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Subject:Re: Frame to Word From:Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 1 Oct 1997 14:18:00 -0400
Not feeling jumped-on -- but you do bring up a good point that I do want
I am not saying Frame is always the right tool and Word is always the
wrong tool -- however, sometimes, there are cases where one tool is more
appropriate than another. In this particular situation, management had a
perception that converting docs from Frame to Word would be easier than
trying to distribute Frame docs using FrameViewer. My suggestion is
simply that perhaps there are better options and, as we both mentioned,
offering a better solution often gets better results than just
criticizing someone else's idea.
Tech Pubs Manager
Seagate Software (Durham, NC, USA) mailto:alexiap -at- seagatesoftware -dot- com
>From: Bill Bledsoe [SMTP:bill -dot- bledsoe -at- cms-stl -dot- com]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 1997 2:03 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Frame to Word
>don't mean to be jumping in on Alexia, or anyone in particular... just
>picked this point in the thread to pop in.
>Alexia Prendergast wrote:
>> Just wanted to echo Becky -- instead of saying "Geez, you people are
>> idiots for wanting to do it that way!"
>Uhh... wait a minute. Is Word that bad for all uses?