Adobe® FrameMaker® 8 software is a powerful authoring and publishing solution for technical communicators and an essential upgrade for existing FrameMaker users who want to author and publish technical documentation in multiple languages.
Unicode support (New)
Edit and create content in multiple languages, and author content for global audiences with dictionary and hyphenation support for more languages.
DITA support (New)
Use a prebuilt DITA application to author, publish, and distribute topic-oriented information in XML and create DITA maps.
Rich media support (New)
Create more engaging online documentation by incorporating 3D models, rich Adobe® Flash® Player compatible animations, and simulations created with Adobe Captivate™ software. Generate Adobe PDF files with live 3D models. (Windows® only)
Text edit tracking and multiple undo (New)
Highlight, accept, and reject text changes and undo multiple changes with a single click using the History palette.
Conditional output (Enhanced)
Effortlessly single-source variations of the same document for different channels and purposes. Use conditional tags and build complex Boolean expressions for defining output filters in structured and unstructured mode, and easily distinguish multiconditional text through improved color coding.
Attribute-based output (New)
Use attribute values to control conditional output in structured mode.
Migrate existing content to XML and structured content with minimal manual touch-up.
XML roundtripping (Enhanced)
Preserve comments, variables, and conditional text when importing and exporting structured content and migrating XML content. Now you can roundtrip web-based graphics in XML workflows.
XML Schemas (Enhanced)
Use XML Schemas as an alternative to DTDs for defining the structure of your content.
Incorporate XSLT scripts into your editing workflow. Automatically transform your XML content when you open it in FrameMaker, or save it out from FrameMaker with XSLT scripts.
An introductory migration guide outlines the basic steps required in migrating to XML and structured content.
Microsoft Office 2007 support (New)
Import content created in Microsoft Word 2007 and Excel 2007.
Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor
Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista™ (trial version not supported on Windows® 2000)
512MB of RAM
600MB of available hard-disk space
Video card capable of displaying 256 colors recommended
Adobe® PostScript®, PCL, or GDI printer (Adobe PostScript printer recommended)