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What could you possibly do in Illustrator that cannot be done with
Frame's drawing tools? [g, r, & d]
n.b. Sounds like a good idea. Post it here:
Oh, did that, too. Just wanted to be SURE they got the message!
Quite right too! don't know where Adobe got the idea that FrameMaker users don't use graphics ...
Would incorporating a subset of Illustrator features into FM work? What features would you want in the subset?
It might help in some cases, but we do all of our "heavy" illustrations (line art taken from CAD drawings) in Illustrator. For what we'd need to manage those, it would probably bloat Frame considerably.
Would incorporating a subset of Illustrator features into FM work?
Eek! Insofar as I see graphics creation and editing as its own workflow, I believe that would be a big mis-allocation of effort...
Having said that, if Adobe has some spare development cycles to throw at FrameMaker, I'd rather the company focus on creating a cost-effective, fully standards compliant, completely DITA Open Toolkit compatible version of the product that gets a new major version more than once every five (or more) years...
Quite right, Riley horses for courses, and small (well, relatively ...) small tools to do specific jobs; a tool-box rather than a [probably trademarked] Swiss Army knife