Because of fading eyesight due to old age, I have been thinking about upgrading
my hardware and software. I'd like to purchase a new iMac loaded with the
Windows operating system, because of Apple's amazing brilliant precise 5K Retina
monitor on which print appears so crisp, and then run FrameMaker 12 under
Windows on that iMac. However, when I contacted Adobe about whether it was
possible to run FrameMaker 12 at full screen resolution on the 5K Retina
monitor, they responded that -- despite the fact that the 5K Retina monitor has
been being sold for some time now, they have yet to test this!
Apparently Adobe's attitude is that I would need to first pig-in-a-poke purchase
the latest Apple hardware, and download and install their latest Adobe software,
and then test for native screen resolution *myself*. --If it should turn out
that FM12 won't run on the 5K Retina screen I had just purchased at full
resolution, then I'm SOL, and shame on my eyes for getting old.
Question #1: Has anyone on this list succeeded in running FM12 at full screen
resolution on a 5K Retina monitor? Or, has it been necessary to degrade the
resolution of the screen in order to run FM12? Question #2: If it has been
necessary to degrade the resolution of this monitor in order to run FM12, how
does FM12 look on this monitor? --Is it superior in quality of image, crispness
of print, etc., or is it inferior? Question #3: Should I instead purchase some
other brand of monitor for the visually disabled, such as the latest hi-res
big-screen monitor offered by Dell?
(This was Adobe's response: "The Compatible screen resolution is 1024x768 screen
resolution (1280x800 recommended) mentioned under 5K Retina screen has
not yet been tested with FrameMaker 12. We had tested 4K with FrameMaker 12 and
were experiencing issues with the display and eventually had to adjust the
display resolution. However, If you want you can install the trial version for
FrameMaker 12 and check if it works fine with your display or not.")

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