Re: Frame vs. Publisher vs. ?

Subject: Re: Frame vs. Publisher vs. ?
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 19 May 1995 08:13:21 MST

Grant Lowe <Grant_Lowe -at- CPQM -dot- SAIC -dot- COM> wrote-->

So, does anybody have any data of the various market share of
Frame, Microsoft Publisher, etc., to say nothing about
features of same?

Specifically, right now I'm using Word. I'm creating
various screen dumps using the "print screen" button. This
creates bitmapped images, which are making the documents
huge! I really would like to use Frame, as it handles large
files so much faster, and much more elegantly than Word. Maybe
Word can do it, but I don't know how.
First off, if your employer is willing to spend the bucks for
the likes of Frame, then don't even consider Microsoft
Publisher. They are not even in the same class. This is coming
to you from a big MS Publisher fan (I use it at home and I love
it). But I'm not so blind as to not distinguish the big guns
from the water pistols.

Frame and Interleaf are the two contenders in the document
management class of publishing software. I use Interleaf at work
on a Sun Sparcstation. Interleaf is *wonderful*. But both it and
Frame are probably beyond your requirements (especially if you
were considering MS Pub as an alternative!).

QuarkXPress and PageMaker are two high-end desktop publishers.
You can't go wrong selecting either one of them; but to
decide between them, talk to people who use them. I don't; I
just read about them.

Don't let anybody talk you into PagePlus. It's at about the same
level as MS Publisher, yet almost always comes out lower in the
ratings. However, like all software, it has its followers who
will swear by it. I know that. You know that. So no flames,
please. :)

Bottom line, IMO:
If the budget and need are there, go for Frame or Interleaf.
Else, choose between Quark and PageMaker. Corel Ventura is at
this level, too, but what I hear about it is mixed.

=*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
=*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
=*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=

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