Re: Frame vs. Word Results

Subject: Re: Frame vs. Word Results
From: Reuven Frank <reuven -at- E-AND-C -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 11:52:52 +0200

I did actually find it very informative and useful.

I have macros on my Word (6.0) that allow me to more conveniently do:
Long documents

I've done TOC's and Indices in Word and can't say how much easier it is in Frame.

From: Robin Whitmore
Subject: Frame vs. Word Results

26 people responded who used either Frame or Word.
62% use Frame, 38% use Word

Of those respondents, 46% were part of the decision to use one or the
other.Of those decision-makers, 75% chose Frame.

Frame was chosen because: (many respondents listed more than one)
Auto-numbering 55%
Large doc capabilities 55%
Book-building 33%
Graphics 22%
TOC 22%
Cross-refs 22%
Indexing 11%

Word was chosen because: (many respondents listed more than one)
Universality when working with other depts. 33%
Internal support 33%
RoboHelp and other program compatibility 33%

Frame's user's "likes":
True DTP 37.5%
Auto numbering 25%
Book Building 25%
TOC 19%
Indexing 19%
Cross-refs 12.5%

Frame's user's "dislikes":
Steep learning curve 37.5%
No macros 12.5%
No auto correct 6%

Word's user's "likes":
Universality 30%
Familiarity 40%

Word's user's "dislikes":
Overall bugginess 50%
Problems with long documents 30%
Graphics 10%

Hope someone out there finds this useful ;-)
INTERSHOP 3 The New Shape of Commerce

Robin Whitmore; Technical Writer
r -dot- whitmore -at- intershop -dot- com

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