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FrameMaker 9 cannot Import MS Word 2010 file
If you try to import a MS Word 2010 file directly into FM9 this is what you get:
This is probably because MS Word 2010 was released after FM9 hit the market. I guess it’s time for a FM9 update or patch.
CAUTION: If you select “Microsoft Word 2007” or “Microsoft Word” option and click the Convert button, you get an application crash and an error message:
After you close the error message FM shuts down automatically.
RECOMMENDED METHOD: Copy your MS Word content and then select Edit > Paste Special from your FM menu. Then select either Text (for no formatting) or Rich Text Format paste options (to preserve Word formatting).
Here is an excellent guide by Ivan Walsh about how to prepare a (non-2010) Ms Word file for importing it into FrameMaker.
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This is one development that really made my day: Apple is reconsidering its totally inexplicable earlier decision to ban Flash from all its best-selling gadgets. I guess genius can make mistakes too. That’s excellent news for millions of Adobe fans like me who use Flash on a regular basis. Read more here