Long ago there was a product called FrameReader that enabled the user to view but not edit .fm files. It was very inexpensive, in the $29.95 area. I remember a printer I worked with in Boston bought it so they could more easily work with my files.
These days I have no trouble with sending a PDF to the printer. I send covers and an installation poster as Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator files, but FrameMaker files still have to go as PDF. It is another step to my process, but not an onerous one. In my experience, if there is an issue that would cause a printer to want to tweak my files, there is probably an underlying problem that I want to know about. For example, if the font is a tiny bit different, but different enough to cause a problem in one place that the printer wants to tweak, then it might also cause a problem somewhere else that we won't see until too late. I wonder if a future version of FrameMaker will merge with InDesign? -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+jsgammato=imprivata....@lists.frameusers.com On Behalf Of Phillip Norman Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 12:51 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: FrameMaker at Kinko's I use FrameMaker daily, for letters and a variety of business forms, as documents to receive and organize internet information including FrameUsers threads, and as a flexible receiver of pictures and stories for pdf albums. I find these tasks unbearable in Word, just as writers in this forum find Word unbearable for complex structured documents. My response to the August 2004 FrameMaker Survey was a request that FrameMaker be offered to a much broader market, affording price competition with Word. We should hope to find FrameMaker at Kinko's. I invite a conversation on this subject. Isn't FrameMaker the best word processor? Do others find FrameMaker the best application for albums? I am content with v5.5.6 for what I do, and apologize if I should be aware of existing templates for a broader market, in v7. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jsgammato at imprivata.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jsgammato%40imprivat a.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.