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Re: [docbook] DocBook and Publishing Software
- From: "Rajal Shah" <rajal at meshsoftware dot com>
- To: "Steve Whitlatch" <swhitlat at getnet dot net>, "David White" <davidw at kencook dot com>, "Bill Lawrence" <lawrence at mayaviz dot com>
- Cc: <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 14:19:03 -0700
- Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook and Publishing Software
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Whitlatch" <email@example.com>
To: "David White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Bill Lawrence"
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 1:42 PM
Subject: RE: [docbook] DocBook and Publishing Software
* On-screen display in Epic Editor is controlled for most Epic users with
My impression, but not necessarily my knowledge, is that FOSI is old,
unsupported, arcane, etc. You will probably pay dearly for a FOSI expert
make your on-screen document appearance in Epic Editor look WYSIWYG, but
too is just my impression. And any new investments in time and effort with
are probably poor choices. Someone can correct me if I have this wrong,
using Epic Editor and FOSI, your print output is what you see on screen
your online FOSI, but I do think it is not that simple. You can set up the
system any way you want, and you can make it different for different
RAJAL ==>> We use Epic extensively.. The FOSI that you use for PRINT does
not give you the WYSIWYG feature as you'd expect.. I think the reason is
that EPIC needs Adobe Distiller to generate PDF.. So for the same FOSI - the
editing/authoring pane in EPIC gives you some formatting/layout that you can
work with but it's not the same when you do a "Compose to PDF" (Print
Preview) with it..
This feature by itself makes FramkeMaker+XML extremely attractive to me,
cause I'm assuming that they'd be the only one who could get us to WYSIWYG..
(as long as PDF is the print format).. But alas, I'm not sure where Adobe
stands with Framemake and its support to seriously consider it.
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