DTP and Writing

Subject: DTP and Writing
From: Nora Merhar <merhar -at- YOOPER -dot- SWITCH -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 14:53:05 -0500

Excuse me? Weren't we all just talking about Interleaf vs. Frame? Am I
missing something here? My impression is that MOST writers are doing
some form of DTP--otherwise why would we be using DTP packages?

We write directly in Interleaf, using a template developed by all of us
to structure our information. The only time I EVER import text into Leaf
is when I use engineering or marketing documentation to base my
documents on. Why would I want to write my document and then have
someone else DTP it? It would take me twice as long to explain exactly
what I want done as it does to do it myself. Besides, the
structure/format of my information is just as important as the
information itself, and I want as much control over it as possible.

Maybe I'm confused here about what is meant by DTP on this list, but I
was really surprised when I heard that there are writers who DON'T do
their own DTP (as I understand it). I don't know any.


Nora Merhar | Opinions expressed here are strictly my
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Downers Grove, IL | of Rockwell or Switching Systems division.

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