There are a number of people on this list (I believe) who have dealt
with issues using FM12 on retina MacBook Pro laptops. I know it's not
exactly the same thing, but it's well beyond the "compatible" resolution
for FM. You might search the archives for "retina" or perhaps those
people will chime in with their experiences.
On 4/15/15 2:26 AM, Austin Meredith wrote:
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
http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/systemreqs.html. 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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