Intel, has been the world leader in silicon innovation ever since introducing the world’s first microprocessor in 1971. Technical writers at Intel produce graphics in Windows applications such as Visio and store them in the WMF file format which is incompatible with UNIX. They use META FLY to convert them to MIF, which enables them to move the graphics into Adobe FrameMaker on UNIX as scalable, accurate and editable illustrations.
Harris Corporation uses Adobe FrameMaker to produce its technical manuals. The graphics are either produced in CAD applications or stored in legacy systems such as Interleaf. In both cases, they rely on PDF FLY to convert the drawings from EPS into MIF producing graphics that are editable and can be easily imported into their FrameMaker documents.
Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software. Mentor Graphics integrated export options into their FPGA/PLD Integrated Design Flow Software using the FLY SDK using the PostScript format as the basis. This added functionality gives electronics designers the option to export diagrams in MIF and other vector file formats such as WMF to ensure compatibility with their varied publishing tools.
The world leader in next generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm ideas and inventions are driving wireless growth and helping to connect people to information, entertainment and one another. Qualcomm runs PDF FLY Server to enable automatic conversion of EPS graphics from MATLAB, Visio and other technical applications into MIF for use in their FrameMaker technical publishing system.
Micron is an innovative global manufacturer of advanced solid state semiconductor solutions. Technical documentation work groups at Micron both in Europe and the USA use PDF FLY to move technical graphics into their FrameMaker documents as MIF. Because their specialized and proprietary engineering system can only output to PostScript, PDF FLY provides a very accurate way to generate MIF without needing to open files in intermediate applications like Adobe Illustrator, They also produce WMF files for use in Microsoft Office.
MIF (Maker Interchange Format) is the native Adobe FrameMaker graphics format. Typically, MIF graphics are found in technical manuals, structured documents, book building. It was designed to enable the exchange of FrameMaker files across software versions and hardware platforms. As SVG becomes more woven into Adobe products as the go-to vector format, MIF is becoming more of a legacy format. Still, as an interchange format, the MIF format enables engineers and technical writers to:
- Fully edit drawing objects and text in FrameMaker
- View them in sharp, scalable vector quality on screen
- Print them in vector quality to non-PostScript printers
- Scroll through documents faster
Output can be defined for placement as anchored frame or for insertion as standard or custom page size
- Reassemble pages together in book
- Supports vector graphics, raster images, text and fonts
- Understands and converts curves
- The file size of the FrameMaker document with imported MIF file shrinks when saved in binary .fm format.