Re: Framemaker vs. Pagemaker

Subject: Re: Framemaker vs. Pagemaker
From: figmo -at- rahul -dot- net (Lynn Gold)
To: sseveny -at- petvalu -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 16:58:07 -0800 (PST)

Suzette Seveny wrote:
>
>dbdoucette -at- bandl -dot- com wrote:
>> "Giordano, Connie" wrote:
>>
>> > Is Framemaker really that commonly used? Perhaps in well-established
>> > companies with larger than lone tech writer departments. >snip<
>>
>> We used FrameMaker when I was a lone writer. We use FM now that our tech
>> writer
>> "department" numbers 2. Is this common? I don't know. But it belies your
>> assumption that F< is limited to companies with large tech writer
>departments.
>
>I'll second that. I am a lone techwriter (never have worked in a techwriter
>department). We use framemaker for the stability, cross-reference, pdf, and
>all that other good stuff. We reuse chapters, and the book feature is just
>great for us.

Likewise for me. In fact, I've NEVER used PageMaker on the job; it's
always been either FrameMaker, Interleaf, Ventura Publisher, a markup
language like TeX or troff, or sometimes MS Word with one of the others.

--Lynn





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