RE: From Word Processor to Publishing Tool

Subject: RE: From Word Processor to Publishing Tool
From: "Pamela Chau" <chenchau -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 13:54:48 -0700

I have actually had pretty good success in converting Word files
to FrameMaker 6 files. (The process was not quite as clean with
FrameMaker 5.5.) There are a few problems. One problem that stands
out in my mind is when you copy and paste you want to import
as .txt files.
Pamela Chau
Technical Writer
ETC Training
EchoStar Communications Corp.
The DISH Network
(303) 706-5251

>I have had the opportunity to work with Adobe FrameMaker 6.0,
and found it
>to be a most stable and robust tool for long-document creation.
The company
>is looking to me to research other tool sets, and quite frankly,
I see very
>few options besides Word and Frame.
>One of my greatest concerns is that switching to Frame will
tap our already
>limited resources (in terms of training and the conversion of
existing docs
>to Frame files).
>I'm curious if any of you have been in a similar situation,
that threshold
>point where you converted from word processor to publishing
tool. What were
>some of the advantages and set backs you experienced with Frame?
Is it
>worth our time to introduce a new tool when we have gone so
far with Word?


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