That bad, really? I'm on Oxygen and I really miss FrameMaker though I
haven't used it in a few years. It just seemed so much more flexible than
other tools I've used.



On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM, Art Campbell <art.campb...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Advanced FM users usually have kind of a 1000 yard stare...
> And may have little square marks on their faces from banging their heads on
> the keyboard.
>
>
> Art Campbell
>           art.campb...@gmail.com
>   "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and
> a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
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>                                                                DoD 358
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:36 AM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
> wrote:
>
> > If I had a badly maintained FrameMaker book with a lot of cruft on the
> > reference pages, inconsistent styles, and so on, I'd ask them to
> > identify problems and say how they'd clean them up.
> >
> > I'd ask to see one or more templates they'd created and have them
> > detail the process of creating a new book from them.
> >
> > Actually, the first thing I'd suggest would be to consider whether
> > it's time to move on from FrameMaker.
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:31 AM, Carol J. Elkins
> > <celk...@awrittenword.com> wrote:
> > > Over the next couple of years, I need to help my major client find and
> > train
> > > an in-house replacement for me as I wind down my freelance practice.
> They
> > > will not consider an independent contractor next time, so it may be
> > harder
> > > to recruit and identify someone with the required skills. I've built 20
> > > years of documentation for this client in unstructured Framemaker, and
> > > managing these thousands of documents and books depends less on someone
> > > being a good technical writer than being an excellent Framemaker user.
> > >
> > > For those of you who are corporate employers, I'd like to know how you
> > > screen candidates to identify those who truly are advanced Framemaker
> > users.
> > > Is there a test you employ? Do you ask them to build a template from
> > > scratch? Are there certifications that you require? Do you use a
> > recruiting
> > > service? How would you locate qualified candidates (in addition to
> > posting
> > > to Frameusers)?
> > >
> > > Note that I am NOT recruiting; that is still a few years down the road
> > 8-).
> > > I just need to start thinking about the best way to replace myself. My
> > > long-time designated backup is also planning to retire in the next
> > couple of
> > > years, so I have to start again to find the best person for my job. I
> am
> > > willing to train them how to do my job, but it requires their already
> > being
> > > a master of Framemaker.
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