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FileTools - FrameMaker Plugin

FileTools is a FrameMaker plugin developed for FrameMaker 5.5 and above, and can be used with both structured and unstructured files. The commands defined by this plugin make it easier to work with the importing and exporting of files in Frame. It also introduces the MIFML file type, which may make it easier for people to migrate unstructured content into XML and will allow people to process their unstructured content with XSLT and XML-specific tools.

If you're interested in installing FileTools on a "modern" version of FrameMaker (FM8/9/10/11), you'll need to contact us for the 1.03 beta installer. We hope to have this completed soon, but until that time it will remain in beta.

Features

The FileTools plugin defines the following "book" commands ..

    Save Book File As
    Saves the book file as a specified file type (XML, MIFML, SGML, MIF, FM or TXT). The FM and TXT options generate a list of files in the book.
    Save Files in Book As
    Saves all files in a book as a specified file type (XML, MIFML, SGML, MIF, Frame6, View Only, PDF, or Text).
    Import Files to Book
    Opens files of a specified type whose names match those in the current book, then saves those files as Frame (FM) and overwrites the files in the book.
    Process Files in Book
    Saves all files in a book as the specified type, runs the specified script or executable on each file, then optionally opens each file in Frame and replaces the original file.
    Import MIFML File
    Lets you open a MIFML file as a FrameMaker file.
    Minimize All Open Files
    Minimizes all open documents (not book files).
    Force Open All Files in Book
    Opens all files in a book without prompting for bad cross-refs, missing graphics, font or language problems, and old FM versions. This command is also available with an "open minimized" option which opens the files and minimizes them.

And the following "file" commands ..

    Save File As
    Saves the current file as the specified file type (XML, MIFML, SGML, MIF, Frame6, View Only, PDF, or Text).
    Process File
    Saves the current file as the specified type, runs the specified script or executable on it, then optionally opens the file in Frame and replaces the original file.
    Import MIFML File
    Lets you open a MIFML file as a FrameMaker file.
    Minimize All Open Files
    Minimizes all open documents (not book files).
    Convert Files
    Allows selection of multiple files to save as a specified type.
    Close All Open Files
    Closes all open files without saving.


FileTools menu

Buy FileTools v.1.02 (Windows; FrameMaker v.5,6,7)

NOTE: The online help for FileTools is provided as a WinHelp file. This Help format is not supported on Windows Vista or 7. A new version of FileTools will be available soon that provides Help in a CHM format.

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