Re: Uses of Visio?

Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:26:38 -0700

I've found Visio at times highly uncooperative compared with
Illustrator. It's extremely template-driven.

On the other hand, if you're doing highly structured,
information-driven drawings, and somebody has already created the
stencils, it might save you time in the long run.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:
> I was recently sent a set of Visio stencils designed for our hardware
> products. Does anyone here use Visio for customer support documentation?
> What specific documents do you use it for? I'm trying to figure out
> whether I need it or not. It's an expensive piece of software. My tech
> support, sales and engineering guys use it all the time for networking
> diagrams. I've never had much use for it (I use Adobe Illustrator and
> OpenOffice for drawing), but is it really an "industry standard" or just
> the easiest/laziest solution? Opinions welcome, offline if you prefer.
> Thanks.

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