Upgrading to Adobe Technical Communication Suite

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Adobe Technical Communication Suite provides an attractive opportunity to upgrade for existing customers of FrameMaker, RoboHelp and Captivate. You can upgrade from any previous version of these products at a special discount. As a general rule of thumb, if you are currently using or plan to use more than one of the four products, you may find upgrade an attractive option.

Most FrameMaker users also use Adobe Acrobat software. By upgrading to Adobe Technical Communication Suite you get all the new features of FrameMaker 8 — including Unicode, DITA, 3D support, and enhanced conditional text handling—plus all features of Acrobat 3D Version 8. In addition, you get various enhancements that are unique to FrameMaker 8 for Adobe Technical Communication Suite, such as improved integration with Adobe RoboHelp 7, Adobe Captivate 3, and RoboScreen Capture. You can use the complete help authoring and publishing features of RoboHelp 7 to create help systems and knowledge bases. Adobe Captivate 3 enables the production of product simulations and demonstrations in the Adobe Flash® format by combining a realtime screen capture technology with a powerful editing environment for creating professional, interactive tutorials (complete with scenario branching and quizzes), without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Based on the industryleading Adobe Flash platform, Adobe Captivate 3 automatically generates interactive, Adobe Flash Player compatible content that can be easily inserted into your FrameMaker and RoboHelp projects, Adobe PDF documents, or distributed via e-mail or the Web.

Engineering design and manufacturing professionals benefit from the latest version of Acrobat 3D along with the ability to export to standard 3D formats. With this suite, you will also be able to incorporate 3D models directly into FrameMaker 8, enabling you to produce rich technical PDF documents with live 3D models. In addition, you will be able to leverage the strengths and benefits of RoboHelp 7 and Adobe Captivate 3 to help meet your other technical communication needs, including the creation of help and support systems, product demonstrations, and simulations.

As a RoboHelp user, you get all the new features of RoboHelp 7 (including Unicode support, breadcrumb navigation support, a new user interface, and enhanced support for single-sourcing) plus enhancements that are only available in RoboHelp 7 for Adobe Technical Communication Suite, such as the ability to work with FrameMaker source files by adding them as links in RoboHelp projects. This provides a high level of control over online output by enabling you to define output settings and style mappings. You can embed engaging Adobe Captivate demonstrations in RoboHelp projects, and select from a range of output formats, including WebHelp Pro and Adobe FlashHelp® Pro.