Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6

Subject: Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>, "<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:28:39 -0800

Oh wait - I have more thoughts:

FWIW I prefer InDesign to Quark. ID came from PageMaker, and I really got I
know PM. Quark seemed too Ventura for me.

That said, you know Quark has a dynamic publishing system that would do the
stuff I was talking about with DITA. That would provide you with archiving
and concurrent version features, completely in the Quark domain. That might
be an interesting alternative if you're into that sort of thing.

-Tony

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, sphilip wrote:

>
> Even though I'm "moving to ID6', I still have QXP8 and there's nothing to
> stop me from using them both. Also, I mothball all my instructional
> materials every three years anyway in an attempt to keep things fresh,
> relevant and to push myself to rethink my own methods (both in terms of
> providing instruction and - my real interest - creating instructional
> materials).
>
> However, that doesn't mean that the conversion is an indulgence. There's a
> lot of formatting I don't want to recreate as well as some content that is
> stipulated and unchanging. My current cycle is only two years in, so either
> I go on using QXP along with ID for another year or I switch fully over to
> ID now. I was hoping to do the latter if there were a conversion program
> available. I was thinking it might be a useful bit of coding practice to
> make my own if there was not and I could get some tips on what needs to be
> done. But since neither seems forthcoming so far, maybe I'll end up using
> both.
>
> The downside to that is I'm very comfortable with QXP, still a beginner
> with ID. If push comes to shove (i.e., need to get stuff done in a hurry),
> I'll naturally default to QXP. I was hoping that if I could convert all my
> stuff over to ID, not only would this be a good learning process in itself
> (conversions are never perfect and stuff always needs tinkering with), but
> it would encourage me to plug away at ID even when it would be easier to
> use QXP.
>
> In any case, thanks for your thoughts.
>
>
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Quark 8 to InDesign 6: From: sphilip
Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6: From: Tony Chung
Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6: From: sphilip
Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6: From: Tony Chung
Re: Quark 8 to InDesign 6: From: sphilip

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