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

Subject: Re: [Query] Your Experience(s) with AuthorIT
From: David Dickerson <davidmd -at- echomusic -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "A" <aurora -at- identicloak -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:01:18 -0500

Hello, A.u.r.o.r.a!

Thanks for your message and warnings about AuthorIT.

They have proven to be unresponsive to my inquiries
about their product, which do imrpress me as a potential

They offer to answer an questions, but do not reply when
I ask them questions.

I thought that AuthorIT might be a possibility, but based
up my exerience with them so far, I am not impressed or

Thanks again!


Technica Writer

P.S. -- I would apprciate learning of other people's
exeriences with AuthorIT and MadCap's Flair.

On Mon, 3 April 2006 at 09:26:42 -0400 (EDT), A.u.r.o.r.a wrote:

> > Message: 5
> > Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:26:42 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: "A" <aurora -at- identicloak -dot- com>
> > Subject: Re: [Query] Your Experience(s) with AuthorIT
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Message-ID: <MTE0NDA3MDgwMi5hdXJvcmE -dot- 1144070802 -at- dissimulo -dot- com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> >
> > David Dickerson said:
> >
> > Hello, everyone.
> >
> > I have done some research on the AuthorIT Web site at the URL,
> > <>, and I am very impressed by what I
> > have learned.
> >
> > Could any of you who use AuthorIT, or have used it, please share
> > with me your experiences, good and bad? Assuming that my company
> > can afford AuthorIT (and decides to purchase it), I would write
> > printed documentation (out of Word 2003), create PDFs, and create
> > on-line help for our flagship product, which is accessed by our
> > users via a Web browser.
> >
> > AIT does allow a pretty good single-sourcing environment. You can do
> > the things you've mentioned with relative aplomb. However, there are
> > snarls. AIT is restrictive in what it allows you to do with CSS and
> > its Javascript support is notoriously weak. There's NO documentation
> > on the internal structure of the SQL database that it uses and there
> > is NO support for real versioning. This means that if you are in a
> > software shop that creates multiple simealtaneous branches of code,
> > AIT makes your life sheer torment.
> >
> > HTH,
> > A.u.r.o.r.a
> > Yes, this is a humor site!
> > --- ---
> > Third-grade bathroom humor for everyone!

David Dickerson
david -dot- dickerson -at- echomusic -dot- com – intelligence, artistry, innovation
615.371.5119 | 615.777.5119 fax


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