Re: .pdf vs. .html

Subject: Re: .pdf vs. .html
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 23:30:40 -0700

I wouldn't recommend *anything* without knowing more about the source
format. Authoring tools always seem to be a choice of the lesser evil.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM, <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> 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.
> Scott
> 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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