my queries on this subject. However, 
>this topic comes up a lot in the archives. Now that I've had time to 
>research the issue myself, I thought I'd respond to my own question for 
>the benefit of others. (I hope Free Framers stuff is archived somewhere.)
>It appears Netscape, IE, and other browsers have a "Save as text" feature 
>that saves HTML as plain text. It wouldn't be too tedious to open the text 
>in FrameMaker and then tag it as necessary. A more advanced filter would 
>be required to retain tagging. Plus, more recent versions of FrameMaker 
>(like the one sitting at home), are supposed to open XML. We've all heard 
>a lot about that, I believe.
>There's lots of interesting HTML filter stuff listed at: 
>Blueberry also has Filtrix filters for HTML and lots of information on 
>their site, but the last price I saw (from about 4 years ago) was around 
>Older versions of Blueberry filters (3-5 years ago) were considered 
>sub-standard and unhelpful in some advanced cases. Blueberry was once 
>willing to run test files and presently have a demo available for a free 
>download. I'm not sure if they still run test files for prospective 
>clients. Their filters likely retain some formatting or mapping of HTML 
>tags to Frame tags, adding some improvement to the "Save as text" feature.
>A German consulting firm, .riess, once had something called HTML-2-Frame. 
>The link provided to the product in the Framers archive is dead, but their 
>new home page is http://www.riess.de/flashintro.html . A search of their 
>website on "HTML-2-Frame" yielded no hits.
>There were also numerous reports of people working on perl filters and 
>EDD's for FM+SGML.
>Best regards,
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