I took a Single Sourcing class a few years ago (before I moved from Word to 
Frame). When I told the instructor I was writing 400+ page manuals in Word, she 
replied:

"Word is... (long pause), Word is... (another long pause). Word is for memos."

Alison

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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Corinne Kenney
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:26 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Word and Frame comparisons

You are probably right. And when people say "everybody knows Word," I tend to 
give this reply:

The "good" thing about Word is that you can just open it up and start typing.
The bad thing about Word is that -- you can just open it up and start typing.

Corinne Kenney
Sr. Technical Editor/Writer
Raytheon Company

From: Ken Poshedly <poshe...@bellsouth.net<mailto:poshe...@bellsouth.net>>
To: Alastair Dent <alastair.d...@imgtec.com<mailto:alastair.d...@imgtec.com>>; 
Maxwell Hoffmann <mhoff...@adobe.com<mailto:mhoff...@adobe.com>>; Shmuel 
Wolfson <shmue...@gmail.com<mailto:shmue...@gmail.com>>; Theresa de Valence 
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Subject: Re: Word and Frame comparisons

It's been my own experience that "requests" (actually "directives") for using 
only Word came from the Marketing Dept and/or others who didn't believe that 
Tech Pubs could do the job and demanded the ability to go in and "correct 
things" as they saw fit. And because "everybody knows Word", well, that was 
that. (I remember looking at some of their "corrections" and I'm glad not to be 
there and take the "hate calls" from totally confused customers.)


From: Alastair Dent <alastair.d...@imgtec.com<mailto:alastair.d...@imgtec.com>>
To: Maxwell Hoffmann <mhoff...@adobe.com<mailto:mhoff...@adobe.com>>; Shmuel 
Wolfson <shmue...@gmail.com<mailto:shmue...@gmail.com>>; Theresa de Valence 
<t...@bstw.com<mailto:t...@bstw.com>>
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<framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 5:17 AM
Subject: RE: Word and Frame comparisons

This is 'sort of' possible in Word.

Word cascades style definitions. So you should define all your heading styles 
based on a style called, say, 'Heading Base'.  Then you only alter the design 
as required for each style. If all your headings use the same font family, then 
it is possible to change the font family by altering the 'Heading Base' style. 
However, if one of your headings uses a different font family from 'Heading 
Base', the new 'Heading Base' font family won't cascade to that heading.

The same applies to all other definitions in the paragraph style.

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 On Behalf Of Maxwell Hoffmann
Sent: 19 September 2013 18:19
To: Shmuel Wolfson; Theresa de Valence
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>
Subject: RE: Word and Frame comparisons

I can think of at least one thing FrameMaker can do with paragraph updates that 
I don't think is possible in Word; you can globally update multiple paragraph 
styles in one step:

(1) Create "Heading1" "Heading 2" "Heading3" next to each other
(2) Drag select through these 3 paragraphs, and Control-M to open Paragraph 
Designers
(3) Go to font level. Notice that there is no name displayed for the paragraph 
style and that some of the values are set to "As Is" (probably font size)
(4) Change the color to Blue and click on Update All
(5) FrameMaker will ask you if you'd like to apply only font changes to 
paragraphs in selected area
(6) Click OK, and you have just changed the catalog definition for 3 paragraphs 
in one step.

You can see a brief video demo of this at: http://adobe.ly/18ddZqI



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 On Behalf Of Shmuel Wolfson
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:10 AM
To: Theresa de Valence
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com>
Subject: Re: Word and Frame comparisons

Here's a nice solution for that:
http://www.elharo.com/blog/word/2005/12/28/word-tip-1-reapplying-styles/



On 17-Sep-13 6:04 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote:
> Hi, this is possibly not the right place to ask this question, but ...
> I have a lot of experience with Frame and very little experience with
> MS Word.
>
> In Frame I can overwrite all paragraph format overrides with a click.
>
> Can this be done in Word?
>
> Thanks,
> Theresa
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