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Save FM document or book in older version

This ExtendScript allows you to save an FM document or book (with all its documents) in an older FM version. For example to save your FM-14 document as FM-11.

Note: This function is integrated into ETB14up.

Pay attention to the following constraints

[To top/bottom of page] Downloading and installing the script FM-SaveOld

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  1. Close FrameMaker if necessary.
  2. Download the script file
  3. FM version Date Version Installation file(s) Latest changes
    10 and later 2016-05-24 1.0 FM-SaveAsOld.zip First issue of FM-SaveOld.jsx
    2016-06-03 1.1 Save as MIF added.
    2017-06-26 1.3 Update for FM-14. User is warned about the fact that after Saving As Old Version the next ordinary save will save to the same location - not to original document location!
    2018-01-16 1.4 Not published (new command names)
    2018-04-19 1.5 Check box and warning concerning overwrite added.
    2018-09-05 1.6 Hint about Rick Quatro's script which saves to the source location.
    2023-03-29 1.9
    • Version harmonised with that in ETB14up
    • Support of FM-16 and FM-17 added
    • Message concerning MIF saving added
  4. UnZip the file to a directory of your liking.
  5. Move the script FM-SaveOld.jsx to %appdata%\Adobe\FrameMaker\vv\Startup\ (vv being your FM-version).
  6. Start FameMaker. You will see a new menu item at the bottom of the File menu.
  7. In a German or French FrameMaker installations the menu and all messages are in the corresponding language.


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