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>> I'm working to put together my first portfolio. I think I need to include
>> examples of various types of writing but do I need to include samples from
>> various tools? Would it be advisable to do the same document in
>> PageMaker, Quark, and FrameMaker?
> My advice is: It isn't necessary. That's like showing the hammer you
> used to build a house: Who cares? Just use the best-looking examples of
> each TYPE of work (e.g., graphics, book), and in your resume, list the
> tools you use the most.
The layout and the tool are pretty independent (hopefully!). If I've got
a great layout that I've developed in Frame, and I'm all of the sudden
forced to use Word, I'll re-create my great layout in Word. No one should
be able to tell whether I've used Frame or Word to create the document.
All they see is a great looking document.
I agree with the above advice. Just tell them that you know all these