Move to Adobe FrameMaker

Subject: Move to Adobe FrameMaker
From: Robert Stoker <info -at- seatechpubs -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 14:29:57 -0700

We are a publication supplier to the equipment manufacturing industry. We develop a majority of our documentation in FrameMaker. We have converted several clients to FrameMaker, and each is very satisfied with the product. A change in authoring tools is a big comittment. Unless you have extensive experience with FrameMaker, you will probably need help to make the move.

Here are some of the main benefits we see from using FrameMaker:
--single source control of commonly used information increases accuracy and reduces development and maintenance costs
--WYSIWYG environment increases author efficiency
--multichannel delivery (print, SGML, XML, PDF) reduces processing time and increases availability
--metadata in document allows interface with publishing systems
--information grandularity maximumizes content repurposing
--robust SDK facilitates development of powerful customized solutions
--consistent formatting and structure creates common corporate voice.

I am optimistic about the long-term viability of FrameMaker. Including ourselves, there are many training providers and API developers out there. The support network for FrameMaker is quite extensive.

I highly recommend a move to FrameMaker for your technical documentation needs. FrameMaker is a great tool for people in our business.

Robert Stoker
Seatech Publications, Inc.
Content Development,
FrameMaker Plug-ins, and
Product Information Management Systems

Move to Adobe FrameMaker
Erholtz, Mary mary.erholtz at
Thu Apr 6 09:20:30 MDT 2006

We are an equipment manufacturer using Quicksilver or Interleaf for
development of operator's manuals. I am trying to determine whether or
not we should move to FrameMaker.

What issues should I be aware of?

I'm looking for software with long-term stability and training and
support available.

Mary Erholtz

Marketing Manager

Superior Industries, LLC

* Email: marye at <mailto:marye at>
( phone: 320-589-2406
( fax: 320-585-5644
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