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>My company is going to switch from PageMaker Desktop Pub. to >another
>package. Some suggestions have been Word 6.0, FrameMaker, >and Interleaf.
>Does anyone have any opinions on the above suggestions, >especially with
>to importing graphics (EPS, TIFF, BMP), use in creating Help files, >use
>large documents (100 pages or more), indexing, TOC, importation of
>files, general ease of use, and learning curve.
>Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
I like both Word 6 and FrameMaker. Word 6.0 is a Word Processor that does
DTP. Frame is a DTP program that processes words. Frame is perfect for long
documents but has a steep learning curve. However, it's worth it. After 6 to
9 months of shouting disallowed expletives at your CRT, you'll wonder how you
ever lived without it.