Adobe FrameMaker 10: New and Improved Cut & Paste from Word
by Barb Binder
I love uncovering the little, undocumented features in an upgrade. Yesterday, while teaching my first Adobe FrameMaker 10 class, I was reviewing the various ways to get text from Word into FrameMaker. We touched on cut and paste, and it was my intention to have my students discover why they had to use Edit > Paste Special in FrameMaker and not just the regular old Paste command. When the text came in properly with Edit > Paste, you could have knocked me off my chair with a feather!
It turns out that FrameMaker 10 now defaults to pasting text as text, as opposed to as OLE 2. I found myself humming Rufus Wainwright’s Hallelujah for the rest of the afternoon.
(And for those of you reading this post, trying to figure out why Cut & Paste isn’t working like you expected in FrameMaker version 9 and earlier, please take a look at my post on Adobe FrameMaker: Pasting Text from Microsoft Word at https://rockymountaintraining.com/?p=37, to see how to tweak FrameMaker to paste text as text without having to resort to Paste Special every time.)