I would love to know more from a slightly different angle: I am a sort of InDesign "weekend warrior". I use InDesign for some side projects that I do for fun. They'd be more fun if I could use more of my FM skills... For example, I guess there is a plug-in that can handle cross references? That would be helpful, but I don't know what it is or how to get it. Likewise with variables. I'd love to see a FrameMaker User's Guide to InDesign. john
________________________________ From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com on behalf of Peter Gold Sent: Fri 9/12/2008 9:57 AM To: Art Campbell Cc: framers Subject: Re: InDesign as a replacement for Framemaker This time I agree fully with Art! On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote: > As interesting as the thread on XML is (and it is), the OP didn't ask > anything about, or related to, XML. So we're experiencing some basic > thread drift. > > He's asking about moving from a technical publishing tool to a > design-driven tool, but not providing any details on why, or what > features he uses, or needs, or any other useful details. > > So other than saying that "Yes, you can do it, but unless you require > something that ID offers that FM doesn't it probably isn't worth the > bother," it's really difficult to go further than that. IMHO, of > course. It would be great to hear from the original poster, as well as anyone else who's considering making the move, or who is trying to make the move, about what's absolutely essential, what's been troublesome to adjust to, and what adjustments were smooth. Regards, Peter __________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jsgammato at imprivata.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jsgammato%40imprivata.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.