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FrameMaker 12 and TechCommSuite 5 have been released

Jan 14, 2014 12:19 AM

See the TechComm blog at: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2014/01/product-o-pedia-2014.html

 

Additional info and individual productopedia PDF links are available here: http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-4221

 

There are a number of goodies in this release for FrameMaker. The GUI has been improved, multi-channel publishing (Responsive HTML5, ePub, Kindle, WebHelp, and Microsoft

HTML Help), regex search/replace, QR codes, improved PDF commenting/review (you keep on editing the FM docs!), simpler Conditional pod & better conditional expression handling, improvements in the XML/DITA modes, a new simplified XML Author mode (and also as a cheaper stand-alone product), direct links to Dropbox and other cloud-based storage services and more. It's more stable, faster and yes, bugs have been fixed (though there is some debate as to what is a bug vs. feature vs. "as designed" vs. can't duplicate vs. WTF?)

 

.This one's worth checking out.

 
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    Jan 14, 2014 4:23 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    It took some digging, but I see that Illustrator is no longer in TCS.

     

    Did that just happen with TCS 5, or has it been gone for some time?

     

    I was wondering how they'd work around the dissonance between the perpetual license available for FM and TCS, and IL being subscription-only as stand-alone IL or as part of CS. Looks like they discovered the solution . Sad. AcroPro is still in at least.

     

    So, did we get Cross-Reference by Marker Text?

     
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    Jan 14, 2014 6:19 AM   in reply to Error7103

    Just happened with TCS5; they dropped Photoshop with TCS4 – now I’ve got 2 orphaned products that I sometimes use ;>)

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:23 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    > ... the x-refs to Marker text was a "deferred" item again ...

     

    Is there a readme, or other list of what bugs and requested spot enhancements did make it in?

     

    For example, I'm not easily able to discover from the intro web pages whether or not SVG now survives into XML output, or is still trashed to raster.

     

    And was any progress made on documentation? Such Help content as I've so far seen still translates to "business opportunity for Matt".

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 7:56 AM   in reply to Error7103

    Ø  …business opportunity for Matt..

    LOL! Love it !

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 11:48 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    > Additional info and individual productopedia PDF links are available here ...

     

    Whitepapers are 413.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/technicalcommunicationsuite.html

    to

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=tcs_whitepaper

     

    413

    Header Length too Large

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:15 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    This is using Firefox ESR 17.0.11 on Solaris (SPARC) 10.

     

    I'm trying to get to the Tech Illustrations Trends whitepapers.

     

    It takes me to an update-your-account details, then dies on the 413.

     

    On a Win7/64 PC, it flat out crashes IE.

     

    I was able to get the PDFs with the Fox on W7.

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 2:39 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    The new FM12 features sound great but must admit I'm horrified to hear that TCS5 doesn't have Illustrator. My team's got the subscription version of TCS4. Does anyone know if we can separately upgrade FM, or do we have to upgrade the whole suite to TCS5? I assume if we upgrade the whole suite we'd lose our rights to Illustrator?

     

    We bought TCS subscription specifically so we could get upgrades to FM *and* Illustrator. I feel like Adobe have signed us up to a one-year contract and then pulled the rug out from under us!

     

    I'd appreciate any info anyone happens to have.

     

    Thanks, Rebecca

     

     

    [x-posted to Framers list; apologies to people on both]

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 3:13 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Hi Arnis

     

    Thanks very much for answering. Do you know if that means Adobe will want us to keep paying the $69/mo subscription + also buy an IllustratorCC subscription? If that's the case, I'm not keen!

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 3:30 PM   in reply to NZReb

    Adobe makes it really hard to find a link, but you can still buy a CS6

    perpetual license here:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/cs6._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_cata log_sl_software_sl_creativesuite6.html?start=10

     
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    Jan 15, 2014 5:45 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Thanks, I'd really appreciate it.

     
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    Jan 19, 2014 6:09 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    That's very interesting - I got billed on 18 Jan and charged $69, not $49.99. The problem may be that I bought through the Aussie shop. Maybe Adobe forgot they've got non-US customers. Someone from Adobe Australia is supposed to be getting back to me; I'll post the outcome here once there's an outcome to post!

     

    Anyway, I really appreciate you looking into this, as well as all the info you've posted about FM over the years. It's made FM a lot easier and more fun to use.

     
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    Jan 19, 2014 8:51 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    I just got a call from Adobe Australia and they're going to let us cancel our existing subscription (it's pretty new) and take the promo rate. So I'm very happy with them!

     

    Thanks for your help in sorting this out.

     
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    Jan 22, 2014 5:09 AM   in reply to NZReb

    Any news on UK pricing?

     
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    Jan 31, 2014 7:48 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    I haven't noticed Maxwell posting this info that appeared on the Frame mailing list, so here goes - hope it comes through ok:

     

    From Maxwell Hoffmann:

    Yesterday we had huge turnout at our first FrameMaker 12 webinar, which covered many significant new features. The session is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. I am posting info on how to access the recording and also some time stops you can fast forward to for specific features and areas that interest you the most.

     

    Here is the link to the recording: http://adobe.ly/1ibB3Ku

    (use your Adobe.com account credentials to log-in … once you have you won’t need to log-in again as long as browser instance is running.) If you are using Chrome, I recommend that you clear your cache and restart Chrome before viewing.

     

    Here are some key “time stop” points that will take you to major highlights of the presentation:

     

    •             1 hour 10 min = How to publish from FM12 to EPUB, HTML5 RESPONSIVE LAYOUT and more

    (in answer to many questions, this is FrameMaker 12 by itself, with no plug-ins, and no assistance from RoboHelp 11 or Tech Comm Suite 5!)

    •             1 hour 36 min = Structure and FrameMaker XML Author 12

    •             1 hour 50 min = MathML equations, including XML code view to edit

    •             1 hour 53 min = improved XML white space handling

    •             1 hour 57 min = Preview DITAMAP topic content

    •             12 min = user interface enhancements

    •             25 minutes = Regular Expressions used in Find/Change

    (e.g. reverse date format)

    •             28 min 44 sec = Generate QR code

    •             30 min 28 sec = background color on text level and boxed/colored paragraphs

    •             32 min 30 sec = improved Conditional Text control, new UI and complex expressions

    •             38 min 44 sec = enhanced Smart Catalogs with search/filter to narrow choices

    •             46 min = improved collaborative workflow with Dropbox integration and improved PDF review

     

    Many people emailed me after the webinar asking about our 40% discount offer. For a limited time, all existing customers of Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe RoboHelp are eligible to take advantage of this limited period promotional offer to purchase subscription licenses of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 at 40% off for an entire year. This would allow you to subscribe to the entire Tech Comm Suite 5 (FrameMaker 12, RoboHelp 11, Captivate 7, Acrobat Pro XI and Presenter 8) for only $29.99 per month, the same subscription price as FrameMaker. Subscriptions are now a 1 year commitment, though you are billed monthly. Perpetual (boxed DVD) licenses are still available.

     

    Here is the link to that promotion:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/promotions.html

     
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