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Subject:Re: Converting to AuthorIT From:Susan Scott <susanmscott -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 25 Oct 2005 12:04:37 -0700
In my opinion you have a good case for asking for a contract person to
help you out with the conversion. I think whatever you convert to, you
will have a big job - but the rewards in the end are worth the pain.
On 10/25/05, Sarah Davies <Sarah -dot- Davies -at- macrovision -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm currently the sole writer here for four products, using various
> combinations of MS Word to create PDF user guides, RoboHELP X5 to
> produce CHM online help, and also Notepad to produce one single Web page
> of help (the latter for one small application which is localized into 24
> languages). I have a lot of duplication of content (and therefore
> effort) in the Word and RoboHELP files, and my single Web page of help
> has now grown so unwieldy that it really needs to be a single CHM file
> instead - in a lot of languages that RoboHELP won't support, and I
> really don't want to be going back to the translation agency every time
> I need to compile my Help files.
> It's budget season, which means it's time to lobby the Powers That Be
> for a change of software, and so far it looks like AuthorIT meets my
> main requirements.
> While it seems that AuthorIT will be a timesaver in the long run, I'm a
> little concerned about the amount of time it's going to take to get me
> up and running with the product. There aren't enough hours in the day as
> it is, and I would be importing several hundred pages of Word and HTML
> documents, plus screenshots. Does anyone have experience with such a
> conversion project, and can you give me any idea of the time it would
> take, likely glitches, pitfalls to watch out for, etc?
> Thanks in advance,
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