Re: InDesign woes

Subject: Re: InDesign woes
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 12:41:35 -0700

I have two paragraphs. I want sentence 1 of paragraph 1 to now appear at the
end of paragraph 2 (which contains several sentences). I do not want to have
to do an Edit > Cut followed by an Edit > Paste.

Try this in MS Word:

Select sentence 1 of para 1 (so that it's highlighted). Using the mouse,
simply drag 'n' drop at the end of para 2.

This may not seem like a big deal, but I just finished an 800-page software
manual using FrameMaker alone. This missing functionality being but
*one*of Frame's problems, this assignment was NOT a barrel of monkeys.
(Yeah...I
know. I could have imported my DOC files into Frame...)

What I'm getting at is that, not having been initially developed for Windows
or the Mac, Frame does not follow UI conventions most of us are used to.
Buttons are oddly named, in odd locations, etc. Centuries-old standard
terms, such as *leading*, are termed something else in Frame. To merge table
cells, you "straddle" them, and on and on... Although very powerful, the
application is L-O-N-G overdue for a complete rewrite.

Jagdriver




On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Sean Brierley <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com>
wrote:

> What do you mean by drag-and-drop editing?
>
> Cheers.
>
>
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> Subject: Re: InDesign woes
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> 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?
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Re: InDesign woes: From: Chris Morton
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