Re: PageMaker? what to do

Subject: Re: PageMaker? what to do
From: Richard Foley <richard -at- INGLE -dot- DEMON -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 19:07:30 +0000

In article <951103111159_80591198 -at- emout05 -dot- mail -dot- aol -dot- com>,
KJOlberg -at- aol -dot- com wrote:

>to say what program you use. My post was short and pointed because I get
>irritated when our profession is reduced to page layout, design, and desktop
>publishing. I am a writer, not a desktop publisher. I think it's bad for our
>profession to focus so deeply on DTP. Witness the following numbers, which
>reflect how many posts I have saved on several TECHWR-L topics:

>112 posts on tools and graphics issues
>35 posts on copyrights/trademarks
>22 posts on Web issues (long v. short, etc.)
>17 on word, verb, and pronoun usage
>11 on indexing issues
>6 on optimal document size


Just my 'fourpenneth' here.
I find it very frustrating that:
1 The advent of DTP seems to make every idiot into a 'page layout
2 I'm assumed to be a graphic designer when I say I'm an illustrator.

DTP, has a lot to answer for, not least of which the freedom it has given
some of us, to 'create on screen'. Whether that be images or phrases is
probably irrelevant at this stage. I hasten to add that we could all do
this before with ink invarious ways, but computers are fun, aren't they?

I digress; this is a tech writing list. NOT a desktop publishing list!


Richard Foley, RFI Ingleton, UK richard -at- ingle -dot- demon -dot- co -dot- uk
Maintainer of the Technical Illustration FAQ; "Techill-FAQ"

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