At the 1999 FrameUsers Conference in Minneapolis, somebody posed this
question to Adobe co-founder and then-CEO John Warnock in a public Q/A
session. He responded that FrameMaker had "about a half-million"
installed seats worldwide.
This information is a bit old, but it is the only public disclosure of
FrameMaker's installed base that I have ever encountered.
Diane Gaskill wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know Adobe keeps all of their numbers a Big Secret, but I am creating a
> comparison spreadsheet in my research on FM vs AT and I need to have a
> general idea of how many FM seats have been installed. FM has been in use
> since the late 1980s and I would estimate at least 100K seats. If anyone on
> the list can provide an more accurate number, I'd really appreciate the
> information. Incidentally, PTC says they have 20K installed seats.
Alan Houser, President
Group Wellesley, Inc.