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Re: New Version of Adobe FrameMaker Extends Powerful XML Capabilities

Dov, can you clarify the upgrade pricing? The $199 mentioned
in the release is doable, but high...

But the $349 on the Adobe www site is way more than a point
release should be worth. And that's the only price that seems
to be published at the moment.



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On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Dov Isaacs wrote:

> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:15:45 -0500 (EST)
> X-From: Adobe Systems <jferrara@adobe.com>
> Subject: New Version of Adobe FrameMaker Extends Powerful XML Capabilities
> To: isaacs@adobe.com
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> ( BW)(CA-ADOBE-SYSTEMS)(ADBE) New Version of Adobe FrameMaker Extends
> Powerful XML Capabilities
>     Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
>     SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2003--
>     Upgrade Includes New Migration, Import Features and Support for
>        Popular Graphics Formats to Capitalize on Existing Assets
>     Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe(R)
> FrameMaker(R) 7.1, an upgrade to its award winning, enterprise-class
> authoring and publishing solution. FrameMaker combines the simplicity
> of word processing with the power of Extensible Markup Language (XML),
> making it easier to repurpose content and publish to multiple
> channels, including print, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and
> the Web.
>     FrameMaker 7.1 includes new features for cross-referencing between
> documents and allows multiple variations of a document to be stored as
> a single file. With FrameMaker 7.1 users can now migrate legacy
> technical documents and assets from Quark XPress and Adobe
> PageMaker(R) formats, while expanded support for popular graphics file
> formats means Adobe Photoshop(R) files can be imported directly into
> FrameMaker, saving valuable time.
>     Making XML Easier to Use
>     FrameMaker gives corporate users the ability to easily create,
> edit and import valid XML content in full WYSIWYG (What You See Is
> What You Get) mode when authoring documents. FrameMaker 7.1 introduces
> conditional text support for XML to allow multiple variations of an
> XML document to be stored in a single file. This greatly streamlines
> the production of documentation with subtle content variations, such
> as region-specific information for different electrical requirements
> or warranty and customer service details.
>     FrameMaker 7.1 extends its cross-referencing features to allow
> links between XML documents. For example, a product installation guide
> in XML can now reference and provide a direct link to a specific
> section in a user manual that is also in XML format. Based on user
> feedback, an automatic save to XML feature was added so that users
> don't have to remember to select a special "save as" function when
> editing XML documents -- a simple save or file close will
> automatically save the document to the correct format.
>     "FrameMaker's support for open standards such as XML is testament
> to Adobe's leadership in the technical information space," said Stefan
> Wess, chief technical officer for empolis. "We've integrated
> FrameMaker with sigmalink, our content lifecycle management system, to
> make it easy and quick for structured content to be managed and
> re-used across multiple documents and delivery platforms, such as user
> and training manuals both on the Web and in paper format. This results
> in a rapid return on the investment in structured information."
>     Additional Enhancements
>     New filters enable PageMaker and Quark XPress files to be easily
> migrated into FrameMaker. Users with legacy files in these formats can
> now take advantage of FrameMaker's superior long document handling and
> multi-channel support to publish directly to print, Adobe PDF, HTML,
> XML and other formats.
>     Corporate publishers can work more efficiently by importing
> Photoshop files directly into FrameMaker 7.1, eliminating the need to
> save files to an intermediate format. Other additions include support
> for the JPEG 2000 graphics format and improved filters for handling
> artwork in Adobe PDF, including native files from Adobe
> Illustrator(R). Expanded support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
> means a single graphics file can be the source for both high quality
> vector graphics in print and PDF as well as an interactive, high
> quality vector graphic on the Web.
>     Pricing and Availability
>     Adobe FrameMaker 7.1 for Windows and Sun(R) Solaris(TM) will be
> available in January 2004 in the United States, Europe and Canada at
> the Adobe store at www.adobe.com. FrameMaker 7.1, desktop version, for
> Microsoft(R) Windows(R) has an estimated street price of US$799 for
> the full version and $199 for the upgrade. On Sun Solaris, the full
> version has an estimated street price of $1,329 and $279 for the
> upgrade. For more detailed information about new features and upgrade
> policies for Adobe FrameMaker, please visit:
> www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.
>     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
>     Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its
> world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology
> platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises.
> Adobe's revenue in the last fiscal year exceeded $1 billion. For more
> information about Adobe, visit www.adobe.com.
>     Adobe, the Adobe logo, FrameMaker, Illustrator, PageMaker and
> Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe
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> Microsoft and Windows are ether registered trademarks or trademarks of
> Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Sun
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