re: InDesign, anyone?

Subject: re: InDesign, anyone?
From: Carl Young <carl -at- digipubcorp -dot- com>
To: Scott Wilson <scottw -at- harlequin -dot- co -dot- uk>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 09:36:00 -0700

Hi Scott,

You wrote:

>> Is InDesign an acceptable "halfway house" between Framemaker and
>> QuarkXpress for producing *both* user manuals and more
>> graphically-intensive marketing materials? Or does it fail to make the
>> grade for documentation usage?

InDesign is not a product for technical manuals. No table editor, no automatic indexer, and so on. It's for doing a few pretty pages at a time. It has wonderful typesetting capabilities, but none of the "practical" stuff tech docs require.

Carl L. Young DigiPub Solutions Corp.
Producers of the PDF2000 Conference
June 5 - 7 2000, Scottsdale, AZ

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