Apropos of this posting on Stackoverflow, I'd quite like to hear anyones experiences on using Adobe InDesign/InCopy plus third-party plugins such as those listed here. Specifically, how good would this tool chain be as an alternative to Framemaker for:
A functional spec document of 2000 pages or so maintained by a team of 4-5 analysts.
A smaller document of 500 pages mantained by a single analyst or program manager.
A large technical document of the sort described above incorporating a generated data dictionary (this would be done as a MIF on Framemaker) that is maintained in a CASE tool and imported via a homebrew utility. Also, specifically maintaining cross-references between this and other parts of the document that are stable across imports.
A document in multiple volumes with cross-references, TOC and indexes referring to items in different volumes.
Single-sourcing such a document to PDF, print and HTML or CHF.