XSL Formatter MIF Output Option works with AH Formatter and outputs MIF (Maker Interchange Format File).
MIF is a format to interchange information between Adobe FrameMaker® and other applications. MIF format keeps all of the FrameMaker® objects and properties. AH Formatter generates MIF file from the Area Tree that is the intermediate format of the formatting.
By outputting MIF files, you can edit the formatting result of AH Formatter using FrameMaker®8.
In FrameMaker®, text is stored in ParaLine. The AH Formatter MIF output has three kinds of ParaLine generation methods that can be specified at output. To determine the correct output setting consider the FrameMaker® task you wish to perform.
1. Text Area Output Mode
This mode generates ParaLine from the text area. The text area corresponds to the fo:inline in XSL-FO. This mode converts the closest to the formatting result of AH Formatter. Sometimes the different decorated successive inline areas are divided into multiple text frames in the MIF output, making it difficult to edit using FrameMaker with this mode.