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Hello all...newbie here on techwr-l. I landed the job of tech-writer
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a long, multi-volume user documentation project. We're just starting to
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FrameMaker, so that was what I advised. But Nooooooooooooo...we've gotta
do research. (Who knew that research was part of tech writing?)
So which DTP package is best? Am I on the ball with FrameMaker, or should
I be looking at something else? Is there a product you'd recommend over
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