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Luis B. Perro
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FM 10: Cannote delete paragraphs in (former) MIF documents

Mar 26, 2013 11:40 PM

Tags: #framemaker #10 #mif #delete_paragraph

With FM it is not possible to delete paragraphs if the document was saved as MIF (even if re-saved as FM again).

Deleting works neither as individual delete ("Delete" and select individual formats to delete) nor by the "delete unused formats" feature.

In the meantime, almost all documents are affected as we use MIF for translation purposes.


With FM 8 or FM 9, I can delete paragraphs from the same MIF files without any problems.


Can anyone help us? Any idea how to make FM 10 delete the paragraphs?

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    Mar 27, 2013 12:48 AM   in reply to Luis B. Perro



    I have the same FrameMaker version.

    I just created a new FrameMaker file with the default portrait template,

    saved it as MIF and opened it again.

    Then deleted some paragraph formats and then deleted all unused formats

    (via the commend in the paragraph catalogue).

    Both work.

    I do not know where your problem comes from. However, that's not a general

    problem. It must be related to your files.


    Best regards



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    Mar 27, 2013 4:03 AM   in reply to Luis B. Perro

    > ... not possible to delete paragraphs ...


    So what happens? Does it throw an error or just not do anything?


    In the MIF, at the paragraphs in question, do you happen to see any <PgfLocked Yes> tags?

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