Interleaf to Frame

Subject: Interleaf to Frame
From: Michael Andrew Uhl <uhl -dot- mike -at- epa -dot- gov>
To: "TECHWR-L, (Tech Writers)" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 13:31:47 -0500


I've used both on UNIX platforms. They are both excellent and quite
expensive. We recently purchased a floating FrameMaker license for IRIX;
it cost us about $2400. I'm sure Interleaf's cost is comparable.

At this point, I would choose FrameMaker over Interleaf because I am far
more confident that Adobe will provide upgrades and technical support
for their product than Interleaf will for theirs. Also, FrameMaker runs
well unders Windows, so the skill is more transportable. (The last time
I tried to used Interleaf under Windows, it was pathetic.)

On the other hand, if Interleaf could convince me that they will
increase their investment and technical support in the publishing tool,
I would definitely give them a second look.

I much prefer the Interleaf drawing package over FrameMaker's.

Michael Andrew Uhl (mailto:uhl -dot- mike -at- epa -dot- gov)
Lockheed Martin - U.S. EPA Scientific Visualization Center
Ph. (office) 919.541.4283; 919.541.3716 (lab)
P.O. Box 14365 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Anonymous Poster wrote:
> There is a lot of opinion about moving from Word to Frame, but I'm
> interested in whether any of you have needed or wanted to move from
> Interleaf to Frame.
> For those of you who have used both, which do you prefer and why? At my
> company, we are using Interleaf but for the majority of our documents it's
> definitely overkill. I used Frame before I came here, and I like it
> better. It's powerful, but faster, more flexible, and more intuitive than
> Interleaf. JMHO
> If any of you have had to put together a business case for changing this
> direction, it would be useful to see your rationale for making this
> change. (We are distributing docs on paper and on CD with WorldView.)
> Thanks!

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