Re: Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign

Subject: Re: Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 13:15:18 -0400

Yep, it really depends on the size and nature of the manuals. Both
tools are robust and share similar features, but as others have
mentioned FM is ideal when dealing with long documents that are not
layout-heavy, where InDesign is more layout-heavy and though can be
used for long documents, doesn't come with many of the management
tools that FM does for long document work.

And as Sarah mentioned, if your authors are in China and are fluent in
Chinese but not English, have them author in Chinese and use a
translation service to have that content translated by professional,
industry-knowledgeable translators into English.

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> How big are the documents you're working with, and how much page layout
> redesign are you doing vs editing and rewriting text?  If the docs are
> relatively small, doing them in ID might not be a bad idea.  Adobe is
> certainly doing more to improve it on an ongoing basis than they are with
> FM.

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References:
Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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