Re: User Manuals

Subject: Re: User Manuals
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 14:08:04 -0400

Fred Ridder wrote:
> As to the *old* FrameMaker interface, it was a deliberate decision on the part of Frame Technologies that was continued by Adobe to keep the UI as uniform as possible across all three of the platforms on which they supported FrameMaker. It's only now, when it has become basically a Windows-only application that it was reasonable to undertake a major UI overhaul.

The really old FM interface, around 4.0, included a good number of the
emacs commands. If you knew emacs (as I do) FM 4 was a bag of cake.
Those commands were not carried over to 7.0.
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References:
User Manuals: From: LML
RE: User Manuals: From: Combs, Richard
Re: User Manuals: From: Chris Morton
Re: User Manuals: From: Lin Sims
RE: User Manuals: From: Fred Ridder

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