If the material is tech in nature, leave it in Frame!!!!!!!!!!! If the material is marketing collateral, (fully) enjoy the flex and sophisticated typography that ID will give you.
-Matt -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Alan Litchfield Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 2:18 PM To: peter at knowhowpro.com Cc: framers Subject: Re: InDesign as a replacement for Framemaker Gotta say, after Peter's run through, that I am considering trying out CS3 on an existing project that is mostly gnarly tables, cross references, and list and index markers. While it sounds great that ID is now able to perform most core functions it is with concern that some are only available with the addition of plug-ins. How will this affect backward compatibility for old and archived files? The backward compatibility in FM is one of its greatest strengths, for instance I have in the last couple of days been doing stuff with FM files I have not seen for 8 years. FM has no problem with working with these but I doubt that ID+various plug-ins would behave as nicely. One of the great pleasures of flicking QuarkXPress off the system was also saying good bye to the incessant problems I had with Xtensions' missing warnings, I would not want to put myself back into that situation with ID. On the other extreme, that is why I also produce a fair amount in LaTeX - for the fact that if all else fails, it is only text but ID is not. Cheers Alan -- Alan Litchfield MBus(Hons), MNZCS AlphaByte PO Box 1941, Auckland, NZ. 1140 http://www.alphabyte.co.nz _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as matt at grafixtraining.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/matt%40grafixtraining.co m Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.