Re: Is PageMaker Growing in Popularity?

Subject: Re: Is PageMaker Growing in Popularity?
From: Vicki Preston <vpreston -at- SQUIRREL-RMS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:13:34 -0700

Bruce Byfield wrote:

>>I seem to be hearing more and more references to >>PageMaker being used for documentation. Does >>anybody else have the same impression?

To which Jane Bergen responded:

>>PageMaker is still my choice for quick reference >>cards, newsletters, brochures, or other design->>intensive projects of about 6 pages or less. I don't >>enjoy (understatement) dealing with tables, indexes,
>>styles, and table of contents in PM.

I agree with Jane. PageMaker and other DTP programs such as Quark (and, yes, even MS Publish which I use to do our quick reference cards because the boss says so) are great for small, design-intensive projects. For manuals, though, forget it. DTP programs simply have no clout when it comes to TOCs, indexes and the like.


Vicki Preston (vpreston -at- squirrel-rms -dot- com)
Senior Technical Writer
Squirrel Systems of Canada Ltd.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
(604) 434-3200

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