Re: Switching from Word to FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Switching from Word to FrameMaker
From: Kat Nagel/MasterWork <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 21:00:32 -0400

>I'm thinking of switching from Word to FrameMaker on a project involving
>five books with 54 chapters in all. Naturally, I wonder if the switch is
>worth the trouble? What are the pros and cons? Will Bill Gates still love me?
>I don't wish to start an endless debate, but rather I would like to hear the
>personal experiences of those who have been down that road, and whether they
>would do it again
>Thanks in advance.
>-- Alex

The comparative virtues ove Word vs. Framemeker have been discussed several
times on this list and others. It usually develops into the same sort of
religious hoo-hah as a comparison of the virtues of competing operating

I made the switch about 3 years ago, and have never regretted it. Oh, I
still work with Word enough to feel competent with it---some clients insist
on it---but whenever I have a choice, I use Frame.

If I could access my old email archive disk, I'd send you a copy of the
collected discussions. Unfortunately, I still can't find a way to get the
cat hair out of the Syquest cartridge <I am not making this up>. Perhaps
someone else on the list has kept a record of the last Holy War?

@Kat ___________________________________ katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
Kat Nagel, MasterWork Consulting Services, Rochester, NY
Technical writing / Editing / Document design

"She has very definite opinions on grammar, but enjoys
debating them with me before insisting on doing it her
way, rather like a cat toying with a mouse."
______T. Mauro, COPYEDITING-L (7/16/96)

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