Re: FrameMaker question

Subject: Re: FrameMaker question
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 20:29:43 -0500

>I know most of the advantages of FM, but what are the drawbacks and
>problems with it -- promo materials don't state these : ). Any help =
>would be GREATLY appreciated...

For me, the two greatest problems with Frame are:

--lack of macros in the Windows version (this is the one area where I
consider MS Word ahead). This isn't as grim as it sounds, since
FrameMaker has some features that I would ordinarily use a macro for in
Word, but it is still a nuisance.

--the inability to search, spell check or perform other functions across
the book file. I know that IXgen, a FrameMaker plug-in, can work across
a book, so there is probably no good reason why FrameMaker itself can't.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
(bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com) (604) 421-7189 or 687-2133 X. 269 (updated 17 Feb 1998)

"Dow Jones going into a stall,
Spray paint saying it on every wall,
The rise was fine,
Now it's time to decline and fall."
--Richard Thompson

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