Maybe there is somebody out their who can sell Robert their copy of FM 8 via a 
license transfer and then use that money to buy a new FM 12 license. (Or, 
better yet, work a swap via license transfer with him. I think he's on FM10.)

Craig

> From: david.da...@non.schneider-electric.com
> To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
> Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 02:55:15 -0500
> Subject: RE: FrameMaker 8 to a Newer Version 
> 
> Unless you are just using FrameMaker as a hobby,
> I would go for the current version (Frame12).
> Trying to deliver work on an obsolete unsupported version asking for trouble.
> For instance, you might need to open a .fm file from a colleague - and if 
> that file is from Frames 9, 10, 11 and 12, you can't.
> A Microsoft update patch might break something in Frame8, and it won't be 
> fixed.
> And you will also be missing out on various new features (Google "What's New 
> FrameMaker  N" where N = 9 to 12 ;)  )
> 
> David
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 08:21:25 -0700
> From: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
> To: "MacDonald, Helen" <hmacdon...@ptitechnologies.com>,
>         "framers@lists.frameusers.com" <framers@lists.frameusers.com>
> Subject: Re: FrameMaker 8 to a Newer Version
> Message-ID:
>         <CAN3Yy4BuJH9keRa0tFi+SZG-hJfMR7=mqqlkbteguwg_oho...@mail.gmail.com>
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> 
> I wish I had a copy of FrameMaker 8, it is in many ways superior to later 
> versions, especially if you prefer keyboard shortcuts to the mouse. Adobe 
> layered a badly designed UI on top in FM9, the new UI broke a lot of things, 
> they never fixed them. They've added some useful features but fundamentally 
> it hasn't changed much since FM8 (which does have Unicode support).
> 
> People are successfully running FM8 on Windows 7, personally I'd try it 
> before switching to a newer version.
> 
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM, MacDonald, Helen 
> <hmacdon...@ptitechnologies.com> wrote:
> > Hi Framers,

                                          
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