Re: Tools statistics

Subject: Re: Tools statistics
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:04:51 -0500

I didn't start using the workspaces until FM 11, and I find them very useful.

The pods are less so, unless you are using a honking large monitor, or multiple monitors. Then they work well.

I was uncomfortable with the UI changes brought about in FM 8 and 9, but then I have been using FM since version 3, back before Adobe bought the company that originated it.

Scott T.

> On Sep 24, 2013, at 13:40, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I found FrameMaker 10 unusable until I gave up on the window
> arrangement and keyboard shortcuts I'd been using for over ten years
> and instead left the UI in its default configuration and did things
> with the mouse as necessary. After that it was just considerably less
> efficient when performing many common tasks. I used it for over a
> year, but being able to switch to other tools was certainly one of my
> incentives for changing jobs.
>
> The UI semi-makeover Adobe layered on top of FrameMaker starting in
> version 9 could be a useful negative example in a human interface
> design class. They made a lot of things more awkward without
> addressing fundamental limitations that date back to its start on
> UNIX, most notably fixed-sized scrolling lists. It's bizarre to have a
> proprietary UI for an application that runs only on Windows.
>
>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
>> Thanks for the link on the perceived bugs.
>>
>> After reviewing them I find that the only one that I have encountered is the Find focus issue. To categorize it as making it unusable seems extreme to me. I have bigger issues with the Windows behaviors and my network inconsistencies which, for me, cause true usability problems.
>>
>> The user preferences will always color the perception if a tools usability.


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References:
Re: Tools statistics: From: Peter Gold
Re: Tools statistics: From: Scott Turner
Re: Tools statistics: From: Robert Lauriston

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