Re: Adobe Framemaker Ver. 6.0 Upgrade for Windows

Subject: Re: Adobe Framemaker Ver. 6.0 Upgrade for Windows
From: Sean Brierley <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 08:33:10 -0500

FrameMaker does have demos of its software, they are just hard to come by.
Checkout Indeed, you should be able to install
FrameMaker from any CD in demo mode.

However, I don't think the demo version of FrameMaker will be useful if you
want to learn the product because Save is disabled. Not being able to save
prevents you from creating books, indexes, tables of contents,
cross-references, and the like, such that the demo program is really not

Also, FWIW, if you are considering plunking down your own $750, FrameMaker 6
is 18 months old. Adobe employees have said the next version of FrameMaker
is in development.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

Subject: Re: Adobe Framemaker Ver. 6.0 Upgrade for Windows
From: G.D. Warner <gdwarner -at- mindspring -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 00:20:01 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Steve Lefevers <scl -at- pcisys -dot- net> wrote:

> My Email Address is scl -at- pcisys -dot- net

Yes, it's in the header ....
> I have Windows 98SE and MS Word 97 on my pc.


> I need to buy Adobe Framemaker Ver. 6.0 for Windows - so I can learn
> program at home. The Program Retail costs about $750 - can't
afford it.
> I called Adobe - they don't have Demo's.


One option I found that might work well for you is getting a copy of
"FrameMaker 5.5.6 for for Dummies." It comes with a demo version --
which, unfortunately, you have to activate the demo via the internet
(e-mail, I think).

Another option is to pick up an older version of FM -- eBay,,
Half Price Books, where ever. I picked up version 4.x at Half Price
Books (a bookstore; check to see if there's one in your area; even
better, they now have a web presence!) for about $50; 6.0 was about

Once you have this older version, register it with Adobe. You will
then be eligible for the upgrade price (~$200).

Still another option is to check Adobe's site. Occasionally, they
offer these traveling training sessions (one of which was in my area a
month ago, and I overslept and missed it(!!!)). A friend of mine who
went reported that he got a free copy of FrameMaker 6.0 (which
explains all those exclamation points).


> eBay Auction might have an Adobe Framemaker Ver. 6.0 - I've never
> anything from an eBay Auction - I'm a little concerned about getting
> off or fraud. Has anyone ever bought anything from an eBay auction
- is it
> fairly safe?

I've purchased small items (CDs) from both eBay and No

> I'll say Thanks Now to everyone who responds for your Insight - so I
> congest your email later!

I'll just take this opportunity to say "You're welcome" now, for the
same reason! :o)

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