An Adobe executive on Thursday denied reports that the company may cut back support for its FrameMaker document authoring package, or that it has laid off the product's development team.
However, the company may further integrate the application with Adobe's other tools, such as Photoshop and Web authoring tool GoLive, said Howard Digby, Adobe's director, Hong Kong and Taiwan, in an interview with Digit' sister newswire IDG News Service.
"If anything, we'll add to FrameMaker and integrate it more with some of the other products," Digby said. FrameMaker will remain a standalone product, he added.
As for reports the company has laid off its FrameMaker team, Digby said employees periodically move in and out of the team, for instance to Adobe's XML (Extensible Markup Language) team. He said FrameMaker is an ideal tool for creating multi-part documents with multiple XML tags.
Integration of code among Adobe's applications makes them easier to use, for example letting a Web designer more easily modify a Photoshop image in a page designed with GoLive, Digby said.