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Hi Guys

Maybe someone can assist. I have to create an illustrated parts catalogue in framemaker. Its is quite big with more than 5 000 parts and 200 illustrations.Is there any way to create such a document by inporting an Excel spreadsheet?

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Illustrated Parts Catalogue

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Hi Guys

Maybe someone can assist. I have to create an illustrated parts catalogue in framemaker. Its is quite big with more than 5 000 parts and 200 illustrations.Is there any way to create such a document by inporting an Excel spreadsheet?

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Hi Chris,

Yes, you can create very long Fm docs by importing database and spreadsheet styles. I'd be happy to take a peek at your files to give you a better answer.

LMK

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Hope this helps.

Thanks for the reply.

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Hi mattrsullivan

Thank you for the reply.

Need to mail the examples to you?

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Hi Chris, it's easiest to hop in an online meeting to have you walk me through it.

Text or call me at 7145852335 to arrange a convenient time.

-Matt

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Conversely, it's also possible to generate Framemaker MIF directly from the spreadsheet. I've done it for turning a BOM into a Reference Page table of call-outs with xrefs to SKUs and descriptors.

What Matt has in mind probably has an easier learning curve.

There's evidence on the greater web that enterprises are using FM in a process that starts from a database and generates PDF on demand. There are several ways to do it, depending on the skill set at hand.

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Hi how do I get the files so that can see them?

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chrisv1702852​ - send Matt a Private Message to get in touch with him

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Hi Jeff

Attached please find attached an example of the data and the format needed.

Regards

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Hi Chris - you can't attach stuff on the forum (except screenshots) - if you want to talk to Matt Sullivan about what you're trying to accomplish, send him a Private Message on the forum & he will respond.

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And to do that, hover over his name above the first response to your question, and then click on the Message button. This will initiate a private conversation between the two of you.

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re: And to do that, hover over his name above the first response to your question, and then click on the Message button.

I was just yesterday wondering where the PM send/read links were. If one chooses the correct Help link (Forum Help, not Help), and pokes around a while, they may eventually discover: The Private Message system

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