I started using FrameMaker on a Sun 3/50 (black and white screen!) in Sun OpenLook back in 1988. The company tech writers used Interleaf, but that was too expensive for us developers who were writing the internal documentation.
I did not interact with any Frame users group or Usenet group that I can recall, but I do remember getting help from a Frame employee, Sandy Knox (I hope I have the name right), on a number of occasions. Later in the early to mid nineties, I beta-tested FrameMaker 4 or 5 on a Windows system - worked with one of the QA people at Frame, Susan Di-Tullio, to get them the feedback. I only joined the Frame Users group recently, so I am a newbie in that regard! :) Z > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > Martinek, Carla > Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:51 AM > To: framers at FrameUsers.com > Subject: RE: oldie > > Been using Frame since FM 3.0 on Mac back in 1990/91. Don't remember > when I found/first posted to the framers list, but it was a looooooong > time ago, probably under my maiden name. > > Used it on Mac, Win, and Unix at various locations over the years. (Hey, > Adobe -- WE WANT MAC FRAME AGAIN!!!) > > Was on first name terms with Jack (forgive the spelling here) Oyarcabal > in Frame TechSupport... "Hi, Jack, it's Carla..." was all it took. I > know I made lots and lots of suggestions back in those early years for > bug fixes and enhancements that later saw light in future releases -- my > favorite way to start a Tech Support call with Jack was "Frame should be > able to do this..." :-) I even wrote up a conversion process back then > for getting PageMaker files into Frame that their TechSupport later > borrowed for their own use. > > Helped start the Framemaker User Network Chicago (FUN Chicago) back > in... 92?... with my old manager and a woman whose name I'm now > forgetting (she was blonde) and who was a Sales Engineer for Frame based > here in their Chicago office over by one of the cholocate factories. > > Sigh... I'm feeling REALLY old now! > > -Carla