RE: New Member

Subject: RE: New Member
From: "Mike Schmidt" <mschmidt -at- weathercentral -dot- tv>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 14:43:59 -0500

While I received lots of good feedback regarding my "dilemma," I never
thought to ask: are any of you using Ventura Publisher? That's what I'm
currently using and I love it.

Just curious.

-----Original Message-----
From: Burgess, Suzanne R [mailto:suzanne -dot- burgess -at- eds -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 4:56 PM
To: Mike Schmidt; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: New Member


<I've recently been commanded to abandon all the tools I've been using
for years (and know intimately) in favour of the Adobe Suite. I've also
been commanded to
"establish a timeline and list of resources that would be needed" to do

I had to do the same thing at a previous job. First off, I found the
Adobe Suite (except for GoLive) fantastic and once I got over my
reluctance, the conversion went swimmingly.

I had to convert a Corel Draw document into Adobe InDesign and
Illustrator. Here are the steps I took:
- spent a day or two playing with the different software packages in the
Suite and did some of the tutorials on the Adobe Support site.
- counted the number of pages of text and the number of graphics.
- spent one day converting (or copying and pasting) text and graphics
into InDesign and Illustrator.
- once I had a feel for what was involved, I then created an estimate.

I told my manger upfront that I could not give him an estimate until I
had completed the steps above. I had a very hard deadline and the
preparation work I did to familiarise myself with the Adobe Suite
enabled me to meet that deadline.


Suzanne Burgess
8 Gilmer Terrace

phone: +64 4 474 5466
e-mail: suzanne -dot- burgess -at- eds -dot- com


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