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Subject:Re: Cost Analysis for FrameMaker From:Keith Allingham <kallingham -at- PLAINTREE -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 29 Jun 1999 09:40:46 -0500
I would go with the magazine articles.
Adobe (who produces both PageMaker and FrameMaker) will likely be of
no help at all; they'll neither compare, nor provide metrics. Also,
they may lead you in the wrong direction (use PageMaker). They seem to
downplay FrameMaker despite the fact that its the most widely used
tool in its class (lower profit margin?).
My 2 cents worth,
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Subject: Re: Cost Analysis for FrameMaker
Author: "Campbell Art" <artc -at- NORTHCHURCH -dot- NET> at internet
Date: 6/29/99 9:09 AM
Faced with this task, I would try the following:
- Check an internet search mechanism for the terms "FrameMaker",
"PageMaker", and "comparison"
- Visit Adobe's and PageMaker's web sites. They probably have some
marketing collaterals and white papers with their metrics.
- Check the on-line archives of PCComputing, ZDnet, or some other magazine
that does product comparisons and ratings.
- Call Adobe and Pagemaker directly and ask if they have metrics.
- If you have a copy of each program, put them on similar machines and test
them one against one another.