Upgrade to FrameMaker 12 Intro: Overview of many reasons

Although FrameMaker has improved substantially and has radically improved its scope of publishing capabilities over the past 7-10 years, there are still many loyal users who continue to use older releases. Actually, this is a compliment to the strength of the core code. How many products do you know of in which some small groups of tech writers could continue to survive with a version from 7 to 12 years ago?

Believe it or not, it has been 12 years since FrameMaker 7.0 was release. Much has changed since then. There was no iPhone, IPad, and web projects were often an after thought, or an option from some tech comm professionals. Paper and PDF were still “King” back in 2002. We all know how much more dependent our consumers are on up-to-date, “portable” content.

This 7-part blog series touches on the main product improvements that have evolved since FrameMaker 7, 8 and 9. You will find a list of the 7 blogs below, embedded with hyperlinks. Click on any topic to explore it:

Major changes in FrameMaker 12

The following are just a few of the huge changes introduced a few months ago with release 12 of FrameMaker:

Earlier changes to FrameMaker

For those are not familiar with the last 3 releases of FrameMaker here is are some significant changes through Version 9:

Useful resources to come “up-to-date” on FrameMaker 12

Since FrameMaker can be used to author regular “unstructured” docs or XML/DITA files, there are 3 common profiles for users of this powerful product. Adobe has created 3 webpages with a collection of resources appropriate to each user:

We have also created two focused calculators which will help realistically predict your savings and return on investment:

Have your own hands-on with FrameMaker 12 and decide how you can use it

Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 includes FrameMaker 12, which is an excellent authoring solution and also a versatile structured editor for DITA/XML. The possibilities with these new tools are as limitless as the profiles of our existing and potential customers. To discover how you can use FrameMaker, download a trial copy of FrameMaker 12 today. After having your own hands-on, you may decide in favor of the best bargain of all, obtaining a cloud subscription to the entire Tech Comm Suite 5, which includes RoboHelp 11, Captivate and other products in addition to FrameMaker 12.