Re: [Query] Your Experience(s) with AuthorIT

Subject: Re: [Query] Your Experience(s) with AuthorIT
From: William Gaffga <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 14:25:28 -0700

On another list I mentioned I was looking at AuthorIT as a transition option from FM for Mac, thinking that if I need to move to PC, why not re-evaluate our tools. One list member replied that 6 months ago they tried a 4 license pilot project in AuthorIT, to check out the app. They found that AuthorIT performed poorly in a network environment but was fine for small projects with a single author, which I found very surprising considering this is supposedly one of AuthorIT's strengths. Also, they found that AuthorIT's PDFs are text & graphics only, it cannot produce hyperlinked PDFs under any condition. This makes it totally unsuitable for cross-references. LAstly, the support was poor. They had some suspected bugs and AuthorIT could not reproduce the bugs because they did not have a networked testing setup. Once they made a networked environment they found and fixed the bug. This also really surprised me considering it is sold as a networked product. The poster on the other list suggested I wait a few years until they had a more stable and usable product.

All of this is second hand so take it as you will.


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