Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Robert Lauriston
I wrote software reviews for Nextworld back in those days, and I don't recall any printed documentation. The documentation for the operating system, FrameMaker, etc. was all on disk. If you rummage around in the FrameMaker directories, you should find it somewhere. Next's own docs are online:

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Craig Ede
There is a copy of FM4 Windows (sealed in the box) on ebay for $15.99 (or best offer); I'd offer them $5. Also, there is a copy of The Frame Handbook by Linda Branagan (circa 1994) for less than $11 w/free shipping. I have seen the Branagan book in some college libraries. My recollection is

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Lin Sims
Is he asking for documentation on the Nextstation itself, or for *FrameMaker for* the Nextstation? On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM Klaus Daube wrote: > Dear friends > I got the following mail (see the original at the end): > > > My name is Dr Ralf Alexander Kohler and by chance I visited your

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Craig Ede
Since NeXTSTEP OS was based on UNIX, I think the Unix FM manual instructions probably cover most of the functioning of the FM program. One thing to watch out for in such an old version of FrameMaker is the 'grey box' problem that used to crop up where graphics would suddenly become grey boxes.

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Grant Hogarth
As one of the writers who wrote the documentation for that generation of FM (Chris Despopoulos was part of that crew), I recall that most of the documentation was included on the delivery media (for NeXT, that would have been a CD). Unfortunately, I don't have (that I know of), a copy any

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Robert Lauriston
FM3 for NextStep came on five floppy disks. https://fsck.technology/software/NeXT/NeXTSTEP%20Applications/Framemaker%203.0%20NeXTSTEP/ On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 12:39 PM Grant Hogarth wrote: > > As one of the writers who wrote the documentation for that generation of > FM (Chris Despopoulos was

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Fred Ridder
Actually, the original NeXT computer was designed before CD-ROM was standardized. The so-called Yellow Book that contained the CD-ROM standards was published in 1988, the same year that the NeXT was introduced. Instead, the original NeXT computer came with a magneto-optical disc drive that used

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Grant Hogarth
Well, Huh! Guess my memory isn't all that reliable. I had it in my head that the NeXT only had a CDROM drive for external media. Thanks for this, Robert. On 6/15/20 2:16 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote: FM3 for NextStep came on five floppy disks.

Re: [Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Robert Lauriston
There was an external SCSI CD-ROM drive later on. http://www.kevra.org/TheBestOfNext/NeXTProducts/NeXTHardware/ExternalCD-ROM-Drive/files/page624_2.pdf On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 5:01 PM Fred Ridder wrote: > > Actually, the original NeXT computer was designed before CD-ROM was > standardized. The

[Framers] FM on Next - question from a nostalgic person

2020-06-15 Thread Klaus Daube
Dear friends I got the following mail (see the original at the end): > My name is Dr Ralf Alexander Kohler and by chance I visited your website. > Although, technically, it wasn't a coincidence at all, because I was searching > the Internet for documentation for FrameMaker 3.2 20 years ago I