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FrameMaker's interface designer's view of the world is "Only the young will
use this program or only those who do not yet need bifocals." I say this in
response to the comment on indexing because that part of the interface is
more difficult to read then other parts. It is both the font and the size of
the font combined with the types of delimiters FrameMaker uses--semicolon,
, At 02:34 PM 4/30/97 -0400, you wrote:
>FrameMaker's view of the world, as to indexing, is somewhat archaic. That
>the user is forced to "mark" each occurrence of a word, is quite time
>consuming and also boring. Other than Frame's ability to create "leveled'
>index categories, this indexing method is not the best.
>The old WordPerfect (I'm not up on the current release of this software)
>had a much superior method. You could create a "concordance" file--a
>separate file with just a list of index words. WordPerfect would compare
>this file against the doc file (if you had Master/Sub documents, then to
>all files) and build the index. How I wish Frame had something like this...
>eMail: dhays -at- novalis -dot- com
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