I used a trial version of FrameMaker 8.0 to estimate how long
it would take a contractor to convert my FrameMaker 6.0 files to
Adobe RoboHelp 7 webhelp. I made two different attempts.
Somehow, I was less successful than when I converted one FM 6
book to RH7 by way of Word.
During the first attempt, the each chapter became one long
topic in webhelp and every bookmark (e.g., FM index marker) got a
linked TOC entry.
During the second attempt I tried to be more careful. All
that got me was fewer entries in the TOC.
It seems the heading levels in the dialog for dividing up the
content into topics did not work for the obvious reason that the
source files did not haqve them. Instead of Heading 1, Heading 2,
and Heading 3, my source files had H1, H2, and H3. Is there a quick
way in RoboHelp to change such heading levels to correspond to the
FM formats? The topics were produced without any format variations
whatever. All the other formats were ignored as well. Can a css be
created quickly from the formats in FrameMaker?
It is not clear why you are importing the FrameMaker document
through Word. You can import it directly in RoboHelp.
You can map styles FrameMaker style H1 to RoboHelp style
Heading1, H2 to Heading2 and so on. That allows you to paginate the
FrameMaker document based on styles. If you selected convert
autonumbers to list and you are paginating on styles which have
auto-numbers, please select these styles in the Ignore Autonumbers