Adobe Technical Communication Suite

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Adobe Technical Communication Suite
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Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Initial release September 25, 2007
Stable release
2017 / January 2017
Operating system Microsoft Windows
License Proprietary commercial software
Website adobe.com/products/technicalcommunicationsuite/

Adobe Technical Communication Suite is a collection of applications made by Adobe Systems for technical communicators, help authors, instructional designers, and eLearning and training design professionals. It includes Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Device Central, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Presenter, Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe 3D Reviewer.

The suite allows users to author, manage, and publish interactive instructional information from technical documents and books to online help systems, knowledge bases, interactive training, and eLearning contents.[1]

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Version 1
The suite was announced on September 25, 2007, consisting of Adobe FrameMaker 8, Adobe RoboHelp 7, Adobe Captivate 3 and Adobe Acrobat 8, and updated to version 1.3 on June 2, 2008 to reflect the addition of Acrobat 9 Pro Extended to the package. It is noted that the FrameMaker 8 and RoboHelp 7 applications included in this Suite were special versions that contained additional features that improved the workflow and integration between the applications. These versions were only available as part of the suite and could not be purchased separately.
Version 2
Announced on January 20, 2009; adds Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Presenter 7 to the suite, plus FrameMaker 9, RoboHelp 8 and Captivate 4.
Version 2.5
Announced in June 2010; adds Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Captivate 5 to the suite.
Version 3.0
Announced on January 11, 2011; saw the update to Adobe FrameMaker 10, Adobe RoboHelp 9, Adobe Captivate 5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Acrobat X Pro. Adobe Bridge is included in the installer package. Adobe Presenter, which has been available in previous versions, has been removed.
Version 3.5
Released in August 2011; saw the update to Adobe Captivate 5.5.
Version 4.0
Announced on July, 2012; saw the update to Adobe FrameMaker 11, Adobe RoboHelp 10, Adobe Captivate 6 and Acrobat X Pro or Acrobat XI Pro. Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Adobe Presenter 8 are included in this Suite. Adobe Photoshop has been removed.
Version 5.0
Launched in Jan, 2014; Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 combines Adobe Captivate 7, Adobe FrameMaker 12, Adobe RoboHelp 11, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, and Adobe Presenter 9, as well as additional tools such as RoboScreenCapture and RoboSource Control.[2]
Version 2015
Launched in June, 2015; Adobe Technical Communication Suite 6 combines Adobe Captivate 9, Adobe FrameMaker (2015 Release), Adobe RoboHelp (2015 Release), Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (2015 Release), and Adobe Presenter 10, as well as additional tools such as RoboScreenCapture and RoboSource Control.[3]
Version 2017
Launched in January, 2017; Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2017 combines Adobe Captivate 9, Adobe FrameMaker (2017 Release), Adobe RoboHelp (2017 Release), Adobe Acrobat Pro DC , and Adobe Presenter 10.

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