4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2013 8:45 AM by Arnis Gubins RSS

    FM 11 compatibility with older FM

    Andrea Soc


      i buyed the new FM 11 but the others user in my lan have FM 8; is possible save in FM11 in FM8 version?



        • 1. Re: FM 11 compatibility with older FM
          Jeff_Coatsworth MVP

          Yes, but your choice for backwards compatibility is Save As MIF 7; once you open a FM 8 doc, it will be upgraded to FM11 & no longer openable by FM8

          • 2. Re: FM 11 compatibility with older FM
            Andrea Soc Community Member

            many thanks Jeff!Work it!

            • 3. Re: FM 11 compatibility with older FM
              Art_Campbell Community Member

              You can always preserve some backwards compatibility by saving as MIF. A

              FM11 MIF should -- note the should -- be able to be opened in earlier

              versions. You lose any "new" features, but the early FM MIF parser should

              just discard "new" information.


              Also, there are export filters, some not implemented, that let you save to

              an earlier version as Jeff noted.




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              • 4. Re: FM 11 compatibility with older FM
                Arnis Gubins ACP/MVPs

                Note: FM7 was not unicode aware, so if you've used any unicode specific characers in your FM11 document, saving as FM7 MIF will not properly convert these (you'll either see question marks or funny double-characters.


                For FM8, you should really save as FM11 MIF. FM8 will ignore any feature in the MIF that it doesn't undersstand and will be able to open the file.