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Converting FrameMaker documents and books to MS Word files

There is no direct option available within the File menu of FrameMaker (FM) to save a document or a book as a Word file. MS Word doesn’t detect FM documents and books, but it can read the Rich Text Format. Converting from FM to RTF is relatively easy because both are ASCII formats.

  1. Open the FM document: select File > Open.
  2. Select File > Save As. The Save Document dialog appears.
  3. Specify a name for the file, select Microsoft RTF1.6 from the Save as type pull-down menu, and then click Save.
  4. Open the RTF file in Word and save it as a .doc or .docx file.

Note: Some of the stuff on the master pages gets goofed up in the header/footer of the MS Word doc and you may have to clean up those manually.

 

Submitted by: Anit Kumar Panda, Tech Support Consultant


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