The only comment I will make is that the support is very different and
that you cannot simply replace FrameMaker with InDesign if you are using
FrameMaker's structured tools.

        - Dov

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Gold
> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 3:17 PM
> Hi, Dov:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at> wrote:
> > To be very clear, although designed as a replacement for PageMaker, InDesign
> > was certainly not designed by Adobe to be a "replacement for FrameMaker."
> >
> > Yes, over time a number of FrameMaker features have been incorporated into
> > InDesign, but unless you are using none of FrameMaker's structured features
> > (support for XML and DITA), and conditional text, equations, etc., InDesign
> > won't satisfy your needs.
> InDesign's XML abilities are used in database publishing and other
> automated workflows. It also works with DTDs. Can you comment the pros
> and cons of FM's XML support vs. ID's XML support?
> Regards,
> Peter

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