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Subject: Re: Opinions about FM. Any basis in Fact?
From: "Elizabeth Ross" <beth@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 15:22:07 -0500
Organization: V3 Semiconductor Corp.
Reply-To: "Elizabeth Ross" <Beth@xxxxxxxxxx>
At 08:09 AM 12/5/99 -0800, Charles Williams wrote: >Hello, > >I have to buy tools for a tech pubs department. I am suggesting that we >buy FM. I use fM and believe it's a very valuable tool. I have heard, >however, these statements from someone who is also involved in tech >pubs. Is there any basis in fact for these opinions? > >* FrameMaker is only used by big companies on the West coast. My company numbers less than 50 employees and we are located in Toronto, Ontario. I wish it were the West coast.... My previous employer, ATI Technologies, also uses Frame, is in Toronto, but has 1600+ employees. I know several other large companies in Toronto are Frame shops. > >* Large companies are shifting away from Frame, so in a couple years >it's >going to be dead. ATI had no plans to shift from FrameMaker. V3 is looking at FrameMaker + SGML. > >* Print shops don't even know what you're talking about if you mention >FrameMaker. Some, not all. > >* He uses MS Word and claims never to have had a problem with formatting >jumping around on him all the time, like headers and styles. He also >claims >never to have had problems with long documents, as long as 600 pages. He >claims Frame has equal problems. > >* Most of his documentation is going online these days, so Frame isn't >necessary. SGML. 'Nuff said. > >Regards, >Charles Williams Here's my $.02! Elizabeth Ross Technical Writer V3 Semiconductor Corp. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vcubed.com ** To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **