NewsForge: Replacing FrameMaker with OOo Writer

“Replace Adobe FrameMaker with OpenOffice.org Writer? Most
people’s first reaction is amused disbelief. ‘FrameMaker is a
hugely capable publishing product,’ my editor admonished me. ‘OOo
is a marginally competent word processor.’ However, a functional
comparison of several important desktop publishing features in both
products shows that the products are more comparable than you might

“FrameMaker has a reputation far out of keeping with its
reality. While FrameMaker remains a stable and flexible product,
its heyday is long past, and its features have not kept pace with
modern expectations…”