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>So FrameMaker isn't going to die any time soon then? I guess this is
>great for current FrameMaker experts but it certainly complicates my
>decisions. It certainly makes what Mike Starr said about learning
>multiple tools that much more valid. But I still only have so much
>time and so much money so I will have to pick something to start with.
If Adobe comes out with a Frame replacement, they will probably have some sort of program to upgrade their current users for a nominal amount. When InDesign came out, Adobe had an "Early Adopter's" program where you got it for free if you were using the Adobe suite of products. It was a way to get the PageMaker users to switch and also it helped them get the Quark Xpress users to migrate. The company I was working for was using Quark, and they were a real pain to deal with and their authentification scheme was a nightmare. They insisted that every workstation connect to an authentification server to verify a valid license, also they were completely inflexible when it came to volume licenses. When Adobe came along with InDesign, Quark had made themselves so much of a pain to deal with that people were willing to go through the hassle of trying InDesign, even though it was new. I know I did and will never look back.
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