FrameMaker development - to version 9.0
|Release date||Version 8.0 (8p236)
|Version 9.0 (9p196 - demo version)
|User interface||General appearance of dialogues not changed, object names in Unicode; Open documents can be accessed by tabs; icons on toolbar and palettes modernised. UI localisation and documentation in English, French, German and Japanese.||
Designed for 1024x768 pix screens
|Documentation/ Help||Printed book not included in delivery (also in the future). Compiled HTML-WinHelp (.chm)||Offline version PDF (Usere Guide) in Acrobat 9 due to some animations; online version in Air. Printed book to be ordered separately.|
|OS specifics & fonts||Windows 2000, XP and Vista™; Sun Solaris™ 8, 9, or 10. Installation requires activation||Windows XP and Vista only (no more Unix)|
|Document handling||Edit tracking (highlicht, accept and reject changes).
Handling of text coditions enhanced with logical operations.
|Variables, markers, cross references, insets (referenced files) and conditions are available in a permanent list. (bottom pod). Instant jump to a page or line by number; first & last page. "Go to Insertion Point" after scrolling etc. eases navigation.|
|Typography||Unicode support for left-to-right scripts. Virtual font usage from FM-7 and before are converted.||Virtual fonts are not recognised any more|
|Page layout||Conditional output enhanced (condition tags with boolean expressions, better colouring of variants)|
|Graphics||9 additional standard colours; buttons in graphic palette rearranged||
Referenced graphics in list of bottom pod; tools palette can be arranged vertically or horizontally. Buttons rearranged.
|Import||Word 2007, Excel 2007, 3D (U3D) Acrobat, Flash animations, simulations created by Captivate.||Comments from tagged PDF|
|Export, Save||PDF can contain rich media (3D, Flash) - Windows only; PDF bookmarks are UNICODE capable.||Save to PDF uses the CMYK colour model by default.|
|Language||Spell check and hyphenation added for Baltic (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian), CE-languages (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian, Slovak, Slovenian) as well as Greek, Russian and Turkish; Index sorts not correct in all respects (table needs to be adapted as before) totalling 24 languages/variants.|
|Variables, references||System variables for sections and subsections added; all variables listed in bottom pod|
|Book operations; generated files||
Book window is a pod to the left. Books can contain folders and sections, even books or non-FM documents. Items can be excluded from publication (print, PDF gen.)
|Utilities||FrameMaker 8 no longer includes WebWorks Publisher from Quadralay||
Installation option for RoboScreenCapture.
|Other||WebDAV support extended (IPv6 URLs)|
|Structured FM, XML||
|DITA, DocBook||Prebuilt DITA application included||Full support of DITA 1.1|
full price en version: USD 899, EUR 1'188
|full price en version: USD 999, EUR 1367 (excl. VAT)
update en version: USD 399, EUR 495 (excl. VAT)
(with a USD/EUR ratio of about 0.75 (feb 2009) Europeans pay about 1.9 the price for US residents).
|User community||Adobe user forum; www.frameuser.com; www.frameuser.com|