Neither ;)

Education, policy and government planning documentation. Remember  
there are many types of documentation to which FM is applied beyond  
tech writing and marketing.


On 16/09/2008, at 9:31 AM, Matt Sullivan wrote:

> 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-bounces at
> [mailto:framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alan  
> Litchfield
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 2:18 PM
> To: peter at
> 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
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