IMO, the real deal maker/breakers go something like: * What do you need to do now, and perhaps going forward, that FrameMaker can't do now, that some other product does? * What do you need to do now, and perhaps going forward, that FrameMaker can do now, but some other product does better? * Is the real total cost of migrating from FrameMaker to some other product worth the advantage(s) that it provides? * Is there value in retaining FrameMaker in your workflow as you incorporate some other product for its advantages?
HTH ________________ Regards, Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices Art Campbell wrote: > Rick, > 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. ;- ) > > Art > > 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 >>