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Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2

Adobe has launched Version 2 of the Technical Communication Suite, which now also includes Photoshop CS4 and Presenter 7 in addition to updated versions of FrameMaker (9), RoboHelp (8), Captivate (4) and Acrobat (9 Pro Extended).

Highlights include an all-new customizable user interface for FrameMaker (revamped to align with the UI of Adobe’s other product offerings), support for DITA 1.1 and the upcoming 1.2 standard, live links to FrameMaker documents in RoboHelp projects and the ability to publish online help in Adobe AIR format. Another focus is improvements to the reviewing process, with better support for accepting and rejecting changes, including the option to import PDF comments as conditional text in FrameMaker and create an AIR application for online reviews.

Adobe’s Senior Product Evangelist RJ Jacquez highlights the new suite features in a presentation, and provides a demonstration of the new products (including a look at the new FrameMaker interface at about 3:20 minutes into the demo).