I have read on wikipedia (Adobe FrameMaker - Wikipedia ) that FrameMaker 2017 supports 64 bit:
FrameMaker (2017 release)
Released 31 January 2017. FrameMaker (2017 release) new features included 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
I have downloaded FrameMaker 2017 and installed on Win7 64 bit OS. But FrameMaker 2017 is still 32 bit application.
Does this mean that FrameMaker is still 32 bit application but works fine on 64 bit.
Because want I want is full Windows 64 bit application.
Some is there a way how to install FrameMaker 2017 as 64 bit application?
To the best of my knowledge, Fm 2017 installs only as a 32-bit app, on both 32- and 64-bit machines.
Thus the install path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2017
Wikipedia is wrong. FrameMaker 2017 is 32 bit only. It does however run perfectly on 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows.
I have to ask why you must have a 64 bit version? I'm sure it would be a nice to have, and I continue to hope for improvements in the FrameMaker core, but it still does a great job as it is.
You can add a feature request here: https://tracker.adobe.com/#/add_feature
Ian: I have to ask why you must have a 64 bit version?
That's the key question. There's a lot about FM that isn't even 16-bit.
And there are things about newer FMs that are (apparently) 64-bit where it matters, like .ps/.tps output file size and resulting PDF size.
FrameMaker 2017 is a 32-bit application, but of course, it also installs and runs in 64 bit Windows. The information on Wikipedia that FrameMaker 2015 and 2017 are also available as 64 bit versions is wrong. I have just edited the Wikipedia entry.
That is what I though as it installed in C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe.
I just though I made some error in installing FrameMaker.
I know that you guys are reticent to let the cat out of the bag early, but I'm going to ask anyway.
We currently own two licenses for Framemaker 2015. We have been reluctant to upgrade to the 2017 version for fear that the 2018 version's release is imminent. If you were me, would you pull the trigger now, or hold out just a bit longer?
jeremyk54602636 - IIRC there was a thing in prior years that if you had upgraded to "current version" & a new "current version" got released within some window after your upgrade, you got the option to get the new "current version" for free.
I have been told by the sales representative at Adobe that no such formal program exists for Framemaker. If they release the new version one day after I buy, perhaps, but if as little as one month goes by, it is a full cost upgrade to the next version.
It's hard enough to convince management to upgrade once. Having to do it twice in a matter of a couple months would be nearly impossible.
We deal with very large, complex documents that contain dozens of photographs and drawings. The 64 bit version would be a huge benefit, but we don't want to ignore the advances from 2015 to 2017 either. 2015 is a pretty "kludgey" version. It is not a great environment for handling graphics.
So, we are between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Do we jump now and pray nothing new it imminent, or do we keep holding out and fighting with FM2015?
I keep hoping against hope someone from Adobe can provide just a bit of guidance.
If you take a look at Klaus Daube's link on the History of FM: FrameMaker history
you'll see the timeline of releases. The last few have been coming roughly every 18 months. You can do the math...
I know. That's why we've been holding out. With a January 2017 release of the 2017 version, it suggests the 2018 release is imminent. Yet, I can't find any reference anywhere to it. Adobe has better security than the White House
I would think if it goes too far beyond July, it would become FM2019... but...
Just looking for someone "in-the-know" to give the "jump" or "wait" sign.
Given your status, I think we'll wait just a bit. Thanks.
Looking at your situation in post #9, I'd say waiting gets you more brownie points
While nothing is ever set in stone, you can expect the 18-month cycle to remain more or less intact for the foreseeable future.
This is all very helpful information. With an original Jan 2017 release of Framemaker 2017... that means the next release should be...
I do remember that during last year's product presentation - at tcworld / tekom - 64 bit support was on the table to be included in the 2018 release.
Here is a quick summary I made for my Twitter at the time:
Not sure if 64 bit is still going to be part of the 2018 release or when the new release is scheduled to arrive. But maybe Stefan knows
With FrameMaker 2019, Adobe has finally released a 64-bit version.