OT RE: Industry Standard?

Subject: OT RE: Industry Standard?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 12:06:59 -0500

Opinions on this vary wildly. And, this thread can get into tool wars pretty
quickly. Suffice it to say, I expect Word is the most common tool used for
tech writing. Other than that, my personal preference starts with
FrameMaker, includes Ventura and Interleaf and PageMaker before getting to
Word . . ..

Nevertheless, as a writer, having a preference for a tool is fine and normal
but you should not let that get in the way of getting work done in a tool
you don't prefer. A tool is nothing more than a means to an end.


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

P.S. I just asked Adobe. They said FrameMaker was undeniably the standard.

P.P.S. Just kidding, folks!!!!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deborah Cooper [SMTP:dcooper -at- edispatch -dot- com]
> I'm curious to know if FrameMaker, Word, or some other package is the
> industry standard for TW's? Your input is appreciated! Thanks.

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