On 1 Mar 2007, at 14:04, Studio Smalbro wrote: > Would anybody have any experience running a workflow with > FrameMaker as the typesetting tool and a Word as the tool for the > editors? We want to export RTF out of FrameMaker for rewriting and > corrections and reimport the updated files into FrameMaker. Is such > a workflow possible at all with the tools given?
All of our writer's, editors, and translators use FrameMaker. It saves time and money. Some users may moan about the FrameMaker learning curve, but then you're only asking them to edit text (you said "editors"). Our people are technical anyway, so it was never an issue. You may lose the odd x-ref marker, but you can always use FrameMaker's brilliant Compare function to see exactly what someone has changed. If you use a book and split your manuals into separate files, you can easily have several people working on different sections simultaneously. That's how we achieve simultaneous publication in multiple languages. I usually find that those involved in manual making are already using FrameMaker, anyway. As to whether you or your company is prepared to buy more copies of FrameMaker, that's another issue. In our case, the additional expense has provided an excellent ROI over the years. Paul