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    Default Framemaker...

    Well, its been lots of months since I had last processed my last project in Framemaker.
    And now, I have to do some good research again, since theres new ways of doing this now...

    From what Ive been looking into this Forum, we dont have much of the latest news.
    Ive found some old theads, some of them still very uselful:

    Adobe Frame Maker para idioma rabe
    Cmo abrir un Adobe Framemaker File (.mif) en Trados 2009???

    Ive been doing some trials now in Memsource now, applying each of the filters...

    By the way, whats the latest Framemaker version right now?

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    Thank you Vicente!

    Have you translated or handle fm in any cat tool? Trados? Memsource? Any other?
    Im doing some tests in Memsource now...

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    Can I just upload the fm file? Maybe it works

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    Hi Ana
    I think you cant work directly off the fm files. Either Trados or Memsource or any other Cat Tool you need to open the fm file and then Save it as .mif.
    Once you have the mif files, then you can process them with your Cat Tool.
    Regardless the Cat Tool you use, you need to be careful about the filters you select, depending what you want to translate or what you need to ignore.

    Ill be posting some comments and questions, so that we can work this out together

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    Default Re: Framemaker...Conditional Text

    Right now, Im working on a Framemaker manual, with a Help Section.
    So, Ive been looking where that option is in FM. And this is what Ive found:

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    Default Re: Framemaker...Conditional Text

    So, Ive been doing several tests in Memsource, checking and unckecking the different options.
    By default you dont have that filter for conditional text checked, you want to check it if you need to translate that text:

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    Default Re: Framemaker...Conditional Text

    Moving forward, to make sure we are indeed translating the Help Section (conditional text), I downloaded a draft version, just to check if we are doing ok.
    So, I opened up the translated file in FM, and Ive been hiding and unhiding that text, to see if there was any difference. And... text was translated!

    Now, the funny part comes here, when I created a pdf to see how it looked:

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    Creating conditional text is "the" feature most appreciated by graphic designers when it comes to developing user content. FrameMaker traditional is not that appealing formatting-wise, in which case designers prefer the Adobe suite (InDesign, Illustrator). So, FM always becomes a puzzle for translation/localization.

    Now that I see conditional text labeled as "Help only," do you know if this is prepared that way for a help system? FM gives you a turn-key solution to provide documentation and a help system almost at the same time simply by managing that "conditional text".

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    Hi Gentle

    I think in Indd this "conditional text" is done by adding layers, right?
    and yes, I feel much confortable working in indd than in fm, may be its just because Im already more familiar with indd.

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