Re: Page Layout Program

Subject: Re: Page Layout Program
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 15:37:22 -0800

Wil Gaffga wrote:
> I totally agree with Scott re: Frame being the item of choice for tech-heavy
> documents.
> > PageMaker, InDesign, Quark, are all designed for shorter documents where
> > layout
> > is variable, and exact placement is important. They can be used for long
> > documents, but are a real pain, since they do not allow the templates and
> > automation of format that FrameMaker does.

I agree with this division of purpose.

However, I might add that, while DTP programs are not very useful
for long documents, FrameMaker can do an adequate job of shorter
documents. True, you don't get the fine control of a really first
rate DTP program. However, you can produce quite acceptable
brochures, product sheets and other one-shots in Frame without much

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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