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At 17:35 08/09/2013 -0400, Virgil Arrington wrote:
If it helps, and I doubt it will, ...

Ho, ho!  You are so unsure of your own position?

... as a member of the larger audience, I fully understood what John was describing based on what he had written, ...

As did we all, I'm sure.  But what he wrote wasn't a fair comparison.

... which is exactly as Tom represented it.

Well, he said "I think John was trying to describe Framemaker and how it differs from Writer". (It happens that this was wrong anyway: the original claim contrasted Writer and Framemaker on the one hand against "page layout applications" on the other.) The original message put Writer in one group, in which "a document consists of a continuous stream of text. If you insert additional text at the beginning, all the text moves down, including the creation of new pages at the end if necessary." No mention of frames. Then there was the other group of page layout software, in which "each page is a container. Everything that goes on a page goes into a graphics or a text frame." Everything is frames.

The impression was clearly given that Writer didn't do frames. The original poster has assured us he knows that Writer can handle frames, so what is left to discuss, please? My concern was not you - I'm confident you know the facts already! - or him, but the thousands of other list subscribers out there who could have been persuaded to believe that Writer wouldn't do linked frames. That would be a pity.

Brian Barker

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