DTP Shootout - Interleaf 5 and 6

Subject: DTP Shootout - Interleaf 5 and 6
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 17:56:01 +0100

Hello Barry,


* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Barry Kieffer an All am 05.12.96

BK> Make no mistake, Interleaf 5 is a pig. It is slow, and you have
BK> got
BK> to know what you want to do, the commands are obscure at best.

I have no real speed problems with IL 5.4.1 under MS-DOS 5 on a 90 MHz Pentium
and 16 MB RAM. OK, your documents should not exceed a certain limit, but that
can be way above 30 pages in a single file. The book option allows to create
much larger multi-file documents without real problems. I just finish a 200
page manual with interleaf.

BK> Our Interleaf 5 runs on the yuckyest UNIX ungooy uninterface I
BK> have ever seen. No WYSIWYG here.

OK, some Windows packages have more attractive surfaces. And at least IL 5 has
a radically different user interface from anything I know. But you can learn
it if you have access to an IL guru from time to time.


Greetings from Germany,
Alexander

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