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If you were coming from Ventura, with a comfort level in Ventura, FrameMaker
would be easier to pick up than coming in from Word. FrameMaker and Word do
pretty much everything very differently. FrameMaker has a less-intuitive
GUI, klutzy interface, and poor import/export filters. FrameMaker makes up
for this by being rock solid and providing true support for long, technical
documentation. The most important bias or thing to get out of your head when
approaching FrameMaker is:
***FrameMaker is **not** like Word. It is okay for products not to be like
Word. While you are used to the way Word does things, you can become one
Pick up Adobe FrameMaker Classroom in a Book and run though the tutorials.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maggie Secara [SMTP:maggiros -at- hotmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 4:42 AM
> I've used other DTPs like Ventura and Quark but not in quite a while.
> been making Word sing and dance for just about ever.) But I've only spent
> about 10 minutes with a Frame demo, once, and it was surprisingly
> intimidating to me. Does anyone who's made the transition from Word to
> Frame have any tricks for reducing the number of rocks on the learning
> I'm not interested in Tool Wars.
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