The company I work for uses Frame, Interleaf and Word in three separate offices. (PC version) Management has requested that we create a uniform style for documentation starting now. They're expecting us to share content and presumably document templates. In my opinion, all of us should use Frame, but the Interleaf users have dug in their heels. It's become a non-constructive us vs. them conflict. As a result, I need to come up with a list of business reasons why Interleaf is not the correct choice for the company.
I know of several from prior discussions on the list, but need more. 1. IL to PDF conversions can be less straightforward than Frame to PDF conversions. Does IL generate bookmarks? 2. Translation memory tools don't support IL, dramatically increasing costs. 3. Interleaf/Quicksilver/Broadvision corp. is far more likely to end up in Chapter 11 than Adobe. 4. Frame is more widely used and offers greater compatibility with the rest of the publishing world. Does anyone have any additional words of wisdom? Particularly ones that can have costs assigned to them? Thanks, Joe D. Joseph Sims Technical Documentation The Gleason Works 1000 University Ave. Rochester, NY 14692-2970 585-784-6969 jsims at gleason.com