RE: Frame's graphics "tool"

Subject: RE: Frame's graphics "tool"
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: david -dot- spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 17:54:26 -0400

One must remember that FrameMaker was not developed by Adobe.
I cannot think of a single case where an existing application that was
purchased from another company has ever been completely integrated
with the rest of a company's applications. (For that matter, many
companies do a pretty poor job of integrating apps that really are their
own products...) How many more licenses would Adobe sell if they
invested a quarter million dollars (less than two person-years if you're
talking loaded cost) to integrate FrameMaker with their graphics apps?
Unless it would sell a thousand additional brand-new seats of Frame
(or Illustrator or PhotoShop) it wouldn't come close to a positive
ROI (Return on Investment).

But returning to the real question, EPS works beautifully in FrameMaker
(as long as you can live with the low-res preview images while you're
editing), and can be both opened by and saved by Illustrator. EPS
saved from Illustrator and inserted by reference into FrameMaker is
our standard practice in our group.

Visio is *not* a great choice because its EPS export filter is notoriously
bad. Without EPS, you're forced to use a compromise file format like
WMF (portability and font issues), or some fixed-resolution raster
format like GIF (limited number of colors), JPEG (poor for text or line
art), or PNG.

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder
Parsippany, NJ

From: "Spreadbury, David" <david -dot- spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com>
To: <obair81 -at- comcast -dot- net>,"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Frame's graphics "tool"
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 15:56:50 -0500

True, Illustrator does not work well, directly, with Frame. You would
think that one manufacturer could get all of their applications working
together, but that's another story.

One thing you can do, if you also have Photoshop available, is to export
the EPS as PSD (Photoshop). Open the PSD and Save it for the Web
(Ctrl+Alt+Shift,S - I think), which produces a very good quality, I have
mine set for 300dpi, .GIF file, which works great in Frame and is small
in size.

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Subject: Re: Frame's graphics "tool"

I would use Illustrator, but I cannot save into a format that I can use
in frame, unless I am missing something.


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> I use Corel Draw, but Adobe Illustrator and Visio are also good
> for this. I wouldn't draw anything in either Frame or Word's
> "drawing tools."
> Gene Kim-Eng
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> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:34 AM
> Subject: Frame's graphics "tool"
> > Is there some good way to put callouts over an image in Frame?

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