We have framemaker7 license and was working on windowXP, but now we're planning to upgrade all the OS to Window7. But since we have a lot of framemaker documents and some of them are more than 1000pages which is really complicated.
I don't know if framemaker 7 is totally compatible with Window7?
Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit?
And what edition of Windows 7: Home, Premium, Ultimate, Enterprise, Pro?
I'm building a new PC with Windows 7 Pro. I'm expecting that I will need to run FM7 in "XP Mode" (XP32 emulation, a free download for Ultimate, Enterprise or Pro, but not available for Home or Basic).
Window 7 Ultimate, Windows7 64-bit. Is it possible to use it without "XP Mode"?
I tried find out on abode's website if framemaker 7 can be used on Window7, but only find that framemaker 11 can be used on Window7.
Actually, you have two challenges.
One is FM7, which I'm going to guess won't run properly on a 64-bit OS. As far as I know, you can get XP Mode for Ultimate. You do need a CPU with hardware virtualization for optimal performance. All recent 64-bit AMD chips (since 2006 or so) have "AMD-V" available. Whether Intel "VT" is present and not fused off on your Intel CPU is less certain. XP Mode also costs 1GB of physical RAM I hear, so I'm installing 16.
The other issue is Acrobat. You probably have Acrobat 5.x, which also is very unlikely to run in 64-bit Windows.
Can FM7 running in XP Mode print/save-to a later Acrobat (say, IX) running in native 64-bit? Interesting question.
It's apt to be a couple of weeks before I have personal experience with all this, as the new PC parts haven't arrived yet, and I'm still running FM7/Acro5 on XP32 SP3. I'm assuming that I will need to install both FM7 and Acro5 in XP32 emulation on Win7P/64.
Perhaps other users can comment.
You'll be able to get it to run in 32-bit mode, but there will be
I wouldn't want to trust an antique program that's five revisions old
running on an operating system that it was NOT designed to run on with my
company's docs -- if you're getting new systems it's time to update and
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> I wouldn't want to trust an antique program that's five revisions old running on an operating system that it was NOT designed to run on with my company's docs ...
Well, in my case it's for home use, but as I bring up the new Win7Pro64 PC, there are some things people might need to know about XP Mode:
I suspect I'll have more to report as I bring up various bits of legacy code in XPM.
If Adobe doesn't footgun the TCS licensing on FM12, I'm likely to upgrade to it at home.