Re: Any suggestions for replacing Word

Subject: Re: Any suggestions for replacing Word
From: Sandy Nicholson <sandy -at- ambertext -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 19:00:18 +0100

Keith wrote:

For extremely long projects (500+ pages), is there any other viable option besides FrameMaker? Can InDesign handle something that big? Just curious...

I haven't tried using InDesign for anything of that size, but I'd be very surprised if it couldn't. That's not to say that it's the best tool for the job (though according to some reports, Adobe are gradually bringing more and more FrameMaker-like functionality into InDesign - which would certainly explain the lack of FrameMaker development in recent years, including the fact that a Mac OS X version was never released).

Is there any other viable option besides FrameMaker? Well, there's always LaTeX (or ConTeXt) for exceptional long-document support. It's not just for academic papers, and not just for mathematics. The learning curve isn't as steep as it's sometimes made out to be, and there's a tremendous amount of support available if you need it. (It also has the advantage of being free.)

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