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Considering that most people who use Word don't understand about
paragraph tags, and that ANY program that formats using styles has a
steep learning curve, what's the difference?
And MadCap Flare isn't that much cheaper than FrameMaker.
Robert Lauriston wrote:
> I wouldn't recommend FrameMaker without knowing more about the current
> source format and the document, since it's expensive and has a steep
> learning curve. You might be the first person I've ever heard
> compliment its ease of use.
> OpenOffice works with Word files, generates good PDFs with named
> destinations, and is free.
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 1:13 PM, <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
>> Adding to my last post on this topic, the tool you use for creation of
>> you documents is very important. To create PDFs and use utilities to do
>> this efficiently, I'd recommend a full featured product like Adobe
>> FrameMaker. Even producing HTML I lean toward FrameMaker because of it's
>> ease of use in design and structure.
>> You could use Word, but that is a kludge, not a solution. ...
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