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

Subject: Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue, says Adobe
From: Tom Huffman <tlhuffman -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 13:27:41 -0500

John:

As a long-time critic of software reviews, I wish that folks would avoid using the
phrase "It's more intuitive." Typically, this means little more than "I'm familiar
with it and I like it," which is not very useful for the rest of us. I, for example,
do not find Word particularly intuitive.

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> 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
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > _________________________________________________________________________
> > > > (un)subscribe send an email to majordomo -at- FrameUsers -dot- com with subject
> > 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
> > > _________________________________________________________________________
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________________
> > (un)subscribe send an email to majordomo -at- FrameUsers -dot- com with subject of:
> > Subscribe: subscribe Framers Unsubscribe: unsubscribe Framers
> > subscribe digest Framers unsubscribe Framers
> >
> > 1999 FrameUsers Conference: http://www.FrameUsers.com/conference/
> > Dr. John Warnock Keynote on Adobe and the Future of FrameMaker
> > _________________________________________________________________________
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________________
> > (un)subscribe send an email to majordomo -at- FrameUsers -dot- com with subject of:
> > Subscribe: subscribe Framers Unsubscribe: unsubscribe Framers
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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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--
Tom Huffman
tlhuffman -at- earthlink -dot- net


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