I can endorse the stability of FM12 - I was looking for the crash log location 
the other day & realized that I haven't had a crash yet with it (unlike almost 
daily ones with FM11).

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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shmuel
Sent: May-13-15 3:41 AM
To: Robert Lauriston; Caroline Tabach; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Help Creation Flow and Upgrading from version 7.2 to the latest 
version

FM9 broke some keyboard shortcuts but in FM11 they work again. (I 
skipped over 10, so I don't know about 10.) The only thing is that the 
first time after opening FM, when you use certain keyboard shortcuts 
like F9, there is a few second delay. After that it's fine and all of 
them work, F8, F9, etc.

They also have added some nice keyboard shortcuts for repeating the last 
command (previously there was one for repeating character command and 
one for repeating paragraph commands), and adding/removing conditional text.

I've heard 12 is even better than 11 in terms of stability, aside from 
the additions.

--
Shmuel Wolfson
Technical Writer
052-763-7133


On 12-May-15 9:57 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> Fundamentally, unstructured FrameMaker has changed very little. I've
> opened FM6 in recent versions and had zero problems. New features have
> been added but old things all work pretty much the same.
>
> FM8 switched to Unicode. Anything using the old Zapf Dingbats that was
> bundled with FM will need to be redone. Any other symbol or dingbat
> font may need cleanup.
>
> FM9 introduced a new UI layered on the old one (when you drill down,
> you may still see dialogs unchanged from FM5), which broke a lot of
> keyboard shortcuts, many of which they never fixed. If you're used to
> driving everything from the keyboard and never touching the mouse,
> you'll probably hate it and have a bad month or two getting used to
> constantly using the mouse.
>
> FM12 added the core features from RoboHelp (look for "multi-channel
> publishing" in the docs), so you probably won't need to upgrade
> ePublisher or buy RoboHelp.
>
> On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:53 AM, Caroline Tabach <carol...@radcom.com> wrote:
>> At the moment we are using FrameMaker 7.2 and ePublisher Pro version 9.2 to  
>> create PDF files, and a collections of help files which are mostly html,  
>> with 2 or 3 .chm files
>>
>> The applications mostly run on Internet Explorer (and the .chm files are for 
>> the 2 that are not over IE).
>>
>> I would like to upgrade our applications as they do not really run on my 
>> current operating system and because I want to also produce more modern 
>> output.
>>
>>
>> I need to make PDF, ePub, Responsive html and .chm.
>>
>> What do you all recommend?
>> Is FrameMaker 12 enough to use stand alone?
>>
>> Do I need ePublisher Pro or RoboHelp?
>>
>> How would I go about importing my Frame 7.2 files into Frame 12.
>> Does it support them or would I need to save as MIF and then open the MIF 
>> files.
>> I have quite a lot of user guides.
>>
>>   To what extent will FrameMaker let me change the design?
>>
>> What is the learning curve from 7.2 to 12?
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