Although both FrameMaker 7.0 and FrameMaker Server 7.0 software share the same technology and even the same installation CD, the primary difference between the two products is the permitted use for which they are licensed.
Both FrameMaker 7.0 and FrameMaker Server 7.0 software include a set of powerful, high-quality features for producing print and PDF output. FrameMaker 7.0 software, however, is designed to be used interactively by users on their desktops. It includes a fully interactive, WYSIWYG authoring environment, along with a range of tools for publishing to multiple media-particularly WebWorks Publisher Standard Edition 7.0 software from Quadralay, which enables users to publish to HTML, Palm Reader and Microsoft Reader formats. FrameMaker Server 7.0 software, on the other hand, is designed to be used programatically in a server-based or automated environment. The Frame Development Kit (FDK) is the primary means for driving the application. FrameMaker Server software is specifically designed to provide server-based features for print and PDF output.