Frame vs. Word

Subject: Frame vs. Word
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:11:11 MST

Everyone except MONTCALM -at- hou -dot- sperry-sun -dot- com may want to skip
this. I tried to send it directly to that address, but it

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 95 11:32:38 MST
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil>
To: MONTCALM -at- hou -dot- sperry-sun -dot- com
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Why Frame not Word?

I am a little confused by your e-mail. You sent it to me (Bev
Parks), but then addressed it to "Mike." So I'm not sure if you
really meant it for me or not.

I personally don't have hands-on experience with Word, but I
have read reviews on it and though it is a *very* strong
word processsing program with some desktop publishing
capabilities, it is simply not in the same class of software as
Interleaf. (I am also not familiar with Frame, but I think it is
more like Interleaf than it is like Word.)

Functionality aside, another primary consideration is cost. We
*already have* Interleaf in-house and running on very expensive
Sun platforms. Where is the rationale for chucking all that for
a product with lesser capability? That money would be better
spent training the work force to get the most out of the
technology they already possess.

=*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
=*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
=*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=

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> To: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
> Subject: Re[2]: Why Frame not Word?

> Mike-

> What's up with Word? I would like to see your report of Frame vs Word, please.
> am in the same fight except I favor Word. Don't take it personally.

> Maybe it's time for a paradigm shift, y'all.

> Dah-veed

> Subject: Re: Why Frame not Word?
> From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> at Internet-Mail
> Date: 1/13/95 10:46 AM

>> mikel -at- HUEY -dot- ACCUGRAPH -dot- COM noted:
>>> Upper management in my company is exerting pressure for
>>> the documentation people to jump on the Word bandwagon
>>> and abandon our dearly beloved FrameMaker. I'm now
>>> in the process of drafting a report on the advantages
>>> of Frame and the disadvantages of Word.

> And Ellen Adams responded with some great advice. Thanks, Ellen,
> because I, too, may soon be facing a similar battle where I
> work. We use Interleaf on a Sun network and have had this
> technology for just under two years. Imagine this: we went from
> using MultiMate Advantage II on PCs to Interleaf 5 on Suns. I
> was one of the very few who picked up Interleaf fast (thanks to
> my dabbling in desktop publishing at home). Even though the
> entire workforce received training, they still struggle with it.
> They were trained in using the software, but not in publishing
> vice word processing concepts.

> Oh, here's one to make anybody grit their teeth (or worse). They
> set up the default font as Courier. Of course it is easily changed
> once the document is created, but that's the mentality of the people I
> get to deal with every day. (Not necessarily individual mentality,
> but *Army* mentality).

> Now, we get in a new commander who thinks Microsoft Word (and
> the other MS Office products) is the best thing going and wants
> to replace our lovely Suns and Interleaf with PCs and Microsoft
> Word. This is still in the talk stage, and several people are
> trying to convince him otherwise. However, because the majority
> of the workforce has never really become comfortable with
> Interleaf, I fear for the outcome.

> Thanks for listening, everybody.

> =*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
> =*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
> =*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=

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