Re: Shareware

Subject: Re: Shareware
From: Glen Warner <gdwarner -at- ricochet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 04:43:39 -0700

chasity mcwilliams <chas -at- fcs -dot- uga -dot- edu> wrote:

> I am a newbie to this field. I can't afford the
> prices for the software that I really need
> (framemaker, robohelp, etc). I was wondering if
> anyone knew of some shareware equivalents, and if
> so, what types of experiences have you had with
> shareware?

For RoboHelp, you can use Microsoft's free HTML Help Workshop. Get it

Also, RoboHelp does have a demo you can download (big demo, lengthy
download). You can also ask them to send you a demo CD. They are

Don't know of anything for FrameMaker. Best thing I can recommend
there would be to locate a used software store and see if you can pick
up an early version. In a local store (Half-Priced Books), version
2.0 (for the Mac, anyway) was selling for $29.00. I also saw a copy
of RoboHelp there for ... what was it ... less than $50.

Hope this helps ....


> Chasity

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