[rescue] Running FrameMaker on Solaris?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 11:20:39 CST 2016

FrameMaker is great for technical documents, but it is not a 'word processor'
in the classic sense, it is a document preparation system and as such requires
a different mindset than the average WYSIWYG word processor.

Your SS-10 should run it fine, but were I going to run FrameMaker on a desktop
I'd want an Ultra 1/2 (or better) class machine, though I've see earlier
versions of Frame run fine on an LX.

If you can't find online manuals, there are some FrameMaker books available on
Amazon to help you get started


> On Feb 9, 2016, at 10:20 AM, CLIFFORD HAIGHT <klemish at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone use framemaker on their SPARCstation?   I picked up FrameMaker
> as part of some random software I got with my system.   From what I have
> it requires 512mb of ram which is the max my 10 will take.   I like the
> of making nice looking reports.   Should I even bother try running it use
> something a little simpler.    I am also looking at other formats than word
> work because Word is often infuriating when it comes to formatting.    For
> work we all SOPs and forms have to have a specific header format that has a
> table and image.    I've tried OO draw, scribus and LaTeX but they don't
> for the required headers.    I have been able to recreate documents in html
> with CCS looking and sometime rendering better than their word equivalent.
> This isn't practical because of the add time and their is no way for it to
> worked on collaboratively through our DCS.
> In my head I would like to make a report that record yeast culture states,
> temp plots, a PLM capture and other relevant data.   I am sure this idea is
> probably way to fancy.    For work I like the idea of idea of good blend or
> something that can do word processing but have reasonable layout controls.
> I've gotten enough into this little SPARCstation I want to do a lot more
> in than I initially intended.
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