I don't know much about framemaker, so i'm sorry if this is a simple quiestion that i should know. I searched briefly and couldnt find the answer.
The problem is that we have received a FM 10 .fm file and all we have is FM 8. So is there any way to convert the FM 10 file to FM 8 without having a copy of FM 10?
I was hoping this would be a problem similar to having a docx file and Word 2003. All microsoft requires you to do is download a patch for word 2003 in order to open .docx files.
I dont think there is backward compatibily if you dont have Frame10 installed and also with FM 10 you can save a file for fm7,but not for fm8.
What you can try is,goto www.adobe.com and download Framemaker 10 as a trial and open the FM10.fm file that you have and save it as fm7.mif.
then try and open that fm7.mif with fm 8 and take a look if you can open that file or not.
Someone would have to open it in 10 and do a save as MIF to get it back to you in 8; if the originator can’t do that, use a spare machine that doesn’t have any FM on it and download the demo of 10 off the adobe website; it’s fully functional for 30 days.
open the FM10.fm file that you have and save it as fm7.mif.
I am not sure, but I believe it is not necessary to save to fm7.mif. Just save as fm10.mif, which can be opened with Fm8. I am concerned that saving to fm7.mif might alter any Unicode content.
I don't think FrameMaker 8 will open an FM 10 file directly, but you can
have the file provider save as MIF 7.0 for you. FM8 can open that. There
is also (for FM10) a SaveAsFM8 ExtendScript that the file provider can
use to convert. It's available in the SampleScripts.zip file on this page: