Hi Emmy, FM is bundled with Acrobat Distiller. So even, if you do not have Acrobat Standard/Professional/3D, you can create valid PDF files with all features you are used to and for which you rely on Acrobat.
You do not need to create your PDF files with any other PDF converter. However, if you intend to edit or check your PDF files in any way, you should check whether your new tool allows what you want to do. A feature list is e.g. here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html Best regards Winfried > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Emmy A. > Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:41 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Using PDF Converter with Frame > > > 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