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

Subject: Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue, says Adobe
From: Peter Lucas <peterlucas -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 14:41:49 -0700

How about "Word is more user-friendly?" (Heh, heh . . . just kidding! I
couldn't resist!)

Peter Lucas
Decade Software Company


>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.
>
>*********
>
>> 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!
>>


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