Re: Documentation Group needs advice!

Subject: Re: Documentation Group needs advice!
From: Beth Mazur <mazur -at- MAYA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 15:21:48 -0500

At 11:54 AM -0800 1/3/97, Paul Nagai wrote:

>Also, source material SMEs submit may frequently be in Word, ASCII, or some
>other format. Frame (Windows Frame) does not easily import ASCII and apply
>formatting. Neither does it import Word documents very well ...

>By the way, Marlene, I hope someone has said that PageMaker sounds like the
>WRONG way to go ... the volume of documents and pages you describe will not
>be well handled in PageMaker.

Why not? I have both Word and PageMaker 6.0, and while it is true that I
haven't had to do any large manuals with it, it isn't obvious to me why
I couldn't.

In my previous job, I used the Unix version of Interleaf to do multi-volume
manuals (200-300 pages each). Frankly, nothing in my experience with
PageMaker (I've used it for about a year now) suggests that it can't
do most of what I used to do with Interleaf (I've never used Frame).

BTW, PageMaker does import Word documents well. I've also had pretty good
luck exporting to Word.

Beth Mazur
MAYA Design Group
mazur -at- maya -dot- com

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