RE: FM to InDesign?

Subject: RE: FM to InDesign?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:14:02 -0800

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> If you're authoring in a native XML tool, why would you want to move
> your content into FM? FM's round-tripping is just Adobe's attempt to
> stave off the eventual demise of FM as authoring moves away from
> proprietary document formats.

To get good print/PDF output without spending an inordinate amount of time and/or money on XSL-FO. There was an extended discussion of just this issue recently on the Frameusers list ("Frame versus XSL-FO" thread).

I'm not using XML and have no personal experience. But a number of respected list members made a strong case for both the superior quality of FM as a layout engine and its far greater ease of use.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-903-6372
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References:
RE: FM to InDesign?: From: Peter Gold
Re: FM to InDesign?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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