did you check to work with the "Compatibility mode" setting? This is set
for the "exe"-file(s) of older applications and sometimes it may help --
you would choose the "Window XP" mode here.
Another problem is, that older applications often require admin-rights
for certain folders like the application folder.
Maybe you can check if starting FrameMaker 7 with admin-rights may help.
I think that even FM 7.2 should run on a Win 8 system...
Best regards - Tino H. Haida, Berlin
> This is a newbie question; on the technical side I am not a FrameMaker
> newbie, having used it for several decades, but I am not familiar with recent
> versions since I have stuck to old ones which do what I need, on Solaris and
> Windows. With recent releases of Windows, however, FrameMaker 7.2, which I
> still use, crashes increasingly often (for example just using the mouse to
> select text that includes a table invariably causes a crash). That's not
> sustainable so I need to upgrade. For the most recent version all I saw on
> Adobe's page is a software-for-rent solution, which is not acceptable. Could
> someone please recommend a version that is the most recent possible, is
> available for purchase, works reliably on recent versions of Windows (Windows
> 8.1, soon Windows 10), will take older *.fm files, generate MIF, and retain
> the traditional FrameMaker advantages?
> Thanks in advance,
> -- Bertrand Meyer
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