RE: FrameMaker used for Microsoft documentation?

Subject: RE: FrameMaker used for Microsoft documentation?
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 15:25:27 -0600

My brother works there, and I've visited the Redmond campus several times
- it's awesome. Last time I asked, the doc team he dealt with wrote their
text in Word, and submitted it to somebody else (a "buildmaster" or some
similar title) who used custom software developed at Microsoft for
compiling and publishing documentation from a variety of sources.

Talking to him I learned that in addition to the products they sell, they
develop lots of software simply to allow their own company to function and

At the risk of flameage, I'll say this: Y'all can bash them all you want,
but I'd take Microsoft documentation over the "online help" provided with
Adobe products any day. (Note: that's the *documentation* I'm talking
about. I like both *products* equally well.)

-Keith Cronin

Until you finish writing the Adobe Manual of Style, quit complaining about
the Microsoft Manual of Style and get back to work, you.

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