RE: InDesign versus FrameMaker (versus Word)

Subject: RE: InDesign versus FrameMaker (versus Word)
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net" <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 11:40:09 -0700

I'd recommend FrameMaker with the TableCleaner Plug-in:

I didn't find the plug-in as intuitive as the website said, but once I got
the hang of it it was great! (And Rick provides excellent customer
support.) I wouldn't consider doing any complex table work without it.
And if the PASW Statistics 18 program can save the tables in tab-delimited
text files, that would be the best starting point for copying-pasting into
FrameMaker, converting to tables, and then using TableCleaner to format to
the desired view.

InDesign is a great page layout tool, but it's forte is not tables. That's
not what InDesign is intended for.


> (3) InDesign versus FrameMaker: which would be the more logical choice?
And in that regard, does anyone have experience importing tables from PASW
into FrameMaker or InDesign?


Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
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