Hello Everyone, We use several versions of Frame, from 6+SGML through Frame 8, to create software manuals. We have been using Frame for many years, but my company's purchasing department recently asked us to stop ordering Acrobat and to instead try using a product called PDF Converter. Cost-cutting.
Because I was asked to, I tested PDF Converter and found that it does not recognize Frame files. After fiddling around with it, I was able to print an individual chapter of one manual to the PDF Converter printer, which resulted in a PDF of that chapter, but the PDF had no bookmarks or hyperlinks. I believe the product may be able to create bookmarks but they have to be done manually (imagine doing this at production time), but on the topic of hyperlinks, the included documentation is silent. The product also claims that PDFs created from it can be edited, but it appears it does so by converting the PDF to a Word file. I don't see the appeal of this when the source was created in Frame. What am I missing? In any case, I was unsuccessful in creating a PDF of an entire manual that resembled the manuals we have been producing successfully for many years using Acrobat. However, I am still tasked with justifying why we need Acrobat. Therefore, if anyone out there is using PDF Converter to create PDF files from Frame, and you are able to create PDF versions of multi-chapter books that contain hundreds of hyperlinks, automatically generated bookmarks, and all the other features standard with Acrobat, would you please be kind enough to write to me and tell me how you do it? Or, if anyone has made a comparison of the features of PDF Converter to Acrobat in the tasks required to create complex manuals (automatic bookmarks, hyperlinks, accessibility, embedded fonts--you know what I mean), I would also appreciate having that information. Regards, Emmy Aricioglu ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ