RE: [Fwd: Re: Thanks re Quark v. FrameMaker -- and one more question ...]

Subject: RE: [Fwd: Re: Thanks re Quark v. FrameMaker -- and one more question ...]
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 09:23:22 -0400

Okay, RageMaker 7.01 is better and more robust for long docs. But, what
do you think about the consultant's recommendation?

RageMaker, FrameBreaker, or Quirk for long docs featuring repeating
style elements and few graphics? I would think--having only used
PageMaker occasionally over the last two years, though more frequently
before that--that PageMaker and Quark would cost you in terms of extra
time/labor needed to get the job done, even if you needed neither tables
nor equations (I went 5 years without needing equations in FrameMaker
and was disappointed to see it hadn't changed when I did come back to



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- fiam -dot- net]

John Root wrote:

> As I recall, PM 6.5 only allows for two
> master pages (R & L)... bummer.

PM 6.5 has problems, but that isn't one of them. In any case, the
current version is 7.01, which I highly recommend to anyone who has to
use PageMaker (NOTE: I am not defending the use of PageMaker for this
situation). PM lets you create multiple named masters. The Book function
lets you assemble properly paginated books from multiple chapter files
(with whatever rule you want regarding chapters starting recto, verso,
or next page), provides for frontmatter folios to be different from
chapter folios, chapter-based page numbers or continuous page numbers,
formatted TOC, and full index functionality.

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