Batch convert mif files to FM files

Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Hi, all

Please do any one know a solution that may batch-convert mif files back to fm format?

 

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Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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Hi,

 

There are a number of scripts or plugins. Those which come to my mind are:

 

https://www.squidds.de/en/products/finalyser/basic-package-for-fm/

There is a command FM <-> MIF to convert between these formats. Not free.

 

https://www.itl.eu/en/technical-documentation/i-frame-framescript.html

One of the packages has a command to convert between FM and MIF. I use it regularly. Requires FrameScript. Not free.

 

http://www.frameexpert.com/store/index.html

Rick Quatro has a ConvertDocs plugin. Not free.

 

Or you write an ExtendScript script yourself.

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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At the risk of getting in trouble here, if anyone donates to my Ride for Roswell cancer ride I will give you ConvertDocs for free. I am doing the 100 mile route again. Thank you.

http://give.roswellpark.org/goto/rick-quatro

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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It might be worth exploring why this conversion seems necessary.

If it's just a matter of file naming, filename.mif can simply be renamed to filename.fm, and FM will open it without complaint.

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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This is true, but they are still two different file types. FM files are binary FrameMaker files, while MIF files are text files containing Maker Interchange Format content. MIF files are usually quite a bit larger than the corresponding FM files.

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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re: … but they are still two different file types.

Sure, but my question is about what's giving rise to the need to convert.
If, for example, it's just a matter of some server archive script looking only for .fm and .book files, the re-name hack works.

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