FrameMaker on a Mac/ not-so-new topic

Subject: FrameMaker on a Mac/ not-so-new topic
From: Justine <correaj -at- SDSC -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 11:15:37 PDT

I use FrameMaker on my Mac and on the workstations, and the only problem
I've had is with graphics. When I upload to the workstations, if the file
has Mac-based graphics (photoshop, illustrator, whatever), I get "cannot
load imported graphic" error messages. This can be fixed (by converting the
graphic to an xwd file and reimporting), or you can create the graphic
using UNIX-based software.

I've used Interleaf and Frame and I *love* Frame even more than Pete seems
to. In two weeks (that's being conservative), I learned to make Frame walk
and talk and chew gum. (Also, on the workstations the keyboard shortcuts
are the same as emacs, so you hit the ground running.)

It's definitely faster on my Mac (IIci with accelerator card for the
monitor), but you can't define keyboard macros. QuicKeys helps if you've
got it.

The not-so-new anymore topic

>Chuck said:
>Common courtesy works. You'll get more information without
>asking for it and in a more timely manner. And when you
>are under pressure, you'll find a responsive friend who`s
>willing to go out of his or her way just for you.
>Try it! You'll like it!

I'm not sure if you're speaking to me or the world (you started by
addressing me), but I'll respond anyway. I never suggested not being
courteous to anyone you work with, I said I don't worry when someone
doesn't respect me.

I am 24, I have long blonde hair, I have no college degree, I work with
PhDs, and I'm a tech writer. Needless to say, I'm fighting a lot of
stereotypes: too young, too blonde, too uneducated, too tech-writerish. But
I get along well with notoriously difficult people because nothing matters
more to me than the success of a project, especially not our egos. I'll go
out on a limb and say that most people here like working with me. In most
cases, I get what I need before I need it and I know what's happening
before it happens.

This "big picture" attitude is a way for me to focus, and to keep others
focused, on what the bottom line is. This helps us get past stupid comments
like "you can't do this because you're not an engineer." (Well, I already
did it, so let's move on.)

It sounds like some of you have to work with some extremely narrow-minded
people who couldn't see the big picture if it knocked them over the head.
My standard response to that is "people are a problem."

Justine, correaj -at- sdsc -dot- edu
I represent only myself.

Justine Correa
Writer, San Diego Supercomputer Center
correaj -at- sdsc -dot- edu, 619/534-5143, fax: 5117

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