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FrameMaker Buying Guide


Buy a single subscription of Adobe FrameMaker for individuals online and quickly get started with your technical documentation in minutes.

Teams and Enterprises

Buy Adobe FrameMaker in volume for teams, small businesses and enterprises and manage named user licenses through a web-based admin console.



Eligible educational institutions can purchase licenses of Adobe FrameMaker at a discounted rate for students and instuctors.

Enterprise Plans

Pick a plan that's right for your organization
Term licenses - ETLA
Term licenses - ETLA
Customized term licensing | Ideal for enterprises
An Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) is ideal for larger deployments across centralized organizations. Get cloud and desktop offerings and budget predictability over a three-year term, with one annual payment due on the same date each year.
Subscription Licenses - VIP
Subscription Licenses - VIP
Flexible subscription licensing | Ideal for teams and SMBs
The Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) is a subscription licensing program with simple and secure management capabilities, flexible terms and discount levels that increase as you make additional purchases. Qualified members can save even more with VIP Select.
Individual Plan


Individual Plan 

For those who want to get started in minutes
Buy Adobe FrameMaker directly from Adobe.com on subscription for US$29.99*/month. Currently, only one license can be purchased from Adobe.com store per transaction. This plan is best suited for freelance professionals or very small businesses with fewer license requirements. 
*annual commitment, paid monthly or annually. Available in select countries. 


Education Plan 

Available at ~60% discount for students and teachers
This plan is best suited for educational institutions with a Technical Communication program in their curriculum. Students and instructors may use the software purchased at discounted rates. 
Education Plan
Education Plan


Education Plan 

Available at ~60% discount for students and teachers
This plan is best suited for educational institutions with a Technical Communication program in their curriculum. Students and instructors may use the software purchased at discounted rates. 

Version Comparison Chart

Explore the new features & enhancements in Adobe Framemaker compared to the previous versions.
✓ Available | ● Enhanced | * New features  

Latest release 2019 release 2017 release 2015 release

XML authoring
All-new Tree/Structure view*  
Simplified view merged with WYSIWYG view*  
Out-of-the-box LwDITA support (beta)*  
Smoother import of Word documents to DITA map*  
Import of Markdown to structured DITA content*  
Simultaneous Document and Tree view for DITA maps*  
XSLT 3.0 support
SAXON 9.8.3 support
DITA-OT 3.X support
DITA-OT 2.3 support
DITA 1.3 support
DITA authoring templates
DITA cross-references
Keyspace Manager
XML authoring workspace
Customized environments for simplified XML authoring
Out-of-the-box support for MathML equations
Out-of-the-box support for publishing content with DITA-OT
XML code view
Smart Paste
Comprehensive S1000D support
DITA key-based referencing
Content filtering using attributes
EDD enhancements: import of CSS

 General authoring or non-XML based authoring
Language specific smart quotes*
Navigation view*
Support for Sentence Case*
FM Document splitter*
Out-of-the-box Translation support*
Pre-segemented XLIFF for translation*
Duden support
Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi support (RTL)
Conditional text at book level
Hunspell dictionary

Configurable dictionary support
Image handling

Smoother import of Microsoft Word files
Rich media support
Support for Online Videos*
Insert rich media with DITA1.3 & LwDITA*
Pixel (px) support for images
WebP image support 
Colored icons
Embed interactive 3D graphics
Support for audio and video formats (WMV, MPG, AVI, and others)
Object styles
 Review and collaboration
Online Review (with Adobe Technical Communication Suite)*
On-the-go content review using mobile devices
Simultaneous PDF-based reviews and authoring
Out-of-the-box Dropbox integration 
End-user collaboration: community-generated content, comments, feedback 
Content management
Seamless integration with Adobe Experience Manager
Out-of-the-box Microsoft SharePoint  and Sharepoint Online integration
Out-of-the-box EMC Documentum integration
PDF/A & PDF/X compliant PDF*
Well tagged PDF (508 compliance)*
Embed PDF within a PDF*
Greater content accessibility for PDFs*
Control over Marks, Bleeds and print settings
Support for image transparency in PDF
WebHelp skin gallery
Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts
Search autocomplete
Customizable Basic HTML5 output
Text search within SVG images
Content personalization for DITA content
Add favorites within new Responsive HTML5 layout
Content accessibility
Personalization with Dynamic Content Filters 
Publishing Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi content
Import/Export layouts/CSS/HTML page template
Out-of-the-box multichannel, multi-device publishing
Native Responsive HTML5 output support
HTML page template support
Native CHM support
Native PDF support
DITA publishing: composite docs
DITA PDF publishing : Output templates & Granular settings
Powerful 64-bit architecture
Interactive real-time progress bar
Support for high-resolution displays
Search for menu commands
Project Manager
Font selection
Miniature Table of Contents (mini TOC)
Automatic insertion of table continuation variables
Conditional table columns
Manage used and unused styles: paragraph, character, table
Developer Support
Interactive HTML5 dialogs for plug-ins

64-bit FDK

DITA: FDK client in core product

API for CMS integration

ExtendScript for automation


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