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Having used a variety of s/w, including VP,
Interleaf,FrameMaker, AmiPro, Island*, Applix*, Word, WP,
..., and, having watched this list's discussion of
FrameMaker's learning curve, I am forced to come to the
1. different software's teminology is difficult baggage to
drag along (e.g. tags vs. components)
2. some folks (including, on occasion, this scrivener)
forget that A is not B and B is not C ... got'ta RT*M (if
there IS a manual ... if there only is OLH, join me in
complaining to the mfgr).
Going between products can be confusing -- even alternating
between 3.1/2.11 and 95 can trip up the fingers once in
While I found FrameMaker basically easy to learn, I have
seen people struggle to stop hitting the [Enter]/[Return]
Bottom line: you'll not get consensus on this learning Q.
John Glenn <sfarmh1 -at- scfn -dot- thpl -dot- lib -dot- fl -dot- us>
...do not make a statement that cannot be easily
understood on the grounds that it will be understood