Re: Need Help to Use Frame as Single-Source Solution

Subject: Re: Need Help to Use Frame as Single-Source Solution
From: "Svi Ben-Elya" <svi -at- svi -dot- co -dot- il>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 00:47:25 +0300

Why not use Mif2Go with FrameMaker? If you already have RoboHelp and its
templates, there is a really simple procedure that Steve Wiseman
(swiseman -at- context -dot- co -dot- il) once presented to a FrameUsers group meeting.

1. From FrameMaker, Save As Mif2Go.

2. Open the project file that is created in RoboHelp.

3. Save the file in RoboHelp and you now have a help system with all of your
RoboHelp template in the type of output that you want.

The whole process takes all of 5 minutes (or less). Not only that, but
Mif2Go is really inexpensive and easier to setup than WebWorks.

- Svi Ben-Elya -

svi -at- ieee -dot- org

P.S. Check out the Mumpy articles as <outbind://1/> They are funny.

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Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:02:42 -0400

From: "Trina Pearce" <tpearce -at- ubiquitysoftware -dot- com>

Subject: Need Help to Use Frame as Single-Source Solution

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My company is looking for a single-source solution for our documentation.

We currently use Frame and RoboHelp. We provide our customers with PDFs and
Help (for Web-based software). We currently have no requirements for printed
documentation, but need to leave this option open.

Our goal is to move forward to where current technology trends are going.
Since we are all familiar and comfortable with structured and unstructured
Frame, we'd like to stick with it to reduce learning curve issues with new
tools. Also, we can put money budgeted for new doc tools towards training or
outsourcing template development. I believe what we'd like to do is move to
structured Frame, or possibly XML. Also, we'd like to use WebWorks. However,
we don't have in-house development to design structured templates, etc. If
this is the right solution, we'd need a third-party to do this for us.

Can someone contact me to let me know what the best solution is for us to
move forward using either Frame on its own or Frame and WebWorks?



tpearce at

- Svi Ben-Elya -
svi -at- ieee -dot- org
050-7666532 <>


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