I suspect that you could write your own "limited function TM/38" viewer with minimal effort, and borrow the time on someone's system to use TM/38 for reformatting the document once. Many shops have one copy of the System/38 utilities available. Al Al Barsa, Jr. Barsa Consulting Group, LLC 400>390 914-251-1234 914-251-9406 fax http://www.barsaconsulting.com http://www.taatool.com Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@dilgardfo To: firstname.lastname@example.org ods.com> cc: Sent by: Subject: Re: Officevision Help Documents midrange-l-admin@mi drange.com 12/18/01 10:18 AM Please respond to midrange-l email@example.com wrote: > My knowledge of OV is too limited to understand how these documents differ > from normal documents. We did help a few clients migrate OV/400 help > documents from OV to Text Management/38, which continues to be supported. > IBM suggested that they move to Notes, which IMHO was the wrong > recommendation. They had a green screen application which they needed help > for, and OV was recommended by IBM as the solution in '88. You have a source document that's a 'normal' Officevision document in RFT (Revisable Form Text) format. This document has special help tags in it. You wave a magic wand over this RFT document and create an FFT (Final Form Text) document that is not revisable. The application refers to this FFT document for help. This is my sum total knowledge of it. <g> Text Management/38 is not an option due to the expense and I only have 2 documents. I dabbled in UIM briefly once and was not impressed. But if there was a utility (like in iSeries News or Midrange Computing or elsewhere) that did this conversion, I could live with it. > While I'm on the topic, I don't take every recommendation from IBM as > gospel truth. Gasp! It's Armageddon! <vvbg> -- -Jeff New email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion of my company. Unless I say so. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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