Urgent: Which CAT tools can properly handle FrameMaker 6 or FrameMaker 8 files?
Thread poster: Sebastian Witte

Sebastian Witte  Identity Verified
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Nov 20, 2012

Dear fellow translators, dear software manufacturers,

This is an emergency as our customer has now sent Framemaker 6.0p405 files
after sending us a PO for doing the job in Word from the PDF (!) originally sent for quoting (!), now insisting we deliver FrameMaker files.

The customer's technical documentation service provider told me on the phone they will try to produce FrameMaker 8 files out of those FM 6 files but it m i g h t not work without messing up the formatting.

Pls specify the exact software version that can do any of the above two things.

We have researched the following:

Can handle FrameMaker 8:

Trados 2011
Trados 2009
Trados 2007 - which Build?
Trados 7 - which Build?
Wordfast Pro - which version?
MemoQ - which version?
Across - which version?

Can handle FrameMaker 6:
No idea which software can handle this ... Anyone?

Thank you so much


Sebastian Witte

[Edited at 2012-11-20 13:18 GMT]


Alan Halls
Local time: 05:36
German to English
Framemaker 6 or 8 in STAR Transit NXT Nov 20, 2012

Hi Sebastian
I have many years' experience with Transit and know it can handle virtually any format. It will definitely handle Framemaker files. The problem is, that it's not cheap and the Framemaker filter will cost extra. I would contact STAR:


If you're in Germany, phone their Böblingen office and ask for sales. I know people who have run a one-month test before buying....icon_wink.gif



Henk Sanderson  Identity Verified
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Framemaker 6 CAT Tools: DéJà Vu X Professional Nov 20, 2012

Déjà Vu X Professional includes support for Adobe FrameMaker 5, 5.5, 6, and 7 MIF files.
If you send me a sample file, I can try it out for you


Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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DéjàVu will obligue Nov 20, 2012

I suppose that your customer will send .mif files to you. You don't even need to have FrameMarker installed for being able to translate them in DVX.



Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Trados 2007 Nov 21, 2012

My user manual for Trados 2007 (Workbench - Build 863) says:

S-Tagger for FrameMaker supports MIF files generated by FrameMaker version 4.0 or later,
FrameBuilder, and FrameMaker+SGML 5.0 or later. It also supports Unicode-based MIF files
generated by FrameMaker 8.0 or later.


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Trados 2007 or Studio 2011 Nov 21, 2012

Sebastian Witte wrote:

Can handle FrameMaker 6:
No idea which software can handle this ... Anyone?

Both use S-Tagger for this and I think S-Tagger supports Framemaker versions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8... I think 4, the rest are fine. Studio handles versions 8, 9, 10 and 11 directly.




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