RE: Myth vs. reality

Subject: RE: Myth vs. reality
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 03:02:38 -0400


I'll be the first to agree that it's not for everyone. In fact, I thing
I mentioned that. ;)

But I think there's also a difference here between your scenario of
working on multiple projects for multiple clients, and working in a doc
department within a company full time. In the case of the former, you
really have to use what the clients want and deliver what the clients
want. In the latter, you have some degree of control over how you create
the deliverables, what tools you use, and what workflow you implement.

B I L L S W A L L O W
Information Design & Development Professional
tel/fax: 518.371.1867 wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com
List Owner: HATT, WWP-Users, InFrame
Co-Moderator: SingleSourcing-Mgmt
WebWorks Wizard Editor of InFrame Magazine

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::: Of Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)
::: Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 2:42 AM
::: To: TECHWR-L
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::: Subject: RE: Myth vs. reality
:::
:::
:::
::: hmmmm, interesting call Bill,
:::
::: but I have a similiar toolset list to Lisa (don't use PageMaker
::: admittedly)....not for producing one product thank
::: goodness. Just different
::: clients, internal and external, demanding different types
::: of output.
:::
::: oh and add Adobe Acrobat - of course.....and VISIO.....
:::
::: and when all else fails dump the content into Notepad.....
:::
::: Whilst it may seem complex to have different tools feeding
::: into a "single
::: source" to me it is no different from distilling the
::: thoughts and ideas of
::: the multitude of people who have input into a single document.
:::
::: regards and thanks,
::: Sean
:::
::: ~if it works - stick with it...till you work out how to
::: improve it ;-)~
:::
::: -----Original Message-----
::: From: Bill Swallow [mailto:wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com]
::: Sent: Friday, 19 July 2002 4:20 PM
::: To: TECHWR-L
::: Subject: RE: Myth vs. reality
:::
:::
:::
::: My thought:
:::
::: That's a nice toolset, but in reality you have:
:::
::: Dreamweaver
::: DevaTools
::: FrameMaker
::: FrontPage
::: PageMaker
::: Word
::: PaintShop Pro
:::
::: Where you could produce all the same material with:
:::
::: FrameMaker
::: WebWorks Publisher Professional
::: PaintShop Pro
:::
::: You wouldn't need Dreamweaver and Devatools to do the Help - that's
::: covered by WWP.
::: You'd use FrameMaker for content development (not writing
::: manuals, per
::: se).
::: You wouldn't need FrontPage - you can do your spell-checking in
::: Framemaker.
::: You wouldn't need PageMaker - you can apply a new template in
::: FrameMaker.
::: You wouldn't need Word - content resides in Framemaker.
::: You would continue to use PaintShop Pro for screen captures.
:::
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