Framemaker 2017 and MIF files

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May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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I have got the Trial version of Framemaker 2017 and wanted to open a MIF file someone sent me but I keep getting the convert window up and when I click OK I get a message telling me it is impossible to open the file. Have tried another MIF file and the same thing. I thought this program opened MIF files?

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Adobe Employee , May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017
Per Google it seems to be some video format. Guss you will have to contact the person who sent you the files.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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It does - what version of FM created the MIF file & to what standard (version, level) was it saved as?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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Another thought - try updating your install of FM2017 (there's been a patch released & the trial installer won't have it included) & then try opening the MIF file.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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The first question is: Is it actually a "Maker Interchange Format" (MIF) file? MIF is the extension of several completely different programs. Could be also e.g. the "MapInfo Interchange Format".

Try to drag & drop the MIF file into Windows Notepad and see what it says. Maybe you can copy the first few lines here into the forum.

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This is what comes out in Notepad:

MI         <AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA          AA     !    AA     "    AA     #    AA     $    AA     %    AA     &    AA     '    AA     (    AA     )    AA     *    AA     +    AA     ,    AA     -    AA     .    AA     /    AA     0    AA     1    AA     2    AA     3    AA     4    AA     5    AA     6    AA     7    AA     8    AA     9    AA     :    AA     ;    AA     <    AA     =    AA     >    AA     ?    AA     @    AA     A    AA     B    AA     C    AA     D    AA     E    AA     F    AA     G    AA     H    AA     I    AA     J    AA     K    AA     L    AA     M    AA     N    AA     O    AA     P    AA     Q    AA     R      

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Nope - that's no MIF file created by FM - you should see nice readable text in there ;>)

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I wonder what on earth it is then. Have had 2 of them sent to me with countless other folders attached. Been asked to open and edit them for video.

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Per Google it seems to be some video format. Guss you will have to contact the person who sent you the files.

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Thank you all for your help - appreciated

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