Re: Making a pitch to switch from Word to FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Making a pitch to switch from Word to FrameMaker
From: John Lord <jlord -at- LIVINGSTON -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 15:35:29 -0700

At 11:47 AM 10/1/97 -0700, you wrote:
<snip>
>Next week we're making a pitch for out company to switch from WinWord 97 to
>FrameMaker 5.5.
>When I asked the manager of my group, who used to work for HP, about
>adopting Frame, he replied that most tech writers hate Frame and that it
>was a hangover from the days of UNIX. Most writers at HP, he claimed, would
>gladly dump Frame for Word if they could.
<\snip>

I'm sure that you will get many responses from tech writers on this topic.
Your ex-HP manager could not be further from reality - most of the writers
I know (me included) feel so strongly about using FrameMaker that they
would quit rather than switch to MSWord. I would bet that most of the
current writers at HP feel the same way, and suspect that the ex-HP manager
is at least 4 or 5 years behind the times.

Do everything possible to avoid MSWord as your major writing tool - you
should probably be able to find lots of ammunition from the TECHWR-L
archives on FrameMaker versus MSWord.

Good Luck

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