Re: InDesign versus FrameMaker (versus Word)

Subject: Re: InDesign versus FrameMaker (versus Word)
From: cjcbrown -at- comcast -dot- net
To: monique semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 18:58:04 +0000 (UTC)



I agree with Monique - Frame would be a better fit if I were in your shoes.



I don't have experience with TableCleaner but I have great success bringing tables in from anywhere as CSV or tab-separated lines of text.



You can also set up table styles which might come in handy for such a complex project.



I find it easiest to first make the text tidy, then in Frame just select the text, click "Convert to Table", pick one of your styles, and bam there you go.



Connie


----- Original Message -----
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 11:40:09 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: RE: InDesign versus FrameMaker (versus Word)

I'd recommend FrameMaker with the TableCleaner Plug-in:
http://www.frameexpert.com/plugins/tablecleaner/index.htm.

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.) ÂI 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. ÂThat's
not what InDesign is intended for.

-Monique

<snip>
>
> (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?
>
>


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