HTML authoring tool for creating HTML Company Newsletter?

Subject: HTML authoring tool for creating HTML Company Newsletter?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 09:10:22 -0500

Andriene Ferguson wondered <<Has anyone heard of a specialized HTML
authoring tool for creating Company newsletter type documents? ... I can use
MS FrontPage, but it is difficult to format columns in FrontPage.>>

You'll have the same problems with any other authoring tool; HTML really
isn't layout friendly, at least not in the sense of trying to recreate the
look and feel of paper documents on the screen. You can fake a 2-column
layout using tables, frames, and other kludges, but it's awkward and doesn't
really take advantage of the online medium. If the format is really
important, choose PDF, and design the document to fit in landscape format
(horizontally) on a 14-inch monitor; everyone will still be able to open and
read the file in their Web browser (assuming they've installed the Acrobat
helper application/plugin), which is the whole point of putting it onto an
intranet in the first place.

--Geoff Hart, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
"The paperless office will arrive when the paperless toilet
arrives."--Matthew Stevens

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