RE: Structured FM versus Arbortext Editor

Subject: RE: Structured FM versus Arbortext Editor
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>, <k7rvx -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:18:05 -0400


Responding to Michael Johnson, Richard Combs wrote:


> It seems to me that Arbortext would have to offer some really compelling advantages to justify tossing aside FM and your existing knowledge of it. I doubt that it does. IIRC, from some discussions a few years ago, just generating a decent PDF (which is child's play with FM) was quite non-trivial.

In fact, it was not uncommon for organizations using Arbortext as their structured authoring tool to use FrameMaker as the engine for producing PDF or hard copy deliverables. At a former employer, we were investigating Arbortext and the company rep actually recommended such a system as an alternative to their own formatting engine.

-Fred Ridder
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References:
Structured FM versus Arbortext Editor: From: Michael Johnson
RE: Structured FM versus Arbortext Editor: From: Combs, Richard

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