How do I preview FrameMaker thumbnails in Windows Explorer? We have a lot of text insets and need to preview them before we import them. Alt+P didn't work. Is there a setting somewhere? I can see Word, Excel and PDF previews, but not FrameMaker.
AFAIK there's nothing that will show that for you in Explorer.
No sign of a preview for anything except a few graphics formats on my Windows 7 machine at work, so you're already doing better :-} If you can preview .pdf, perhaps you could compromise by making a .pdf from each inset …
To build on FieryPantone's reply, you could also create (or contract to create) an ExtendScript to PDF everything in a given directory.
It's a tutorial on how to change the registry files to recognize and preview .fm files. I can't say if it works because our Enterprise Security Office does not allow registry files to be changed. I'll report back if they reconsider.
Just tried it with it set to "text" - that doesn't work because FM files are binary, but if you set the "PerceivedType" key to binary, I don't know what value you would assign the data...
Thanks for trying. I'll use the convert-to-PDF workaround. That works well enough.