Why FrameMaker came back, and what's next

Subject: Why FrameMaker came back, and what's next
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:08:06 -0700 (PDT)

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When considering what your spreadsheets and documents might look like
on the always-on desktop of the future, don't leave Adobe out of the

The software maker famous for Flash and Photoshop is poised to take the
plunge into the lucrative world of office applications. It may sound
far-fetched at first, but the stage is set for Adobe to flex its muscle
in the office-app arena. The company already has a strong presence in
business software with its Acrobat suite of products and interest in
its new platform for web-enabled applications that run on the desktop
is rising quickly.

According to Adobe group manager for platform evangelism, Mike Downey,
it wouldn't be outlandish to predict the company throws its hat into
the ring soon.


This is a sensible strategy. Unlike MS, they've acknowledged that a
word processor is for light document creation, and a more serious tool
is needed. It will be interesting to see how they leverage its
single-sourcing capabilities with the other elements of their
Office-like suite.

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