Re: Frame versus Word

Subject: Re: Frame versus Word
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 12:20:23 -0400


It's in the archives. However, three pros and cons (leaving aside the fact
that I researched this and am using FM as a result)

Pro Frame:

1. Stable: Handles long and numerous numbered lists
2. Stable: Handles numerous graphics, xrefs
3. Stable: High long-term productivity

(Also, goes to PDF well, supports conditional text . . .. Frame is designed
for long, complex, technical docs. It is primarily DTP software and caters
to that audience.)

Con Frame

1. It's not like Word. MS mavens, especially those who use Word poorly, will
find a steep learning curve. Then again, it's not a Windows look and feel,
as evidenced by the on-line help.
2. No macros.
3. Goofy spell checker, no grammar checquer <g>, poor import/export filters.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

P.S. Please review the archives and make your own list!!!!!!!!!!

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Suzanne Pyle [mailto:comline -at- GREENNET -dot- NET]
>>>Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 11:55 AM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Frame versus Word
>>>If you had to list 3 pros and cons for using Frame over Word 97 for
>>>books that have column layout with rules and graphics, what would you
>>>say is a good argument for using Frame? Both products can accept
>>>graphics, create indices, TOCs, etc., however, I'm trying to persuade
>>>some folks I work with that Frame is a more robust application that
>>>ensures consistencies that Word is not capable of, in my opinion.

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