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If I were trying to learn a new tool, I would want to see an example of
what that tool created to see what it was capable of. Often I get a tool
with minimal instructions like, "The Style button applies a style." No
clue what I might use a style for.
I like to see how the nifty features are implemented and just what you
use them for. If I were trying to learn Framemaker I would want to open
a frame file and see what the author did to achieve the final result.
Hopefully, I would be able to figure out how it was done.
That was exactly how I learned PageMaker, RoboHelp, HDK and many other
Sorry, George. I don't have any Frame manuals to send you 'cause I've
never used it.
kpadova -at- millstar -dot- com
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> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 1997 2:05 PM
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> Subject: Re: Framemaker sample manuals needed.
> On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Jeff Hooker wrote:
> > > [Jeff Hooker] In George's defense,
> > >
> > > It is a least as silly to suggest that the tool used to create a
> > > document has no influence on the final form of the document
> > > Certain tools have certain strengths that make certain layouts
> > > more sense from a creation/upkeep point of view.
> > >
> > > I would also assert that the platform is a lot less relevant than
> > > tool itself.
> > >
> > > This is not a flame, but rather a light noogie.
> > >
> > > Just my opinion,
> > > Jeff Hooker
> Now your cooking with gas Jeff!
> That was my point. The platform (Mac, UNIX, Windows, AS400, et el.)
> has no
> affect on the outcome of the look of the document.
> I further assert, that *anything* you can create in Framemaker, I can
> create an *exact* undistinguishible copy of in Interleaf.
> Let the battle of the DTP begin!
> This is not a flame, but rather a touche'
> Barry Kieffer
> (somewhat defensive today) ;-)