FrameMaker development - to version 7.2
|Release date||Version 7.0
|User interface||Combination of FM standard and +SGML
HTML with JS-support; small enhancements in dialogues
Select/deselect All for format im-port;
|Multiple undo for many operations; still little space in input fields|
|OS specifics & fonts||Typical Win installation 125 MB on disk;
last Mac release (System 9) !
|Additional fonts; improved font management (UX)|
|Document handling||FrameMaker server (WebDAV) for print and PDF publishing (e.g. catalogue publishing)|
|Typography||More fonts (+Open Type) in UNIX; Limited UniCode support for XML import/export||Patch 7.2p158 enables two additional codepoints (z-acute and t-caron) to ease handling of central Eurpean languages.|
|Page layout||Automatic assignment of master pages; re-arrange master pages|
|Graphics||SVG (rastered for printing and for PDF); text description for anchored frames (alternate text)||Resize relative to original size; SVG treated as vector|
|Import||PDF 1.4, Illustrator 9/10; Word/Excel import enhanced||PDF 1.5; JPEG 2000; RTF 1.6; MS Office up to XP; Quark ExpressW; PageMakerW|
|Export, Save||Save as version 6 document; Save As PDF now works correctly; more document information for PDF, tagged PDF||Enabled for Acrobat 6.
Standard PDF 1.5 support; Distiller 6 included
|Variables, references||+8 (=12) Running H/F; additional formatting for date/time variables|
|Book operations; generated files||Book operations more user friendly;|
|Other||Doc info stored in XMP (extensible meta data platform); more templates||More examples and templates|
|Structured FM, XML||XML based on SGML information||XML round trip support for Unicode chars with special markers; name spaces; CSS export; Conditional text supported||XSL pre- and post-processing. In addition to processing content with
read/write rules, you can supply XSL transformations that process your
XML files during import or export.
Use a conversion rules table to structure an existing sample document and create a first draft of the EDD that contains basic element definitions and formatting that matches your unstructured template.
Starter application of DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) provided.
|Commercial issues||There are no promotion activities for FrameMaker at Adobe since about 2000. R/D is now performed in India by about 25 people (2002-11)|
|User community||2005-01: about 7700 members on www.frameuser.com and an unknown number of watchers of this list. The number of members on www.frame-user.de currently is: ???|