I agree, David. I'm thinking Adobe is taking a long
look at the future of FrameMaker and realizing that
some internal re-design may be needed to keep the code
flexible for modern (post-2000) OSs.
They're also probably wanting to do some things to the
interface to make it seem a bit slicker. Things like
the Draw tools, the menus like Conditional Text and
paragraph styles, originate in a time when specialized
interface made sense (although the keyboard shortcuts
are brilliant, like EMACS with a soul). They're going
to be looking toward reduced mouse-travel and
macro-enhancements, maybe even building a scripting
language into the program.
At least, this is what I hope.
What else would you experienced FrameMaker users like
to see in future re-designs of this program?
--- David Creamer <ideaslists at ideastraining.com>
> I imagine
> there will be a new (or improved) cross-platform
> option by then--either from
> Adobe or another company.
code | tech | docs | leadership
Now that's room service! Choose from over 150,000 hotels
in 45,000 destinations on Yahoo! Travel to find your fit.