Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue, says Adobe

Subject: Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue, says Adobe
From: John Olds <Jolds -at- SPRYNET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 12:35:27 -0400

One must recall that tools such as Frame and Pagemaker used to be the domain of
the composition dept.. People who excelled in structure and formatting.
The Technical Writers role is to emphasis the document content. The TW is a
project manger of sorts, who gathers information, interviews subject matter
experts (SMEs), coordinates doc. reviews and art development. In short, TWs
keep doc. development on track and team members on the same page.

The more composition work we become involved in the more all of the above
suffers.
Word wins in this example because it is more intuitive!

"Deyo, Steve" wrote:

> NOTHING approaches Word's market penetration (94 percent isnt it?)!
>
> Those who appreciate the niceties of doing a job well will always be in a
> minority compared to those who just "go with the flow"
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Phillips [mailto:rgphill2 -at- mediaone -dot- net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 7:52 PM
> To: Ethier, Kay
> Cc: 'Framers -at- frameusers -dot- com'
> Subject: Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue, says Adobe
>
> Possibly it is the case that FrameMaker will be kept alive but that fewer
> and
> fewer goodies will be added to it since Adobe feels their software
> engineering
> resources might be deployed to better advantage elsewhere.
>
> It is a sad truth that the FrameMaker constituency never quite reached a
> point
> of critical mass where it would have begun to push MS Word off the cliff. I
> personally know of companies that shy away from using Frame because they
> regard
> it as a specialist's tool and hestitate to have their documents put into
> Frame
> becaue they cannot be certain that -1 year hence or 2 years hence- they will
> have a Framehead in the house to edit them.
>
> this is only a guess. any comment?
>
> Dick Phillips
> rgphill2 -at- mediaone -dot- net
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------
>
> Ethier, Kay wrote:
>
> > Hi Framers:
> >
> > Instead of us re-hashing the rumors continually, why don't you come hear
> it
> > from the horse's mouth ...
> >
> > See bottom of ALL frameusers.com postings for the note about the
> FrameUsers
> > Conference? Dr. John Warnock -- of Adobe -- is going to tell all of us
> the
> > Future of Frame and Adobe.
> >
> > Come hear for yourselves -- if you can't come, ask Brad to tape it for
> you!
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Kay
> >
> > On Wednesday, May 19, 1999 4:31 PM, Rebecca Merck
> > [SMTP:Rebecca -dot- Merck -at- OneSoft -dot- com] wrote:
> > > I swear, I thought I sent a note in to the list about 20 minutes ago
> about
> > > this.... It's a conspiracy, I tell you! :)
> > >
> > > I called Adobe. They assure me that the elimination of FrameMaker from
> > the
> > > Adobe product line is pure rumor, that they fully expect to support the
> > > product for YEARS, but the rumor is pervasive enough that if you call
> > them,
> > > they have a documented response to read to you, there have been so many
> > > calls. Currently, they have plans to do releases to support new and
> > > upgraded operating systems, among other things.
> > >
> > > -Rebecca
> > >
> > >
> > >
> _________________________________________________________________________
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> of:
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> > >
> > > 1999 FrameUsers Conference: http://www.FrameUsers.com/conference/
> > > Dr. John Warnock Keynote on Adobe and the Future of FrameMaker
> > >
> _________________________________________________________________________
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________________
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> >
> > 1999 FrameUsers Conference: http://www.FrameUsers.com/conference/
> > Dr. John Warnock Keynote on Adobe and the Future of FrameMaker
> > _________________________________________________________________________
>
> _________________________________________________________________________
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> 1999 FrameUsers Conference: http://www.FrameUsers.com/conference/
> Dr. John Warnock Keynote on Adobe and the Future of FrameMaker
> _________________________________________________________________________
>
> _________________________________________________________________________
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> 1999 FrameUsers Conference: http://www.FrameUsers.com/conference/
> Dr. John Warnock Keynote on Adobe and the Future of FrameMaker
> _________________________________________________________________________


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