Re: Justifying FM (was About The Cloud: Quick-Read, Suggestions)

Subject: Re: Justifying FM (was About The Cloud: Quick-Read, Suggestions)
From: Peter Gold <peter -at- knowhowpro -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 02:05:27 -0500

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Thanks... I entirely get it and already knew of FM's industrial strength
> when compared to InDesign, et al.
>
...

> I would have happily complied regardless of my feelings for FM's
> unfriendly UI. And I would have had an opportunity to renew and improve my
> FM chops.

...

FM's UI has never been especially attractive visually, but it was
consistent through many early releases, and across multiple platforms, so
little retraining was needed when upgrading FM or changing platforms. By
comparison, UIs in recent FM releases have become confusing. From early on,
almost all FM operations could be performed from the keyboard. With the
exceptions of those keyboard shortcuts that became broken in recent new
releases, and aren't fixed yet, much of FM is still "keyboardable."

Regards,

Peter
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