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Adobe Framemaker/Frame 7.2 to 10: Font issues

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Hello -- We are beginning to test Frame 10 by importing our old Frame 7.2 files, and have encountered some display issues with certain fonts (Arial Cyrillic, Greek, and Turkish in particular). The text looks fine in the FM 7.2 (source) files, but it appears as gibberish (glyphs?) in the FM 10 (chapter) templates when we import the source files. We set up all paragraph styles in the FM 10 chapter template to exactly match those in the FM 7.2 source files. Is this a Unicode conversion issue? If so, how can we fix it?

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Susan - Sorry - but I am unable to give you much help as I have no experience with Frame 10.
However when I have upgraded to different versions of Frame, (ie 6 to 7) I have found some of the same problems, especially with graphics and some fonts. We would just review each file and than then correct as necessary.

What I would suggest is saving your files as a mif file and try importing the mif file.

What you might also try is to Open a blank Frame 10 document and then import the styles etc from your Frame 7 document - then just do a copy and paste of the the document.

Regards, Wayne

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Basic set-up of books, master pages, generation of List of Effective pages (LEP), Indexing, auto-numbering. Various ways to import graphics, including advantages and disadvantages of importing into a text frame or importing into a "blank" page. Using a "book" to generate PDF files, with hyperlinking. Customization of function keys, currently setup for Frame 7.0 i.e. change F1 to turn "Change bar" On and Off, F2 to "Cut" a selection, F3 to copy, F4 to Paste, F6 to set line to "TOP OF PAGE" and Shift F6 to start line "anywhere" these can be easily your current config files and if you do not like them - old config files can be restored. I have no expertise in Structured Framemaker, (i.e. XML or SGML).

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10 years working with Framemaker, all version through Version 7.0
Primarily writing to Aviation ATA spec 100. Currently responsible for maintaining all company published maintenance documents in Framemaker and PDF and making them accessible through the company intranet.

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