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Checkout adobe.com and resellers, like http://www.highsoft.com, for more
info., but I think $229 is the asking price to upgrade.
As for Acrobat, Adobe did this:
1. They renamed Adobe Acrobat Exchange to Adobe Acrobat. That's very
confusing. Furthermore, Acrobat Exchange functionality has, indeed, been
2. Acrobat Distiller is still included with FrameMaker 6, you need it to
make PDFs. The reader, as you know, is free.
3. The upgrade price to the Acrobat software suite, which includes Adobe
Acrobat (formerly Exchange) that you don't have, and the redundant Distiller
and Reader software, is $99. You are eligible for the upgrade because, as a
FM 5.5 user, you had Acrobat version 3. I upgraded. I needed the Exchange
4. There is a download-only software package called Acrobat Business Tools,
or something like that. Check it out, but teh $99 upgrade to the Acrobat
"suite" made more sense for me.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
P.S. I am disappointed at the un-bundling and would like to discuss that
with the marketing/sales bean-counter who made the decision . . ..
From: John Posada [SMTP:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:01 AM
Subject: Cost of FM 6 upgrade.
Anyone know the current going price for FrameMaker 6 Windows single
user upgrade? I also understand that Acrobat is now unbundled? If
what are they asking for Adobe 4.
Technical Writer mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com
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