For conversion purposes, Mif2Go can use FrameMaker Import Formats to temporarily apply a different FrameMaker template to your document. Applying formats from a template that more closely approximates what you want to see in a given type of output is the best and easiest first step to achieve successful single-sourcing from FrameMaker. Import is automatic, and affects only the MIF conversion files, not your original document files. If you have chapter files open when Mif2Go imports formats, those files remain open, and they are not affected by the formats Mif2Go imports. You get true single-sourcing, and you have to specify changes only once, in FrameMaker.
To create a conversion template, prepare a new FrameMaker template that uses the same features and names as the original template for your document, but provides different definitions for the following:
If you are converting a FrameMaker book, and some chapter files in the book use a different template, you must create a separate configuration file for each of those chapter files, and an alternate conversion template; then you can direct Mif2Go to apply the alternate conversion template to those files. See §31.1 .
• Change the Show/Hide settings for conditional text, to substitute simpler versions of complex objects that have no counterpart in the output format, or to provide alternate text, or different illustrations.
Mif2Go applies the conversion template as part of the conversion process, without altering your FrameMaker document. However, if you are using Mif2Go to produce an HTML output type and you specify CSS, your CSS settings override display properties both from the original FrameMaker file and from any imported template.
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