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FrameMaker development - to version 14.0

Release date Version (product name: FrameMaker 2017)


User interface
  • Automatic adaptation for high res monitors (Icons for tool bars are grey only - in 3 sizes). Icons are completely reworked, some to be learned again.
  • Welcome screen is full window size and can be customised (HTML5).
  • Menu Special removed. Most items shuffled to new Menu Insert. Some ESC sequences do no moret reflect the menu shortcuts, because they were left as the were. All menu items now show the short cuts.
  • F7 () opens a panel to search for commands and execute them.
  • Settings from View (borders, text symbols etc.) menu have now session-level scope
  • No bottom pods; all pods now show up on the right.
Work space
  • A project manager has been added to organise assets of the project (DITA maps, book, image, generated files)
Documentation/ Help
  • chm-version is updated rarely after initial installation. this is used, if no internet-access is possible. Online html help and pdf are in sync.
OS specifics & fonts Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10  
Document handling
  • MiniTOCs now automatically update at save/print
  • Character designer: completely reworked; styling icons replaced by labels
Page layout
  • Paragraph designer: styling icons replaced by labels
Graphics, multimedia
  • Graphic tool bar redesigned with flyout items. Predefined linewidth have gone.
  • Image insertion: DPI settings are retained from the image itself.
  • Table designer: styling icons replaced by labels
Import, Review
Publish, Save
  • Search autocomplete for HTML5 output
  • Text search within SVG images in responsive HTML5 output
  • Support for DITA attributes in dynamic content filters
  • Dynamic Content Filters support for indexes
  • Manage styles from a single CSS file
  • Images and multimedia files management has been streamlined
  • New basic HTML output generation support
  • Layout of table of contents and index has been enhanced which makes them cleaner and more intuitive
  • Context-sensitive help support in DITA 1.3
Hypertext - -
  • Automatic spelling check waits until a word is complete
  • Farsi to Numeric (and reverse) command in Direction Toolbar


Variables, references
  • Variable names are now sorted in the pod (icons indicate type).
Utilities, maker.ini  
Formulas -
  • Console log is now a pod, has nearly unlimited capacity
CMS support
  • While working with a document repository in a CMS, the behavior of dependent document has been improved.
  • Enahnced integration of AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)
Structured FM, XML
  • Enhancements to the Attributes pod
  • Structure view can show or hide content
  • Cross reference dialog enhanced
  • The Element menu has been moved inside Edit menu; a lot of commands are added for more efficient working
  • Structured documents with a large number of nested cross-references open up much faster
DITA, DocBook etc.
  • Working with the DITA Keyspace Manager dialog has been made easier with new features
Commercial issues

Full price en version: USD 999; EUR 1149 (+VAT)
Subscription (one year plan): USD/EUR 30/month
Update from FM-11: USD 399; EUR 459 (+VAT)
Update from FM-10: USD 599; EUR 689 (+VAT)
XML Author full price en: USD 399.


User community Adobe user forum; www.frameuser.com; www.frameuser.com
Adobe Downloads

2017-01-23: (TCS7 version) initial release
2017-04-25: First update
2017-06-17: Second update


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