I've been tasked with finding how to include / import by reference / text-inset / etc. unstructured (DTIA) content (such as field help descriptions) in a larger unstructured document (such as in a user guide chapter). Someone I work with said they saw an Adobe representative demonstrate this capability. I know it would make more sense to move everything into structured FrameMaker, but that's not the question I'm being asked... So far I do not see a way to do this, although I do see a way to bring unstructured content into a structured document.
I would like to find out how to do this (or find out that it is not possible). Any help would be very much appreciated.
By definition, DITA content (I'm assuming that was a typo) is structured (i.e. it's XML), so I'm at a loss trying to figure out what you're trying to accomplish. Are you trying to show the XML tagging with the content? If so, then just import as a text file.
After a bit of experimentation, I managed to import a small DITA file into an unstructured FM file without ending up with a block of pure text. Here's how I managed it, though the results may not be what exactly you're hoping to do …
A visible mismatch, of course, but at least some clue as to the intended structure of the imported content. Step 2 could be the trickiest, especially if you're relying on someone else's source files.