Re: InDesign woes

Subject: Re: InDesign woes
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 13:03:12 -0600

Yes,

Adobe has a great comparison chart (for future reference) of InDesign
CS3 and FrameMaker 8

http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/framemaker/comparison.html

I use Captivate fairly often in my moonlit hours and they need it
here, so I'll urge them towards the whole package since we also need
to upgrade RoboHelp.

Thanks!


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:58 PM, voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> InDesign is the Wrong Tool. It's a great layout tool, (if it is, in fact,
> better than PageMaker, which it's replaced), but for writing a real manual,
> I think you are going to wind up tearing your hair out.
>
> Since they've already drunk the Adobe Kool-aid, you may be able to convince
> them that Frame is the proper tool for manual creation. I'm sure Adobe has
> comparison charts to help you sell your managers on this concept.
>
> Good luck,
> Wendy
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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