Re: The case against M$ Word

Subject: Re: The case against M$ Word
From: Gary Schnabl <gSchnabl -at- LivernoisYards -dot- com>
To: chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:27:47 -0400

Chris Morton wrote:
> I'm preparing an executive summary as to why M$ Word is not an adequate tool
> for software manual production and why Adobe InDesign is a superior choice
> for the task at hand. (FrameMaker is more than this company needs.)
> Just a few weeks ago I participated in a thread whereby a techwr-l newbie
> inquired about the tools of the trade. In that thread, there were many
> reasons given why Word is insufficient. Can someone please point me to that
> thread, or others that support my view?
> Thanks
>> Chris
The new InDesign CS4 seems to be the choice over FrameMaker too. It will
now do cross references and such, according to what I read in its
advertising brochure yesterday. I would probably go out and purchase it
myself instead of upgrading my FM 7.0 to FM 8.x.

As to comparing either of them to Word? Although Word keeps becoming
more like a DTP application, it isn't one yet.


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