RE: Framemaker, Word and Robohelp

Subject: RE: Framemaker, Word and Robohelp
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:03:22 -0500

When you have a team!!!!

Most of us are multi-taskers by job description as much as by choice. We
have two writers, one handles one set of products, I handle the other.
We're still lone writers, like it or not. I prefer to think of myself as a
master at several skills-but that's somewhat a matter of opinion.

Almost as curmudgeonly..
Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
From: Gilger.John [mailto:JGilger -at- acresgaming -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: Framemaker, Word and Robohelp


So what's the point?

Wouldn't it make more sense to have the members of the writing team who are
best developers of content (writers) use simpler software such as Wordpad,
vi, or (my personal favorite cyber-swiss-army-knife) emacs to write in text
files and having one or two of your best layout gurus using a good type
setting, markup, or layout program (TeX, SGML, Framemaker, Word ...) format
the stuff and make it look pretty?

After all, most of us will admit that we are better at some tasks than
others. Why not do what you do best and let someone with the complementary
skill do what they do best. A great writer and a talented graphics artist
can produce more and better work together than if each were trying to "do it

That's my curmudgeonly two cents worth. Back to the cave.

You may fire when ready, Gridley.

John Gilger
Technical Writer
Acres Gaming, Inc.

Develop HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 ($100 STC Discount)
**WEST COAST LOCATIONS** San Jose (Mar 1-2), San Francisco (Apr 16-17) or 800-646-9989.

Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001
Conference East, June 4-5, Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. or toll-free 877/278-2131.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question (design specs)
Next by Author: RE: Where is the ceiling in TW?
Previous by Thread: RE: Framemaker, Word and Robohelp
Next by Thread: RE: Framemaker, Word and Robohelp

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads