Around here, contract technical writers are making enough money per hour that the upgrade cost from to TCS 5 from TCS 3 or FM 10 would be less than 25 billable hours of work. (And some of these contractors are pretty limited in how much they know about the tools they are using or even how to be productive producing documentation.) Over a two year product cycle that works out to be 1.15% of their income, figuring full-time weeks over two years.
Seems like a pretty good deal to me. For a guy like me, who spends about half his time working on-site for companies that provide me with Adobe tools they have licensed, it is important to have up-to-date knowledge of the tools even if the company I'm working for is using an older version. It certainly helps them if I can tell them that some task is made quicker and easier for the cost of an upgrade. I look forward to investigating Frame 12 (and the rest of Tech Suite 5) BTW: I agree that the online license validation Adobe has is a pain in the butt. On a recent trip to Mexico my Creative Suite 6 products wanted me, on startup, to agree to the 30 day trial period. The suite has been on the same laptop for a year and a half. What the hell triggered that? The change of location? Ridiculous! Craig _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.