Migrating to latest version

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My company uses structured FrameMaker 12 and is hiring a new technical writer who doesn't have FrameMaker experience. They are also upgrading from FrameMaker 12 to the latest version. There are templates for most of the jobs and all of the files used to produce manuals are in a vault. Since all of the procedures to produce a manual are documented, would it be better to start the inexperienced writer with the old version and then upgrade and get him training on the new version?

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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I would get the writer started with the latest version. There aren't likely to be many differences in the procedures and, where there are, you can use this opportunity to update the documentation.

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Dear Rick,

 

You type too fast.

 

No love,

Me 😉😊

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Dear Lin,

It might be the opposite. 🙂

Much love,

Me

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Thanks.

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Assuming the newest version will be available when they come on board, I'd just start them off with that. The changes between FM12 and FM16 do not make 16 any harder to learn than 12. If FM16 won't be available until sometime after they come on board, starting them off on FM12 will give them sufficient grounding that moving to FM16 won't be a big deal. (Now, if you were still working with versions 8 or earlier, that would be a different story. 😉)

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