Re: Using FrameMaker in a Mac World

Subject: Re: Using FrameMaker in a Mac World
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:42:08 -0600


The good news is that VMWare or Parallels are very good solutions for
your problem. I use VMWare Fusion and have absolutely no problems
whatsoever using FrameMaker. You can move files back and forth with
no problems and even open your VMWare and FrameMaker from the Mac
desktop by double clicking on the data file.

I can answer your questions in detail offline.


At 9:58 AM -0800 1/19/09, David Dorbin wrote:
>I'm a long-time FrameMaker user, about to start a new job with a
>company that uses Macs exclusively. I'm very glad that I'll be using
>a Mac, but would rather not give up FrameMaker. I will be
>bootstrapping tech pubs at this company, so I can choose whatever
>tools I want. Also, I would like to use Madcap, which I have not
>used before, but had been planning to use it at my current company.
>Neither FrameMaker nor Madcap is available for OS X.
>* Does anyone have any experience using FrameMaker on the Mac under
>either VMWare or Parallels Desktop?
>* Can anyone suggest a set of publishing solutions that are as
>powerful as Frame/Frame+Madcap/Frame+Robo, but that runs natively on
>a Mac?
>* Any other advice?
>Much obliged,
>-Dave Dorbin, Manager-Elect

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