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Subject:Re: Alternative to FRAMEViewer From:Pam Tatge <pamt -at- STEINBECK -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Jan 1994 17:38:36 CST
Last fall I took a 3-day DynaText course, and at that time, nope, DynaText
sure couldn't be distributed for free. The 3-day course wasn't for learning
how to use DynaText's browser, which is fairly painless (SGI's implementation
is nice), but to use the 'back end'--InStEd, the Instance Editor. The nicest
thing I can say about InStEd is that I didn't like it. I'd rather use FrameMaker
and FrameViewer. (That's coming from someone who likes Interleaf.)
I know some other people who feel differently, but they have very strong
requirements to use SGML.
Some of these companies admit that the marketplace will soon force them to
give away their browsers/viewers. In the meantime, they continue to accept
Let us know which package you finally choose.
Pam Tatge (This is one time where I may need to state emphatically,
this is JUST MY OPINION, even though you probably knew
> I am not sure about 'no royalty fees for distribution' but a product IBM
> is looking at is DynaText, for use in open systems. I have seen DynaText
> ning our electronic documents and was quite impressed. They also gave a demo
> at the STC conference in Dallas. For more info, you can contact them at:
> Electronic Book Technologies, Inc
> One Richmond Square
> Providence, RI 02906
> Tel: 401-421-9550
> FAX: 401-421-9551
> EMAIL:info -at- ebt -dot- com
> Hope this helps!
> Marta R. Fortin
> Information Design & Development (IDD)
> IBM RISC System/6000 Division
> Austin, Texas