Re: The Old Argument: Framemaker vs. MS Word

Subject: Re: The Old Argument: Framemaker vs. MS Word
From: "Chris Collier" <ccollier -at- omiintl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:09:45 -0600

<snip>
The reality is, if you want to generate a number of digital output formats
(HTML, HTMLHelp, WinHelp, PDF, etc.), FrameMaker is not a viable
alternative. DB.
</snip>

Oh really? Check out www.quadralay.com.

----- Original Message -----
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Cc: <mking -at- mamsi -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 11:18 AM
Subject: RE: The Old Argument: Framemaker vs. MS Word


> Good morning,
>
> I continue to be frustrated by the presumption that a PDF file is all one
> requires to be Web-friendly. Like it or not, Acrobat's PDFs are a stop-gap
> solution that will happily go the way of DOS and GOPHER. The only feature
> that makes PDFs more Web-enabled than, say, a FrameMaker document is that
> the reader software is free. Posting a PDF on the Internet is a bit like
> using a View-Master and calling it a film. The Internet, as we know, is
not
> 8.5" x 11".
>
> The reality is, if you want to generate a number of digital output formats
> (HTML, HTMLHelp, WinHelp, PDF, etc.), FrameMaker is not a viable
> alternative. DB.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: White, Donald [mailto:Donald -dot- White -at- Nextel -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 1:46 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Cc: 'mking -at- mamsi -dot- com'
> Subject: RE: The Old Argument: Framemaker vs. MS Word
>
>
> I haven't used MS Word 2000 much, and I don't really want to use it. In
any
> case, the application is not for desktop publishing while Framemaker is
> built for that purpose. If you want something from which you can speedily
> and accurately translate a file for use over the Web, Framemaker does it
> best, too--through Acrobat.
>
> What with all the paragraph formatting and numbering bugs, as well as
other
> formatting problems with Word, I guess that the only reasons management
> would not support Frame is the expense, and because Frame would be used by
a
> relatively low number of people.
>
> Good luck.
>
> D.H. White
> Technical Writer
> Nextel Communications
> 703.433.8460
> Donald -dot- White -at- nextel -dot- com
>
>
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