Re: What I can't do with Word... was "RE: Frame vs. Word Results"

Subject: Re: What I can't do with Word... was "RE: Frame vs. Word Results"
From: Keith Soltys <ksoltys -at- INTERLOG -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 23:24:27 GMT

On Tue, 1 Sep 1998 15:36:39 -0500, Mike Starr
<mike -dot- starr -at- PLATINUM -dot- COM> wrote:

>As far as I know, Word doesn't have the ability to use conditional text. That's
>not ever been an issue for me either; I can see where it could be a real help
>in some situations but I've not ever had a need for it.
>So, all things considered, I'd stick with Word myself if left to my own
>devices. YMMV.

Word does have an IF field that you could use for conditional text. I
have seen explanations of how to do this, although I've never tried it

After using Frame for 3 months in my new job, I have really mixed
feelings about. It's really good for assembling large documnets and
books from multiple files but Word has it beat hands down for ease of
use in the writing and editing department. And I miss Word's macro

What I've found is that any time I save time in Frame with its
document assembly features is used up by the lack of drag and drop,
outlining, and macros.

I'm doing some document conversion (HTML to Frame) using Word as the
itermediate step as Frame doesn't import HTML (another big problem for
me). I do most of my editing in Word before the final conversion
because it's twice as fast to do it there as in Frame. Editing in
Frame after working with Word feels like stepping back to computing a
la 1993.


Keith Soltys -- ksoltys -at- interlog -dot- com --
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you;
if you don't bet, you can't win. --Robert A. Heinlein

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