Yes, we all specialize... And of all the "A" personalities I know (including myself) we're all indispensable and unique.
If you are documenting or teaching-FM If you are selling or worried about how it looks on a frame on the wall-ID -----Original Message----- From: Alan Litchfield [mailto:a...@alphabyte.co.nz] Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 2:43 PM To: Matt Sullivan Cc: peter at knowhowpro.com; 'framers' Subject: Re: InDesign as a replacement for Framemaker Neither ;) Education, policy and government planning documentation. Remember there are many types of documentation to which FM is applied beyond tech writing and marketing. Cheers Alan 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 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. -- Alan Litchfield MBus(Hons), MNZCS AlphaByte PO Box 1941, Auckland, NZ. 1140 http://www.alphabyte.co.nz