RE: PageMaker vs. Framemaker (those who've used both)

Subject: RE: PageMaker vs. Framemaker (those who've used both)
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- microbrightfield -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 13:36:33 -0400

> I've never tried InDesign. Is the most recent version now
> competing with FrameMaker at the kinds of stuff where we've
> traditionally preferred FrameMaker?
> Last time I paid attention, InDesign was touted as good for
> flashy, design-heavy stuff like marketing bumpf, but was
> still missing the guts for robust cross-referencing,
> indexing, conditional elements, etc.

We use both Framemaker and InDesign. For manuals, online help, install
guides and the like, we use Framemaker. For product information sheets,
collaterals, ads, we use InDesign. I can't imagine being asked to do a
700-page manual with InDesign.

Steve arrants


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