Re: InDesign woes

Subject: Re: InDesign woes
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 12:21:33 -0600

Aye.

I've used pretty much all "Standard Packages" for our profession and
agree with you completely. Problem is this company has been given the
line "You need to buy me this!" a few too many times. A comparison
matrix and some solid backup would be great.

I think it will be a slow sell. One advantage I have may be the Tech
Communication suite from Adobe.

Thoughts?

-Collin

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:15 PM, <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hi Collin,
>
> I use both InDesign (CS3) and FM. ID is good for small, marketing-type
> documents, but fails horribly for longer documentation. If you google around
> and check the archives, you'll find plenty of comments to that effect. It's
> hard to convince the Powers That Be that ID won't work for a 300-page
> document, but all the 'experts' I've encountered would agree that ID is not
> prepared to handle that kind of load.
>
> Best of luck!
>
> Arroxane
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Mon, 12 May 2008 12:39 pm
> Subject: InDesign woes
>
>
> Afternoon all!
>
>
>
> InDesign (CS2). My company uses it, I'm learning to hate it. Not that
>
> it's a bad program, I just find it WOEFULLY lacking for documentation.
>
>
>
> Two questions:
>
> 1. Should I bite the bullet and find some workarounds for creating
>
> manuals in ID? (Some pointers would be great!)
>
> 2. Or should I start the painful process of convincing the powers to
>
> invest in other software (Such as Frame?...again, suggestions?)
>
>
>
> I am creating content from 10 - 300 pages in length. Photos,
>
> illustrations, technical, web and pdf content included.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> -Collin
>
>
>
>
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InDesign woes: From: Collin Turner

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