RE: [stclwrsig-l] Upgrading to Frame 6

Subject: RE: [stclwrsig-l] Upgrading to Frame 6
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 13:02:59 -0400


The FrameMaker 6 upgrade is, IMHO, worth the $200 asking price, for all the
reasons John mentions.

While FrameMaker 6 is a solid and worthwhile upgrade, it is underwhelming
given the two years or so Adobe has had to work on it. And, like every other
software manufacturer on the plant, this release does have some bugs, some
of which are carryover FrameMaker 5.5.6 issues. Speed of the software has
not been increased, but I never had issue with that. The good news, though,
is that, because of FM6's similarity to FM556, you do not have to retrain
on anything, except maybe numbering.

Repeat edit and multiple undo are still absent but, hey, graphics snap is
now sticky!

Best regards,

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: John Wilcox [SMTP:jwilcox -at- tcsi -dot- com]

Curtis Brautigam wrote:
> Now that Frame 6 has been released and is shipping out, some of
you have
> most likely purchased the software or upgraded from 5.5.6 to 6.
Before I
> request my company to purchase the upgrade from 5.5.6 to 6, I
would like to
> know whether it is really worth it to upgrade from 5.5.6 to 6.


The major enhancements are 1) much better book-building and
cross-book functions
and 2) the inclusion of WWP Std. Ed. (But I was going to buy the
full-blown WWP
anyway, and still need to, so that wasn't worth much to me.)
Enhanced support
for PDF will also prove useful.

There's a PDF document available from Adobe's FrameMaker page that
tells about
all the enhancements. Unfortunately, it's not just a list but four
pages of
marketingese, but you should be able to pick out the enhancements.

John Wilcox

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