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Recent exchange concerning DTP/WP platforms:>
> Get it and learn it. It's only software, after all. Get the others and
>learn them too, it's good practice.
>Whoa! It's only hundreds of dollars! I'll admit that I think Word for Windows
>is a good investment, but I haven't upgraded to FrameMaker 4.0 or bought
>CorelDraw or Pagemaker because I can't afford them.
> In my opinion, it's not a lot different from knowing how to drive a Ford but
>not a Chevy. IOW no big deal...
>Yeah, but you don't *BUY* both the Ford and the Chevy.
That last comment is very true. Not only am I unable to afford each platform,
I don't have room on my hard drive to store all of them.
This is at the heart of the problem, there are a half-dozen different
platforms out there and we'd have to be an expert in all of them in order to
be fully marketable. It's even more complex than that: I consider myself
proficient in Frame, but I don't have a day-to-day need for the conditional
text feature. Someone else doesn't use hypertext, another may not have a call
for cross references or even graphics.
I don't have a solution, just a sense of frustration.
I can send, but not receive at work. Send replies to:
rjlippincott -at- delphi -dot- com