If your FrameMaker files are on a network server, you might find that FrameMaker sometimes has trouble accessing those files. It is best to make a local copy, and use Mif2Go to convert from that copy.
1. Establish a conversion project folder. By default, Mif2Go places output files in the same folder as the FrameMaker files to be converted. We strongly advise you to create a separate subfolder for the output (see §3.5 ); do not use the folder that contains your FrameMaker files. If you plan to convert the same FrameMaker document to several different output formats, create a separate project folder for each, to avoid overwriting a configuration file.
2. If you plan to generate WinHelp 3, copy bullet.bmp into the folder where you will compile RTF files. You can modify or replace bullet.bmp for a different default bullet; see §188.8.131.52 .
If you want Mif2Go to use a configuration file already created for the document, or one based on a different FrameMaker document, place that configuration file (or a copy of it) in the project folder.
To use an existing configuration file instead of creating a new one, you must edit the configuration file (for RTF output) or the FileID file (for HTML output) to specify appropriate file identifiers in the [FileIDs] section. For instructions, see §4.4.4 .
4. Restart FrameMaker. If you have already set up a Mif2Go conversion in your current FrameMaker session, close FrameMaker and restart it. Sometimes Mif2Go "remembers" settings used in a prior conversion, causing unexpected results (such as crashes). Whether this is likely to happen seems to depend on your operating environment and on Mif2Go configuration settings. In some situations you might be able to get away without restarting FrameMaker, especially if you delete output files and conversion files (but not project or configuration files) between runs; see §C.2.4 . You should never have to reboot the system, unless you have hit the Windows 9x/ME GDI resource-leak wall; see §7.5.2 .
5. Close previous output files. If you are converting to Word, close any RTF files from a previous conversion that you have open in Word. Mif2Go cannot write a new version if Word has the old one open.
7. Start Mif2Go. Follow instructions in §3 .
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