Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue

Subject: Re: Rumors of FrameMaker's Death are Untrue
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- SIMPLYWRITTEN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 20:32:39 -0500

>Maybe I am in the minority, but I find it hard to separate structure and
>formatting from document content. For documentation to be effective, how it
>is presented plays almost as big a role as what is presented.
>Lane Pasut
>User Education
>Omega Research, Inc.

Yes, the formatting is a major player in comprehension, but from a
technological viewpoint it's entirely separable, and should be in different
media. Without such separation, single-source isn't possible. It's madness
to impose formatting requirements on media to which they're not suitable.
The inability to split up content, structure, and formatting is a major
barrier to efficiency.

Tim Altom
Adobe Certified Expert, Acrobat
Simply Written, Inc.
The FrameMaker support people
We train and consult on the Clustar Method
for single source documentation

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