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FrameMaker and WORD: Convert Graphics via Smart Paste
You can easily import a Word document into unstructured FrameMaker format by simply opening the Word file in FrameMaker. One shortcoming is that the graphics embedded in Word will come over as embedded graphics in FrameMaker; this makes your files larger and you cannot edit the graphics. The Smart Paste command in structured FrameMaker may be used to swiftly convert selected Word graphics into referenced graphics. In this brief video, Adobe Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann (@maxwellhoffmann) shows you the simple steps to accomplish this. You are actually just using a temporary DITA Topic files as a placeholder to allow the file conversion to take place via smart paste. Try it; it's easy!
FrameMaker for Word: Word to FrameMaker workflow [in depth]
In this instructive session, Adobe Certified FrameMaker instructor Barb Binder describes 3 ways to get content from Word into FrameMaker. Barb makes it clear that content will likely continue to come from Word even once you've established FrameMaker as your primary authoring tool.