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I've never seen InDesign in a tech docs department or mentioned in a
help-wanted ad for a tech writer. I've seen posts here and on other
forums by a handful of tech writers
who use it but it's not an appropriate tool if you need to
single-source to online help.
I haven't seen a market-share survey of authoring tools in years. I
don't think anyone has such information except maybe the tools
vendors, who don't share it except insofar as it serves their
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:
> I am new to the list and work with both FrameMaker and InDesign. I am
> working with a client that is looking at using InDesign for their technical
> documentation. They want to know if other tech writers are using InDesign,
> as opposed to FrameMaker or Word, etc. Does anyone know of any data or
> surveys that might show where InDesign stands in the technical publications
> world? Thank you very much.
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