Archive for December, 2007

FrameMaker to InDesign Conversion Plug-In

The new FrameMaker-to-InDesign conversion filter from DTP Tools has been in beta for a while, and the shipping version is finally here! The product details page does a great job enumerating the conversion options, and it’s worth a look to see just how comprehensive this plug-in is.

The filter is even capable of converting text variables, complex tables, and numbered lists. If you also use their Cross-References plug-in for InDesign then cross-references from FrameMaker are also converted.

Just last week I met with a customer who is interested in converting some existing documents from FrameMaker to InDesign and this new plug-in should help a lot if that’s the direction you’re headed. Possibly the most interesting this about this plug-in is the pricing model. Instead of paying a specific license fee, yo only pay for how much you use and only when you’re satisfied with the conversion results. That’s right, you can download and use the plug-in for free and test the conversion results for yourself. When you’re happy with the results you can purchase usage credits and save the new InDesign files!