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However we're failing to mention one serious piece here...
Sure, it's got Adobe's interface, which is great for those of us who
use Adobe products. But honestly, I need something is a "word
processor" when I get down and dirty with the verbs. I don't need/want
pretty. I want raw. I want power, I want plain and simple. I want
InDesign won't, doesn't have that. Sure, I can switch software...I do
switch. But that never helps my efficiency. The more time I spend
mapping styles is bad for my bottom line. I can produce circles around
anyone whose twiddling around from program to program mapping Word
styles to InDesign, Flare, whatnot styles...if it's even for a minute.
That being flogged, I just gave my manager the choice of upgrading ID
to CS3 or forking over for Frame. I'll adapt to either.
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:32 AM, <WilliamFLawrence -at- eaton -dot- com> wrote:
> Precisely. The writer you mention designed the manuals as if he or she
> was doing a flyer or a newspaper, not a book.
> InDesign is making huge inroads in the professional publishing community
> simply because it is so good at long documents. People that publish
> books as their livelihood don't stick with bad choices for long.
> What the author you mentioned should have done is set up InDesign to
> flow text from page to page and anchor all of the graphics into the text
> instead of building separate frames for the graphics. That's really all
> there is to it.
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