Re: Another FrameMaker question

Subject: Re: Another FrameMaker question
From: Jaco Swart <jaco -dot- swart -at- tait -dot- co -dot- nz>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:20:07 +1200

Bruce Byfield wrote:


Third, if you want the stability and functionality of FrameMaker, have a look at People often assume that Writer,'s word
processor, is the functional equivalent of MS Word. While that's true, Writer is
also a serious match for FrameMaker.
If I ever finish the problem-ridden computer upgrade I'm struggling with this
week, I'm going to write a comparison article comparing FrameMaker and Meanwhile, I will say that I've found very few things that
FrameMaker can do that Writer can't, and many where Writer's functionality is
superior. In particular, Writer includes a macro recorder and hierarchial
styles, two features that users have wanted in FrameMaker for years.

Being a Frame user at work, but a Linux user at home--and an OpenOffice advocate to boot!--I like where this thread is heading ;-)

On the one hand, I have used OpenOffice Writer for a number of small projects, typically 10 to 20 pages, 20 to 50 graphics. I found it to be intuitive to use, and also powerful and stable (its implementation of frames rocks!).

On the other hand, I consider Frame's great strength to lie in its rock-solid stability when documents gets *huge* and incorporates lots and lots of graphics. I also like the way that a Frame project consists of a book that contains multiple documents.

So, I have two questions:

1. Does Writer stand up to monster documents?

2. Does Writer do reliable numbered headings? (I'm thinking about the horrors of MS Word's buggy heading numbers here.)


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