The statement was made in 2004... not that the timing changes things a
lot, but FM is looking more viable from 2007 than it did back then. I
think. ;- )


On 2/5/07, Rick Quatro <frameexpert at truevine.net> wrote:
> Hi Becky,
> I am as bullish on FrameMaker as anyone, but it is not inaccurate to say the
> FrameMaker "is starting to show its age." As for "lack of recent
> development," there have been few noteworthy improvements in unstructured
> FrameMaker since version 6 improved the book window. As Frame users, we know
> that there has been a lot of action in the structured Frame arena, but to an
> outsider looking in, the quoted statement seems quite reasonable.
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing
> 585-659-8267
> www.frameexpert.com
> > Someone left on my desk (presumably to irritate the heck out me), an
> > article from the January STC Magazine Intercom called "Old Software." They
> > underlined a paragraph which says, "also absent from this discussion is
> > Adobe Framemaker, which is starting to show its age and lack of recent
> > development. Fans may want to consider using OpenOffice.org Writer."
> >
> > Now that's not true, is it? I am always arguing with my officemates that
> > Framemaker is the best software for what we do, which are 700+ page
> > manuals, with multiple updates and constant repagination. I know nothing
> > about OpenOffice.org Writer. Does anyone else? I have no desire to
> > replace, I'm getting ready to learn Structured, but I need some
> > knowlegable words from my fellow listmates.
> >
> > Thank very much in advance!
> >
> > Becky Frasure
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