I'm working on a book about software with many graphics (screenshots of the software that I work on it, and some vector graphics) with the heavy body text. I guess the book will be finished about 600 or 700 pages. I know Adobe InDesign is the #1 option for layout and design a book with graphics.
But If I work on my book in InDesign, I should create many books files in the Book Panel. This is great, but I need to see whole the book (text and graphics) at once in a long document and search and check to avoid some errors or repetitive parts and etc. This is possible in InDesign, but need powerful hardware that I don't have it unfortunately and seems I have to create many books files in the Book Panel and just work on a few and close the others, unless my machine will face a bad crash. Also If I have a powerful machine, I'll have to switch or open and close the documents in the Book Panel, again and again, that is boring and time-wasting tasks.
MS Word is that a bad idea clearly and it's a joke for my case, and it's suitable for a short article not a long document with lots of graphics.
I consider Adobe Framemaker, but I haven't any experience with it yet. As I said before, at first I need to have and see whole book body text and its graphics in one long document (not many book files like in Adobe InDesign) and then import and divide to proper chapters in the third software for layout and design (I'm sure; It would be Adobe InDesign). Do you think Adobe Framemaker is a good option to create a long heavy document in my case without a crash, slowness while I have a weak PC (2 cores CPU, 4GB Ram!)?