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Community KB :: DITA / FrameMaker

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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Scott Prentice (2008-06-11)
Last updated: 2008-06-19

TAGS:  Authoring, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  Using "Convert to Table" command, reports it can't convert a text inset to a table.
ISSUE:  You're using the Table > Convert to Table command in FrameMaker to convert the selected content into a table, and it reports that it can't convert a text inset into a table. As far as you're concerned, you haven't selected a text inset.
SOLUTION:  Delete the conrefs or xrefs from this content and it *should* convert properly.
BACKGROUND:  Conrefs and xrefs are managed as "API insets" in both FM8 DITA and DITA-FMx. Apparently the FM command doesn't distinguish between these API insets and a real text inset, so it refuses to continue.