Re: Industry Standard?

Subject: Re: Industry Standard?
From: Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 13:34:50 -0600

The other format is postscript. Any print vendor using a Docutech can
use postscript files. And FrameMaker comes bundled with Acrobat to
produce PDF files.


Erick Kandl wrote:
> <snip>
> "I'm curious to know if FrameMaker, Word, or some other package is the
> industry standard for TW's? Your input is appreciated! Thanks."
> I don't know that there is a "standard" out there. Each company I have
> worked at has had a different package as their standard. One company only
> used Word. Another used Quark XPress, Illustrator, and Excel. The company
> I am at now is a FrameMaker shop. A standard is really dictated by what
> you need to accomplish. I've used FrameMaker for the last three years and
> am very impressed with what the program can do. One word of advice
> though: if you decide to use FrameMaker, make sure you buy Acrobat as
> well. Many printing vendors cannot handle native FrameMaker files, so you
> need to create and send them a PDF of your finished doc.
> Good luck!
> -Erick

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