Hi Peter,
FrameMaker 5.5 did have some issues and yes what Rick says is really sound
advice, don't go for anything less than version 7.2. Having said that, I
used version 5.5 and version 6 for many years and survived! If you can't
afford to upgrade at the moment, version 5.5 will allow you to produce a
large volume of work. And remember, when you do upgrade you can convert the
docs created in 5.5 to the upgrade version, however you can't go backwards.

Mulholland


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Rick Quatro <frameexpert at truevine.net>
wrote:

> Since you already have FrameMaker 5.5, you can upgrade to version 8 for
> about $300. Unless you can get an earlier version for much less, this seems
> like the way to go. If you are going to settle for an earlier version, I
> wouldn't go lower than FrameMaker 7.2.
>
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing
> 585-659-8267
> www.frameexpert.com
>
>
> > Good Morning,
> >
> > I want to learn more about Framemaker,
> > I have Ver. 5.5 and have fooled with that but
> > need more experience...
> >
> > The prices of the latest version scare me, unless
> > I had a contract or revenue input from writing...
> >
> > Recognizing that ver. 5.5 has basic functionality,
> > what would be a next step?
> > Is it worth searching EBay for ver. 6.0 or try
> > to find ver. 7.1 at a reasonable price?
> >
> > On occasion, I find late versions of "Upgrade" packages
> > available on EBay... Would some version of Upgrade 7.0
> > (or 7.1) bring my ver. 5.5 up to the next current level?
> >
> > The recent List discussion on Jahred's "Beyond the Basics"
> > has stirred my curiosity,  therefore I have found a copy
> > of that text to read and review...
> >
> > Any comments appreciated
> > A (latent) newbie Writer.
> >
> > -pc
>
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