RE: Help: Need Software application recommendation

Subject: RE: Help: Need Software application recommendation
From: "Bill Burns" <Bill_Burns -at- lionbridge -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:34:41 -0700


Hi, Daly.

>I am still having a problem locating a software
>program that will do all of the following:
>1. Generate an on-line manual complete with a TOC,
>glossary and an index (topic key word search).
>AND
>2. Generate a hardcopy manual (book style) complete
>with TOC, glossary, and page referenced index.

You could do this with FrameMaker or Word. You could extend the capabilities of Frame using WebWorks Publisher or of Word using WebWorks Publisher WordHelp. Word and WordHelp is a less expensive solution than Frame/WWP, but Frame is more robust and handles larger document sets better. FrameMaker also works with other, less expensive conversion utilities, like MIF2Go, to produce HTML Help, WinHelp, and JavaHelp (plus some others). (WWP and WordHelp produce many of the same output formats, as well as proprietary help solution called WebWorks Help 3.)

Bill Burns
Technical Communications Manager
MS Help MVP
Lionbridge Technologies
bill_burns -at- lionbridge -dot- com



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