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 use. > 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 makes > 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: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatproextended/ 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 Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------