Hi Laurie,

Not a heavy duty FM user; however, run FM 7 under Parallels w/XP on a  
MACBook Pro.
Typed and edited a 300+ page book for a friend recently.  No complaints.

Gregory Eckrich,
708-862-7180
GWEckrich at wowway.com



On 5-May - 2009, at 11:16 AM, Laurie Little wrote:

> Hello from beautiful sunny Toronto!
>
> I need to recommend a tool for a client who works on Mac, and it's  
> between
> FM (via Bootcamp/Parallels/whatever) and Indesign for Mac (major  
> functional
> requirements are conditions/variables/text insets).
>
> We're pushing for Frame, since we're the ones who will be  
> converting the old
> docs/maintaining etc., but the client (thinks he) will be doing  
> some minor
> maintenance and therefore prefers a Mac (and preferably an open- 
> source)
> solution if one can be found, so my boss wants to make sure we have  
> all info
> to present.
>
> Since Indesign CS4 *can* do conditional text/xrefs/variables, I  
> need to
> assemble a good argument for not using it  :-D
>> From what I've read in various forums (fora?) and blogs etc.,  
>> Frame is still
> the preferred tool for user docs, regardless of platform.
>
> Just to round out our proposal though, I need to include/eliminate  
> any other
> alternatives. The ones I have looked at don't seem to do  
> conditional text
> (which would be critical to this project). Does anyone know of another
> (Mac/open source) tool that handles conditional text, other than  
> Frame and
> Indesign?
>
> Thanks for any advice/warnings/tips/rants/etc,
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Laurie Little
> Words That Work
> www.words-tw.com
> 905-947-1557
>
>
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