Re: Thanks re Quark v. FrameMaker -- and one more question ...

Subject: Re: Thanks re Quark v. FrameMaker -- and one more question ...
From: Goober <techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 23:50:48 -0700 (PDT)


> The client has decided to use PageMaker.

Oh good gravy... Nightmare on Doc Street...

> I'm assured by a consultant the client hired that
> PageMaker is the best of
> all possible tools, though the book project will
> contain no graphics, very
> limited page-to-page variation, will consist of
> dozens of sub-documents that
> will need to be rearranged for each new edition, and
> will need a new TOC and
> index generated each time.

Sounds like your client picked a winner of a
consultant to listen to. No graphics, minimal layout
transitions, TOC/IX... If you ask me, FrameMaker would
have been perfect.

> Oh, well ... does anyone have an idea where the
> landmines are dealing with long docs in PageMaker?

Very few plug-ins to help you manage the documents.
Very few built-in tools to help you manage the
documents.

> And has anyone heard about compatibility issues
> between PM 6.5 and Win2k?

That I don't know. Last time I used PageMaker it was
on a Mac, many years ago.

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Thanks re Quark v. FrameMaker -- and one more question ...: From: Geoff Brown

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