Apple Still Using Framemaker in Classic

A year ago, Michael Tsai pointed out that the metadata in some Apple-produced PDFs indicated they were produced using Framemaker on a Mac. Framemaker 6, the final Mac version, only runs in Classic. But Classic, of course, is dead — it has never worked on Intel-based Macs, and was dropped in Leopard even for PowerPC.

DF reader Cory Johnson emailed to point out that Apple’s new Leopard Security Configuration book, released yesterday, was produced in Framemaker 6.0, too. As Tsai wrote last year:

Apple is apparently using some old software and hardware to document its newest product. I totally understand; FrameMaker 6 is a great piece of software, and there’s nothing like it for Mac OS X.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008