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10.4: Batch text conversion with textutil
Authored by: tullius on Mar 14, '06 10:31:24AM

Cool hint.

Anyone know how to convert FrameMaker files to something more modern - I used to use Frame as my word processor until OSX, and now I am stuck with using Classic to get at my Frame files. I am worried that when I upgrade to an Intel Mac I will be in deep trouble!

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10.4: Batch text conversion with textutil
Authored by: fitzgunnar on Mar 15, '06 04:59:34AM

I do not know how many files you have, but you could open the fm files in Framemaker and save them in some more acccessible format, e.g. doc or rtf. HTML could work too.

/MagnusG!



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10.4: Batch text conversion with textutil
Authored by: gregraven on Mar 16, '06 05:58:14AM

Opening each FM file and saving it as something else is a painful process, unless you have the FM files in books, and are saving them as HTML files. To convert FM to Word documents, for example, requires a lot of steps, and after converting several files, FM will vapor-lock, so you'll have to force quit and then restart FM.

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Greg Raven
Apple Valley, CA



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10.4: Batch text conversion with textutil
Authored by: nerkles on Mar 15, '06 07:45:26AM
Don't worry, count on it. There is no "classic" on the Intel macs. I don't have an answer for you other than try to convert them to something else. RTF, PDF, HTML, whatever... before you get your Intel Mac (or keep a PPC machine around just for this?).

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