Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:26 am Post
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:21 am Post
Timotheus wrote:Is it really true that InDesign is less suited for text-intensive, long documents? Iâ€™m asking this because Iâ€™m considering buying a good design tool, and my books are of the academic, text-intensive type. So Framemaker would be in theory the best choice.
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I have to disagree somewhat with the review writer here.
Having used FrameMaker for some 15 years for long and complex documenting projects, it seems to me that InDesign CS3 WILL ACTUALLY MOVE IN TO NEW GROUNDS, namely that of FrameMakerÂ´s. (I would call InDesign CS 3 as v. 1.0, to stirr up some conversation.)
Especially the list and numbering, table style features and text variables will make InDesign CS3 a formidable competitor for long document production.
Although some things are missing in text variables and cross-referencing (as stated by the writer). One omission (vs. FrameMaker) that comes to mind is the ability to AUTOMATICALLY assign a master page when a certain paragraph tag is present.
Our little design firm has up to this point used InDesign (Quark before that) for graphical design projects and FrameMaker for long-doc assignments.
I have to say that I find NO REASON ANYMORE TO USE FRAMEMAKER!
(Though some others may still need it for a long time, SGML and so on)
Boy, have I wished for this to happen!
Timotheus wrote:And yes, if you have any suggestions on topics like How to make a good dummy, or Tips on self publishing, it would be a pleasure to hear them!
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:39 pm Post
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