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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 17:34:48 -0500
Word has achieved the dominance it has achieved for one reason only: it's made
by Microsoft. For example, I challenge anyone to objectively compare the
relative power and ease of use of MS Access vs. Lotus Approach and then to
report with a straight face that Access wins. However, it kills Approach in the
database market, just like Word kills WordPerfect.
> At 12:29 PM 05/21/1999 -0700, Darren Barefoot wrote:
> >MS Word
> >is intuitive, and more intuitive than FrameMaker,
> >because it adheres to
> >Microsoft's standards for interfaces. [snip]
> >The very commonness of Microsoft's
> >products makes them familiar and thus intuitive.
> I used Microsoft products for years before I tried Frame. They never felt
> intuitive, even though I've gotten a reputation as a 'power user' at
> several client sites. I can make Word jump through hoops, but it feels
> more like training an obstreperous rottweiler than riding a well-trained
> The first time I used Frame, I fell in love. The way the menus are
> organized, the logical approach to complex tasks---now >that's< intuitive!
> Frame's organization and functions suit the way my mind works. Word
> doesn't. Different strokes for different folks, Darren.
> Kat Nagel
> MasterWork Consulting Services katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
> "Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds
> yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked
> up with plants." --Dorothy Parker
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