Re: Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign

Subject: Re: Pro's and Con's -- FrameMaker vs InDesign
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:05:37 -0500

I think that the telling detail here is what the strengths of both
programs are.

FrameMaker is designed for long, complex, technical documentation.

InDesign is desgined for typographic complexity.

In other words, even though InDesign has some tools for long, complex
documents, it's main strength is typographic. It's a bleeding layout
program. That's why it took on Quark and the others so successfully.

FrameMaker's competition are programs like Epic Editor.


On 10/7/10 8:22 AM, Peter Gold wrote:

> FrameMaker's layout features are suitable for print and PDF technical
> materials, and its growing multi-media abilities are also
> adequate. InDesign's far-superior typographic feature set and its
> sophisticated page-layout tools don't automatically mean better technical
> documents.

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