Re: InDesign woes

Subject: Re: InDesign woes
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 13:47:05 -0600

InDesign is a great program. I don't mind using it on DataSheets (it's
Great for things like that). I like using it for copy to support our
Graphic Designer. However, if anything starts getting over 10 pages?
Oye.

That's when the brakes lock and the job starts becoming pain. It's
simply not a program for text. It's a program for design.

That said, I believe it's a valuable tool to have available. But I'm a
writer, not a principal designer, so I need the tool that will suit me
best for what comprises 60% of my job.

A tool like FrameMaker. Something that will let me put my head down
and write in a template.

-Collin

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Dunno about ID, but I can tell you that FrameMaker is in *serious* need of a
> 100% rewrite. It doesn't even support drag 'n' drop editing, for crying out
> loud. What year is it?
>
> > Jagdriver
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM, 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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References:
InDesign woes: From: Collin Turner
Re: InDesign woes: From: Chris Morton

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