Re: Which do I use? PageMaker? FrameMaker? Quark?

Subject: Re: Which do I use? PageMaker? FrameMaker? Quark?
From: Earline Gilley <earline_g -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 05:14:41 PST

On March 11, I wrote:

<I am an application developer recently given the role of technical
<writer, that is I am now responsible for creating manuals for the
<software I develop. As if I don't have enough to do around here!
<Anyway, I am terribly confused by all of the desktop publishing
<software on the market. I have taken Adobe PageMaker 6.5 and
<QuarkXPress for test drives. At the moment I am using Word 97 to
<create my documents,but it is painful. My biggest concern is this: <my
boss could want paper manuals one day, and the next day he will <ask me
where the online version is. It's not as easy as just saving <a file in
a different format and then pushing it to the web!I am <going to have to
invest in a product where I can create manuals for <print and, with a
little alteration, publish to the web. Would I be <safe in purchasing
just Adobe Acrobat, or should I consider <FrameMaker or PageMaker? Any
opinions would be appreciated.

The verdict is in:

FrameMaker is the best tool for lengthy technical manuals.

PageMaker and Quark are suited for shorter, less graphic-intensive
documents like brochures and flyers.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my
question.

Earline Gilley
earline_g -at- hotmail -dot- com
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