I am trying to create webhelp. It's my intention to use
webhelp generated by RH7 as my single source output to webhelp,
Word, PDFs, and my company's wiki.
I tried to import FrameMaker 6 files into RH7 for HTML and
saw the message that FrameMaker is not installed. I don't have the
latest FM, but FrameMaker 6 is installed. So I converted my files
to mif and then to RTF and then to MS Word doc and imported them as
I was very disappointed. This means I will have to do a lot
of work to rebuild my TOCs, glossary, and index.
Also, the conversion from FM to Word changed my automatic
numbering to hard-coded and RH7 complied by applying a hardcoded
number paragraph style in HTML. I am still new to HTML. Also, I
converted files from my predecessor who inserted anchored frames
for graphics in table cells in FM. So I got heavily styled HTML
code in RH7 which made correcting the HTML code difficult.
So I edited the ancient FM files and re-edited the Word files
to create automatic numbering before replacing the topics in RH7. I
still had to go into RH7 and replace the numbered paragraphs with
the usual <ol> and <li> tags.
In another project, I had to fix the grouping of the
<ol> and <li> tags by hand. By itself, RH7 broke up the
I fear I also have to recreate all the index markings. This
is a feature in RH7 I still have to master. I have to re-build
cross-references internal to a topic.
Why couldn't Adobe enable the reading of all FM versions in
More immediately, how can I cross-reference a list number
generated in HTML instead of the text or an alias, like "Step 6?"