Saving a FrameMaker file to as an older version

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Can I save a FrameMaker file to an older version of FrameMaker?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020
Yes, use file save as to see the choices - older versions won't be able use any new features present in FM2019. You can always go the MIF route for backward compatibility.

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Yes, use file save as to see the choices - older versions won't be able use any new features present in FM2019. You can always go the MIF route for backward compatibility.

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I have used structured FrameMaker to write manuals, but am not sure what MIF is.

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Maker Interchange Format is a plain text representation of a FrameMaker document. See File > Save As. The MIF parser is meant to be "forward compatible." For example, if you open a MIF file created with FrameMaker 2019 in an older version of FrameMaker, it will simply discard any constructs ("features") that it doesn't understand and still try to render the file in that version of FrameMaker. It actually works quite well.

 

If you have batches of files that you need to convert, please see my ConvertDocs script at frameexpert dot com.

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Thank you very much.

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MIF = Maker Interchange Format - a text representation of the FM binary files

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Thank you.

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