We have several customers that jumped from 7.2 to 9.03 with very little difficulty. 9.0 was a disaster, but if you patch up to 9.01, then 9.02 and then 9.03 *before* loading old documents I don't think you will meet much trouble (our customers work with *Structured* FrameMaker and don't use the GUI much -- they primarily use automation and the publishing kernel).
Last week a 7.2 customer using CMYK TIFF images in a catalogue (7.449 images) had a problem because his printer implemented new Printing Technology and therefore no longer accepted pre-separated PS or PDF files for print (hmmm ... perhaps he didn't want pre-separated files because of the extra work and added responsibility, but that's another story). 7.2 (Windows version) can NOT provide proper composite CMYK output in any way; in addition, any version before 9.X simply destroy CMYK TIFF images on composite output (and 9.X still does when you Print to PDF instead of using the Save to PDF option, so please *use* the Save option if you possibly can - and ignore what others have said about their preference for Print to PDF). Play hazard and stay with pre-9.X versions or play safe and upgrade. That's the plain and simple choice you have - if you have a realistic view on this matter! Best regards / Med venlig hilsen Jacob Sch?ffer? |? Chief Developer ---------------------------------- Grafikhuset (House of Graphics) Paradis All? 22, Raml?se DK-3200 Helsinge, Denmark Phone: +45 4439 4400 Email: js at grafikhuset.dk Web: www.grafikhuset.net