Fred Ridder wrote:

> Clint Owen wrote:
> > Does anyone know if the PDF review feature will be available in
> > FM 9 by itself, if you don't buy the whole TC Suite? We use FM,
> > but not the other components of the suite. This feature alone is
> > probably worth the upgrade from FM 7 to 9, but I doubt that the
> > company would want to pay for the other applications that we won't
> I notice that TCS 2.0 includes a version of Acrobat called Acrobat 9.0
> Pro Extended, and I suspect that this is the "special sauce" that
> the new PDF workflow work. So I suspect that the real question is
> whether that version of Acrobat will be available as a standalone
> product, as well as whether it hooks into the standalone version of
> FrameMaker 9.0.

It is available standalone:

I didn't want to watch all the flash-y stuff, and text descriptions of
features are somewhat limited, but AcroProE seems to be the source of
the "special sauce." 

To address Clint's post that came in as I was writing this: Reviewers
just need Adobe Reader. But you need Acrobat to create PDFs from your FM
docs (I don't think Distiller is bundled with FM anymore, but I could be
wrong about that). It seems reasonable for Adobe to say you need the
full-featured version of Acrobat to add this new and compelling feature
to the PDFs you create. 


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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