Thanks, Matt. They already use WebWorks to get multiple help outputs using FM conditions for multiple versions and product-specific and market-specific versions, but I have mentioned the use of embedded 3D images and interactive drawings...until one of them went to the Adobe site and found out it's not as straight-forward as the marketing presentation made it seem, due to the need for a 3D graphic rendering program. And, RH in TCS doesn't work as transparently with the native FM files for single-sourcing as the old WWP, either. (As a matter of fact, I think it was someone on this list who pointed out that part...) Personally, I think it's such a tight fiscal climate for them that any expenditure over about $200 is going to be a hard sell. I personally see the TCS value and will upgrade my personal copies, regardless of what the client does.
Rene L. Stephenson ----- Original Message ---- From: Matt Sullivan <m...@grafixtraining.com> There are a ton of features related to the TCS integration. Specifically: embedded 3d interactive simulations output to Help with simulations using FM conditions to output to multiple help formats & versions If applicable, these more than justify the upgrade, but you need to upgrade to the TCS, not just FM8 -Matt Sullivan GRAFIX Training, Inc. An Adobe Authorized Training Center www.grafixtraining.com 888 882-2819 -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rene Stephenson Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 12:18 PM To: FrameUsers Subject: FM8 benefits Hi All, I am working up a justification for a client to move from FM 7.2 to FM 8.0. Theirs is an unstructured FM environment with a shared-file architecture that uses a lot of text insets and condition tags and variables. I have told them that FM 8 would greatly simplify their condition catalog due to the use of boolean expressions to show/hide conditions, which would eliminate a lot of their "x+y" tags. But, since they already got the unlimited undo (well, more or less) in FM 7, they're not convinced that just the boolean conditions would be sufficient to justify the expense. I'm wondering if there's something else I'm missing, like being able to apply conditions to a column at a time, rather than just complete rows or text within a table cell...? Maybe there's something better about how FM 8 handles text insets? It would help, I think, if they were a structured shop, because it seems most of the FM 8 benefits are targeted to the structured use of FM...but I'm happy to be corrected! Thanks, Rene L. Stephenson _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as matt at grafixtraining.com. 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/matt%40grafixtraining.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.