Re: Reviewing FrameMaker documents?

Subject: Re: Reviewing FrameMaker documents?
From: David Knopf <dklists -at- knopf -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:47:30 -0700


on 6/15/2004 8:00 AM Geoff Hart wrote:

Most people either have Word or WordPerfect or can obtain a copy easily. That suggests a simple, systematic approach to getting your Frame documents reviewed:
- In Frame, export the text to RTF or HTML or some other format the word processor can open.
- Ask the reviewers to open the document in their word processor and use the word processor's commenting or revision tracking features to edit the document.
- Copy the changes manually back into Frame. (N.B.: Don't _reimport_ the reviewed file. Far too much work and risk of error.)

It's cheap, it's relatively efficient, and it works--I've done it.

Although this can certainly be done - I've done it to - it's worlds less efficient than the FinalDraft workflow. IMO, the $399 license fee for FD is well worth it with only one caveat: currently, FD requires IE and Outlook.

Regards,


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References:
Reviewing FrameMaker documents: From: Cheryl Magadieu
Reviewing FrameMaker documents?: From: Geoff Hart

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