Re: Does Frame Suck? From a new user

Subject: Re: Does Frame Suck? From a new user
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 08:31:59 -0400

{Sorry, my last post was in error and obviously off-topic. This was supposed
to be what got sent.}

Practice.

Besides, FrameMaker is only a tool. And, don't expect 6 to be different than
5.5. And, why do you, as a newbie, automatically think you need macros?
Resetting to one works fine . . . it's easier than specifying which styles
reset numbered lists when they interrupt numbered lists (for example, you
might want a heading to reset the numbered list but not a note style).
Graphics in FrameMaker, back around versions 3 and 4, were the best

available in DTP . . . now they are run of the mill because they have not
been improved or developed.

As I said, 'tis just a tool.

Best regards,

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Jeffries [SMTP:iluvsoftware -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 2:11 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Does Frame Suck? From a new user

Some of you know I am relatively new to Frame and am
learning it now.

I have to tell you - this has got to be one of the
strangest software packages I have ever seen. Of
course, it could just be that I don't know some trick,
or haven't gotten it all down yet.

It is really excellent in many ways. But it has also
got all of these things that it doesn't (I don't think
) do.

For example, the steps to follow to do nested lists -
do you mean to tell me I have to go through that many
steps to do nested numbering? Resetting to 1 and all
of that? Geez.

There are few quick keys (I got that extra software
which makes it easier.)

<snip>

I haven't played with graphics all that much but at a
glance it seems like a lot of steps. Maybe I just have
to get used to it.

I learned that I need FrameScript to do macros. Why is
it not included? And, from what I hear, not in Frame 6
either - or is it?

I don't find that the Online Help is helpful. It is
actually quite confusing. Worse than most Online Helps
- because most are pretty bad.

There are a couple more things that totally confuse
me.

I don't know - maybe I just need practice!

Barb Y.B.






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