RE: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?

Subject: RE: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:59:30 -0400

FM has been gathering dust here for the past few years (I never
updated past 7.point... uh.... 2 I think). But back when I used
it almost exclusively, I needed only to remind myself what doing
the same task (whatever task of the moment) would be like with
Word, to put a smile back on my face.

Or I'd just have to receive a source doc (a spec or discussion paper)
in Word, with upwards of 800 "styles" and 37 different implementations
of list numbering, and I'd open my cupboard, reverently lift out
the FM box, and give it a big hug. Better than a teddy-bear.

There's frustration, and then there's frustration.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
> l.com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=safenet-
> inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
> Sent: June-13-12 1:46 PM
> To: Ken Poshedly
> Cc: Stephen Arrants; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this
> headline?
>
> Another snide comment that I have never had anyone say to me.
>
> I did once have an engineer watch me edit a FM document and ask me how
> hard
> FM was to learn. I told him that it had taken me about four months to
> attain my intermediate level of AutoCAD proficiency (which he had also
> seen
> me use) but that I'd been using FM for more than 10 years and it still
> frustrated the hell out of me every time I fired it up.
>
> Why would you ever want to make your job look easy? I prefer to make
> my
> job appear incredibly difficult for anyone but me.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Ken Poshedly
> <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>wrote:
>
> > However, walk have an average (non-tekkie) person walk past any of
> our work
> > station while we're running FrameMaker or anything else EXCEPT Word
> while
> > we're
> > manipulating fonts, setting line spacing, balancing columns,
> determining
> > how to
> > best and most concisely and accurately word the next step in a seirs
> of 25
> > or so
> > steps and we're almost bound to hear "Oh, I can do that!"

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References:
What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?: From: William Sherman
RE: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?: From: Stephen Arrants
Re: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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