Re: Best...?

Subject: Re: Best...?
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 23:19:31 -0700 (PDT)

> Hello all...newbie here on techwr-l. I landed the job of tech-writer
> because, I think, I could run the spell-checker. Well maybe more than
> that, but I kinda fell into this.

Ah, the employment market is rebounding!

> So this is my question: I'm working with a group at the very beginning of
> a long, multi-volume user documentation project. We're just starting to
> scout for DTP packages. Everything I've heard or read recommends
> FrameMaker, so that was what I advised. But Nooooooooooooo...we've gotta
> do research. (Who knew that research was part of tech writing?)

I see an STC Officer position in your future.

> 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
> FM? Let me answer gets the grand prize of three shiny linked
> paper clips.

They all suck. Pick one and move along.

Andrew Plato

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