Re: Frame versus Word

Subject: Re: Frame versus Word
From: Lane Pasut <Larissa -dot- Pasut -at- OMEGARESEARCH -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 12:21:00 -0400

Ditto to Sean's assessment. Add that when you go to print, you have much
more control and many more features.

Lane Pasut
User Education
Omega Research, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brierley, Sean [mailto:Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: Frame versus Word


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

>>>-----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
>>>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

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