Re: AuthorIt?

Subject: Re: AuthorIt?
From: Char James-Tanny <CharJT -at- helpstuff -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 21:00:05 -0800

Hi :-)

I just wanted to add my two cents...

AuthorIT comes in several versions. US prices are:

Desktop (single-user): $199
Workgroup (1-10 users, true multi-authoring, check-in/check-out, and more): $499
Enterprise, Fixed license: $699
Enterprise, Floating license: $1800 (install it on as many computers as you want,
but only a set number of users can access the database at one time...the number is
determined by the number of licenses that you buy)

Optionally, you can add Frame import support for $199 and Offline Library support
for $199.

For a better look at the pricing, check out AuthorIT's pricing wizard at their Web
site ( Pricing is determined by your national
currency...that is, if you live in Canada, you'll get set pricing for Canada. In
other words, don't take the US figures and multiply by the exchange rate...the
pricing is customized for each country.

I think that AuthorIT is definitely aimed at software companies and technical
writers, and I also agree with Rhonda that AuthorIT isn't aimed at only larger
companies. I've used it for small to medium-sized jobs very successfully. I even
used it to create my presentations for WinWriters this goal is to
eventually convert all my presentations into a conference library so that I can
re-use information (in many cases, the concepts that I discuss are always
applicable, even if the tools change). I can see using AuthorIT for just about could even use it in place of Word if you wanted to always have
single-page documents available in one place.

Another advantage of AuthorIT is that everything is stored in a database, and you
can organize the information in many ways. This is great when you want to merge
projects for any output...put all projects in one library and generate just the
ones you want, in any of the seven formats.

So check out their pricing wizard and download their evaluation copy (fully time limit, no topic limit, and you can use the library you create
during evaluation if you buy any of their products). And they offer unlimited
support while you're using the evaluation copy.

Like I two cents (which might actually be more like a nickel, given how
much I wrote!)


Char James-Tanny (mailto:CharJT -at- helpstuff -dot- com)
JTF Associates, Inc. (

Consulting and Development for WinHelp, HTML Help, and Web-based Help
Adjunct Faculty, Bentley College
RoboHelp Advisory Board and RoboHelp Certified Instructor
Web Site Design (
Web Hosting (

Rhonda Munster wrote:

> Hi
> I'm surprised at the comment that AuthorIt is more expensive than
> RoboHelp Enterprise. I just checked up on at their
> pricing & it looks a lot better than RoboHelp Enterprise but it does
> depend on how many licenses are required.

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