Framers, I think the new fonts supplied with Frame 7.2 (and 7.1) could do with better documentation.
When I received my FM7.2 upgrade I knew it was supplied with a new set of fonts so I looked on the CD but couldn't find them anywhere. After inspecting my FM7.2 installation I found them all lurking in \Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.2\fminit\fonts\Adobe. I then attempted to install the fonts from there using the Windows "Fonts" control panel. After some puzzlement I eventually realised they were "Private Fonts" which could only be used in FM 7.2. They are clearly loaded by FM during program startup and thus lead to the extended startup time. I also eventually discovered that the only way to access the full set of font variations was by setting up paragraph styles. And finally, to embed the fonts in my Acrobat documents, I found I had to go the "Font Locations" dialog in Distiller and update the incorrect path to these private fonts. Why couldn't the FM 7.2 "New Features" PDF not say something like: "FM 7.2 comes with a set of high-quality OpenType fonts. They are loaded during application startup and are then available for use in your FrameMaker documents. You cannot use them in your Windows applications." However, now I know how to use these fonts, thankyou to Adobe for including them! Phil Heron Technical Writer - CODA www.coda.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+phil.heron=coda.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+phil.heron=coda....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Donald M Rinderknecht Sent: 19 May 2006 14:20 To: frame at daube.ch Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: FM 7.2 starts much slower than 7.1 Klaus, My machine is similar in configuration to yours and Frame 7.2 loads in about 10 seconds. (7.1 is no longer on this machine.) In my case, "Fonts" also takes the longest time to load (about 7 seconds for a couple hundred fonts). Thanks, Don. Don Rinderknecht -- KD5MVV Meteorologist Instructor/Developer ~ Warning Decision Training Branch Donald.M.Rinderknecht at noaa.gov ~ http://wdtb.noaa.gov Klaus Daube wrote: > Dear all, > > FM 7.2 starts very slow compared to 7.1 - what may be the reason? > > Machine: 3 GHz, 1GB RAM, drives C[System[ and H[Programs] are on an SATA 100 > disk > > OS XP SP2 with all automatic updates > > FM in both cases with Shlomo Perets' toolbar > > location H:\Adobe\framemaker.72en\FrameMaker.exe > > H:\adobe\FrameMaker.71en\FrameMaker.exe > > Starting FM 7.2b144 for the first time after Windows start > > 0 sec double click on framemaker.exe > > 7 splash sreen appears and immediately shows 'Fonts' > > 34 fonts are loaded and start sequnece continues > > (thats 27 seconds for font business) > > 40 FM Window appears, start of plugins etc. begins > > Further starts: > > 0 sec double click on framemaker.exe > > 5 FM Window appears, start of plugins etc. begins > > Starting FM 7.1p116 for the first time after Windows start > > 0 sec double click on framemaker.exe > > 10 FM Window appears > > Further starts: > > 0 sec double click on framemaker.exe > > 2 FM Window appears > > What may be the reason for the much more time consuming font handling in FM > 7.2? > > Klaus Daube > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > Docu + Design Daube; Sch??racher 11; CH-8053 Z??rich > > Technical documentation & consultancy; On-line and paper > > Phone: +41-44-422 86 25 FAX: +41-44-422 82 78 > > E-mail: ddd at daube.ch Web: www.daube.ch/ >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as Donald.M.Rinderknecht at noaa.gov. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/donald.m.rinderknec >ht%40noaa.gov > >Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. 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