Re: DTP software what's best

Subject: Re: DTP software what's best
From: "Karl A. Hakkarainen" <hakka -at- LONGVIEW -dot- III -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 23:55:30 GMT

Long documents, fun, and desktop publishing usually don't
wind up in the same sentence.

My experience has been that procedures documentation is a
high-maintenance task. Theprocedures change regularly and,
thus, need to have a decent structure. Layout-oriented
products such as Pagemaker, while fun in the first edition,
become more difficult to maintain,particularly as a
succession of writers have their hands into the docs. (You
don't expect thatmaintaining this document will be your
life's work, do you? Your employer shouldn't expect
that.)

Therefore, imho, I'd say keep it in Word. (For larger
documents, products such as Frame or Interleaf are an even
better bet.) Add color, if you want, to some of the styles
via the document's template.Art work, both clipart and
flowcharts, can make procedures more interesting and
accessible.

kh
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~/Karl A. Hakkarainen
Sometimes you have to buy a vowel.


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